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Bond ETFs Have Little Room for Further Gains

Bond ETFs rallied this year as rates plunged back to record lows, but fixed-income investors shouldn’t bet on the rally to continue. Among the best bond ETF performers, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) gained 17.7% year-to-date. Meanwhile, the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LQD) rose 15.2%. U.S. government [...]

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Shipping ETF Rallies on Heightened Geopolitical Risks

A shipping themed ETF has been quietly outperforming as tanker rates surged to record heights amidst a spike in geopolitical uncertainty. The Invesco Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA), which tries to reflect the performance of the Dow Jones Global Shipping Index, surged this month, rallying around 10.6% since the October 2 lows. SEA includes a 36.8% [...]

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Inside Fixed Income 2019 to Explore Keys Themes in Bond ETFs

The word is out: bond ETFs are raking in the assets to the tune of roughly $74 billion in the first six months of the year. Why have fixed income ETFs exploded in 2019? What can we expect in the rest of the year? Those are only two of the myriad of questions investors want [...]

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Lackluster Tentative U.S.-China Trade Deal Keeps Markets in Holding Pattern

U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds were stuck in sideways action, following three consecutive days of back-to-back gains, as a lackluster tentative U.S.-China trade deal kept markets in a holding pattern ahead of the third-quarter earnings season. On Monday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) up 0.1%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: [...]

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Looking Under the Hood of Bank ETFs

One trend that has been happening lately in the ETF space is bigger banks have been out performing the smaller ones. This has resulted in ETFs like the Financial SPDR ETF (XLF) and the SPDR S&P Regional Bank ETF (KRE) seeing significant gains of 12-17%. Diversification of their revenue streams is one factor that helps [...]

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Everything's Free!

The impact of zero-fee trading.

 

Key ETF Indicators Tinged With Gold

Investors moderated risk in September, but there are many ETF tools for that beyond the yellow metal.

 

ETF Week: Zero-Fee ETNs Debut

Plus, additional launches from Schwab, GraniteShares and ETFMG.

 

ETF Of The Week: Avoiding Future Losers

GraniteShares' latest launch, 'XOUT,' offers an interesting twist on stock selection.

 

Chipping Away At Semiconductor ETFs

A major driver of our economy can get lost in the portfolio shuffle. But how do you choose?

 

Inside Fixed Income to Explore Keys Themes in Bond ETFs

The word is out: bond ETFs are raking in the assets to the tune of roughly $74 billion in the first six months of the year. Why have fixed income ETFs exploded in 2019? What can we expect in the rest of the year? Those are only two of the myriad of questions investors want answers to.

 

Are Small Cap Equities the Right Choice for the Next 10 Years?

With volatility taking hold of major U.S. indexes once again, it might seem that seeking the safety of large cap equities is the best move when markets flux up and down to a large degree, but over the next 10 years, it could be their small cap brethren to assume the mantle.

 

Deciphering Merits of a Bitcoin Investment

Bitcoin, the largest digital currency by market capitalization, has its share of critics and supporters. Integral to the case of expanded acceptance and use of the digital asset is conveying to investors that bitcoin has a store of value properties, whether it be by measuring intrinsic or monetary value.

 

Playing it Fairly Safe With Small Caps

Small-cap stocks and ETFs are coming off impressive performances in September, but with October’s reputation for equity market volatility, some investors may shy away from the asset class. With the help of the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (SMDV ), investors can remain engaged with small caps, reduce volatility and gain access to a steady income.

 

Power Cuts in California May Put Leveraged Energy ETFs in Play

It will be “California Dreamin’” as in dreaming of electricity for a number of Northern California residents as utility group PG&E Corp is cutting electricity in order to minimize the risk of wildfires. This could put leveraged energy funds in play for savvy investors who may sense an opportunity.

 

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.

 
 
 

Oct. 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

Succinct investment outlook for each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs based on a fundamental analysis of the funds’ underlying constituents.

 

Sept. 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

Succinct investment outlook for each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs based on a fundamental analysis of the funds' underlying constituents.

 

August 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for August 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…

 

July 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for July 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…

 

June 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

Succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition.

 
 
 

Model portfolio market reaches USD2.7tn USD, says Broadridge

 

Andrew Guillette, Broadridge

A new report from Broadridge Financial Solutions has revealed that assets under management (AUM) for model portfolios is approaching USD3 trillion, with 35 per cent of those assets owned by two asset managers.

 

WisdomTree launches new cloudtech ETF on Xetra

 

WisdomTree has launched a new ETF focused on companies developing cloud-based technologies on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.

 

Chow Ratio helps UTRN outperform the S&P 500

 

Vincent Chow, Vesper Capital

Vesper’s UTRN ETF, based on the Chow Ratio, developed by West Virginia University Professor Dr Victor Chow, has outperformed the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the last quarter, year to date and past year.

 

Amun AG appoints ETF veteran and ex-XBT Provider CEO as MD

 

Amun, a Swiss financial technology and crypto-asset ETP issuer, has appointed Laurent Kssis as Managing Director and Global Head of ETPs.

 
 
 
 

Why Aren’t Gold Prices Moving Higher?

 

Gold is sitting just below the $1500 per ounce level Open interest is elevated and flat lining Gold could surprise on the upside Falling global interest rates and the ongoing trade war between the US and China created a potent

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Gold Predictions: Look for a Sideways Week [Details]

 

Last week ended with no big news, despite all the handwaving and handkerchief-wringing on the evening news. China, after sending over its top negotiator and talking for a few days, apparently decided not to sign any agreements without one more round of talks.

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Why Are Cannabis Stocks Plummeting?

 

Yesterday Hexo Corp.’s (HEXO) stock plummeted 24% — bringing much of the cannabis sector down with it — in the company’s worst-ever, single-day percentage loss. Hexo shares tumbled as the market reacted to a peak inside the companies less-than-stellar fiscal

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Gold Juniors Index: Are The Lows In?

 

The Gold Juniors Index has bounced off of its lows once again, but still can’t seem to reclaim $40.40 weekly resistance. Bullish sentiment on gold has pulled back from its highs, and is hovering above the pessimism zone. Until the

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A Simple Way to Trade Silver

 

Got an interesting question in the mailbag yesterday: Is there a simple way to understand silver? Yes indeed, silver analysts – including your friendly Gold Enthusiast – do sometimes prattle on about this and that factor, and how the silver

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Episode #131: David Rosenberg, “If Next Year is Not a Recession, It’s Going to Feel Like It”

 

Episode #131: “If Next Year is Not a Recession, It’s Going to Feel Like It”           Guest: David Rosenberg. David is Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.’s Chief Economist and Strategist with a focus on providing a top-down perspective to the Firm’s investment process and Asset Mix Committee. Prior to joining Gluskin […]

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Episode #130: Eric Falkenstein, “I Think in the Long Run (Cryptocurrencies) Are Going to Work”

 

Episode #130: “I Think in the Long Run (Cryptocurrencies) Are Going to Work”             Guest: Eric Falkenstein. Eric was a TA for Hyman Minsky, which motivated him to be a macroeconomist. After grad school, he worked at KeyCorp bank in Cleveland, first as an economist, then he set up their […]

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Episode #129: Meb’s Take on Return Expectations, Portfolio Construction, and Practical Market Approaches

 

Episode #129: Meb’s Take on Return Expectations, Portfolio Construction, and Practical Market Approaches Guest: Episode #129 has no guest. It’s a “just Meb” show. Date Recorded: 11/12/18 Sponsor: EquityZen     Run-Time: 1:06:34 To listen to Episode #129 on iTunes, click here To listen to Episode #129 on Stitcher, click here To listen to Episode […]

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Episode #128: Claude Lamoureux, When You Have to Make A Decision, Always Make the One That Will Let You Sleep Better, Not Eat Better

 

Episode #128: When You Have to Make A Decision, Always Make the One That Will Let You Sleep Better, Not Eat Better         Guest: Claude Lamoureux. Claude is an actuary by training, and from 1990 to 2007, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. Prior to […]

Episode #127: Radio Show: Meb and Elon Musk Talk Shorting… Conflicting U.S. Valuation Indicators… and Listener Q&A

 

Episode #127: Radio Show: Meb and Elon Musk Talk Shorting… Conflicting U.S. Valuation Indicators… and Listener Q&A Guest: Episode #127 has no guest but is co-hosted by Jeff Remsburg. Date Recorded:10/22/18 Run-Time: 1:02:21 To listen to Episode #127 on iTunes, click here To listen to Episode #127 on Stitcher, click here To listen to Episode […]

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Episode #126: Karen Finerman, ‘Out-of-Favorness’ Is Appealing. The Difficult Part is Timing

 

Episode #126: ‘Out-of-Favorness’ Is Appealing. The Difficult Part is Timing             Guest: Karen Finerman. Karen began her career as a trader at First City Capital, a risk arbitrage fund. She later joined Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette where she became Lead Research Analyst for the Risk Arbitrage department. In 1992, she […]

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