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Why Cost Matters to ETF Investors

As the ETF industry grows and matures, investors are gravitating toward specific areas of interest and targeted investment strategies “I think what we are already seeing – costs matter. We continue to see that,” Susan Thompson, Head of SPDR Americans Distribution for State Street Global Investors, said at Inside ETFs. For example, State Street Global [...]

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Steel ETFs Could Be Facing a Meltdown

Steel-related ETFs have rebounded along with the broader markets, but a potential supply glut could upend the recovery. Year-to-date, the VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEArca: SLX), the lone steel sector-specific ETF, increased 15.9% and the SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME), which is designed to track the broad metals and mining segment, including a [...]

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Brazil ETFs Strengthen on Hopes of Pro-Market Reforms

Brazil country-specific ETFs were among the best performers Tuesday, with Brazilian benchmarks breaking into new record highs, as traders placed their hopes on promised pro-market reforms and President Jair Bolsonaro met in the White House with President Donald Trump. Among the best performing non-leveraged ETFs on Tuesday, the First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEArca: FBZ) [...]

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Why Investors Should Be Looking Into Gold ETFs

As investors look for ways to diversify an investment portfolio to hedge against more uncertainty ahead, many are taking a look at gold ETFs as a strategic asset that should be considered in all market conditions. On the recent webcast, Why 2019 Might Be The Year for Gold ETFs, Juan Carlos Artigas, Director of Investment [...]

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U.S. Stock ETFs QQQ, DIA, SPY Remain Positive Ahead of Fed Meeting

U.S. markets and stock ETFs continued to strengthen Tuesday as investors remained hopeful that the Federal Reserve will maintain a more accommodative monetary policy in its upcoming meeting. On Tuesday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) was up 0.6%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) rose 0.3% and SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) [...]

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Inside ETFs: Key Role Of ETF Subadvisor

Exponential ETFs’ Charles Ragauss on why the issuer has gone the subadvising route to grow its footprint.

 

Money Pours Into Multifactor US ETFs

Four of the five largest multifactor U.S. stock ETFs have seen blockbuster inflows year-to-date.

 

Managed Futures ETF Debuts

New fund combines equities with equity index and VIX futures.

 

Daily Outflows Total $14.4B

Investors pulled cash from ETFs on Monday, March 18.

 

ETF League Table As Of March 18, 2019

The top five ETF issuers all had net outflows from their products on Monday, March 18.

 

Why Cost Matters to ETF Investors

As the ETF industry grows and matures, investors are gravitating toward specific areas of interest and targeted investment strategies.

“I think what we are already seeing – costs matter. We continue to see that,” Susan Thompson, Head of SPDR Americans Distribution for State Street Global Investors, said at Inside ETFs.

 

ETFs Can Boost Your Liquidity Management Strategy

One of the most overlooked challenges facing modern investors is having too much unnecessary cash in their portfolio. Among their myriad use cases, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer a simple liquidity management strategy that can ensure temporary cash is put to good use.

Let us take a look at this strategy in detail.

 

Solar ETF Higher by Nearly 30% Year-to-Date

The Invesco Solar ETF (TAN B), the largest exchange traded fund dedicated to solar equities, is higher by nearly 30% year-to-date, making it one of 2019’s best-performing non-leveraged ETFs. TAN could deliver more upside if analysts’ expectations on some of the fund’s marquee holdings are proven accurate.

 

How ARK Invest ETFs Target Technological Advances, Disruptors

In a quickly developing world, investors are always on the look out for the next big thing, and through an ETF strategy, people can now target technological disruptors.

 

'PAVE' ETF Focused on U.S. Infrastructure Companies

Infrastructure spending is seen as one of the rare nonpartisan issues politicians consider and with the U.S. economy on solid ground, the time appears right for the U.S. to improve and update obsolete infrastructure.

 

Warren Buffett's Letter: Big Stock Losses, the U.S. Budget Deficit and Jokes

 

February 23, 2019--The stock market rout that occurred at the end of last year hurt Berkshire Hathaway's 2018 profits, at least on paper.
The conglomerate controlled by Warren E. Buffett suffered losses of $25.4 billion in the fourth quarter, according to Berkshire's annual report that was released on Saturday.

 

Invesco shuts down 19 ETFs

 

February 22, 2019--Invesco has spent years expanding its product range through acquisitions, including takeovers of Guggenheim and OppenheimerFunds, but this week dropped 19 exchange-traded funds from its product list.

 

iShares U.S. ETF Trust files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares U.S. ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

iShares files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares, Inc. has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

iShares Trust files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 
 
 

Is My ETF Priced Right? Look at the Comps.

 

In real estate, buyers and sellers often look to “comps” to help determine a home’s value. Comps are usually an average price at which similar homes in the area have sold in the recent past. Since a home is most people’s largest investment, buyers are keen to get good value for their money. ETF investors…

 

March 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for March 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with…

 

Beyond ETF Fees: Total Cost of Ownership

 

In the war for assets, many of the largest ETF issuers appear to be waging a fierce battle over fees, constantly “one-upping” each other by lowering costs. But even though fund expenses may be the most visible cost to investors, they are not the only costs. Sometimes they’re not even the biggest costs. Our new…

 

Stock Locator Enhanced with Mutual Fund Data

 

Reducing single-stock risk through diversification is one of the most important benefits delivered to investors by mutual funds and ETFs. Yet these funds often have exposure to a stock that can run well into double-digits, meaning that when the stock takes a big hit—say due to an earnings miss—investors in those funds are going to…

 

Here’s Where to Trade ETFs Commission-Free

 

Trading commissions have long been an impediment to ETF investors wanting to make regular, relatively small-dollar purchases in some type of savings account, but that is rapidly changing. A growing list of brokers offer commission-free trading on an ever-increasing number of ETFs. This could be a game-changer for an investor that wants to put, say,…

 
 
 

UniCredit and Axiom AI launch first global CoCo bond ETF

 

UniCredit and Axiom Alternative Investments have announced the launch of the UC AXI Global CoCo Bonds UCITS ETF, the first global exchange-traded fund (ETF) to provide market weighted exposure to the contingent convertible (CoCo) bond market. The ETF will be listed on Deutsche Börse Xetra under ticker CCNV.

 

Horizons ETFs rebalances Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF

 

Horizons ETFs Management has completed the quarterly rebalance of the constituent holdings of the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF.

 

Middlefield expands ETF platform

 

Middlefield Group is expanding its ETF platform with the proposed conversion of Middlefield Healthcare & Wellness Dividend Fund (Wellness Fund) and American Core Sectors Dividend Fund. 

 

Invesco launches US government bonds ETF on Xetra

 

Invesco has launched a new US government bond ETF with currency hedging on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.

 

Aussie ETF industry sees record monthly FUM increase

 

The Australian ETF industry has broken another new record with a monthly FUM increase of AUD2.3 billion, eclipsing the previous record set in November 2017, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review February 2019.

 
 
 

Brazil stocks reach new all-time highs

 

From Agamoni Ghosh and Sruthi Shankar: March 18 (Reuters) - Currencies in Latin America rose on Monday as the dollar slipped on prospects of the U.S. Federal Reserve sticking to an accommodative stance at its policy meeting this week, while

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Survey says that investors are bullish on U.S. Treasuries for 6th week in a row

 

From Richard Leong: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors remained bullish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries for a sixth consecutive week on worries about a slowing economy and expectations inflation will stay muted despite a tight domestic labor market, a J.P. Morgan

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Why are European stocks rallying, nearing a 6 month high?

 

From Susan Mathew: (Reuters) – European shares were on course for a fifth day of gains on Tuesday, powered by a strong rally in automakers after Peugeot suggested Fiat Chrysler was among the options for a merger, and as Bank

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Why is China’s Stock Market In A Bull Market Despite The Trade War?

 

From Kenneth Rapoza: China A-shares are still light years away from their June 12, 2015 peak. But as long as the locals are buying in on Xi Jinping outwitting President Trump, and Wall Street bets on more stimulus, Shanghai and

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Hedge Fund says the ‘Trade of Century’ is buying gold, selling stocks

 

From Sarah Ponczek: (Bloomberg) — One of last year’s best-performing hedge funds says the “trade of the century” is to buy gold and sell stocks as risk assets are due for another meltdown. It’s only a matter of time until

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