ETFS

Bitcoin is one of the best performing alternative asset classes giving the stock market a race for its money. A 30% plus rally since the start of the year attests to strong demand for the flagship cryptocurrency that is increasingly arousing institutional investors’ interest. Buoyed by the digital asset strong demand, Fidelity Investment is reportedly
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Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) track benchmark indices. Although not all assets under management belong to the index, about 95% of them are selected directly from the index. ETFs are more like mutual funds, but the difference being that investors can easily buy ETFs off an exchange. Often, ETFs present a strong case for investment because of
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Investments in Exchange Traded Funds have skyrocketed in recent months as value investors shy away from individual stocks that appear expensive and overstretched in the market. With most counters near the peak, the risk of incurring significant losses is pretty high on the market reversing. ETFs appear to be offering a safer approach for gaining
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Mutual funds are under immense pressure, now, more than ever. Capital outflows have increased significantly amid concerns of disappointing performance and high management fees. Investors are increasingly turning to Exchange Traded Funds. The result has been a spike in the number of Mutual Funds converting into Exchange Traded Funds. Mutual Fund – ETF Conversion While
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Defiance Nasdaq Junior Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBBJ) is the latest addition as Exchange Traded Funds continue to elicit strong demand, given the strong bullish momentum in the equity market. With investments in the equity market edging high amid growing concerns over an extended stock market, the ETF seeks to provide targeted exposure to the biotech space
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Editor’s Note: Due to issues with the Call Put Strike Podcast hosting service, we are not hosting the daily podcast today. Many of you may have noticed issues with truncated episodes last week and we apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused. Markets hit the mid-week mark with gains today. The Nasdaq led the
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A tech sell-off on Thursday afternoon sent the markets spinning and ended a four-day winning streak. The Dow Jones was down 1.3%, the S&P 500 down 1.2%, and the Nasdaq was today’s biggest loser down 2.2%. Meanwhile, the Russell 2000 inched just a touch higher rising by 0.0042%. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed up
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Exchange-traded Funds are powering high as investors continue to bet on the U.S stock market on optimism over stimulus and earnings amid the tepid environment fuelled by COVID-19. ETF trading volumes have surged in recent weeks as investors look to gain exposure to the broader stock market with exposure to some of the biggest and
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The investment landscape in Europe is slowly changing. Retail investors are increasingly taking the fight to institutional investors as the race for investment opportunities in the equity markets gather speed. Trading volumes in some of Europe’s big Exchange Traded Funds have more than doubled since the start of the year. Europe’s ETF Demand The spike
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Demand for Exchange Traded Funds is at an all-time high as would-be investors look to profit from one of the longest bull runs in the equity markets. ETFs have become increasingly popular with total assets under management in the space clocking record highs of $4 trillion from just $530 billion in 2008. Strong demand for
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We are in turbulent times. The markets dove low today on news of COVID-19 cases and it created a sudden fear that the good news of re-opening would be short-lived. As markets will fluctuate, in recent times, they have seen more turbulence than normal. We take a look at the reasons today: Explaining the Stock
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When you decide to invest in the stock market, you will likely start paying more attention to financial news and updates. At this point, you will start hearing about index funds. What exactly are index funds, and how do they relate to a market index? What are Index Funds An index fund is a mutual
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The year 2019 was an excellent time for gold. It was one of the highest-performing investments, gaining an increase of over 18% in 12 months. The last quarter of the year saw a slow decrease in value, but that is not to say that gold is not a worthwhile investment in 2020. While many are
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The Basics When getting an understanding of how the stock market works, it is a good idea to become aware of all the different components.  By doing so, it will make more sense to you how everything plays its part to work together. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a combination of securities such as stocks,
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