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Mexico dominates in the latest round of MarketWatch’s March ETF Madness

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:17:55 GMT

Chile, Mexico and South Africa were among the biggest winners in the second week of MarketWatch’s March ETF Madness.(image)



ETF Focus: Wall Street sours on buyback ETFs as stock repurchases wane

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:28 GMT

The largest exchange-traded fund related to companies repurchasing their own stock has fallen out of favor in 2017, sharply underperforming the market and seeing outflows as companies reduce the amount they spend on buybacks.(image)



ETF Focus: A new ETF struggles to find contrarian bets among unjustly shorted stocks

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:02:22 GMT

A strategy dedicated to buying stocks it deems as unfairly targeted by short sellers is finding few candidates. The problem? If a correction comes, many bearish bets will be justified.(image)



ETF Focus: ETFs geared for rising rates draw bids, even as Fed plots measured path

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:19:49 GMT

The Federal Reserve last week indicated it might not be as aggressive with its interest rate policy as some market participants had expected, but investors have continued to move into a pair of exchange-traded funds designed to outperform in environments marked by rising rates.(image)



Market Extra: Wall Street’s smallest stocks suffer the most in Tuesday selloff

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:15:04 GMT

U.S. stocks were broadly lower on Tuesday, but the biggest weakness came in small and midcap stocks, which are more closely tied to the pace of economic growth and added to their recent underperformance.(image)



ETF Focus: France ETF rises on heavy volume after first presidential debate

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:09:31 GMT

The largest exchange-traded fund to track the French equity market rises after a strong debate performance by centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.(image)



ETF Focus: Trump’s vocal support doesn’t unearth coal-sector bulls

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:23:14 GMT

The coal industry, which looked to be one of the biggest winners in the immediate aftermath of last year’s U.S. election, has struggled to advance since November, lagging behind the overall market despite President Donald Trump’s frequent pledges in support of the sector.(image)



U.S. eliminated in first round of MarketWatch’s March ETF Madness

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:07:31 GMT

While the U.S. stock market had its seventh weekly gain of the past eight weeks, it failed to top a massive rally by South Africa, knocking it out in the first round of MarketWatch’s March ETF Madness.(image)



FA Center: Who has the cheapest funds? It’s more complicated than you think

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:06:28 GMT

Expense ratios don’t tell the whole story.(image)



ETF Focus: Investors retreat from low-volatility ETFs ahead of higher rates

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:28:55 GMT

Wall Street analysts broadly expect stock market volatility to spike in 2017 after several years of essentially quiet trading, but investors have been moving away from the securities designed to protect against the risks of such a market.(image)