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ETF Flopper: Greek ETF Falls

Eurozone finance chiefs once again failed to agree on a debt relief plan for Greece, raising the prospect for as summer crisis. So its no wonder that the Global X MSCI Greece exchange-traded fund (GREK), fell almost 3%.

ETF Flyer: Small-Cap Emerging Markets Fund Shrugs Off Worries

U.S. stick rose today, with the S&P 500 climbing 0.2% today, and a 0.36% gain coming from the Dow Industrials. But it was a emerging market ETF that focuses on small cap names, the First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (FEMS) that delivered the biggest gains among the exchange-traded funds tracked by Barron’s, […]

Bitcoin Investment Trust Surges 41%…Why?

As the Bitcoin Investment Trust awaits a bid to list on the NYSE Arc, the fund spiked 41% in today's market action.

New Cambria ETF: Dividends, Options And A Big Launch

Cambria Investment Management had one of the biggest ETF launches of 2017 with the Cambria Core Equity ETF.

Putnam Continues With Mutual Fund Shakeup

Putnam Investments announced Wednesday plans to launch three new funds that follow “alternative” strategies, the latest in a series of changes at the Boston firm.

Gold: Still In Retreat

Gold prices are drifting lower today amid expectations of future rate hikes heading into the release of the Fed's meeting minutes.

What ETF Providers May Do About Rising Index Fees

According to the FT.com, fee pressures are driving ETF shops and other asset manager to seek new options, such as creating a consortium to rival indexes from S&P, FTSE and MSCI.

Is OPEC About To Get Trumped?

President Donald Trump wants to sell half of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Could that further derail OPEC’s efforts to cull the global oil glut? Goldman Sachs says "no." Here's why.

Reading List: U.S. Stocks Rise; Exiting A Big Small-Cap ETF; OPEC vs Shale Drillers

A list of headlines worth reading this morning as U.S. stocks are poised to open higher.

ETF Flopper: Gold Miners Get Burried

The Sprott Junior Gold Miner’s ETF delivered the biggest flop Tuesday, and here's why.

ETF Flyers: Bargain Hunting In Brazil?

The First Trust Brazil AlphaDex Fund was Tuesday's highest flying exchange-traded fund. Here's why.

Bitcoin: It’s Up…It’s Down…It’s Vertigo

Bitcoin prices have seesawed wildly today, but managed to regain lost ground.

Why This Analyst Downgraded Stifel

Instinet analyst Steven Chubak has stepped to the sidelines on shares of Stifel Financial. Here's why.

CyberSecurity Stocks: Feeling Insecure?

After an up-and-down week for cyber security stocks, is the sector a short-lived trend or the tech sector's next out performer?

DOL Fiduciary Rule Arrives June 9…Will It Survive?

The DOL's fiduciary rule is set to kick into effect on June 9. Has Labor Department Secretary Alexander Acosta left the door open for a future repeal?

Deutsche Bank Sees Oil Prices Rising; But What About Energy Stocks?

Deutsche Bank still expects U.S. crude oil prices to climb to $58 a barrel by March 2018, but its bullish outlook on oil-related stocks could take a hit depending on what happens at the OPEC meeting On Thursday.

Updated: Will GM Shareholders Go Green?

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital continued its campaign to win seats on General Motor’s (GM) board at the June 6 annual meeting.

Funds Reading List: Bitcoin’s Big Day; Perils Posed By Leveraged ETF; Is $40 Oil Possible?;

Here's a few must-read headlines for ETF and funds investors, ranging from Bitcoin to the risks of investing in leveraged ETFs.

ETF Flyer: Natural Gas Prices Spike

A spike in U.S. natural gas prices buoyed shares of the United States Natural Gas Fund, regaining ground lost last week when natural gas supplies exceeded expectations.

Could Crude Fall To $40? It Might If OPEC Deal Collapses

Today’s rising oil prices are a sign that investors expect OPEC to extend its production deal when the cartel meets later this week. But what happens if the accord to cut crude production actually falls apart? Getty Images/iStockphoto Maxwell Gold, director of investment strategy at ETF Securities, sees U.S. crude prices falling to $40 a barrel, […]

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