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Social investing, bitcoin and other hot topics at the world’s biggest ETF conference

“Pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies are not just investing but in some cases founding their own ETF firms” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Many are moving away from active management and instead using asset allocation with index-based ETFs.”. Last year was the biggest year ever for ETFs — with the biggest inflows ever (nearly $480 billion) and record assets under management ($3.2 trillion).Here’s a rundown of the hot trends everyone is talking about: Maybe, but it’s a very tough sell, as Fuhr points out, “Most active management have…

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As stock market rockets to records, TD Ameritrade to roll out round-the-clock trade

“Regular trading hours on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and other exchanges run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. Technological improvements involving electronic communications networks at online brokers like TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab Corp.TD Ameritrade said it would start out allowing off-hour trade in 12 widely held U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds using limit orders to protect against potential losses.TD Ameritrade AMTD, +0.38%  said it wants to close the gap between regular hours and extended hours for qualified investors, starting from 8 p.m.Online broker TD Ameritrade…

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Longtime stock bull now telling investors that Wall Street’s party is about done

“Then, see what Warren Buffett thinks of cryptocurrencies, find out what could make more Americans financially great, and learn how U.S. income inequality and its consequences threaten the American Dream” reports marketwatch.com. Piper Jaffray’s Craig Johnson thinks the stock market could correct by 20%.Bitcoin’s price surge looks more like Amazon.com than Pets.com Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is confident the cryptocurrency story will end in tears, but he isn’t staking any money on bitcoin or its brethren either way. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Final frontier for markets? An ETF related to outer space could blast off soon

“The global space industry is currently valued at about $350 billion, according to data from the Satellite Industry Association cited by Morgan Stanley researchers” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF XAR, -0.33%  , a fund that will likely have some overlap with the new space fund, charges 0.35% of assets.The ETF sponsor Procure ETF Trust earlier this week filed for two new funds, one of which is dedicated to outer space and the burgeoning economy related to the cosmos.The Procure Space ETF will hold…

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Direxion Asset Management applies to SEC to launch leveraged and inverse Bitcoin ETFs that would up to double price moves of the cryptocurrency

“Such so-called leveraged funds, which use derivatives to achieve their investment goals, have been on the market for years” writes Source Brian Kelly for cnbc.com. A regulatory application from Direxion Asset Management seeks approval for five new funds — one that seeks straight-up correlation with the cryptocurrency, but four others designed to amplify price movements either up or down.With $34.7 billion in assets, the funds make up a small but growing part of the $3.5 trillion ETF industry, according to ETF.com. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Health-care ETF tumbles as biotechnology stocks weigh

“The largest exchange-traded fund to track the health-care sector fell on Monday, dropping as the biggest declining industry of the day by far” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Celgene Corp. fell 3.2% after it agreed to buy blood-disease biotechnology company Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 billion.Biotechnology companies were the biggest drags on the sector on Monday. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Jeff Reeves: 5 opportunistic ways to beat the stock market this year

“That compares with almost 30% in China for the iShares fund, plus another 11% in exchanges on Taiwan” writes Jeff Reeves for marketwatch.com. This could be the year of a long-awaited comeback for energy stocks.Here are five thematic ETFs to take advantage of specific opportunities in 2018: Every investor should consider dividend stocks, whether they seek income in retirement or simply an extra bit of performance.It’s simply biased toward large-cap companies with a screen for fundamentals as well as raw market cap to determine weighting.At the dawn of a new…

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5 opportunistic ways to beat the stock market this year

“That compares with almost 30% in China for the iShares fund, plus another 11% in exchanges on Taiwan” writes Jeff Reeves for marketwatch.com. This could be the year of a long-awaited comeback for energy stocks.Here are five thematic ETFs to take advantage of specific opportunities in 2018: Every investor should consider dividend stocks, whether they seek income in retirement or simply an extra bit of performance.It’s simply biased toward large-cap companies with a screen for fundamentals as well as raw market cap to determine weighting.At the dawn of a new…

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