Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Weaker Following Ppi Data; Consumer Sentiment Data Still Ahead –

In economic data, U.S. producer prices fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in November, a slightly wider decline than the expected 0.1% drop. Energy prices fell more than 3% . Excluding food and energy, core wholesale prices were flat in November. Still ahead, the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for December will be released at 9:55 am ET. ChemoCentryx (CCXI) soared more than 100% and was on track for a new 52-week high after the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company reported its CCX140 obtained positive results in a Phase 2 study to treat diabetic nephropathy.

ETF Spotlight: Real Estate Investment Trusts – Yahoo Finance

Assets : $325.2 million Objective : The First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the S&P United States REIT Index, which is comprised of real estate investment trusts, excluding mortgage, timber and prison ETFs. Holdings : Top holdings include Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) 8.2%, Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) 3.9%, Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) 3.8%, Health Care REIT (NYSE:HCN) 3.5% and Prologis (NYSE:PLD) 3.1%. What You Should Know : First Trust sponsors the ETF. FRI has a 0.50% expense ratio.

ETF Preview: Broad Market ETFs Edge Higher in Step With Futures Amid Positive Retail Sales, Jobs Data –

In such a situation, smaller niche players such as WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF) can be next in line to serve as targets of such acquisitions. WisdomTree Investments, through its subsidiaries, operates as an ETF sponsor and asset manager. It isa etf strategies offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund ETF (DXJ) and the WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund ETF (HEDJ) have the highest assets in the WisdomTree ETF stable. Is ETF industry consolidation in the cards?

Is the $2 trillion ETF industry in consolidation mode? – Yahoo Finance

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