The Best Smart Beta ETFs For 2018 (PWB)

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From Zacks: The 'smart beta' frenzy has taken the ETF world by storm with regular introductions of factor-based products. Simply put, no one takes interest in plain vanilla ETFs or market-cap weighted ETFs anymore as products need to dynamic in the fast-changing investing space.
NYSE:PWB December 11, 2017 6:26am

Is Now The Time To Invest In Alternatives?

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From Invesco: I recently have been traveling around the country participating on a panel titled: "Alternatives: Time to Buy When Others Are Selling?" Spoiler alert -- my answer to that question is a resounding "yes." There are two reasons why.
NYSE:DBC November 29, 2017 11:11am

How To Quantify The Value Of Quality Dividend Growth (DGRW)

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From WisdomTree: As the investment world begins to accept equity factors such as valuequalitymomentum and low correlation as best-practice investing, increasingly we find advisors attempting to measure their assets' factor exposure in ways that are familiar to them.
NASDAQ:DGRW November 28, 2017 10:26am

Not All Alternative Strategies Are Created Equal (DYLS)

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From WisdomTree: Josh Brown recently wrote a piece, "How to Raise 20 Billion Dollarz," that takes on alternative investments.1 Brown documented the rise and fall of an alternative strategy fund that crushed it during the 2008-2009 down market but has been a real dog during the straight-up market we've experienced ever since.
BATS:DYLS November 22, 2017 6:28am

Examining The Options In the Buy/Write ETF Space (PBP)

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From time to time we have covered the "Buy/Write" strategies that populate the U.S. listed ETF landscape, which typically attract investors whom are looking to supplement their income above and beyond exposure to a long index position with the selling of call options.
NYSE:PBP November 20, 2017 1:24pm

Check Out These High-Yield Picks For Dividend Income (ANGL)

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From Contrarian Outlook: Whenever a pundit says they're going to show you some high-yield dividend picks, we all know what's coming.
NYSE:ANGL November 18, 2017 7:07am

Economy and Monetary Policy Update with James Bullard

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From WisdomTree: Alongside my co-host, Wharton School finance Professor Jeremy Siegel, I had the opportunity to speak with St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard on our "Behind the Markets" podcast.
BATS:USMF November 16, 2017 6:32am

Are Low Volatility ETFs Actually Safer? (SPLV)

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Investors who have jumped into low volatility equity ETFs believing that they'd get market returns at a fraction of the risk might now be getting a lesson in how these funds really work.
NYSE:SPLV November 4, 2017 8:05am

How Do You Place Value On Factors In Your Portfolio? (PWV)

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From Invesco: In my interactions with clients, I have noticed a desire to examine the valuation of investment factors such as low volatility, quality, dividend yield and momentum.
NYSE:PWV November 3, 2017 10:45am

Has The IBD 50 ETF Rediscovered Its Magic Touch?

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The IBD 50 is the Investor's Business Daily's "flagship screen of leading growth stocks that gives you 50 companies showing strong relative price strength and top-notch fundamentals", according to the publication's website.
NYSE:FFTY October 23, 2017 6:02am

How To Profit From The M&A Boom (MNA)

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From Tony Sagami: One of the most important components of President Trump's tax overhaul plan is a tax holiday for American companies that do business overseas. This, of course, is all in an effort to repatriate those dollars.
NYSE:MNA October 19, 2017 6:07am

What Global Correlations Mean for Portfolio Construction (HEDJ)

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From WisdomTree: I recently wrote in a post how quantitative easing (QE) liquidity world average correlations have been dropping in the U.S. In this analysis, I will take it a step further and highlight how this trend is not just restricted to the U.S.; we see similar patterns globally, especially in Europe and Japan.
NYSE:HEDJ October 14, 2017 6:19am

Consider The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio In Coming Months (SPLV)

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From Invesco: Small-size, momentum and growth strategies paced factor performance during the third quarter of 2017. By contrast, low volatility, low beta and value struggled as standalone factors during this time -- although a late spike in 10-year Treasury yields helped value shares reverse some of their losses earlier in September.
NYSE:SPLV October 12, 2017 6:29am

How Mergers & Acquisitions Actually Hurt Your Portfolio (MNA)

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From Jon Markman: Consolidation works great for corporate America. For consumers, maybe not so much.
NYSE:MNA October 6, 2017 6:14am

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