Tuesday Sector Laggards: Energy, Utilities – Forbes

Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF ( AMEX: XLE ), which is down 2.6% on the day, and up 8.29% year-to-date. Pioneer Natural Resources, meanwhile, is up 13.40% year-to-date, and Halliburton is up 32.61% year-to-date. Combined, PXD and HAL make up approximately 7.3% of the underlying holdings of XLE. The next worst performing sector is the Utilities sector, showing a 1.1% loss. Among large Utilities stocks, Ameren Ameren ( NYSE: AEE ) and AES ( NYSE: AES ) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.8% and 2.2%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Utilities stocks is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which is down 1.2% in midday trading, and up 9.06% on a year-to-date basis.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/05/tuesday-sector-laggards-energy-utilities-2/

ETF Spotlight: Fundamentally Weighted Emerging Markets – Yahoo Finance

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Holdings : Top holdings include Gazprom 4.2%, Petroleo Brasileiro 3.3%, China Construction Bank Corp 2.7%, Petroleo Brasileiro 2.7% and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 2.4%.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-spotlight-fundamentally-weighted-emerging-120018488.html

NASDAQ OMX Lists First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF – Yahoo Finance

The fund charges 38 basis points and has gained 3.4% in the past one week (read: Horizons Launches Korean Equity ETF ). WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity Fund ( DXKW ) For investors seeking exposure to Korean equities, while at the same time hedging for fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and the Korean won, one can consider DXKW. The fund tracks the WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity Index to provide exposure to 45 stocks. The fund, however, provides better diversification as Samsung occupies a relatively smaller portion at 11% of the total.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/korea-etfs-in-focus-on-stimulus-plan-interest-rate-speculation-revised-etf-news-and-commentary-cm377314

Compass Launches Small Cap Low Volatility ETF – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

To learn more, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com . Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX and its products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nasdaq-omx-lists-first-trust-123000747.html

Korea ETFs in Focus on Stimulus Plan, Interest Rate Speculation (revised) – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

CSF in Focus The fund tracks the performance of the CEMP U.S. Small Cap 500 Long/Cash Volatility Weighted Index to provide exposure to U.S. small cap stocks by hedging downside risk (read: 3 Small Cap ETFs Outperforming the Russell 2000 Index ). The index attempts to include companies that have a market cap of less than $3 billion and having generated consistent net earnings in its four most recent quarters. The stocks filtered out are then given weightings according to their individual volatility –stocks with lower volatility receive a higher weight and vice versa. Presently, the index holds a well-diversified portfolio of 497 stocks, with Cleco Corp, Empire District Electric and Avista Corp.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/compass-launches-small-cap-low-volatility-etf-etf-news-and-commentary-cm377168

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