Warburg Pincus Snaps Up Stake In Etf Provider

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ETF Insider: High-Yield Prospects January 19th Edition

Total operating expenses as of the most recent fund prospectus are 0.55%. Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the figures shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. For most recent month end performance, please call 1-855-799-4757.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140117-909523.html

Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF Announces Details of January Regular Distribution

As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques. To get access to all ETF Insider recommendations, sign up for a free 14-day trial of ETFdb Pro . Pro Membership Required to Continue Reading To continue reading this article, you must be an ETFdb Pro member. Please login or begin your 14-day free trial to continue reading. There are several benefits to becoming an ETFdb Pro member today: Access to 50+ All-ETF model portfolios .
Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/etf-insider-high-yield-prospects-january-19th-edition-2014-1

PIMCO Total Return ETF Outperformed Its Sister Mutual Fund By 77 Basis Points

However, as the Fed tapers asset purchases, investors may want to avoid funds that are exposed to bonds with longer maturities. As of December 31, 2013, the ETF’s portfolio had an average effective maturity of 7.10 years, with 14% of the portfolio in bonds with a maturity of 10 years or more. Even though the PIMCO Total Return mutual fund and PIMCO’s BOND ETF may continue etf trade signals to outperform many of its peers, the performance of these funds cannot escape the effects of falling bond prices when interest rates rise. Given current market conditions and expectations of rising bond yields, investors may instead wish to look at bond ETFs with shorter maturities for the near future. The Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF ( BSV ) tracks the performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index, and has an average maturity of less than 3 years.
Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1949181-pimco-total-return-etf-outperformed-its-sister-mutual-fund-by-77-basis-points

ETF Income Investing Ideas For 2014

The key to enhancing your income sources without taking an inordinate amount of risk is to carve out a small slice of your portfolio for avant-garde dividend paying sectors. Asset classes such as preferred stocks, MLPs, and REITs can often times be desirable because they do not correlate directly to equity or bond price movement. This allows you to diversify your portfolio holdings into areas of the market that may outperform traditional asset classes under the right circumstances. They can also help smooth out volatility by somewhat offsetting the price movement of other securities in your income mix. Have you ever wondered how billionaires continue to get RICHER, while the rest of the world is struggling? “I study billionaires for a living. To be more specific, I study how these investors generate such huge and consistent profits in the stock markets — year-in and year-out.” CLICK HERE to get your Free E-Book, The Little Black Book Of Billionaires Secrets In 2013, the performance of these alternative strategies was a mixed bag. The area that saw the most strength was master limited partnerships, of which the Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMLP) is still the biggest of the group with over $7 billion in total assets. The commodity sector had a volatile year; however the income stream that MLPs derive from their infrastructure leasing and development has been rock solid. AMLP gained over 18% last year and is currently paying a yield of over 6%, which is distributed quarterly.
Source: http://etfdailynews.com/2014/01/19/etf-income-investing-ideas-for-2014/

Inside The Top Ranked Insurance ETF – ETF News And Commentary

The ETF holds a total of $4,982,237 worth of ETP, making it the #26 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at ETP: ETP last trade: $53.28 Recent Insider Buys: Purchased $53.95 $4,316.00 Special Offer: Find out what Dave Moenning is holding in the ETF Channel Flexible Growth Investment Portfolio with a special 20% off coupon from Forbes and 30 Days Free. And Martin Midstream Partners LP ( NASD: MMLP ), the #49 largest holding among components of the Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund ( NASD: MDIV ), shows 6 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4s indicating purchases. The ETF holds $3,808,736 worth of MMLP, which represents approximately 0.72% of the ETFs total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at MMLP is detailed in the table below: MMLP last trade: $43.18 Recent Insider Buys: Purchased
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/etfchannel/2014/01/16/this-etf-holds-stocks-insiders-want-to-own-58/

This ETF Holds Stocks Insiders Want to Own

The ETF has come out as one of the best performing products in the financial ETF world in 2013 gaining an impressive 46%, and it will likely continue with its exciting rally in 2014. Notably, over the last one-year period, the return (33%) from KIE outperformed the return offered by the broader financial ETF Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF ). Thus, investors seeking equity appreciation with a moderate level of risk might bet on KIE. The fund is currently hovering near its 52-week high level. The product has a Zacks ETF Rank of 2 or ‘Buy’ rating with a ‘Medium’ risk outlook.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/inside-the-top-ranked-insurance-etf-etf-news-and-commentary-cm318665

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