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Say Hello To Artificial Intelligent ETFs

Written by David Fabian, February 06th, 2018

Artificial intelligence is one of those buzz words that sound so futuristic. A computer that functions with the speed and intellect of a human without all the underlying emotion. Scientists and technology experts have spent decades working to develop this next innovative leap with mixed results. While some may argue that we aren’t all the way there yet, it should come as no surprise that investors can apply these themes directly in their portfolio using exchange-traded funds.

There are really two ways to accomplish this feat: 1) invest in companies that are working on artificial intelligence and robotics projects or 2) use intelligent algorithms to select stocks for you.

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3 Emerging Market ETFs With Factor Influences

Written by David Fabian, January 10th, 2018

Emerging market stocks have been red-hot over the past year amid a global rise in asset prices fueled by economic confidence.  As a result, exchange-traded funds that track these companies have become an increasingly bigger focus among investor portfolio decisions.

The most common starting place in the hunt for emerging market exposure are the largest and most well-known funds in this group.  The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Market ETF (VWO), for instance, has over $68 billion dedicated to a diverse group of nearly 5,000 stocks spread throughout the globe.  China, Taiwan, India, and Brazil dominate the top country rankings in this broad index for a miserly cost of just 0.14% annually to own.

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Value ETFs: Lost But Not Forgotten

Written by David Fabian, December 19th, 2017

The 2017 market has been defined by momentum-driven trends in high growth sectors such as technology and consumer discretionary stocks. The pervasive strength can be attributed to a cadre of household names that have made impressive new highs this year. Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix and others have crushed traditional broad-market benchmarks as their stock prices surge and volatility remains muted.

As these market forces exert themselves, the concomitant effect is that conventional value stocks have shown a far more muted pace. Companies in the energy, financial, utility, and consumer staples sectors have lagged the major indexes as investors focus on chasing the strongest performers of the year.

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The Biggest New ETF Launches of 2017

Written by David Fabian, December 12th, 2017

2017 will easily go down as one of the sturdiest on record for exchange-traded funds. Not only were a multitude of new and exciting funds launched, but fresh heights were achieved in global fund flows to these diversified investment vehicles. Through the first eleven months of the year, ETFs have amassed over $400 billion of new assets and have yet to show any signs of slowing down.

Much of this capital has been driven by the obvious benefits that ETFs offer over comparable alternatives. They serve as a way to access markets without the high fees of mutual funds or the business risk of individual stocks. These tools are a low-cost and transparent way to own virtually any asset class or factor dynamic while still retaining full control of your portfolio. They are easy to own, easy to understand, and give investors a tremendous leg up on reaching their long-term goals.

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Watch For These Key ETF Milestones In 2018

Written by David Fabian, December 06th, 2017

While 2017 is not quite yet in the books, some investors are already looking ahead to what the New Year might have in store for their portfolios. ETF investors have been repeatedly rewarded over the last decade with fresh and innovative funds, lower costs, and better liquidity. They are also becoming more discerning over the expenses and quality of their holdings rather than falling for marketing gimmicks or advisor distribution pipelines.

This foresight will come in handy as these products become even more mainstream in the coming years and 2018 will certainly bring many interesting funds to market. The following are some ETF insights to look out for in the New Year.

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