4 Signs Of A Potential Etf Apocalypse Now

The crux of that case can be boiled down to a lack of proper education on the ETF industry’s more esoteric and aggressive products. In a broader sense, lack of education could haunt the industry and choke growth. It may be more blocking and tackling rather than apocalyptic, but its importance can’t be understated, ETF experts said. “There is a great need for companies like State Street, Schwab and Vanguard to offer easily accessible ETF education in ways that allow people to consume content, such as social media,” Wiandt said.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101378179

ETF Chart of the Day: South of the Border Tears

In the past couple sessions, BND (Vanguard Total Bond http://www.etftradingsignals.com Market, Expense Ratio 0.10%) is the net leader across all U.S. listed ETPs in net inflows, reeling in approximately $1.1 billion in new assets. This adds to an already impressive asset base of about $18.3 billion in this fund currently, making it the largest Total Bond Market focused ETF in the product landscape. Bond Market, Expense Ratio 0.08%) is a reasonably close second in terms of AUM, with $15.4 billion in AUM, and should also be monitored closely here for signs of inflows. The concept of Total Bond Market in this case refers to these funds investing in, according to ETF Database, public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed income securities in the U.S., including government, corporate, and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, all with maturities of more than 1 year. Currently, BND is tilted as such, 40.6% Government bonds, 23.12% Corporate Bonds, 22.53% Agency Mortgage Backed Bonds, and the rest of the portfolio is allocated across Government Related, Cash And Equivalents, Commercial Mortgage Backed, and other categories.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-chart-day-bond-bash-163054991.html

ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Weaken Ahead of Open as Investors Mull Economic Data, Disappointing Earnings

In seven years, WisdomTree has become the fifth largest ETF provider in the U.S. and the eighth largest globally. “We continue to successfully execute our growth plans in the U.S., the world’s largest ETF market, and today’s announcement marks the latest in a series of measured steps we have taken to participate in global ETF market growth,” said WisdomTree CEO and President Jonathan Steinberg. “We have an important marketing relationship with the Compass Group to serve Latin America and we have made some of our ETFs available for sale in Mexico and Japan. As the second largest ETP market after the U.S., Europe is a strategically important market and is the next natural step given our stage of development. For WisdomTree specifically, the demand for smart beta has never been stronger.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140131-907379.html

WisdomTree to Expand Into Europe

Among the largest underlying components of VEA, in trading today Nestle S A ( NSRGY ) is down about 1%, Vodafone Group plc ( VOD ) is off about 0.9%, and Novartis ( NVS ) is lower by about 1.5%. For a complete list of holdings, visit the VEA Holdings page Click here to find out which 9 other ETFs had notable inflows The chart below shows the one year price performance of VEA, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, VEA’s low point in its 52 week range is $34.33 per share, with $41.88 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $39.41. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed).
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12291190/1/notable-etf-inflow-detected–vea-nsrgy-vod-nvs.html

Notable ETF Inflow Detected – VEA, NSRGY, VOD, NVS

For the full year, the company had previously said it expected to deliver EPS of $5.01 to $5.11 and accounting for the $0.10 of discrete items, the range for underlying EPS was between $5.11 and $5.21. Among stocks, Actavis (ACT) was down 1.54% after it said it expects to record revenue above $10 billion in 2014 and earnings between $12.60 per share and $13.10 – “modestly above the high-end” of the company’s previous forecast. Analysts are expecting sales of $10.49 billion and EPS of $12.89. The specialty pharmaceutical company gave its outlook at an annual investor meeting in New York today. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-weaken-ahead-of-open-as-investors-mull-economic-data-disappointing-earnings-cm322481

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