An ETF Built to Time the Market

An ETF Built to Time the Market

An ETF Built to Time the Market

This year has proved humbling for prognosticators. British soccer club Leicester City, given 5,000-1 odds to win its league, clinched the title. Bookmakers at one point last summer gave Donald Trump 80-1 odds to seal the Republican presidential nomination. Continue reading at barrons.com

Last Week’s Best Healthcare ETF

Several of these ETFs even put up market-beating performances. With more than $ 6 billion in net assets, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology is one of the largest healthcare ETFs out there. Investors likely are drawn to this fund’s broad diversification and … Continue reading at fool.com

A Market Of ETFs, Not An ETF Market

What’s the “market” outlook? Should that be as important as “What’s the outlook for each of many market segments?”. It hasn’t been for many price-leveraged ETFs, where the power of their derivative securities holdings (sources of the leverage) often pushes … Continue reading at seekingalpha.com

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CRAK: Why This ETF Can Endure Oil's Rise

The Market Vectors Oil Refiners ETF (NYSEArca: CRAK), the first dedicated exchange traded fund play on refiners equities, is languishing this relative to other equity-based energy ETFs, but that is not surprising. The oil refinery business benefits from … Continue reading at etftrends.com

Fed Fun For These Bank ETFs

Nor is it about the SPDR KBW Regional Banking (ETF) (NYSE: KRE), at least not directly. As was noted in this space Thursday, since the publication of the most recent Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes last week, which revealed the Federal Reserve … Continue reading at finance.yahoo.com

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Fidelity Investments enters 'smart beta' ETF race

Now it's trying to do the same thing in the ETF space, where its biggest advantage may be that reputation and a strategically late entry to the market. Whether Fidelity actually can shake up the ETF world remains to be seen, but -- after filing last … Continue reading at seattletimes.com

Japan May Be Onto Something with Its New ETF-Style QE

The other element of this strategy that has raised eyebrows is the fact that the BOJ now owns 59 percent of the ETF market without an exit strategy. But they aren’t alone. It is not a stretch to say the Fed also owns a large chunk of the U.S. ETF market as … Continue reading at bloomberg.com

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) Monthly Target 0

Here is a long term (Monthly) outlook on the SPY, we are not going to be generally long again until the market is sub $ 160. SPDR S&P 500 closed up 3.909 at 210.240. Volume was 51% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 53% narrower than normal. Continue reading at livetradingnews.com

ETF trading, pricing practices under SEC review after pricing disruptions

WASHINGTON--U.S. market regulators are conducting a sweeping review of exchange … Don't miss: A wild day for QQQ: from 'flash crash' to 'sick bounce' for Nasdaq-100 ETF White said the agency is specifically analyzing the role that large … Continue reading at marketwatch.com

ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (ETF) Stock Price Could Go Up After Today's Bullish Options Activity

The ETF has a market cap of $ 1.98 billion. The Index is a measure of large-cap the United States stock market performance. It currently has negative earnings. It is a float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index of 500 United States operating … Continue reading at bibeypost.com

* Find out how the market sectors have performed throughout 2014!

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Now that the year is coming to a close, we thought it would be a good idea to look back and see how some of the individual sectors have performed relative to one another. Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista discuss all of the market sectors and their equivalent ETFs. The guys find out that Healthcare (XLV) has been the best performing sector this past year while Energy (XOP) has been the worst performing.

Next, the guys take the study one step further to find out the correlation of the most tradable ETFs to the S&P 500, Oil and the 10yr US Treasury Note. They find out some interesting information such as the fact that the energy sector (XOP) is more correlated to the S&P 500 (0.68) than it is to crude oil (0.56). They also find out that due to the large dividend that the utility sector issues, it is the only sector with a positive correlation to the 10yr Note.

Finally the guys look at one last study examining the top and bottom performing sectors against their respective benchmarks. They compare how the Healthcare sector has performed when the S&P moves 1% and how the Energy sector compares when Oil moves 1%. For Energy, they find that the ETF will have a smaller move than Oil and when there is a 1% **down** move, the ETF moves considerably more than if Oil move 1% up. This is different for the Healthcare sector as XLV tends to have a move that is slightly larger that 1% when the S&P 500 moves 1% in either direction!

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