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Energy ETFs offer investors exposure to energy sector

Energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be useful to investors as they offer both diversification and exposure to the energy sector. There are currently less than 20 funds that provide exposure to the energy sector, according to The Street. Although these securities can provide some diversification by investing in energy stocks, the sector is not without […]

Five new ETFs will be offered by fund provider Direxion

Fund provider Direxion announced recently that it will soon offer five new exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with two of them becoming available in December and the others becoming available in January. Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares ETF and Direxion Large Cap Insider Sentiment Shares ETF, which are both based around stocks chosen from different Standard […]

Groupon Slumps, Endangering Upcoming IPOs

After a successful initial public offering by Groupon, technology companies like Angie’s List and Yelp have piled into a perceived window for them to go public. That window appears to have solidly closed, according to The New York Times, as Groupon suffers from the slump characteristic of most other offerings from earlier this year. When […]

Brazilian bond funds receiving significant influx of funds

Brazilian bond funds are receiving a larger influx of capital now than at any time since 2007. This net inflow is lowering yields, and market experts have predicted that this change will have an impact on stocks, according to Bloomberg. A total of 2.8 billion reais ($1.5 billion) flowed into fixed-income funds in October, the […]

BoA, Other Big Banks Being Reviewed for Antitrust Violations

Though banks went back on their proposal to impose fees for using debit cards, the incident is not over for several of the country’s biggest banks. The Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Department of Justice could begin looking into the possibility of antitrust violations among the banks involved. Several of the country’s largest […]

Banks Turning Elsewhere for Fees

As the surprising success of the consumer movement against fees charged by major banks begins to fade into memory, some have started questioning whether it was ultimately a success. The recent outcry that swept through customers of the nation's biggest banks was sparked largely by their decision to begin charging fees for using debit cards, […]

Almost all RIAs identify asset market volatility as one of top client concerns

A recent statement released by Invesco indicates that the majority of registered investment advisors (RIAs) believe that volatility in the market has made investors more risk averse in the past year. The market research study conducted by Invesco indicated that 59 percent of RIAs polled believe that market volatility has made clients more wary of […]

Hedge funds attracting significant capital from institutional investors in 2011

Hedge funds have been attracting significant capital from institutional investors in 2011, with current funding levels on track to make this the second-best year since 2004. Institutional investors have been allocating massive amounts of money to hedge funds, with $39.9 billion in net inflows and pending searches happening from the beginning of the year through […]

U.S. Investment capital shows a preference for North American equity markets in November

In November, the assets of U.S. investors have flowed into North American equity markets more than stock markets anywhere else in the world. Inflows into stocks in this region rose slightly less than 0.4 percent during the period when compared to 2010, Forbes reports. Research provided by EPFR Global and Barclays Capital indicates that these […]

Nuveen Investments announces online Investing Resource Center

Nuveen Investments, an investment management firm that works with affluent investors and institutions, announced the introduction of its new online Income Investing Resource Center. The website seeks to address both challenges investors can face as well as opportunities that are available in the world of income investments. The website helps investors to identify what financial […]