ETFS

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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Given the sharp and fast drawdowns we have seen in the CEF market over the last few weeks, the obvious question is what are the options available to income investors that allow them to stay in the market but limit the volatility of their portfolios. Our response to this question has typically been three-fold: use
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The coronavirus has run roughshod over the U.S. equity markets over the last several weeks. After retreating approximately 10% in trading on Thursday, March 12 (stocks’ worst one-day performance since the Black Monday crash in 1987), the Dow Jones Industrial Index, S&P 500 Index, and NASDAQ Composite Index are off 28.26%, 26.74%, and 26.64%, respectively,
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(Photo by Mark Schiefelbein- Pool/Getty Images) Chinese corporations are all over Africa.  In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa. What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue. The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the
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The Soro Enshi container ship sails from Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai on July 10, 2018. A… [+] parliamentary committee in India said China is dumping products in their country. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg. China is dumping products in India, an Indian parliamentary panel suggested recently. As the trade war goes on unabated, China’s trade
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Shutterstock To become a “Dividend Aristocrat,” a dividend paying company must accomplish an incredible feat: consistently increase shareholder dividends every year for at least 20 consecutive years. Companies with this kind of track record tend to attract a lot of investor attention — and furthermore, “tracking” funds that follow the Dividend Aristocrats Index must own
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