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Last Week’s Best Healthcare ETF

Last Week's Best Healthcare ETF

Last Week’s Best Healthcare ETF

In fact, the majority of the most popular exchange-traded funds that focus on healthcare stocks had a great week and posted positive returns. Several of these ETFs were even up by more than 3%, but that still wasn’t good enough to match the best-performing … Continue reading at

Mid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Higher as Crude Oil Prices Rally, Upstaging Weak Inventories Data

Broad-market exchange-traded funds, including SPY, IWM, IVV and others, were firmer. Meanwhile, actively traded PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) is down 0.2%. U.S. stocks were in positive territory at the session’s half following a rally in oil, as well as upbeat … Continue reading at

JPMorgan Expands ETF Lineup With 2 Currency-Hedged Funds

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM)’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management expanded its lineup of exchange traded funds Monday with the addition of two currency hedged funds. The JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Currency Hedged Equity ETF (NYSE: JPEH) and the … Continue reading at

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Stock ETFs Add Sixth Week to Streak of Inflows: Lipper

Exchange-traded fund investors showed continued confidence in U.S. markets, delivering stock ETFs based in the country $ 3.5 billion and their sixth straight week of net new cash during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Continue Reading Below … Continue reading at

Outperforming Small-Cap ETF Strategies

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The Globe and Mail's ETF Buyer's Guide, Part 2: U.S. equity

The argument that exchange-traded funds are the simplest way to invest is never more tested than when you want exposure to U.S. stocks. You have all the usual factors to consider when comparing U.S. equity ETFs - fees, diversification and trading volumes … Continue reading at

J.P. Morgan Now Offers Two New Strategic Beta ETFs (JPM)

The asset management arm of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) recently added two new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to its offering of strategic beta funds by launching JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Currency Hedged Equity ETF (JPEH) and JPMorgan Diversified … Continue reading at

Here's Why You Should Stay Away From Gold ETFs

On March 4, BlackRock, the sponsor of the gold ETF iShares Gold Trust (IAU), announced it had temporarily suspended issuance of new shares in the fund. The sponsor admitted it had failed to register the new shares with the SEC as exchange traded commodity … Continue reading at

Do ETFs’ Flows Drive the Gold Price?

What are ETFs? The ETFs, or Exchange-Traded Funds, are funds that track indices, commodities or securities. The ETF shares are securities that closely resemble the yield and return of its native index, but - unlike mutual funds units - can be traded … Continue reading at

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There has been a lot of buzz in recent days about the idea of a bubble in the biotech space on the market today. The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ: IBB), an ETF that tracks a range of companies in the biotech space, peaked exactly a month ago, and has since lost 12% of its value, falling 3% in a single day yesterday. Investors are understandably concerned that the sell-off will lead to a continued decline in the days ahead.

In this video, Motley Fool healthcare analyst David Williamson discusses why there may be some validity to the speculation of a bubble in this sector at the moment. David then gives investors his three top picks for which companies he would jump in on if a biotech pullback offered a lower price point, and why these three pharmaceutical businesses have the underlying strength to survive any market condition.

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