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A Dividend ETF That Limits the Negative Effects of Rising Rates

Even in a rising interest rate environment, people will still seek out dividend stocks to generate yields. Exchange traded fund investors, though, can look to a targeted dividend strategy that specifically screens out areas vulnerable to rising rates. For instance, the Fidelity Dividend ETF for Rising Rates (NYSEArca: FDRR) is designed to reflect the performance…

Short Sellers Lose Big Time in Tesla Tug-of-War

Short sellers have been at the losing end of a tug-of-war with Tesla Inc investors in 2017, with some surrendering in recent weeks following nearly $2 billion in losses as shares of the electric car maker approach record highs.

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Fmr. Deputy National Security Advisor for the Middle East to VP Cheney John Hannah on the battle in Iraq and Syria, General McMaster's approach to Russia, and the relationship between the US and North Korea.

A Smart Beta Bond ETF Strategy in a Rising Rate Environment

Traditional fixed-income index investments may expose investors to increased credit risks and lower yields. Consequently, more may turn to smart beta index-based exchange traded funds that may diminish risks and potentially enhance returns in a rising rate environment. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Martin Kremenstein, Senior Managing Director and Head of NuShares Nuveen,…

What’s the Difference Between ETFs and Mutual Funds?

Exchange traded funds have taken the financial industry by storm, experiencing phenomenal growth in the fund space. Many investors now consider ETFs as a valid replacement for traditional open-end mutual funds as strategies evolve. On the upcoming webcast this Wednesday, ETFs vs Mutual Funds: What’s the Difference?, Steven Vannelli, CEO and CIO of Gavekal Capital,…

An Outstanding Core Portfolio ETF Strategy

Investors considering a core investment portfolio position should look to an exchange traded fund strategy focusing on quality companies with wide economic moats that help provide long-term competitive advantages. The VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (NYSEArca: MOAT) tries to reflect the performance of the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index, which is comprised of attractively…

Strong Earnings Help U.S. Stock ETFs Maintain Record Pace

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds continued to hit new records as market optimism and strong retail earnings help support the momentum. 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 500 Index (NYSEArca: VOO), were 0.4% higher…

Copper ETN Could be Ready for a Breather

The iPath Bloomberg Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) jumped more than 2% last week, bringing its year-to-date to over 9%, but some commodities market observers believe the red metal could be poised for a pullback. Copper prices are benefiting as investors anticipate greater demand out of China and increased infrastructure projects under President…

Silver ETFs Keep Their Shine Amid Rate Hike Concerns

The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) nudged higher last week, bringing their year-to-date gains to about 13%. Even amid concerns that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates in March, silver appears poised for more near-term upside. Silver and other precious metals enjoyed safe-haven demand as the equities…

Traders See More Upside for Brazil ETF

The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ), the largest exchange traded fund tracking Brazilian equities, surged last year and is off to a fine start in 2017 with a gain of over 18%. Even with that, some market observers believe Brazilian stocks can keep soaring. Some investors are reevaluating Brazilian stocks, something that has…