Alphabet's Waymo Sues Uber Over Self-Driving Car Secrets

Google parent Alphabet Inc.'s heated rivalry with Uber Technologies Inc. over self-driving cars has spilled into the courthouse, after the internet giant sued the ride-hailing company for allegedly stealing trade secrets to jump-start its own autonomous vehicle program.

All-Star Fund Manager Davis Advisors’ Pushes Into ETF Space

Each week, ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and losers among exchange traded funds. This week, Lydon looked at the Davis Select Worldwide ETF (DWLD) as all-star fund manager Davis Advisors’ pushes into the ETF space. After a multi-year rally, it is…

Europe ETFs Offer Attractive Valuations, Growth Opportunities

Improving economic conditions and strengthening company earnings in Europe are signals that diversified exchange traded fund investors should keep in mind when looking for areas of potential growth after a multi-year run in U.S. markets leaves less opportunities at home. “We are upgrading Eurozone equities to overweight on a tactical basis due to a combination…

ETF Advisors, Investors Are Under Allocated Overseas

Many have enjoyed a bull run in the markets, focusing largely on U.S. domestic equities. However, if overseas stocks begin to pick up speed, exchange traded fund investors may be missing out on a growing opportunity. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Steve Deroian, Head of ETF Strategy at John Hancock, at the Inside…

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Industrial Demand Will Support Silver ETFs

Even if safe-haven demand for hard assets abates, silver exchange traded funds could continue to find support out of the industrial sector as the precious metal is a major component in many manufactured products. For instance, silver used in the photovoltaic panel industry is growing and could reach record levels in 2018, Maxwell Gold, Director…

4 Diversified ETFs to Match Various Investors’ Risk Appetite

Invesco PowerShares has rolled out actively managed multi-asset exchange traded funds with targeted levels of risk exposure to help investors achieve the risk tolerance they are comfortable with. On Thursday, PowerShares launched four new active ETFs, including: PowerShares Conservative Multi-Asset Allocation Portfolio (BATS: PSMC), which seeks total return consistent with a lower level of risk…

Technology Drags on U.S. Stock ETFs

U.S. markets and stock exchange traded funds were mostly flat Thursday as the technology sector weakened, with the broader Nasdaq Composite retreating led by a plunge in Nvidia (NasdaqGS: NVDA). The S&P 500 Index, along with related funds including the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: IVV) and Vanguard…

Healthcare ETFs Continue to Impress Thanks to U.S. Economy

The healthcare sector, the third-largest sector weight in the S&P 500, is getting some of its groove back in 2017 and that is boosting an array of exchange traded funds. Within that bullish trend, some of the healthcare ETFs that were solid last year amid a disappointing run for the sector are still shining bright.…

Fed No Longer in Driver Seat for Economic Growth Under Trump Administration

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Sharon French, Executive VP & Head of Beta Solutions at OppenheimerFunds, at Inside ETFs conference that ran Jan. 22-25, 2017. French discussed economic growth and how the Fed is no longer in the driver seat under the Trump Administration. An Asset Allocator’s Guide to 2017 Markets seesawed through…

Managing Risks and Opportunities in the ‘New Abnormal’

Get ready to say goodbye to slow growth, low interest rates and benign inflation. Be prepared for the decline of monetary policy as defined by central banks and global institutions. Bid adieu to the embrace of globalization. And say hello to the new abnormal, says Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors.…

As Metal Soars, Silver ETF Flows are Mixed

Silver is one of this year’s best-performing commodities, a fact highlighted by year-to-date gains of nearly 13% for the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR). However, inflows to silver ETFs have been mixed to start the year, indicating that some investors may be concerned about the impact of the…

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Big India ETFs Notch Double-Digit Year-to-Date

Emerging markets stocks and exchange traded funds are on fire to start 2017. One of the obvious sources of that strength is India, Asia’s third-largest economy. The fine start to 2017 comes after Indian stocks and ETFs sagged to end 2016, wilting in the wake of the surprising U.S. election results. The iShares MSCI India…

How Long Will Small-Cap ETFs Remain Hot?

Dating back to November, small-cap stocks and exchange traded funds have been one of the hottest corners of the U.S. equity market, but some market observers are concerned enthusiasm for smaller stocks is set to wane. ETFs, uch as the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: IJR) and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM),…

South Africa ETF in a Fragile Spot Despite 25% 12-Month Gain

Thanks in large part to rising precious metals prices, the iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: EZA) has been a solid performer emerging markets single-country exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the South Africa ETF is higher by 8%, bringing its 12-month gain to 25%. South African equities have been rallying in the face of lingering concerns…

The End of the “Great Experiment of the Managed Economy”

By Rob Stein, CEO and Founder, Astor Investment Management As we look ahead to what 2017 may hold, I’m predicting the end of  what I call “the great experiment”—the managed economy that has dominated the fiscal and economic landscape for nearly 10 years. The reason, as we state in the Astor Outlook 2017 Report, is…

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