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

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)

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)

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

Why Should I Sell Put Options in a Low-Volatility Environment? (PUTW)

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From WisdomTree: Investors have often relied on option selling strategies to reduce volatility in their portfolios. WisdomTree's CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (PUTW) is designed to collect premiums by selling cash-collateralized S&P 500 Index put options every month.
NYSE:PUTW October 2, 2017 9:46am

The One Thing Everyone Should Know About Closed-End Funds

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From Contrarian Outlook: It's one of the first questions readers usually ask me: "Don't closed-end funds' high dividend yields make them dangerous?"
NYSE:PTY September 29, 2017 6:17am

This Rising Rates ETF Might Not Be The Hedge You Think It Is (FDRR)


As expected, the Fed kept interest rates where they were at their quarterly meeting this week. The financial markets dipped modestly on the news but quickly rebounded to finish little changed on the day.

NYSE:FDRR September 24, 2017 8:16am

Inside The Impressive Recent Gains For The iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN)

Don't look now, but an obscure fund that we reported on nearly one year ago in this piece (9/28/16) when it had a $5 handle, has risen precipitously since mid-August with a notably uptick in trading volume.
NYSE:GRN September 19, 2017 1:00pm

Are Factor Based ETFs Losing Their Edge? (USMF)

From WisdomTree: I've recently read several articles from a variety of sources that caught my eye. The common thread of these articles was that return factors--those that have shown a propensity to outperform the market over time--have been losing their ability to outperform.
BATS:USMF September 18, 2017 6:12am

UVXY, TVIX Capitalizing On VIX Futures Contango

An interesting shift has occurred in recent months that we have covered on a handful of occasions, but given today's atmosphere and trading conditions, it is worth revisiting again today.
NYSE:SVXY September 13, 2017 11:51am

Bank Loan ETFs Proving Popular Among Investors Once Again (BKLN)

We have profiled the "Bank Loans" space in the past in this piece and it is worth revisiting today because the largest fund in the segment, BKLN (PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio, Expense Ratio 0.65%, $8.8 billion in AUM), has attracted more than $1 billion year-to-date in terms of new assets via creation flows.
NYSE:BKLN September 12, 2017 12:50pm

The Case For CEFs Over High-Yield ETFs (PBP)

From Contrarian Outlook: Fee-obsessed investors continue to pile into exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Searching For Yield Without A Time Machine (QYLD)

Wade Guenther, CFA, is Portfolio Manager at Horizons ETFs US. In this exclusive article, he details an alternative way to generate yield in one's portfolio by utilizing an actively managed covered call ETF.
NASDAQ:QYLD September 7, 2017 7:41am

Understanding Volatility And The FlexShares ESG Process

From FlexShares: For some investors, considering environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors as part of the investment process may be based upon more than a desire to "do good."
NASDAQ:ESG September 5, 2017 6:36am

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