Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Edge Higher In The Wake Of Ecb’s Qe Program; Upbeat Earnings Lift Sentiment – Nasdaq.com

Leading industry advisors and experts, such as keynote speaker Douglas Hodge, CEO of PIMCO, provided their view on the ETF industry and positioning for the new year. Attendees heard from panels that covered global strategies, broad investment ideas for 2015, yield generation, risk management, alternative assets and the growing breed of so-called smart-beta indices. Advisors who missed their chance to view the ETF Virtual Summit experience on demand. Financial advisors were asked their views on various hot button topics they were considering in the new year and heard how industry experts believe the markets with pan out. Finance
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-virtual-summit-conference-adivsors-204815900.html

ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Higher Following ECB’s QE Program, Weekly U.S. Jobless Claims – NASDAQ.com

The two different investment strategies are something investors often look to achieve with a portfolio and the new ETF will look to provide both within a single vehicle. The ETF achieves this by investing in about 100 U.S. securities that have historically had high dividend yields. At the same time, the ETF will short approximately 200 stocks that have little to no dividend yield. This strategy is aimed at reducing risk and volatility that is typical of many long-only equity strategies. The maximum weight for any sector in the long portion of the portfolio is 25 percent and 15 percent for specific industries.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/equity-income-etf-twist-201846007.html

ETF Assets Continue Flowing to Charles Schwab – Yahoo Finance

Energy Fund (IYE) was flat while Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was up 0.85% in pre-market trading. Emerge Energy Services (EMES) was up 1.77% after the company said the Board of Directors of its general partner has declared a cash distribution of $1.41 for Q4 2014. The distribution represents a 2% increase over the third quarter 2014 distribution of $1.38 per unit and a 41% increase over the Q4 2013 distribution of $1.00 per unit. The company is also revising its full year distribution guidance for the year ending December 31, 2015 to $5.25 to $6.00 per unit. The Q4 dividend will be paid on February 13 to all unitholders of record as of http://www.etftradingsignals.com February 5.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-edge-higher-in-the-wake-of-ecbs-qe-program-upbeat-earnings-lift-sentiment-cm435805

ETF Virtual Summit Conference: Adivsors Making Moves in 2015 – Yahoo Finance

Leading industry advisors and experts, such as keynote speaker Douglas Hodge, CEO of PIMCO, provided their view on the ETF industry and positioning for the new year. Attendees heard from panels that covered global strategies, broad investment ideas for 2015, yield generation, risk management, alternative assets and the growing breed of so-called smart-beta indices. Advisors who missed their chance to view the ETF Virtual Summit experience on demand. Financial advisors were asked their views on various hot button topics they were considering in the new year and heard how industry experts believe the markets with pan out. Finance
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-virtual-summit-conference-advisors-204815270.html

ETF Virtual Summit Conference: Advisors Making Moves in 2015 – Yahoo Finance

Meanwhile, in U.S. economic data, weekly jobless claims fell by 10,000 to 307,000 from a revised 317,000 in the prior week. Expectations were for claims to decline to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. However, economists noted that initial claims are expected to be volatile during this period, from Thanksgiving until the end of January, due to the holiday season and poor weather. Travelzoo (TZOO) was down 10.13% after it reported an adjusted Q4 loss of $0.04 per share, weaker than the profit of $0.02 per share expected by analysts polled by Capital IQ, and a sharp drop from earnings of $0.21 per share recorded in last year’s quarter. Revenue was $31.5 million, down 16% year-over-year and below expectations of $34 million.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-higher-following-ecbs-qe-program-weekly-us-jobless-claims-cm435289

New Equity Income ETF With A Twist – Yahoo Finance

ETFs and ETNs hauled in a record $245.7 billion of new asset. Charles Schwab ( SCHW ), the largest discount broker, continues grabbing its fair share of ETF assets. For the year, ETF assets custodied at Schwab surged 18% to $231 billion, according to the firms fourth-quarter and 2014 snapshot released this week. ETF Flows at Schwab were $24.5B, up 7% over 2013. RIA Clients captured half of the 12-month ETF Flows, up from 2013, while Retail Traders and Retail Investors represented the other half , according to California-based Schwab . Schwab issues 21 of its own ETFs, including four fixed income funds and six international equity funds.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-assets-continue-flowing-charles-193036836.html

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