this one The benchmark will remove stocks such as Expedia, F5 Networks and Maxim Integrated Products from its index composition, while American Airlines Group (AAL), Electronic Arts (EA) and Lam Research (LRCX) will be added to the index. Moreover, the exchange has recently revised its methodology for stock inclusion. The new methodology allows for multiple share classes of index components. As a result, Comcast Corp Class A Special, Twenty-First Century Fox Class B and Liberty Global plc Class C shares will be included the index. These changes will be effective from December 22, 2014. Changes in this index are definitely going to alter the fund composition of ETFs closely tracking the index.
BlackRock Rides ETF Growth Wave – Yahoo Finance
Stocks in the upper left quadrant (weak Power Gauge-rated stocks in strong Industry Groups) like Amazon and Netflix ( NFLX ) can be swapped for strong stocks in those same industry groups like eBay ( EBAY ) and DSW Inc. Over time, strong stocks in strong industry groups will outperform the market. In addition to buying the XRT on weakness, one stock to buy in the XRT is DSW Inc. DSW Inc. has a bullish Power Gauge rating that is driven by increasing bullish analysts opinions, positive Industry Group strength and improving price volume activity. As a bricks and mortar retailer that has turned around its business and created a strong online presence, DSW represents an alternative to the weak price and profit performance of Amazon.
QQQ ETF in Focus as Nasdaq Announces Changes to the Index – ETF News And Commentary – Yahoo Finance
U.S. stock futures were also looking to open Thursday’s regular session in positive territory following the report that weekly jobless claims fell by 6,000 to 289,000, versus the expected adjusted claims of 295,000. Continuing claims fell 147,000 to a seasonally adjusted 2.37 million and are near a 14-year low. Market sentiment has been upbeat following the Federal Open Market Committee statement, which after its policy meeting concluded Wednesday afternoon, that it will be “patient” about the timing of its first interest rate hike.
ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Firmer Following Upbeat Jobless Claims Data; FOMC’s “Patient” Stance on Rate HIke – NASDAQ.com
In its 2014 U.S. Institutional ETF Usage Report published earlier this month, BlackRock notes the results show that institutional use of ETFs is expected to rise across the board. This trend holds true for both existing institutional ETF investors and those who do not currently hold ETFs. [Institutional ETF Use on the Rise] BlackRock and rival Invesco ( IVZ ) are also expected to be big beneficiaries of the smart beta boom. The expansion of smart beta will benefit asset managers with businesses centered around smart beta the most.
Russia ETF Sees Some Departures – Yahoo Finance
That is not deterring some traders from taking a bearish view of RSX. Traders pulled $49.4 million from the ETF on Monday, the biggest one-day outflow from the fund since September 2013, according to Bloomberg. However, if short sellers keep piling into RSX, the ETFs shares outstanding total will increase, effectively boosting its assets under management tally. Despite tumbling more than 45% this year, RSX has hauled in $1.22 billion in new assets.
ETF Outlook: SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) – NASDAQ.com
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