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Investors Are Latching On To Robotics ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 23rd, 2017

Technology is one of those sectors where consumers and investors are constantly looking for the next big thing.  The truly innovative service or product that is going to have life-changing impact and ultimately lead to extensive profits for shareholders.  One of the emerging frontiers in this race is the application of robotics and artificial intelligence in our everyday lives.

Companies that research, develop, and bring to market ground-breaking robot technology can make a significant contribution to both businesses and ordinary consumers.  Not surprisingly, there are now several ways for investors to play this thriving industry through diversified and globally-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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Measuring the Efficiency of Revenue Weighted ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 16th, 2017

It’s become difficult to distinguish the efficacy of various index weighting strategies that pervade the ETF universe.  Some work best during specific market cycles or are designed to take advantage of distinguishable trends.  Others are tailor-made for the long-term with the broad diversification, reasonable costs, and sensible philosophy that investors can identify with.

It’s these latter characteristics that best describe the revenue-weighted index methodology that is delivered by a select group of Oppenheimer funds.  The Oppenheimer Large Cap Revenue ETF (RWL) is a fund that was born during the nascent months of the great financial crisis and has risen from those dark times with an impressive track record.

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What You May Not Know About Cambria ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 12th, 2017

The ETF world is full of articles touting the advantages of mega-firms like Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street.  These companies have set the bar high for delivering exceptionally transparent, diversified, low-cost, and liquid vehicles to every American investor. Read more

Use Caution When Trusting The Returns Of Oil ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 09th, 2017

In the financial world, the price of crude oil is tracked almost as closely as the day-to-day fluctuations of the S&P 500 Index.  This liquid commodity is essential to so much of the global economy that investors are continually try to forecast its direction and what it entails for other investment classes.

Investing directly in the oil markets used to be the realm of big-money traders with access to the futures markets.  However, the introduction and wide spread adoption of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track these contracts has made the ability to invest in oil more mainstream.

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Taking A Tour Through Europe ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 02nd, 2017

The concept of investing in European stocks seems difficult to stomach considering the decade of lost returns versus their U.S. counterparts.  A new post by Michael Batnick, Director of Research for Ritholtz Wealth Management, details the difficult 10-year journey for this foreign investment class.  The U.S. has simply been the star outperformer on the global stage for so many consistent years that the home-bias phenomenon has been taken to a new level.

According to their research, U.S. stocks now make up 80% of the average U.S. investor’s equity portfolio.  The remaining 20% is likely split among a variety of European, Asian, and emerging market exposure.  This overweight exposure towards a high-flying asset class ultimately leaves many investors susceptible to being caught off guard as the pendulum swings in the opposite direction.

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