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Here are the hottest topics in ETFs for 2016

The ETF.com “Inside ETF” conference, the biggest exchange-traded fund conference in the world, kicks off Sunday night with north of 2,000 participants and four days of packed events. Despite higher volatility and lower returns, 2015 was another record year for ETF flows, with roughly $242 billion in net inflows, an increase of about 10 percent. By comparison, mutual funds had ... Read More »

Banks are prepared for low interest rates: CEO

As market volatility persists market watchers eye the Federal Open Market Committee next week. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced on Thursday that the Bank may have to revise the current monetary policy, which created speculation on the Street that there will be monetary stimulus as early as March. Low interest rates are a challenge for the banking industry, ... Read More »

BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL are official with 5.5″ displays

US-based smartphone maker BLU used CES 2016 to announce its latest phones – the BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. Both feature 5.5″ Super AMOLED screens, MediaTek chipsets with octa-core CPU and metal unibody design. BLU Vivo 5 The BLU Vivo 5 comes with a 5.5″ Super AMOLED screen of 720p resolution resulting in a pixel density of 267 ppi. ... Read More »

Big banks are safe-haven bets: Mayo

Some traders are avoiding the energy space after WTI crude broke below $30 on Tuesday, but one analyst believes that the banks are actually insulated from the underperformance of the energy space. Top banking analyst Mike Mayo of CLSA said on CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” that he doesn’t think that banks have significant exposure to the problems in energy. ... Read More »

In strange twist, the worst stocks are skyrocketing

From the beginning of the year through Wednesday’s close, shares ofWilliams and Freeport-McMoRan fell 47 percent and 45 percent, respectively, making them the worst-performing S&P 500 components by far. On Thursday, Williams led the index with a 21 percent rally, as Freeport nipped at its heels with a 9 percent rise. Crude oil’s more than 3 percent bounce no doubt ... Read More »

Lame duck presidents are bad for stocks

This has been the worst start to a year on record, triggering bearish warning signs on several of our New Year seasonal indicators. There have been few places to hide, barely any respite and little solace. With our “Santa Claus Rally” and “First Five Days Early Warning System” in the red and the Dow’s December closing low violated, a positive ... Read More »