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Etf Investors Start Sniffing For Value In High Yield - Nasdaq.com

According to recent data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report, high yield bond funds around the world attracted more than $3.6 billion in net inflows for the week ended February 4. According to ETF.com , these two giant index funds have more info accounted for just under $3 billion in total year-to-date inflows through February 9. That marks a significant divergence from the pullback in risk behavior of 2014 that led to significant underperformance across the low quality credit spectrum. LQD was significantly impacted by the sharp rise in rates, while HYG remained passively neutral given the relative stability in the stock market. Now there is plenty of room to be cautious about high yield bonds at this juncture as well. Those are all valid points if concerns of deflation begin to weigh on equity prices, which will in turn leak over to the corporate credit environment.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-investors-start-sniffing-for-value-in-high-yield-cm442879

ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Higher on Possible Greece Debt Deal - NASDAQ.com

Buying the largest, most liquid companies in an index is cost-effective, said Draper. EQAL is not even two months old and already has nearly $47 million in assets under management and charges just 0.2% per year. Watch the video below to see the full interview. To view past video interviews, visit our video section .
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/draper-talks-etf-index-construction-140017349.html

RevenueShares Global Revenue Weighted ETF Hits the Market - ETF News And Commentary - Yahoo Finance

"NXF represents another example of how First Asset is trying to meet the real world needs of Canadian investors. We excluded Canadian energy producers to avoid replicating exposure that most Canadians already have, and combined equal weighted exposure to the portfolio of energy giants with our 25% covered call writing strategy. The result is a way to invest in large cap energy companies with the benefits of writing covered call options on a portion of the portfolio a balance of market participation with option premiums. We believe it represents another smart solution for Canadian advisors to help achieve their clients' objectives. Barry Gordon, President and CEO, First Asset Investment Management Inc. Call Options - An attractive risk adjusted approach Large capitalization energy producers are expected to be attractive long-term investments, but may exhibit significant price volatility for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, the Manager believes that an investment strategy which incorporates equal weighting combined with selling call options is a balanced approach that will offer the potential to capitalize on the sector volatility while retaining the upside on a significant portion of the portfolio. A similar methodology has been successfully applied by First Asset to a portfolio of the 25 largest North American technology companies. First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF (TMX:TXF, launched in October 2011 ) has achieved compound annual total returns of 13.87% since inception to Jan 30, 2015 , and has an attractive distribution yield of 6.05% as at December 31 , 2014. First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF (TXF) 1 year NXF.B NXF.D First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF has closed the initial offering of its currency hedged and unhedged common class units and currency hedged and unhedged advisor units and these units will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") today. First Asset - Smart SolutionsTM First Asset is an independent investment firm, focused on providing smart, low cost solutions that address the real-world investment needs of Canadians - capital appreciation, income generation and risk mitigation. Rooted in strong fundamentals, First Asset's smart solutions strive to deliver better risk-adjusted returns than the broad market while helping investors achieve their personal financial goals.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/first-asset-energy-giants-covered-120000090.html

Draper Talks ETF Index Construction - Yahoo Finance

The chart below shows the one year price performance of VNQ, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, VNQ's low point in its 52 week range is $67.40 per share, with $89.27 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $84.37. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ''shares'' investors are actually buying and selling ''units''. These ''units'' can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed). Creation of new units will mean the underlying holdings of the ETF need to be purchased, while destruction of units involves selling underlying holdings, so large flows can also impact the individual components held within ETFs.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/noteworthy-etf-inflows-vnq-cm442790

First Asset Energy Giants Covered Call ETF: Combining the Largest Energy Producers in the World with Higher Cash Flow - Yahoo Finance

Biocept (BIOC) dropped by as much as 37% after pricing an underwritten public offering of 8 million common shares and warrants to buy up to 8 million shares at $1.25, for gross proceeds of $10 million. The warrants will have a per share exercise price of $1.56, are exercisable immediately and will expire five years from the date of issuance. The underwriters were granted a 45-day option to buy up to an additional 1.2 million common shares and/or 1.2 million warrants to cover over-allotments, if any. The company didn't disclose the purpose of the offering. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-higher-on-possible-greece-debt-deal-cm442317

Noteworthy ETF Inflows: VNQ - NASDAQ.com

How Does it Fit in a Portfolio? This ETF could be an intriguing choice for investors seeking a new take on global investing. It also could be appropriate for investors seeking to apply the revenue-weighted model with growth focus, something that wasnt really available until now. Though the new fund seems pricier than other global products in the space, it seeks to offer exposure to countries with a strong relative momentum. Further, a combination of large cap and growth stocks provide a nice capital appreciation opportunity. This is especially true, as large caps tend to be the most stable in an adverse economic scenario while also offer capital appreciation in a booming market.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/revenueshares-global-revenue-weighted-etf-160004805.html

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