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New ETFs On The Block: ALPS Enhanced Put Write Strategy ETF (PUTX)

Investment managers often resort to derivatives trading to enhance portfolio yields. A frequently used income generation strategy involves selling call or put strategies when the investment manager is reasonably sure about the market’s direction after analyzing the macros. However, if … Continue reading

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Pactum Asset Management: Are Agricultural Commodities Overvalued?

As the US witnesses a near unprecedented drought situation, agricultural commodities have soared in the last few weeks. Is there a possibility for further upsides in the agricultural commodities space? Simon Wainwright of Pactum Asset Management thinks there’s limited upside … Continue reading

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US Equities Leak As Retail Sales Disappoint; CORN Pops

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US equities finished lower Monday as retail sales dropped unexpectedly for the third straight month, even though economists had forecasted a slight increase, raising concerns about the economic recovery that ultimately pushed down two of the … Continue reading

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Potential Value Added From Commodity ETFs

While equity ETFs have displayed some impressive form this year, they have certainly hit some rough patches in the last few years and perhaps may again in the near future. Having a sizeable fixed income ETF allocation is certainly a … Continue reading

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Are Commodity ETFs Bursting?

With the commodity markets having it taken on the chin last week, this may be a good time to review what famed investment manager Jeremy Grantham had to say about this sector a week or so ago. Here’s his view, … Continue reading

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Oil ETFs Suffer From Demand Fear

Crude oil took a steep dive today and closed below the $100 level for the first time since the middle of March. USO, the ETF equivalent, lost 9.11% for the day. The entire commodity index followed suit with DBC dropping … Continue reading

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