Russia ETF Rally Reaches Important Stage

The VanEck Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX), the largest Russia exchange traded fund, is one of the best-performing, non-leveraged, single-country emerging markets ETFs this year. A gain of 38.3% proves as much and RSX has recently been building on that impressive performance. For example, the major Russia ETF is up more than 14% over the…

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Ahead of the Fed, Why Investors Should Consider Bond ETFs

Treasury yields have been soaring following last month’s presidential election results and in anticipation of the Federal Reserve boosting interest rates when it meets next week. Predictably, those scenarios have many fixed investors contemplating alternatives to traditional U.S. government debt exposure and junk bonds, among other fixed income assets. The debt market has been reeling…

President-Elect Trump is Lucky to Inherit Solidly Growing Economy

By John Eckstein, CIO, Astor Investment Management For my last economic update of the year, I will review where we are today and try to read the tea-leaves of the incoming Trump administration. The president elect is lucky in inheriting a solidly growing economy. His penchant for decisive action may run into procedural roadblocks in…

A Country Catalyst for Silver ETFs

Although not as bad as the recent declines seen by their gold counterparts, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) are each off more than 9% over the past month. Silver ETFs have recently been sliding as some market participants started pricing in a rate hike from the Federal…