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Volatility ETFs: What You Need to Know

12/12/2018
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Here is what investors need to know about the market’s fear gauge or the VIX and ETFs that benefit from volatility. (1:30) - What Is The ViX Index and Implied Volatility? (3:20) - What Are The VIX Future Contracts? (5:30) - The Impact of Contango On The VIX (7:00) - Pro Shares VIX ETFs: SVXY, UVXY, VIXY, VIXM (9:15) - How Should These ETFs Be Used In A Portfolio? 12:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:13:38

How to Profit from Market Volatility Using Inverse & Leveraged ETFs

12/7/2018
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Market volatility is back. Here is what investors need to know about using inverse & leveraged ETFs to make money from wild swings. (1:00) - Inverse and Leveraged ETFs: How To Handle Market Volatility (3:30) - How Long Can You Hold A Inverse Bear ETF? (6:40) - How Do Leveraged an d Inverse ETF Work? (10:00) - Should Investors Expect A Santa Clause Rally This Year? (13:10) - 2019 Positioning For Your Investment Portfolio (17:20) - Newly Launched Direxion Funds: WANT, LACK &...

Duration:00:20:58

Profit from the New Economy with These AI Powered ETFs

12/3/2018
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SPDR Kensho ETFs provide exposure to companies in cutting edge industries that are driving the new economy. (1:00) - The Fourth Industrial Revolution and The New Economy (3:40) - Company Selection and Weighting Strategy (6:50) - SPDR Kensho Final Frontiers ETF: XKFF (9:30) - Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF: XKII (11:00) - Kensho Future Security ETF: XKFS (13:00) - Kensho Smart Mobility ETF: XKST (16:15) - Kensho Clean Power ETF: XKCP (17:50) - Kensho New Economies Composite ETF:...

Duration:00:22:37

How to pick the Best ETFs and Mutual Funds

11/19/2018
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Here is what investors need to know before investing in funds. (1:10) - What Factors Are Important When Picking An ETF or Mutual Fund? (6:45) - How To Choose Between An ETF and Mutual Fund? (11:10) - Do Actively Managed ETFs or Mutual Funds Perform More Consistently? (14:30) - How Can Smart Beta ETFs Benefit Your Portfolio? (17:00) - Top Picks When Building Your Core Portfolio (18:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:20:03

Beat the Market with Pure Style ETFs

11/9/2018
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Pure style ETFs offer focused exposure to stocks with strong growth and value characteristics. (0:45) - What Are Pure Style Indexes? (3:50) - Invesco’s Strong ETF Performance: RPG & RPV (8:00) - What Are The Risk and Returns With These ETFs? (9:40) - How Can RPG & RPV Benefit Your Portfolio? (14:15) - Are Investors Moving Away From Growth? (16:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:17:25

Fidelity’s ETF Strategy in Focus After Zero-Fee Funds

11/2/2018
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We discuss Fidelity's ETF plans and some of their most interesting products. (1:15) - Overview of Fidelity’s ETF Strategy (4:00) - What Should You Base Your ETF Buying Decision On? (7:30) - Current Investing Trends With Current Market Conditions (11:35) - Increased Interest In Low Volatile ETFs: FDLO & FVAL (16:00) - How Can These ETFs Fit Into Your Portfolio? (17:50) - Fidelity International ETFs: FIDI & FIVA (20:00) - Fidelity Low Duration Bond Factor ETF: FLDR (21:55) - Episode...

Duration:00:22:27

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, Rising Rates, Market Volatility & More

10/29/2018
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We discussed how to choose between ETFs and mutual funds, zero fee funds, staying focused during market volatility and strategies for rising rates. (1:00) - How To Choose Between VOO & VFIAX: What Is The Difference? (4:10) - Why Investors Should Not Time The Market (6:20) - How To Protect Yourself From Rising Rates (9:00) - When Could We See A Zero Fee ETF? (12:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:12:33

Best ETF Strategies for Q4 & Tech Reshuffle

10/22/2018
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We discuss what's at stake heading into mid-term elections, best strategies for Q4 and the new FANG focused ETF (1:00) - Current Market Outlook For Q4 (3:45) - Will XSW and XHE Continue To Outperform (7:00) - What Are The Major Impacts From The Reclassification (12:15) - ETF Strategies For Q4 (15:00) - Changes In Consumer Discretionary (17:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:18:50

Invest Like Warren Buffett with These Stocks & ETF

10/12/2018
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Moat investing, popularized by Buffett, looks for attractively priced companies with sustainable competitive advantages. AAPL, AMZN, DIS, PFE, AGN, CMP (1:15) - What Is An Economic Moat and The Different Kinds? (5:25) - VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF: Company Selection and Weighting (9:00) - How Do These Companies Create Value Long Term? (13:50) - Does Healthcare have the Best Economic Moats? (16:45) - MOAT ETF Performance: Is This A Long Term Investing Strategy? (22:00)...

Duration:00:22:45

Nobel Prize for Cancer Immunotherapy & Biotech ETFs to Buy

10/8/2018
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2018 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded for immunotherapy research. Here is what investors need to know about stocks and ETF focused on this innovative area. (1:00) - What Is Immunotherapy? (3:45) - The Different Kinds of Immunotherapy (8:00) - What To Watch For In Immunotherapy Industry (15:20) - The Developing Biotech Industry: Is It More Risky? (19:45) - Loncar China BioPharma ETF Overview: CHNA (25:00) - Big Takeaways on Immunotherapy: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:27:50

Crypto Experts on Bitcoin, ICOs, Blockchain ETF & More

9/26/2018
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Here is what investors need to know about investing in bitcoin, ICOs and the blockchain ETF managed by crypto guru Brian Kelly. (1:00) - Should Investors Be Buying Into Cryptocurrencies? (3:10) - Bitcoin Evaluation and Initial Coin Offerings (7:30) - When Will We Get A Bitcoin ETF? (11:20) - REX Shares BKCM ETF Overview: BKC (14:30) - The Importance Of Active Management (17:35) - Big Takeaways On Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:18:58

Top Performing Active ETFs & Tesla’s Best-Case Scenario

9/24/2018
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Neena Mishra talks with COO of ARK Investment Management, the firm behind most innovative ETFs that have consistently delivered excellent performance. (ARKK, ARKG, ARKW, TSLA, GBTC, EDIT, AMZN, SQ) (1:00) - ARK Invest’s Outperformance: What Is Their Secret Sauce? (6:10) - The Research Process Of ARK Invest (10:20) - Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF: ARKG (14:00) - Next Generation Internet ETF: ARKW (18:45) - 2017 ETF Of The Year: ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) (23:15) - How Can These...

Duration:00:35:49

Marijuana Stocks and ETF: What Investors Need to Know

9/17/2018
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Pot stocks are hot but also very volatile, here is what investors need to know (1:00) - Growth Expectations for Marijuana Industry (3:45) - Is Canada’s Legalization A Game Changer? (6:00) - Alcohol and Tobacco Giants Interests In Cannabis (8:30) - Alternative Harvest ETF Overview: MJ (10:45) - In Depth Look At Canopy Growth Corp and Tilray Inc (17:30) - Regulatory Risks and Long Term vs. Short Term Investment (25:10) - Takeaways On The Alternative Harvest ETF Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:27:36

Tech Guru on FAANGs, AMD, a New Disruptive ETF & More

9/11/2018
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Neena Mishra talks with tech expert Gene Munster about a new ETF to invest in disruptive technologies, outlook for FAANGs and more. (0:45) - 5 Themes Driving Technology (2:30) - Loup Frontier Tech ETF (LOUP) Overview: Company Selection and Weighting (8:15) - Are Smaller Companies Poised For Better Growth? (12:20) - Is The FANG Party Over? (15:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:16:39

Leveraged FAANG ETFs: What Investors Need to Know

9/4/2018
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These ETNs provide 2x and 3x, upside and downside exposure to the hottest tech stocks. (1:10) - What Is The NYSE FANG+ Index? (3:30) - How Should ETN Products Be Used? (6:45) - What Is The ETN Structure and Who Should Be Using Them? (10:30) - Upcoming Products and Big Takeaways On ETNs Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:12:05

Leveraged ETFs: How Do They Work and What's Hot Now?

8/24/2018
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Leveraged and Inverse ETFs are among the most misunderstood products. Here is what investors need to know. (1:00) - What Are Leveraged ETFs and How Do They Work? (7:50) - Who Should Be Using These Products And How Should They Be Used? (13:15) - Portfolio Plus ETFs (16:45) - How Does The Index Get Selected For A Product? (18:30) - Will The Tech Trend Continue To Outperform? (21:40) - Retail and Healthcare ETFs: RETL & CURE (25:20) - Gold ETFS: DUST vs. NUGT (28:00) - Episode Roundup:...

Duration:00:29:19

Move Over FANGs, FinTech ETF is Hot Now

8/14/2018
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Here is an ETF to access high growth potential of the emerging FinTech industry (0:45) - What Is Fintech and What Is Behind The Growth? (5:10) - How Big Is The Fintech Industry? (7:20) - Global X FinTech Overview: Company Selection and Weighting (FINX) (11:00) - The Growing Popularity Of Thematic Investing (14:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:15:00

Profit from Retail Disruption with These ETFs

8/10/2018
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Online sales continue to soar while brick and mortar sales are slowing down. We discuss ProShares ETFs designed to profit from this trend. (1:00) - What Has Caused The Disruption in the Retail Industry? (3:15) - What Are The New Growth Trends In Retail? (5:00) - ProShares Online Retail ETF: ONLN (9:50) - Weakened Brick and Mortar Retail (12:55) - Pro Shares Long Online/Short Stores ETF: CLIX (14:05) - How Can Investors Benefit From These Products? (17:00) - Episode Roundup:...

Duration:00:17:40

New SEC Rule and Exponential ETFs

8/3/2018
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We discuss the proposed SEC rule for ETF approval process, an upside down ETF and a customer satisfaction ETF (1:30) - New Rules For The ETF Process: What Will Be The Impact? (9:30) - Exponential ETFs: Reverse Cap Weighting (16:40) - American Customer Satisfaction Investable Index: ACSII (19:50) - ACSII: Weighting and Holdings (22:55) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:23:28

How GICS Changes Will Impact Hottest Stocks and ETFs

7/26/2018
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Many high-flying stocks and ETFs will be impacted by the coming sector changes. Find out what it means for your portfolio. (0:20) - Breaking Down The New Communication Services Sector (2:45) - What Stocks Will Be Impacted and How? (5:20) - Will The Communication Services Sector Provide Big Growth? (8:00) - Communication Services Select Sector SPDR: XLC (11:00) - Will This Sector Have Cyclical Growth? (14:40) - Major changes and Rebalancing To XLK and XLY ETFs (17:20) - Episode...

Duration:00:18:05