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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Poland ETFs Rebound, Shake Off Political Concerns

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Poland country-specific exchange traded funds popped Wednesday, breaking above their short-term trend lines, as the country recovers from a corruption scandal and pushes through ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. On Wednesday, the VanEck Vectors Poland ETF (NYSEArca: PLND) gained 3.0% and iShares MSCI Poland Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPOL) rose 3.6%, both breaking […]

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Brazil ETFs Recuperate After Sharp Fall Off Tested Trend Lines

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Brazilian markets and country-specific exchange traded funds rebounded Tuesday after a sharp fall off Monday triggered by a pullback in the real currency in response to weak commodity prices and a questionable move by president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) was among the best performing ETFs on Monday, jumping […]

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Retail ETFs Gearing Up for What Could Be a Record Cyber Monday

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. A post-Thanksgiving case of food coma didn’t stop online shoppers as Black Friday reached record sales last week, which could have a spillover effect into Cyber Monday as retail exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could stand to benefit even further. ETFs like the Amplify Online Retail ETF (NasdaqGM: IBUY), SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEArca: XRT) and ProShares […]

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Biotech ETFs Hoping This Post-Election Trend Doesn’t Repeat

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Stocks rallied Wednesday, a day after one of the most contentious midterm elections in U.S. history. In Tuesday’s midterm elections, Democrats emerged with control of the House while Republicans maintained control of the Senate. Among the winning exchange traded funds Wednesday were biotechnology funds, including the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEArca: XBI), which […]

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