Posts Tagged ‘Alternative’

How To Add Alpha Using Tactical ETFs

November 11th, 2013

etfsDavid Fabian: Constructing a well balanced portfolio takes time, tools, and discipline in order to implement a plan that will meet your goals.  My preferred investment vehicle to construct a diversified portfolio is through exchange-traded funds.  Read more…


Balchunas on the Growing Popularity of VIX ETPs (VXX, CVOL, TVIX)

October 22nd, 2012

Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric  Balchunas discusses the growing popularity of exchange-traded  products that track the Chicago Board Options Exchange  Volatility Index.  The volume of one of them has jumped more  than any other U.S. ETF this Read more…


FlexShares Enters Actively Managed ETF Space (RAVI)

October 11th, 2012

Exchange Traded Funds, sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, today launched its first actively managed ETF, a cash management fund designed for liquidity-focused investors seeking higher yields (NYSEArca:RAVI). The RAVI ETF has a Read more…


Barclays To Reverse Split The iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (VXX)

October 2nd, 2012

According to a recent filing, Barclays Bank PLC will reverse split the iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (NYSEArca:VXX) on October 5, 2012. In the reverse split, the outstanding shares of the Issue will be will be exchanged for Read more…


Global Echo Teaming with Clinton Global Initiative (GIVE)

September 27th, 2012

Earthecho International CEO Philippe Cousteau Jr. on making the company’s first charitable commitment.This first commitment will involve taking a portion of the funds management fee to pay for the installation of solar panels for the Read more…


Finding the Right ETFs for Your Portfolio (VTI)

September 18th, 2012

Rick Ferri, Portfolio Solutions founder, on why he compares ETFs to “throwing Jell-o at a wall,” and how he chooses which ETFs to invest in, and why so many funds are Read more…


Form 13F: The Easy Way to Track Hedge Funds’ Favorite U.S. Stocks With One ETF (GURU)

September 17th, 2012

According to a recent study from U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG, over the past 17 years, hedge funds have actually outperformed equities, bonds and even commodities. What’s more, The Wall Street Journal reports, the hedge fund industry is expected to Read more…


The Quick Investor Guide To Solar Energy ETFs (TAN, FSLR, GTAT, PWER, GEX, TSL, KWT, ICLN)

September 13th, 2012

Jean Folger: In response to the global dependence on fossil fuels, there has been a growing demand for the development of alternative, renewable energy sources such as biofuel, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and wind power. Solar energy technology Read more…


Drought’s Major Impact on ETF Commodities, Agriculture (CROP, EMER, QAI, MCRO)

August 24th, 2012

Adam Patti, CEO of IndexIQ, sat down with FOX Buisness to discuss the drought of 2012 and its impact on agriculture stocks. Adam also gives his ETF picks for the Read more…


PowerShares Files For PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio

August 16th, 2012

PowerShares has filed paperwork with the SEC for a “PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio.” The PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (the “Fund”) is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to Read more…


John Hancock Files For Global Balanced ETF

August 13th, 2012

John Hancock has filed paperwork with the SEC for a “Global Balanced ETF.” The John Hancock Global Balanced ETF will seek a balance between a high level of current income and growth of capital, with a greater emphasis on growth of capital. They did not Read more…


A New ETF to Replicate Hedge Funds (QEH)

August 8th, 2012

As macro chaos makes generating returns increasingly difficult, the only thing outpacing the number of hedge fund kings sending money back to investors are the ETFs designed to replicate hedge fund returns. The latest to join the ranks is the Read more…


AdvisorShares To Begin Trading The AdvisorShares QAM Equity Hedge ETF Wednesday, August 08, 2012

August 7th, 2012

AdvisorShares has announced that they will begin trading The AdvisorShares QAM Equity Hedge ETF (NYSEARCA:QEH) Wednesday, August 08, 2012. The QAM Equity Hedge ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that exceed the Read more…


The Benefits of a Rotating Investment Strategy (HUSE)

August 2nd, 2012

U.S. Equity Rotation Strategy ETF Manager Paul Koscik on the strategy of the ETF and the sectors investors should consider for their Read more…


PowerShares Files For PowerShares Dividend Allocation Portfolio ETF

July 30th, 2012

PowerShares has filed paperwork with the SEC for a “PowerShares Dividend Allocation Portfolio.” The PowerShares Dividend Allocation Portfolio (the “Fund”) is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to achieve positive total Read more…


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