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  • Short-Term Bond ETFs In Focus On Money Fund Reform Talk [View article]
    Hi,

    There are articles on the BulletShares ETFs, along with other articles on defined maturity ETFs at the ETFTrends.com site.

    http://bit.ly/Vbwgwv

    http://bit.ly/RoD24o

    Best regards,
    Tom
    Nov 30, 2012. 01:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare Is Unhealthy For Medical Devices ETFs [View article]
    Sorry, but there are no inverse/short ETFs available for the medical devices sub-sector.

    Best regards,
    Tom
    Nov 16, 2012. 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Emerging Market Bond ETF With A 6.5% Yield [View article]
    Hi bsorge,

    BBB-/Baa3 bonds are considered low investment grade, and the bonds rated BB+/Ba1 and lower are non-investment grade, speculative or "junk."

    Best regards,
    Tom
    Nov 14, 2012. 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Defined Maturity Bond ETFs Have Room To Grow [View article]
    Hi,

    Defined maturity ETFs have a designated year of maturity. For instance, BSCC will terminate around Dec. 31, 2012.

    In the last six months of operation, the funds will start transitioning to cash and cash equivalents. Once they terminate, the funds will distribute the cash to shareholders.

    Best regards,
    Tom
    Oct 11, 2012. 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An ETF Approach To U.S. Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Hi stall,

    DTD is based off a modified cap-weighted index that tracks large-cap dividend paying U.S. stocks, which may include REITs.

    SPLV is more focused on stocks selected from the S&P 500 that exhibit low levels of volatility - this ETF holds 100 stocks from the S&P index that has shown the lowest relative volatility over the past year.

    Best regards,
    Tom
    Sep 27, 2012. 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ETF Spotlight: Vanguard Total Bond Market [View article]
    Hi,

    As of the end of June, Vanguard is the third largest ETF provider, with $208.3 billion in ETF assets under management.

    All the best,
    Tom
    Jul 17, 2012. 12:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diamonds On The Soles Of Her ETF: IndexIQ Files For First Physical Diamond Trust [View article]
    Hi,

    At this time, there is not set date. It is still in SEC filing.

    - Tom
    Jul 12, 2012. 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Access Institutional Quality Management Through Multi-Asset ETFs [View article]
    PFM's fees are already calculated into PCA's 0.71% expense ratio.

    - Tom
    Jul 3, 2012. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Access Institutional Quality Management Through Multi-Asset ETFs [View article]
    Hi,

    Before picking one of these ETFs, it is important to consider what level of exposure you are comfortable with, as the weightings between sectors and bond allocations may differ. While you can diversify with multiple multi-asset ETFs, specific holdings, such as underlying company stocks, may overlap between two multi-asset ETFs, so you need to mind your overall exposure to a single company or sector.

    - Tom
    Jul 3, 2012. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REIT ETFs To Play Higher Rents [View article]
    Not at all, Capt. Brian. I welcome all forms of colorful input!

    - Tom
    Jun 26, 2012. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Multi-Asset ETFs For The Long Term [View article]
    Hi,

    IYLD started trading on April 3, 2012, so it does not have a trailing 12-month yield.

    According to iShares, the fund has a 30-day SEC yield of 4.68%

    - Tom
    Jun 22, 2012. 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ETFs For Lower Oil Prices [View article]
    Hi,

    You have to still keep in mind that both XLE and FAA follow equity stocks and the well-being of both respective industry companies. Oil, while a major factor, is not the only component that affects both industries. For instance, energy regulation or pipeline disruptions may hurt the bottom line and poorly affect XLE, whereas a slow air travel season would hurt airliners and the FAA ETF.

    - Tom
    Jun 18, 2012. 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Low-Volatility ETF For Downside Protection [View article]
    Hi,

    We follow the 200-day moving average to determine buy and sell points. Right now, the fund has not formed a long-term trend and is still oscillating around short-term factors.

    For a more in-depth article on the trend following strategy, take a look here: http://bit.ly/JEE73e

    All the best,
    Tom
    Jun 1, 2012. 12:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VIX ETFs To Hedge Market Volatility [View article]
    Hi gofx,

    Investors seeking to hedge against market volatility with VIX-related products tend to focus on the largest products, which are ETNS (i.e. VXZ, TVIX). However, most investors do not know that ETNs are not ETFs - some often group them all as "fund" products - and should not be used interchangeably. This article was intended to let hedgers know that there are VIX-related ETFs available.

    Best regards,
    Tom
    Jun 1, 2012. 12:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VIX ETFs To Hedge Market Volatility [View article]
    Hi colion,

    VXX and VXZ are exchange traded notes, and this story is centered around VIX-related ETFs.

    For more information on ETNs, you can take a look at:
    http://bit.ly/MYhoAn
    http://bit.ly/KIzGSW
    http://bit.ly/MYhoQD
    May 30, 2012. 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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