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  • Oct. 5, 2015, 3:00 PM
    • Just 10% of ETFs are posting positive returns year-to-date, down from 66% one year ago, reports Bloomberg. Just seven ETFs have returns above 10% YTD versus 114 at this time last year.
    • The five best performers are niche funds with combined assets of just $260M. The #1 spot goes to the QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund (NYSEARCA:MOM), with a 21% return. Number two is the Market Vectors China AMC SME - ChiNext ETF (NYSEARCA:CNXT) with a 17.8% return even after tumbling 45% since June 1.
    • Talk about niche - rounding out the top three is the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Health Care Fund (NYSEARCA:DXJH), up 16%, though down 18% since mid-August.
    • In spots four and five are two single-country European ETFs bucking the selloff in markets across the pond. The iShares MSCI Denmark Capped ETF (BATS:EDEN) and the iShares MSCI Ireland Capper ETF (NYSEARCA:EIRL) have each returned 14%.
    | Oct. 5, 2015, 3:00 PM
  • Mar. 5, 2015, 1:02 PM
    • The Arrow QVM Equity Factor ETF (NYSEARCA:QVM) is an equally-weighted portfolio of 50 stocks that simultaneously demonstrate strong quality, value and momentum characteristics.
    • This strategy is based on the Arrow Insights Quality Value Momentum Index, which has has shown a favorable risk/return profile relative to both the capitalization-weighted S&P 500 Index and the equal-weighted S&P 500 Index in historical analysis.
    • Broad quality, value or  momentum ETFs: PDP, QUAL, BFOR, MTUM, PWC, FAB, QVAL, MOM, MMTM, DWAQ, VLUE, VUSE
    | Mar. 5, 2015, 1:02 PM
  • Nov. 4, 2014, 1:10 PM
    • The Cambria Global Momentum ETF (NYSEARCA:GMOM) is an actively managed fund of funds investment, which will select its components using a quantitative screen for potential holdings with momentum and trend factors.
    • This is the 4th fund from Cambria, the first three being the Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF (NYSEARCA:SYLD), the Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF (NYSEARCA:FYLD) and the Cambria Global Value ETF (NYSEARCA:GVAL).
    • Other momentum ETFs: PDP, PIE, MTUM, PIZ, MOM, MMTM, DWAQ
    | Nov. 4, 2014, 1:10 PM | 9 Comments
  • Sep. 10, 2014, 4:38 PM
    • State Street Corporation's (NYSE:STT) new fund, the SPDR SSgA Risk Aware ETF, is designed to provide investors with competitive returns, compared to the broad U.S. equity market, and capital appreciation.
    • “The SPDR SSGA Risk Aware ETF (NYSEARCA:RORO) is targeted at providing investors an innovative solution for capitalizing on risk-on and risk-off fluctuations in the US equity market,” said Scott Ebner, senior managing director and global head of product development and research at State Street Global Advisors, in a statement.
    • Managed by SSGA’s Active Quantitative Equity Group, the fund will employ their quantitative market risk measurement model to identify, quantify and benefit from risk factors moving the markets at any given time.
    • Other broad U.S. equity ETFs built to maximize returns: USMV, QUAL, BFOR, PWC, FAB, VLUE, VUSE, PDP, MTUM, MOM, MMTM, DWAQ
    | Sep. 10, 2014, 4:38 PM
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