2013 In Review: Surprises From The Etf Industry

etf double short dow 7. Demand and dollars invested in Pan-European ETFs reached all-time highs. When news of the Eurozone’s emergence from a recession during the second quarter of the year made headlines, investors flocked to this space. We saw $24.3 billion in inflows during the second half of the year through November. 8. Monetary and fiscal policy heavily influenced ETF flows.
Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1908301-2013-in-review-surprises-from-the-etf-industry

Market Vectors ETFs Announce 2013 Distributions

Farming has had a huge run in recent years, helping to lift stocks of companies from seed and fertilizer producers to farm-equipment manufacturers. But if crop prices fall, it could create problems that could reverse what has been a major underpinning of the economy’s recovery since the financial crisis. What’s next for ETF investors? These funds might well have been among the worst ETFs of 2013, but that doesn’t mean that they’re doomed to underperformance forever. Unfortunately, it’s hard to guess which ETFs you should avoid in 2014, but at least knowing the trends that sent these ETFs down this year can help you see the impact prevailing conditions can have on ETF prices.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/etf/2013/12/22/the-worst-etfs-of-2013.aspx

The Worst ETFs of 2013

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ETF Award Winners Announced (BKLN, PHDG)

corporations classified as passive foreign investment companies. Generally speaking, PFICs are non-U.S. corporations having 50% or more of their assets invested in cash or securities, or having 75% or more of their gross income originating from passive sources, including but not limited to interest, dividends and rents. In other words, these foreign companies primarily derive their revenue streams from investments (rather than operations). Please refer to your Market Vectors ETFs Statement of Additional Information (SAI) for further information on PFICs.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/21/ny-market-vectors-idUSnBw206145a+100+BSW20131221

US ETF shop for sale (ETFs not included)

The ETF is currently down 0.7 percent, not including the dividends. When compared to other fixed income products, BKLN does stand out as one of the few ETFs not to suffer big losses this year. The ETF is an actively managed fund that attempts to achieve positive returns in both bull and bear markets without tracking the overall stock or fixed income market. The strategy to achieve such returns includes investments in equities with an implied volatility hedge and dynamically allocating between equity, volatility, and cash. The ETF has achieved its goal of a positive return with a gain of 10.5 percent in 2013.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-award-winners-announced-bkln-phdg-cm312798

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