[Shipping ETF Breaks Out] Still, SEA is in rally mode. The strong volume confirms the recent breakout and signals that SEA may be ready to move significantly higher through the first six months of the new year, according to http://www.etftradingsignals.com/ Deron Wagner of Morpheus Trading Group . SEA currently trades around $21.40, its highest levels in more than two and a half years. If the ETF can muster a close above $22, it would be the first time since the second quarter of 2011. SEAs technical rally is rooted in fundamentals.
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U.S. stock fund and ETF styles for your 2014 buy list
Aggregate Bond Index, a measure of the broad bond market, declined 2% in 2013, while the S&P 500 /quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime SPX -0.03% , a benchmark for U.S. stocks, gained 32.4%, including dividends. Still, investors in high-yield and other riskier areas of the bond market enjoyed respectable returns compared to other bond classes. For 2014, strategists say high-yield again looks poised to outperform, joined by select municipal bond funds. Record 2013 outflows top the previous record from 1994, when bond-fund investors withdrew almost $63 billion. That year, the 10-year Treasury yield rose above 8% from just under 6%.
ETF Insider: Best & Worst Weekly Performers January 4th Edition
These funds ETF counterparts fared even better, up 34.8%, according to preliminary data from investment researcher Morningstar Inc. The U.S. benchmark S&P 500-stock index /quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime SPX -0.03% , meanwhile, delivered a 32.4% total return for 2013. The 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, /quotes/zigman/627449/realtime DJIA +0.17% , meanwhile, rose 26.5%, the blue-chips biggest advance since 1995 . To put things in perspective, the S&P 500 in 2013 gained more than three times the stock markets average annualized long-term total return. It was hard for an investor in the broad U.S.
China ETFs: What’s your A-shares strategy like?
Assuming full inclusion of China A-shares, Chinas weight in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index could increase from 18% to almost 30%. The chart below from DeAWM nicely sums up this argument. Buy Chinese shares because the rest of the world will have to buy them in the future, if the major indices change their composition rules. Source: Deutsche Bank, World Development Indicators and MSCI as of December 2012. The countries in this universe include all current MSCI Emerging Markets Index constituents: Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey. On a tactical level, the market in the US seems to have taken very favourably to this ETF and trading volumes look to be fairly healthy. So am I convinced?
Daily ETF Watch: Dividend ETFs To Launch
7, First Trust Advisors will launchthree new dividend ETFs to offer a new income-rich options in an ongoing environment of historically low interest rates. With bond yields still at historical lows, and the Federal Reserves recent decision to begin tapering its bond buying only at a slow pace, using dividend-paying equities as a yield-replacement strategy continues to be a major investment theme for investors in 2014 as it was in 2013. The new ETFs, which will trade on the Nasdaq exchange, are: First Trust High Income ETF (FTHI) First Trust Low Beta Income ETF (FTLB) First Trust Nasdaq Rising Dividend Achievers ETF (RDVY) FTHI and FTLB will combine an equity portfolio that is focused on dividend-paying stocks with an index option strategy to provide an overall portfolio that is actively managed. They both have annual expense ratios of 0.85 percent, or $85 for every $10,000 invested. RDVY uses a blend of historical and forward-looking screens intended to measure a companys ability to grow its dividend, along with its share price.