Hottest ETFs

30 Top ETFs of 2010

December 29, 2010

The top ETFs of 2010 hail from several different asset classes and strategies.  Since leveraged ETFs tend to benefit tremendously from sustained trends but make for poor long-term investments in volatile markets, I’ve included both conventional non-leveraged ETFs as well as leveraged ETFs.  As of December 30, 2010, here are the best performing ETFs of […]

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5 Hottest ETFs of the week

December 19, 2010

Last week ended relatively flat for the broader indices as markets digested the finalization of the 2011 Tax Plan, but there were some pockets of performance in various sectors and asset classes.  We saw a Biotech ETF benefit tremendously from a triple digit return in a top holding, we saw soft commodity prices spike (what […]

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Hottest ETFs of the Week – Tax Deal Edition

December 12, 2010

Market action this week was very much driven by the “framework” announced by Obama which was met with surprising resistance from within his own party – especially surrounding the estate tax provisions and a payroll tax holiday that is viewed as only benefiting higher earners.  With a price tag estimated to be in the $850 […]

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Top ETF Gainers of the Week to Watch

November 14, 2010

In a down week for indices world-wide, the top ETF gainers for the period were primarily short ETFs, with some strength in the energy sector evident.  Oddly enough, following the widely anticipated QE2 announcement, Treasuries have been selling off, presumably because markets had widely anticipated the announcement and were perhaps hoping for something more substantial […]

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Top ETF Trends of the Week

October 24, 2010

Equities continued their ascent last week, posting a mild gain of .6% for the S&P500 following a spate of favorable earnings announcements with very few disappointments.  While most companies have now reported and much of the positive anticipated earnings reporting sentiment may be built into equities valuations already given the trend we’ve seen, there are […]

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ETF Top Gainers From Last Week – It’s All About Commodities

October 10, 2010

Broader indices rallied again this week with the S&P500 (SPY) up over 1.5% – very much buoyed by the prospects of a new round of Quantitative Easing following another lackluster jobs report. We’ve been seeing the US dollar continue to decline in terms of other major currencies but Treasuries continue to rally, with the 10-Year […]

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ETFs on the Move – Sectors and Strategies

September 19, 2010

Each week I publish the week’s hottest ETFs across various sectors and employing various strategies.  For the prior week, we saw the S&P500 (SPY) gain 1.4%, while gold bullion (GLD) touched a new record.  Meantime, Treasuries sold off a bit and mortgage rates crept up, which is of no help to an anemic housing market. […]

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Hottest ETFs of the Week

September 11, 2010

With September historically being the worst of the 12 months for equities investors, this September is bucking the trend, with the S&P500 (SPY) up 5.23% month to date.  For the prior week, the S&P500 gained 1.8% and Treasury Bonds lost ground following this week’s Treasury auctions, with mortgage rates coming off their historic lows and […]

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Colombia ETF Up 50% YTD – Here’s Why

September 9, 2010

While much talk of hot Latin American economies has focused around the Frontier Markets up 22% on the year, Colombia’s ETF (GXG) is up even more on the year, just breaching a 50% gain for the year.  This, in a roughly flat to down market for most developed world bourses. About the Colombia ETF The […]

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