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  1. A Disappointing Jobs Report: 3 Investing Takeaways
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    A Disappointing Jobs Report: 3 Investing Takeaways

    Despite a big drop in the unemployment rate, last Friday’s non-farm payroll report was a huge disappointment.The unemployment rate drop was driven by more Americans leaving the workforce. As a result, ...
  2. Comparing Five Years of Alternative Weighting Methodologies
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    Comparing Five Years of Alternative Weighting Methodologies

    With more than 1,500 ETFs available on the market today, investors have grown comfortable with utilizing some of the more sophisticated strategies out there for fine tuning their exposure and tapping into ...
  3. 4 Contrarian ETF Plays for 2014
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    4 Contrarian ETF Plays for 2014

    After broad markets put in a phenomenal 2013, bullish sentiment prevailed on Wall Street and with investors. With that bull run, however, came all-time highs and stock markets wading into uncharted waters. ...
  4. 3 Reasons the Dollar Should Strengthen This Year
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    3 Reasons the Dollar Should Strengthen This Year

    Last week, the greenback posted its largest daily gain in five months, and now many investors are asking me about my outlook for the currency in 2014.First, it’s important to put recent gains in context. ...
  5. ETF Winners & Losers from the Ben Bernanke Era
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    ETF Winners & Losers from the Ben Bernanke Era

    Though some may not agree with the central bank’s economic policies, there is no denying that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s tenure will be one for the history books. The Georgia-born ...
  6. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XRT, XLI, XHB Hinge On Retail, Philly ...
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    ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XRT, XLI, XHB Hinge On Retail, Philly ...

    U.S. equities ended on a sour note last week as worse-than-expected labor data weighed heavily on the markets. Nonfarm Payrolls were reported at 74,000 for December, coming in far below analysts’ ...
  7. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 1/10
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    7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 1/10

    U.S. equities got off to a rocky start this week, as markets continued to struggle to find a definitive direction in the New Year. On the economic front, the ISM Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index ...
  8. State Street Launches 3 New Active Equity ETFs (SYG, SYE, ...
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    State Street Launches 3 New Active Equity ETFs (SYG, SYE, ...

    This week has seen plenty of activity on the ETF front, with issuers lining up to make a splash in 2014. Earlier, EGShares launched its first suite of EM bond ETFs (SEMF, IEMF, LEMF), while First Trust launched ...
  9. A Better Economy May Not Necessarily Be Better For Stocks
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    A Better Economy May Not Necessarily Be Better For Stocks

    In a post last week, I explained why the interaction of two factors that defined the market last year – significant multiple expansion and higher interest rates – represents a headwind for stocks in 2 ...
  10. EG Shares Launches Suite of Fixed Income ETFs; First Trust ...
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    EG Shares Launches Suite of Fixed Income ETFs; First Trust ...

    With Wall Street wrapping up its first full week of trading in 2014, the ETF industry is already gearing up for what hopefully will be another successful year in the space. In 2013, markets welcomed more ...
  11. Active ETFs That Beat The Market In 2013
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    Active ETFs That Beat The Market In 2013

    The ETF universe continues to expand in size and popularity as more and more investors have grown comfortable with utilizing exchange-traded funds for everything from establishing core exposure in desired ...
  12. A Look Ahead at 2014
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    A Look Ahead at 2014

    Last week, I shared my annual look back at how my 2013 economic and investment calls fared. Now, as we head into 2014, it’s time for my annual look forward.So what am I calling for in 2014? As I write ...
  13. 13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013
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    13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013

    2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year in over a decade. But while many were focused on the gains of broad benchmarks, ...
  14. Private Equity ETFs in Focus After Record Year
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    Private Equity ETFs in Focus After Record Year

    Improving growth prospects at home and signs of recovery overseas brought bullish momentum into full force in 2013, allowing major U.S. equity indexes to climb into record high territory. The S&P 5 ...
  15. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWC, EWA, TLT Hinge on Trade Data ...
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    ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWC, EWA, TLT Hinge on Trade Data ...

    Following another holiday-shortened trading week, Wall Street started off the New Year on a sour note. U.S. equity markets did, however, manage to close out the year with broad gains; the Dow Jones Industrial ...
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