U.S. Stock ETFs End Winning Streak Ahead of Fed Announcement

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds were stuck in languid trading Wednesday as investors waited on the latest comments from the Federal Reserve on its monetary policy and hints of progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China. On Wednesday, the Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) was down 0.2%, SPDR Dow […]

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Silver ETFs Face Some February Tests

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Silver and the related exchange traded funds, including the Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF (NYSEArca: SIVR), are off to solid starts this year after disappointing investors last year. Year-to-date, SIVR is higher by 2.20%. While SIVR resides above its 50- and 200-day moving averages, silver could face some important technical tests this month. […]

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Transportation ETFs Reflect a Strengthening Economic Environment

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Transportation stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds have been gaining momentum, a bullish signal that the U.S. economy is on the mend after the broad market pullback last year and concerns over slowing growth. Year-to-date, the iShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEArca: IYT) increased 11.0%, SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEArca: XTN) advanced 13.6%, First Trust […]

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International ETFs Look Like an Attractive Opportunity

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. As investors look for ways to diversify their portfolios with the markets recovering from the fall out last year, people should consider international stocks and related exchange traded funds for their cheap valuations and potentially attractive yields. “Following Q4’s steep losses, depressed valuations and sentiment readings set the stage for a broad January […]

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The Rise of Smart Beta ETFs to Enhance Returns, Reduce Risks

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. ETFs have grown up on traditional beta-index products, but now, a growing group of investors and advisors are looking for more. Consequently, the industry has come out with alternative investments based on customized indices, or smart beta ETF strategies. “I think what you’re seeing is people looking not just to replicate an index […]

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Treasury Bond ETFs Are Rallying with Benchmark Yields Slipping Below 3%

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. U.S. Treasuries and related ETFs continued to rally Monday, with yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes breaking below the key 3% mark, as the safe-haven assets rebounded on lingering fears on tensions between Washington D.C. and Beijing. The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ: IEF) was up 0.2% as yields on 10-year […]

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Metal Miners ETFs Climb on U.S., China Trade War Cease Fire

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Mining stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds strengthened Monday as a trade war cease fire between the U.S. and China fueled hopes that the second biggest economy in the world could recover and pick up on demand for raw materials. On Monday, the Global X Copper Miners ETF (NYSEARCA: COPX) surged 4.0%, VanEck Vectors Rare […]

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3 ETFs to Consider as a Possible Liquidity Crisis in BBB Bonds Looms

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. At the height of the extended bull market, risky less-than-investment-grade bonds were in vogue with their attractive yields, particularly in a rising rate environment, but BBB bonds that are on the cusp of high yield status could be facing a liquidity crisis, according to a recent CNBC report. As the volatility seen has […]

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What Makes ETFs Tax-Efficient?

If you’re looking for the short answer to this question, it’s that most ETFs (exchange-traded funds) make infrequent (or insignificant) taxable distributions, which makes them tax-efficient. If you have a little more time, read on to brush up on ETFs, taxable distributions, and tax efficiency. Understanding these key investing concepts may help you build a more tax-efficient portfolio. ETFs An […]

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