Etf Bonanza Skirts $5.3 Trillion Market On Outflows: Currencies – Bloomberg

Small cap ETF lost 9% of its assets in the past week — a warning sign? Vote here – The Tell – MarketWatch

ETF market since the financial crisis erupted in 2007. U.S. ETFs that invest in global equities have seen inflows of $13.4 billion this year. Investors have put $17.4 billion in global fixed-income ETFs, data compiled by Bloomberg show. What we need is a good, old-fashioned stock-market crash, or something along those lines, to remind people that they need to diversify, Merk said. Currencies compete against bonds and stocks, and if those just keep going up, then there isnt much room for currencies for your average investor. Providers of currency-based ETFs will have to be more creative with product offerings, said William Belden, managing director of Lisle, Illinois-based Guggenheim Investments.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-05/etf-bonanza-skirts-5-3-trillion-market-on-outflows-currencies.html

These tech components are critical in the manufacturing and operation of smartphones, tablets, satellites, TVs, and wearable technology. Worldwide chip sales reached $26.28 billion in January, an 8.8% increase year over year. And that growth isn’t going to slow down. Research firm Research and Markets forecasts an additional 4.4% in growth through the rest of 2014. Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson recommended SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (NYSE Arca: XSD ) as a great way to tap into the semiconductor sector boom. “XSD offers both the upside that comes with the semiconductor boom and the stability that stems from owning a well-run ETF,” Robinson said in April .
Source: http://www.wnd.com/markets/news/read/27160406/three_etf_investing_picks_to_make_your_portfolio_pop_today_by_garrett_baldwin

Three ETF Investing Picks to Make Your Portfolio Pop Today By Garrett Baldwin

For the week, only one other ETF bid farewell to more investor dollars the SPDR S&P 500 ETF /quotes/zigman/714403/delayed /quotes/nls/spy SPY , the worlds largest ETF. This week IWM closed under its 200-day moving average for the first time since November 2012, and the small cap ETF has flirted with correction territory . Market watchers are debating whether the small-cap slump will help drag down the S&P 500 /quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime SPX , or whether the Russell 2000 /quotes/zigman/2759624/realtime RUT will bounce back, putting an end to its divergence from the big-cap index. Heres some of the trader chatter on Twitter: MarketWatchs columnist Jonathan Burton has said small caps slide could have a silver lining, namely a rebound in this years second half , but another MarketWatch column by Dave Fry says the drop reflects a market in trouble . What do you think?
Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/05/09/small-cap-etf-lost-9-of-its-assets-in-the-past-week-a-warning-sign-vote-here/

Next Funds Ibovespa Linked Etf (1325.T) Quote| Reuters.com

This provides another sign that investors are losing some of their appetite for the stock markets small fry its riskier plays. The Russell 2000 almost broke its record for consecutive closes above the 200-day line. But like Leon Lett in Super Bowl XXVI , the index came up just shy of its goal. Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffers Investment Research, had been watching for a new record, as noted in a Tell post last week . On Tuesday, he said on Twitter: Another closely watched ETF that showed weakness Tuesday was the Global X Social Media ETF SOCL had its lowest close since July 31, weighed down by Twitters /quotes/zigman/23556538/delayed /quotes/nls/twtr TWTR big slide after a lock-up period ended. [Editor’s note: This article first published on May 6.] Victor Reklaitis Follow Vic on Twitter @vicrek .
Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/05/06/russell-2000-and-its-etf-undercut-key-level-social-media-etf-also-slides-on-twitters-tumble/

Russell 2000 and its ETF undercut key level; social media ETF also slides on Twitter’s tumble – The Tell – MarketWatch

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Source: http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=1325.T

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