Markets: The Rocky Road Ahead This Year (HDV, ACWV)

Russ Koesterich: Back in February I warned of an eerie quiet that had settled over the market. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX), an index often referred to as the “fear gauge,” had hit its lowest level since July. At the time, I argued that level
NYSE:ACWV June 26, 2012 4:45pm

4 Reasons You Won’t See A Double Dip Recession In 2012 (HDV, DVYE, IXP, ACWV)

Russ Koesterich: For the third summer in a row, the US economy is slowing and Europe is teetering on the brink of an abyss. While renewed fears of a US double dip are reasonable, I believe the United States will not see a recession in 2012 for the following four reasons:
NYSE:ACWV June 22, 2012 3:24pm

After The Greek Vote, Now What? (IXP, HDV, DVYE, ACWV)

Russ Koesterich: The relief rally Monday following Sunday’s Greek election was short lived. To be sure, the outcome of Sunday’s election is near-term good news for investors. A government led by the pro-bailout New Democracy is likely to follow more of the austerity
NYSE:ACWV June 18, 2012 5:19pm

Nowhere To Hide? Consider “Semi-Safe” Havens (IXP, HDV, LQD, DVYE, MUB)

Russ Koesterich: Many investors concerned about a worsening European crisisand a stalling recovery are searching for safe-haven investments. Unfortunately, they are rapidly running out of choices.
NYSE:DVYE June 13, 2012 5:00pm

3 Things To Consider After The Disappointing Jobs Data (HDV, DVY, DVYE, USMV, EEMV)

Russ Koesterich: Stocks tumbled Friday after disappointing May jobs data provided stark evidence that three years into the recovery, we’re still seeing few signs of a return to a more normal economy. Now, many investors are wondering what the report
NYSE:DVY June 5, 2012 2:22pm

Sell In May: Volatility Isn’t Going Away (IXP, HDV, IOO, IDV)

Russ Koesterich: According to the old adage “Sell in May and go away,” investors are supposed to cash out their stock market positions in May and then take the traditionally poorer performing summer
NYSE:HDV May 15, 2012 9:33am

Clearing Up 3 Dividend ETF Misconceptions (DVY, IDV, HDV, DVYE)

Sue Thompson:  As investors search for yield in today’s low-rate environment, many are flocking to dividend exchange traded funds. But despite their growing popularity, misconceptions about these

NYSE:DVY March 20, 2012 11:42pm

260 and Counting: Why We Create New ETFs (CMBS, AGG, IVV, HDV, HYG)

Noel Archard:  “It was a Valentine’s Day present for the CMBS market.” That’s a quote from a Forbes.com article, referring to our new iShares Barclays CMBS Bond Fund, (NYSEArca:CMBS)

NYSE:AGG March 13, 2012 11:53pm

What Obama’s Budget Proposal Means for Dividend Investing (HDV, IXP, IDV)

Russ Koesterich:  While most investors aren’t yet focusing on this fall’s US presidential election, one bit of politics has caught their attention: President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal includes a significant hike in the dividend tax rate. Under the proposal, which essentially lets the Bush tax cuts expire for

NYSE:HDV March 6, 2012 4:40pm

Tax Reform And Dividend ETFs: Cause For Concern? (DLN, SPY, HDV, VYM, SDY, DVY, VIG)

Michael Johnston:  Dividend ETFs have been at the intersection of two of the hottest investing trends over the last year or so, turning in stellar performances and attracting huge cash inflows. Interest in dividend-paying stocks has skyrocketed, as these securities have double-edged appeal as tools

NYSE:DLN March 5, 2012 3:26pm

Is The Current Market Volatility Too Quiet? (LQD, HDV, IOO, OEF, IDV)

Russ Koesterich:  When you’re watching horror movies, the time to worry is when things become eerily quiet. Last Friday, the market’s own measure of fear, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX), hit its lowest level since last July. This is the financial equivalent of eerily quiet.
NYSE:HDV February 9, 2012 6:13pm

The Continuing Case For Mega Caps (OEF, IOO, DVY, IDV, HDV)

Russ Koesterich: Last year, mega-cap companies were cheaper and more profitable than their smaller counterparts. That’s why I continuously advocated for mega-cap, quality stocks as a defensive play amid last year’s market volatility, economic shocks and political paralysis. Ultimately, investing in mega
NYSE:DVY January 18, 2012 6:35pm

After The U.S. Utilities Rally & A New View Of India (IXP, HDV, INDY, EPI, PIN)

Russ Koesterich: Call #1: Underweight US utilities sector: The US utilities sector was a top performer in 2011, gaining roughly 15% compared with a flat performance for the broader market.
NASDAQ:INDY

The 18 Most Successful New ETFs Of 2011 (HDV, SPLV, VXUS, HDGE, BKLN, NKY, SCHH, GUNR, EDIV, SCHD)

Michael Johnston: Growth and evolution have been recurring themes in the exchange-traded universe in 2011, as investors are now faced with a diverse product lineup of  over 1,400 ETPs.
NASDAQ:VXUS December 24, 2011 3:27pm

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