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Data Proves ETF Investors Prefer Battle-Tested Funds

Written by David Fabian, August 15th, 2017

One of the bigger concerns in the world of exchange-traded fund is the overall growth of the industry over the last decade. As these vehicles swell in popularity, so too does the number of funds that are launched every year and the amount of money that investors entrust to this diversified vehicle.

Some market watchers fear that ETFs themselves are becoming inherently risky for two reasons:

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3 Dividend Growth ETFs You Should Get To Know

Written by David Fabian, August 11th, 2017

Dividend growth stocks are public companies that have shown a track record of successive year-over-year increases in their dividend payments to shareholders.  They represent an attractive way for income investors to augment and further diversify their portfolios away from a strict high yield focus.

One of the easiest ways to own this group is through a low-cost and liquid exchange-traded fund.  If you’ve been around the ETF space for a while, you have probably heard of the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) or the ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL).  Both funds own a basket of stocks with dividend growth characteristics and have proven to be sound investment vehicles in their own ways. Read more

What You Need To Know About Rising Rate Equity ETFs

Written by David Fabian, August 08th, 2017

The concept of rising interest rates is one that investors have been worried about for many years. While we have yet to experience an extended period of rising Treasury bond yields in the last several decades, that hasn’t tampered fears of how such an event would unfold and to what magnitude.

Interest rates, like stocks or commodities, go through cycles of rising and falling trends that can have a pronounced impact on your portfolio returns. Fixed-income assets experience the highest level of inverse correlation with interest rates. However, there is also an undeniable impact on certain stock market sectors as well.

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China ETFs Steam To Multi-Year Highs

Written by David Fabian, August 04th, 2017

Emerging markets have been off to the races in 2017 and China has played a huge role in fueling that growth.  The world’s second largest economy felt the heavy contraction that plagued many stock markets throughout 2015 as commodity and currency volatility took their toll.  However, its turning point coincided with a global rally in risk assets that has been persistently strengthening over the last eighteen months. Read more

Transportation ETFs Slam On The Brakes

Written by David Fabian, August 01st, 2017

The transportation sector of the stock market is one with a rich and impactful history. Technicians, economists, and forecasters often lean on this industry to predict major changes in global growth trends. When transport companies are thriving, it is commonly viewed as a positive sign of worldwide trade and business activity. Conversely, when they are contracting, it can be deemed as a negative omen of shrinking commerce.

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