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Top 5 Municipal Market Insights

As fixed income investors look for ways to diversify their bond portfolios, many look to opportunities within the municipal bond space. On the upcoming webcast, Top 5 Municipal Market Insights, David Dowden, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, MacKay Municipal Managers, and Maria Rahni, ETF Product Manager, New York Life Investments, will review the municipal bond landscape, [...]

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15 Dividend ETFs With Double-Digit 2019 Gains

There are dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) and there are ETFs dedicated to stock buybacks. Some ETFs combine the best of both worlds. For instance, the ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (CBOE: NOBL) is framed as a dividend ETF and it is, but the fund also offers a buyback advantage. NOBL tracks the S&P 500 [...]

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Semiconductor ETFs Lift on Silicon Labs Earnings Beat

Semiconductor ETFs were among the leading areas of the market Wednesday as strong first quarter earnings from the likes of Silicon Laboratories (NasdaqGS: SLAB) propping up the sector. Among the best performing non-leveraged ETFs of Wednesday, the SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: XSD) increased 1.9% and iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NasdaqGM: SOXX) advanced 1.4%. Leading [...]

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Virtual Summit Survey: Advisors Have No Problem Discussing Disruptive Tech with Clients

FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) stocks were all the rage at the height of last year’s bull market peak, particularly for investors reaping the rewards of a strong tech sector. Like fashion, however, technological trends can also be subject to obsolescence and today’s tech might be yesterday’s news. This is where disruptive technology can [...]

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Occidental’s Anadarko Bid Wasn’t Enough to Support Oil & Gas ETFs

Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) upped the ante on Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), triggering a potential bidding war for a key shale driller in the Permian Basin after the Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) offer, but it wasn’t enough to lift oil and gas exploration sector-related exchange traded funds. On Wednesday, the VanEck Vectors Unconventional [...]

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An ETF To Save The World

SDGA has lofty philanthropic goals. Can it actually reach them?

 

Politics Weigh On Health Care ETFs

Fears of Medicare-for-all are weighing on health care ETFs. Is this an opportunity, or the start of a bigger downturn for the sector?

 

CNBC ETF Edge: Marijuana's Latest Bet

New marijuana ETF's ticker is 'YOLO.'

 

Principal Plans New Multifactor ETFs

Proposed funds offer different angle on spaces covered by firm’s existing multifactor ETFs.

 

'TLT' Takes In $550M

The Treasury bond ETF took the No. 2 spot on the daily inflows list for Tuesday, April 23.

 

Diminish Volatility With Principal ETF Strategies

In the late stages of a business economic cycle with a prolonged bull market, ETF investors should be prepared for increased uncertainties and quick swings ahead.

 

15 Biggest Artificial Intelligence ETFs By AUM

Whether society is ready for it or not, artificial intelligence is just one of the various types of disruptive technologies that will be next wave of innovation. For investors who missed out on the run of FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) stocks, they can look to capitalize on disruptive tech options like artificial intelligence.

 

Switching Costs Build Moats and Retain Customers

By Brandon Rakszawski, VanEck Senior ETF Product Manager

The term “economic moat” describes a company’s ability to maintain its competitive advantages and defend its long-term profitability. This moat investing education series explores the five primary sources of moat, according to Morningstar: 1) switching costs; 2) intangible assets; 3) network effect; 4) cost advantage; 5) efficient scale. Here we explore the concept of switching costs.

 

Buy on the Dip Prospects: April 24 Edition

Below is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities.

The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that its 50-day moving average is above its 200-day moving average, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively.

Second, each of these ETFs is also trading below its five-day moving average, thereby offering a near-term ‘buy on the dip’ opportunity, given the longer-term uptrend at hand. Note that this prospects list also features a liquidity screen by excluding ETFs with average trading volumes below the one million shares mark. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.

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Relative Weight ETF Spotlight – April Monthly Outlook

By Direxion

Just like birds of a feather flock together, major central banks around the globe are again in sync when it comes to monetary policy. From the U.S. to Europe to Japan, they are largely in unison in acknowledging that global growth is weakening while trying to not panic investors who no longer have the luxury of just coasting along when constructing portfolios.

 

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.

 
 
 

April 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for April 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…

 

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…

 
 
 

Great American Life introduces new three-year fixed-indexed annuities

 

Great American Life has launched two new fixed-indexed annuity products. The American Landmark 3, available in the Retail channel, and AssuranceSelect® 3 Plus, available in the Financial Institutions channel, which offer indexed strategies linked to well-known indexes and ETFs, including the S&P 500, iShares US Real Estate ETF, and iShares MSCI EAFE ETF.

 

European Dividend Growth Fund completes conversion to ETF

 

Brompton Funds has completed the conversion of the European Dividend Growth Fund to an exchange-traded fund as approved by unitholders at a meeting held on 14 February, 2019. 

 

New iShares ETF offers access to emerging Gulf States region

 

BlackRock has launched a new iShares Exchange Traded Fund on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt offering investors access to large to lid cap Saudi Arabian equities.

 

Aleafia Health added to NYSE-listed AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF

 

Aleafia Health has been added to the AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO), which is listed on the NYSE.

 

Global X launches Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF

 

Global X ETFs, a New York based provider of exchange traded funds, has launched the Global X Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF (RYLD), which is designed to track the Cboe Russell 2000 BuyWrite Index. 

 
 
 

Emerging-market currencies hit by strong dollar

 

From Aaron Saldanha: U.S. economic data help the dollar * South Korean won, shares hurt by Texas Instruments outlook * Russian rouble, stocks pulled down by lower oil prices By Aaron Saldanha April 24 (Reuters) – Emerging-market currencies fell on

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Cantor Fitzgerald boosts year-end target for S&P 500 but still bearish

 

From Vildana Hairic: Peter Cecchini, Wall Street’s biggest equity bear, has been humbled but not convinced by the market rally. In a week when the S&P 500 hit an all-time high, the global chief market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald boosted

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What would happen to the economy is oil reaches $100 a barrel?

 

From Myra P. Saefong: Oil could rally further, potentially pushing the global crude benchmark to $100 a barrel and prompting a global ‘surge’ in inflation and braking economic growth, according to economists at Oxford Economics. The extended rise in prices

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Semiconductor stocks are on pace to have 6th straight record high

 

From Wallace Witkowski: Chip stocks outperformed the broader market Wednesday and were on track for a sixth straight record high following a wave of earnings beats and outlooks that hinted the sector may be creeping out of inventory oversupply issues

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Is it the right time to buy technology stocks?

 

From Michael Brush: Even as the stock market hits new highs, there’s discernible negativity toward the technology sector. That sets up the classic “wall of worry” for these stocks to climb — which makes them a buy. Below, a few

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