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Why 36 Bond ETFs Hitting 52-Week Highs May Be Bad For Bonds Rather Than Stocks

Why 36 Bond ETFs Hitting 52-Week Highs May Be Bad For Bonds Rather Than Stocks

I’ve never been shy about criticizing the¬†momentum-based mutual fund ratings or fair value estimates at Morningstar. At this moment, however, it’s the cynic in me — not the critic — who is taking note of a “NEW” section at the information provider’s web site. Until recently, major tabs at the Morningstar home page included “Stocks,” “Funds” [...] [...more]

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Signs Of Hitting The Stock ETF Wall?

Signs Of Hitting The Stock ETF Wall?

John Spence at ETF Trends wonders whether or not investors have become too upbeat on stock assets? High levels of confidence have been seen in everything from Apple (AAPL) journeying north of $500 per share to rising emerging market price ratios to increasing levels of bullish investor sentiment. That said, when advisers begin to get giddy, history tends to suggest that [...] [...more]

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Will Weaker Earnings and Weaker Guidance Hurt Stock ETFs?

Will Weaker Earnings and Weaker Guidance Hurt Stock ETFs?

Less than 60% of¬†all U.S. corporations have¬†beaten analyst¬†estimates for Q4 profits. Revenue numbers are equally questionable,¬†as the “beat rate” is only 54%. Both¬†readings are the weakest since the¬†bull market in stocks began in March of 2009. Bespoke Research Group¬†points out that forward guidance has been¬†equally disconcerting.¬†By analyzing the spread between¬†the percentage of corporations raising guidance (expectations) [...] [...more]

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ETFs For Currency Hedging

ETFs For Currency Hedging

Throughout the last 10 years, world currencies gained remarkable ground on the U.S. dollar. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago when the cover of The Economist¬†featured George Washington with his wig on fire; the former president is piloting a “greenback in flames” as it nose-dives towards Earth. However, the U.S. dollar served as a one-of-a-kind [...] [...more]

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Haven’t Heard The Bullish Call For Investing In Brazil ETFs?

Haven’t Heard The Bullish Call For Investing In Brazil ETFs?

Haven’t heard the bullish call for¬†investing in Brazil ETFs? In essence, monumental infrastructure will be required for Brazil to host the¬†2014 FIFA World Cup as well as the¬†2016 Summer Olympics.¬†In addition, Brazil is one of China’s largest trading partners such that, China¬†imports a massive quantity of materials as well as¬†agricultural products and other commodities. That said, [...] [...more]

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Rising Oil Prices May Boost The Appeal Of Canadian ETFs

Rising Oil Prices May Boost The Appeal Of Canadian ETFs

In spite of stock market woes in November, the spot price of crude has managed to push back towards the $100 per barrel mark. Not surprisingly, ETFs with exceptionally high correlations to oil such as Market Vectors Russia (RSX), have significantly outperformed the iShares MSCI All-World Fund (ACWI). That said, Canada, the second largest non-OPEC producer, may also be worth a look. Don [...] [...more]

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Huge Dividend Payouts From Sector ETFs and Country ETFs

Huge Dividend Payouts From Sector ETFs and Country ETFs

There is an erroenous assumption that some investors make about Dividend ETFs. For one thing, many mistakenly believe that a fund needs to be labeled as a dividend exchange-traded product to provide a high level of income. For another, many fail to look overseas. Granted, Vanguard Dividend Growth (VIG) is a fine example of capturing long-term [...] [...more]

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“Window-Dressers” Sell Gold ETFs And Treasury Bond ETFs

“Window-Dressers” Sell Gold ETFs And Treasury Bond ETFs

Is it a loss of confidence in gold that¬†has caused a¬†10%¬†sell-off over the previous 5 trading sessions? Have under-performing hedge fund managers been forced to liquidate the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) — hedge fund managers like John Paulson who own¬†super-sized stakes in the¬†world’s largest gold ETF? Data may suggest otherwise. Futures traders have yet to close out [...] [...more]

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The European Bears Open Up Their “Playbook”

The European Bears Open Up Their “Playbook”

Some don’t believe in the curative powers of band-aids with Neosporin.¬†In particular, if Greece is going to default in 2011 or early 2012,¬†some see¬†European ETFs as¬†ripe for¬†short-selling opportunities. Daniel Sckolnik at iStockAnalyst.com suggests that one may benefit from a worsening¬†16-country crisis via¬†shorting¬†Vanguard European ETF (VGK).¬†¬†The author also¬†opines that¬†shorting¬†CurrencyShares Euro (FXE) is likely to be beneficial over [...] [...more]

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Surprise, Surprise… More Praise For The Virtues of Staples and Health Care ETFs

Surprise, Surprise… More Praise For The Virtues of Staples and Health Care ETFs

How can you tell when some of the best minds¬†are focused solely on¬†relative strength? They recommend what has been working, or what hasn’t been hurting as badly, over the last 1, 2 and 3 months. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Relative strength is a venerable tool. And when there’s a clear “risk-off” bias in [...] [...more]

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