WisdomTree’s Unconventional Emerging Markets High Dividend Yielding ETF Play (NYSEARCA:DEM)

Brief Thesis

As global demographics start to lean towards more elderly populations, an increasing number of people are looking to shore up retirement obligations and finance life in their twilight years. While sovereign banks have attempted to maintain economies on life support through hyper excessive use of monetary policy, interest rates have been crushed, forcing income investors, many of whom are retirees, to find alternative revenue streams.

With this trend has come the advent of more versatile ETF offerings – some resolutely focused on dividend distributions and other hybrids looking to emulate the safety of bonds with the returns of equity. To that point, I recently redacted an article on Aptus Defined Risk ETF (DRSK) – not exactly a pure dividend play, but another which could fit in the family of income generating plays. It is worth checking out also.

While I remain mildly bullish on dividend-focused ETFs, it goes

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10 Top Tech ETF Picks For 2021

2020 will be remembered as one of the wildest years in recent memory, both from a financial markets standpoint and life in general. 2021, however, could be a different story. If the markets keep betting that a COVID vaccine will be available sometime in 2021 and the economy is on track for a recovery, it could be a big year for dividend ETFs.

Why? In an economic rebound, value and cyclical stocks tend to outperform – two areas of the market that are often overweight in dividend funds. Financials, energy and industrials could perform particularly well and that would provide a big boost to many dividend stocks, particularly high yielders.

But it will likely be a picker’s market. Investors probably won’t be able to invest in any old dividend ETF and expect market-beating returns.

Also: 10 Top Dividend ETF Picks For 2021

Here’s my list of top tech ETF picks

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Emerging Markets Excitement Beckons For This Direxion ETF

Likely aided in large part by the results of the recent U.S. presidential election, the widely followed MSCI Emerging Markets Index is higher by 6.54% over the past month.

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That index is up 9.31% year-to-date and appears poised for a double-digit annual gain for a second consecutive year, but that’s not the only reason risk-tolerant traders may want to acknowledge the Direxion Daily MSCI Emerging Markets Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: EDC) before 2021 arrives.

EDC attempts to deliver triple the daily returns of the aforementioned MSCI Emerging Markets Index and is higher by almost 20% over the past month.

Why It’s Important

EDC has credibility as a near-term bet because of momentum accrued on the back of market participants viewing the incoming Biden Administration as more hospitable toward China. By the way, the world’s second-largest economy and by far the largest geographic weight in the index

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A New ETF to Play Rapid Emergence of Emerging Market Internet

Emerging markets and e-commerce are the two areas that could be the global growth story in the next few years, given the after effects of the coronavirus pandemic. In any case, over the past decade, emerging markets’ role in global consumption considerably beat that of developed markets, and are expected to account for 84% of global consumption by 2023, per a Global X article.

Even amid the pandemic, emerging markets are expected to recover faster than developed economies.The emerging market and developing economy group is expected to contract 3.3% in 2020 and the advanced economies are expected to shrink 5.8%.

In such a scenario, Global X recently launched an ETF called Emerging Markets Internet & E-commerce ETF EWEB.

Global X Emerging Markets Internet & E-commerce ETF (EWEB) in Focus

The fund looks to track the Nasdaq CTA Emerging Markets Internet & E-commerce Net Total Return Index. It invests in

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New Stock to Turn the 3D Printing ETF Market On Its Head

Up 18.40% year-to-date, the 3D Printing ETF (CBOE: PRNT) isn’t in need of upside catalysts, but it may be getting one thanks to a new 3D printing stock coming to market.

Passively managed PRNT offers leverage to that department as its benchmark “is composed of equity securities and depositary receipts of exchange-listed companies from the U.S., non-U.S. developed markets and Taiwan that are engaged in 3D printing-related businesses within the following business lines: (i) 3D printing hardware, (ii) computer-aided design (“CAD”) and 3D printing simulation software, (iii) 3D printing centers, (iv) scanning and measurement, and (v) 3D printing materials,” according to Ark.

Desktop Meal, viewed by some as the next big thing among 3D printing equities, is soon to go public via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. While it remains to be seen if or when Desktop Meal enters PRNT, the stock could be a benefit

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Introducing the Global X Emerging Markets Internet & E-commerce ETF (EWEB)

On November 11, 2020, we introduced the Global X Emerging Markets Internet & E-commerce ETF (EWEB) on Nasdaq. EWEB seeks to invest in Emerging Market (EM) internet and e-commerce companies, including those involved in online retail, social media, online entertainment, search engines, and software delivered via the internet.

With the long term slowing of economic growth in developed markets, emerging markets are driving the majority of global economic growth. Much of this growth is attributable to EM’s expanding middle class; a powerful generation of consumers whose new spending habits and internet connectivity are giving rise to quickly growing industries. Nowhere is this more evident than within the internet and e-commerce industry, where EM companies are becoming global innovators in markets ripe for disruption and long term growth.

Despite the fact that EMs are home to the greatest proportion of consumers, with the highest contributions to global consumption, many investors

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Global X ETFs Further Expands Thematic Offering with Launch of Emerging Markets Internet & E-commerce ETF (EWEB)

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global X ETFs, the New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced the launch of the Global X Emerging Markets Internet & E-commerce ETF (EWEB). The fund is a furtherance of Global X’s funds offering targeted access to powerful disruptive trends around the world.

In 2018, 74% of global growth was attributable to emerging market economies, driven in large part by a rapidly growing middle class of internet-connected consumers.1 These rising digital consumers are forming new consumption patterns, driving the growth of emerging market e-commerce platforms. In 2019, for example, Amazon celebrated that over $7 billion worth of goods were sold through its platform on Prime Day, a testament to consumer’s adoption of e-commerce in developed markets.2 But in China, this number was dwarfed by Alibaba’s 2019 estimated sales totaling $38.4 billion recorded on the nation’s Single’s Day.3

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Tap Into Big Tech’s Latest Earnings Project with the ARKW ETF

An emerging concept in the e-commerce and fintech spaces is social commerce. But many exchange traded funds aren’t adequately levered to this theme. The ARK Web x.0 ETF (NYSEArca: ARKW), however, is fully incorporating the advantages of social commerce.

ARKW YTD Performance

Social commerce isn’t just a new corporate buzz phase or short-term trend. It’s backed by some of the biggest names in fintech, online retail, and social media.

“During their earnings calls this week, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Facebook commented on an emerging trend: social commerce. In addition, TikTok announced a partnership with Shopify to accelerate its commerce efforts,” according to ARK Invest research. “Why is social commerce burgeoning now? In our view, three technology/business shifts serve as explanations.”

ARKW aims to capture long-term growth with low correlation of relative returns to traditional growth strategies and negative correlation to value strategies. It serves as a tool for diversification due to little

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Invesco China Technology ETF (CQQQ) Hits a New 52-Week High

For investors looking for momentum,Invesco China Technology ETF CQQQ is probably a suitable pick. The fund just hit a 52-week high and is up 75.8% from its 52-week low price of $43.19/share.

Let’s take a look at the fund and its near-term outlook to gain an insight into where it might be headed:

CQQQ in Focus

The fund is based on the FTSE China Incl A 25% Technology Capped Index. The index includes constituents of the FTSE China Index and FTSE China A Stock Connect Index that are classified as information technology securities, including China A-shares and China B-shares. It has AUM of $1.05 billion and charges 70 basis points in annual fees.

Why the Move?

The coronavirus pandemic continues to aggravate in the United States and globally. Governments across the globe are once again shutting down economic activities and imposing social-distancing measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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Tech Halo Is Fading as Traders Pull Most ETF Cash in 17 Months

(Bloomberg) — Whether it’s election jitters, virus concerns or old-fashioned bubble fears, the invincible halo surrounding American tech stocks this year is finally fading.

Investors are on course to pull the most money out of technology-focused exchange-traded funds since May last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. More than $1.5 billion has exited so far in October.

Tech names were among the hardest hit on Wednesday as the S&P 500 dropped the most since June amid growing fears the resurgent coronavirus will derail an economic rebound. The Nasdaq 100 Index rebounded 1.2% at 10:25 a.m. on Thursday in New York, though it remains heavily down for the week.



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Haven Questioned

“They’ve been seen as this sector set apart from the rest of the economy because the profits have kept coming in,” said Tim Courtney, chief investment officer of Exencial Wealth Advisors. “That will start to be tested

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