Are Buyback ETFs Worth Buying? [PowerShare Buyback Achievers Fund (ETF), AdvisorShares Trust]

etfsLawrence Meyers: I am of a split opinion when it comes to stock buybacks. When a company has excess cash, it can either plow it back into the company to grow the business, buy back stock to make each dollar of net income worth more to shareholders, or pay a dividend.
NYSE:PKW April 20, 2015 4:52pm

Share Buybacks Are One Great Market Signal [Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Apple Inc., DST Systems, Inc.]

warren buffetIn the first four months of this year, U.S. companies bought back $255 billion worth of their own shares. That is no small sum, but it is significantly less than the $355 billion worth they purchased in the same period last year. The declining pace of buybacks has some
NYSE:PKW May 14, 2014 10:35am

AdvisorShares Announces Change In Portfolio Manager

AdvisorsharesAdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of 18 actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced that Irvine, Calif.-based The Elements Financial Group, LLC (TEG) was approved by the AdvisorShares Board of Trustees

NYSE:RRGR November 27, 2013 2:56pm

Alpha Is Difficult To Achieve But Not Hard To Find

AdvisorsharesAlpha may be difficult to achieve but it is not hard to find as investors navigate opportunities for better risk-adjusted returns in any market environment. AdvisorShares, a leading provider of actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

NYSE:AADR November 26, 2013 1:24pm

Four ETFs That Have Haunted Investors All Year

fearfulDavid Fabian: "Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."  Edgar Allan Poe  – The Raven
NYSE:GDX October 31, 2013 1:51pm

Three Safe ETFs To Consider In The Next Government Shutdown

new etfsAt the 11th hour, the U.S. government once again averted disaster. Enough republicans and democrats agreed to both raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government, ending the first government shutdown since the mid 90s, and ending
NYSE:HDGE October 24, 2013 3:48pm

Profit From Share Buybacks With This ETF

ETFs: In the fourth quarter of 2012, companies on key stock indices purchased $93.8 billion worth of their own shares back from investors. This represented an increase of 9.6% compared to the same period in the prior year.
NYSE:TTFS May 10, 2013 1:00pm

Generate Alpha With These 3 Outperforming ETFs (PXLG, TTFS, PWC)

Eric Dutram: Despite some recent weakness in the stock markets, investors have seen a pretty good year overall with broad benchmarks like the S&P 500 gaining considerably in the year-to-date time frame. In fact, the S&P 500 is actually up over 10.8% since the start of January
NYSE:PWC December 12, 2012 12:12pm

3 Overlooked Active ETFs (ONEF, TTFS, PMA, VEA, IWB)

Eric Dutram: Actively managed ETFs are gaining in popularity as of late with several new product launches in the category. The recent entry of more AdvisorShares funds, the entrant of State Street into the mix, and yet another PIMCO launch have underscored
NYSE:ONEF July 13, 2012 12:57pm

Five ETF Plays For Doomsday Predictions (TBT, DENT, AMJ, TIP, UUP, IDU, TTFS, GSY)

Stoyan Bojinov: Investors have seemingly brushed aside looming debt woes on both sides of the Atlantic ocean as improving growth expectations have helped pave the way higher for equity markets around the globe. Bullish momentum has undoubtedly prevailed on Wall Street thus far in 2012, although many are

NYSE:AMJ April 4, 2012 4:52pm

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