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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

ESG ETFs: Making Money While Doing Good

7/20/2018
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These ETFs help investors build a well-diversified portfolio with “best in class” ESG leaders. (1:30) - Can Investors Influence Companies To Be More Responsible? (5:30) - The Evolution and Approach To ESG Investing (9:10) - Is ESG Investing Possible Without Sacrificing Returns? (13:30) - Takeaways on Nushares Approach on ESG Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:14:58

Here’s Why This FAANG Powered ETF Can Keep Outperforming

7/9/2018
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QQQ is one of the top performing ETFs of the nine-year bull run and we discuss why it could continue its outperformance (0:45) - Invesco Trust ETF QQQ: Company Selection and Weighting (6:15) - What Kind Of Exposure Does QQQ Provide? (11:20) - What Contributed To QQQ's past Outperformance? (14:00) - How Will Slowed Earnings Growth Impact QQQ? (16:10) - Disruptive Technology Exposure (20:20) - Developed Tech Stocks vs. New Tech Stock (23:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:24:55

Time to Play the Video Game ETF?

6/25/2018
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This ETF is poised to benefit from video game industry’s explosive growth (0:45) - GAMR ETF Overview: Will The Growth Continue? (3:15) - Stock Selection and Weighting (5:45) - E-Sports Fast Pace Growth: How Will GAMR Benefit? (7:10) - E3 Conference: Electronic Entertainment Expo (9:35) - Long Term Growth Trends To Watch (12:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:13:11

An Oil ETF to Invest Like T. Boone Pickens

6/11/2018
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This ETF assumes a more comprehensive view of energy investing and aims to better risk-adjusted returns (BOON) (0:40) - Oil Prices On The Rise: Is This The End Of The Rally? (3:00) - The Pickens Oil Response ETF: BOON (9:10) - How Does BOON Provide Better Risk Adjustment (11:50) - Company Selection and Weighting In Portfolio (15:00) - Why Does BOON Have A High Expense Ratio? (16:30) - Takeaways On The Oil Industry (18:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:19:07

Profit from the Commodities Rally with These ETFs

6/4/2018
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Here are what investors need to know about the commodities rally and related ETFs. (OIH, FRAK, GDX, MOO, RAAX) (0:45) - Commodities On The Rise: Will This Continue? (3:00) - Surging Oil Prices: What Is The Best Way To Invest (5:30) - 2018 Gold Outlook: Gold Metal Or Miners? (8:00) - VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF: MOO (9:45) - Real Asset Allocation ETF: RAAX (11:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:12:24

Disruptive ETFs to Buy: Blockchain and Online Retail

5/29/2018
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In this podcast, we highlighted the ETFs targeting two very hot investing trends—blockchain and online retail. (BLOK, IBUY, AMZN) (0:30) - Why You Should Be Investing In The Blockchain Technology (4:05) - Overview of BLOK: Actively Managed ETF (8:15) - How Does BLOK Manage Risk? (10:20) - Online Retail Growth Trends: IBUY (18:00) - Weighting and Holdings For IBUY (22:15) - Takeaways on IBUY and BLOK: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:24:09

Here’s an AI Powered ETF That Uses IBM’s Watson & Google Deep Mind

5/11/2018
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Learn more about the world's first AI Powered ETF and a leading white label issuer behind many innovative ETFs. (0:30) - Investment Process of EquBot: AIEQ (3:45) - Data Analysis: How Does It Determine Relevancy? (5:30) - Why Being Actively Managed Is Important (7:10) - AIEQ Performance and ETF Managers Role (12:00) - The Future For ETF Managers: Upcoming ETFs

Duration:00:14:12

Worried About FANGs? Consider This Hot Tech ETF

5/3/2018
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This ETF provides exposure to Israel’s booming economy and its innovative tech sector. (ITEQ, DOX, CHKP, NICE, CYBR) (1:00) - How Did Israel Become A High Tech Hub? (3:00) - Risk Exposure In Israel (5:20) - BlueStar Israel Technology ETF Overview: ITEQ (9:30) - Why Should You Be Looking Past Silicon Valley (13:50) - Popularity Of BlueStar Israel Indexes (15:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:16:03

An ETF to Tap Explosive E-Commerce Growth in Emerging Markets

4/23/2018
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This hot ETF is a convenient to way to profit from rapidly growing e-commerce industry in emerging markets (EMQQ, BABA, TCEHY, BIDU, JD). (0:40) - Fast Growing Emerging Markets: Why You Should Be Watching (7:10) - Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce ETF Overview: EMQQ (14:45) - Why Did EMQQ Perform So Well In 2017? (20:00) - International Exposure: Who Will Lead The Way? (25:05) - Takeaways on Emerging Markets and EMQQ Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:26:49

Forget Bitcoin, Consider Blockchain ETFs

4/20/2018
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Here's how investors can profit from the transformative potential of the blockchain technology. BLCN, IBM, NVDA, BABA (0:45) - What Is Blockchain Technology? (3:50) - Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF: BLCN (8:30) - Blockchain Hype: Screening Out Fly By Night Stocks (11:00) - International and Sector Exposure (17:35) - Current Performance of BLCN (20:10) - Takeaways on Blockchain: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:22:29

An ETF to Invest in Self-driving & Electric Cars

4/11/2018
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Here’s why you should invest in the future of mobility. (1:00) - Investing In The Future Of Mobility (4:30) - Key Growth Areas and Whose Leading The Way (8:00) - Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF Overview: ECAR (13:30) - Self Driving Car Concerns (16:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:17:01

Here's Why You Should Invest in Robotics & AI ETFs

3/23/2018
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Robotics and artificial intelligence industry is growing exponentially, here’s how investors can capitalize on this trend. Tickers-ROBO, NVDA, ROK, IRBT, ISRG (1:00) - AI and Robotics: Top Growth Sectors (6:25) - Robo Global Index ETF Overview: ROBO (12:00) - What Is The International Exposure? (14:45) - Are Mid-cap Companies Driving The Robotic Revolution (17:00) - Long Term Impact Of AI and Robotics (19:50) - Performance of Robo Global Index ETF (22:00) - Episode Roundup:...

Duration:00:23:07

Here’s an ETF to Invest in Immunotherapy--the Game Changing Cancer Treatment

3/16/2018
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CNCR ETF is up about 30% this year; here is what investors need to know about immunotherapy and the ETF (CNCR, IBB) (1:10) - What Is Immunotherapy? (4:25) - 5 Types Of FDA Approved Immunotherapy ((7:50) - What Kind Of Cancer Does This Treat? (9:45) - Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF: CNCR (17:00) - Cancer Research Institute Partnership (20:45) - What Is Driving The Positive Performance? (25:00) - Launch Of China Biotech Index (27:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration:00:28:11

Here’s Why You Should Buy Dividend Growth ETFs Now

3/1/2018
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Dividend Growth ETFs hold high-quality companies that have outperformed the market over the long-term and also provided downside protection during market downturns (NOBL, EFAD). (1:00) - Pro Shares Dividend Aristocrats ETF: NOBL (4:00) - What Is The Long Term Performance Through Volatility? (7:20) - What Happened During The Recent Correction? (9:45) - Interest Rate Concerns: Are Dividend Growth Stocks Safe? (14:30) - International Performance For Dividend Growth Strategy (17:40) -...

Duration:00:18:50