New Online Retail ETF Offers Unique Growth Focus

internet etfsDavid Fabian:   The traditional retail sector has been dominated by brick and mortar business models that have continued to lose market share to online competitors.  Consumers simply don’t shop the way they used to, with a rising trend of mobile transactions and brand loyalty to dominating names such as Amazon.com (AMZN). 
NASDAQ:IBUY May 6, 2016 11:42am

Are ETFs Made Up of CEFs Worth Owning?

investMichael Fabian:  While we are huge proponents of leveraging low cost and liquid ETFs for virtually every asset class; ETFs that invest in closed-end funds (CEFS) are a different story altogether.  The two funds that have garnered the most investor attention in this space are the PowerShares Closed End Fund Composite ETF (PCEF) 
NYSE:PCEF February 12, 2016 4:40pm

The Incredible Volatility Of Closed End Funds [Exchange Traded Concepts Trust, PowerShrs CEF Income Cmpst Prtfl]

technical bounceMichael Fabian: We are now past the halfway mark for 2015, and very little headway has been made for the vast majority of closed-end funds (CEFs).  Examination of the two most popular CEF indexes shows mixed results year-to-date.
NYSE:PCEF July 13, 2015 4:55pm

16% Yield In An ETN; What Could Go Wrong? [Exchange Traded Concepts Trust]

yieldDavid Fabian: Last week I wrote an article about generating yield using ETFs that invest in closed-end funds. My goal was to point out innovative ways to increase the income stream in your portfolio outside of traditional high yield asset classes.
NYSE:CEFL June 11, 2014 4:03pm

Capturing Yield With ETFs of CEFs [iShares Select Dividend ETF, Exchange Traded Concepts Trust]

yieldDavid Fabian:  Many income investors are finding themselves in a conundrum that I have been talking about for some time now. The crux of the issue is that prices on dividend paying equities has risen to the point where generating a decent yield is tougher than ever.
NYSE:DVY June 9, 2014 4:10pm

Five Key Strategies For ETF Income Investors [Exchange Traded Concepts Trust, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

gold key richDavid Fabian: Almost no other category of investing has experienced as much turmoil in the last 12 months as income investors have been subjected to.  Interest rates have been on a roller coaster ride that has churned the landscape for core themes in fixed-income, REITs,
NASDAQ:VCSH April 4, 2014 11:57am

Closed-End ETFs: New Leveraged High Yield Choice From ETRACS

new etfsETRACS, the fund brand from the Switzerland-based bank UBS, is gradually gaining popularity in the high income space. After launching multi-asset ETNs like ETRACS Diversified High Income ETN (DVHI) in September and ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged
NYSE:DVHI December 24, 2013 2:43pm

The Highest Yielding Diversified ETFs

yieldThe ETF industry has produced several funds that blend attractive yield with convenient portfolio diversification.  Let’s examine the top three highest yielding diversified ETFs in the United States today.
NASDAQ:MDIV November 20, 2013 6:38pm

The YieldShares High Income ETF (YYY) Declares First Distribution

Yield_Av4 (1)YieldShares, the Wheaton, Illinois-based provider of ETFs, today announced the July distribution for the YieldShares High Income ETF (YYY). YYY provides exposure to 30 closed-end funds ranked highest overall by the International Securities Exchange (ISE)
NYSE:YYY August 21, 2013 1:32pm

New YieldShares High Income ETF In Focus

Yield_Av4 (1)Although markets have been shaky as of late, ETF providers are diving head first into new products. A host of fresh funds have hit the market recently, targeting a variety of new market segments in the process.
NYSE:PCEF July 3, 2013 12:45pm

YieldShares High Income ETF (YYY) Launches

Yield_Av4 (1)YieldShares LLC, the Wheaton, Illinois sponsor of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has launched the YieldShares High Income ETF (NYSEARCA:YYY). YYY provides investors with cost-efficient access to 30 closed-end funds distinguished
NYSE:YYY July 2, 2013 10:45am

An ETF For Groupon Lovers

Yield_Av4 (1)David Bettencourt: What if many of the same stocks, bonds and investment managers owned by investors could be purchased for a Groupon-like discount? One new ETF is focused on that approach and is currently buying one dollar's worth
NYSE:PCEF July 1, 2013 4:46pm

ETF Extreme Makeover Season

ETFsRon Rowland: Extreme makeovers historically have been rare in the ETF world, averaging less than one per year.  In stark contrast, the past few weeks produced three such events, blowing the doors off of historical trends.
NYSE:DBGR June 26, 2013 2:53pm

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