Thursday Hot Reads: 3 ETF Trends For 2017

Also, why raising rates can push PowerShares' dollar ETF even higher.
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3 ETF Trends For 2017 (Motley Fool) 
Not surprisingly, the trends in question are focused on the growth of the ETF industry. 


Rising Interest Rates Could Support Dollar ETF (ETF Trends)
PowerShares' dollar ETF had a great year in 2016, but there could be more to come.


International Investing & The Dollar (WisdomTree)
Currencies can have a big effect on your investments' performance. 


Safety Not Guaranteed: 3 Reasons Passive Bond Buying Isn’t Enough (Capital Ideas)  
The good old days of own your age in bonds no longer applies to retirement investing. 


Nearing Or In Retirement? Better Check Those Target-Date Fund Allocations (Seeking Alpha)
While target-date funds are a great option for retirement accounts, many funds with the same target date are significantly different from one another.


Hopping On The ETF Wagon? Tread Carefully, Advisors Say (CNBC)
Even for advisors who are self-professed fans of ETFs, their enthusiasm comes with warnings for individual investors.


Bank ETFs Still Favored As Investors See Growth & Trump Bump Ahead (MarketWatch) 
The Republican sweep of Congress with its lower tax and deficit-led economic growth plans is a major tail wind for banks, says one analyst.


Russia ETFs Rise After Trump Press Conference (MarketWatch)
ETFs tracking the Russian equity market rose on Wednesday, reversing earlier losses, after Donald Trump discussed the country in his first news conference as president-elect.


Biotech ETF Plunges After Trump Says Drug Industry 'Disastrous' (CNBC)
On Wednesday, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) briefly fell more than 2.5%, tracking for its first negative day of 2017. is the single source for ETF intelligence. We provide real-time ETF news and analysis to educate investors and drive financial knowledge in the space. Our personalized and accurate information, alongside industry-leading financial tools, are depended upon to develop winning investment and financial decisions. At, we strive to serve both the individual investor as well as the professional financial advisor to educate and grow the ETF community.