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Firstly, Volume doesn't equal movement. The best thing is to look at what it represents. SHV is the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF. This means it tracks short-term treasury bonds. Many forms of balanced portfolios require some portion of funds in bonds. This ETV is an easy vehicle to get fractional exposure to bonds. As far as "has not moved much" is ...


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It depends on your ETF. Some have synthetic exposure to the index sold by a sponsor (ie someone give them exactly the performance of the index) but this has a cost (a constant / deterministic drag on the NAV of your ETF which doesn't appear in your tracking error). Futures on the other hand have basis, are sensitive to changes in implied dividends and ...


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Many funds, that manage ETFs provide this on their webpages. E.g. SDPR (SPY, XL* family) has is in "NAV history" xls file on https://www.spdrs.com/product/fund.seam?ticker=SPY


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Yes. First, XLF and FAZ do not track the same underlying benchmark. -> XLF tracks the S&P Financials Select Sector Index -> FAZ tracks the Russell 1000 Financial Services Index I'll ignore that for this sake, because their baskets are likely still very similar. Pretending their benchmarks were the same, you would theoretically have a dead on (3x) ...


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Hedginge/Adjusting would be with the Beta of the inverse ETF. Usually, Long/Short strategy would involve an ETF and a stock in which you would Beta adjust the ETF position. You can use an ETF, I don't see anything wrong with this as long as their is some level of correlation between the Short and the Long. You want them to mean revert in a determined time ...


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ETNs are senior, unsecured and unsubordinated debt securities issued by an underwriter. When you buy an ETN you are essentially lending money to the issuer in exchange for exposure to an index minus some basis points(management fees). As with most debt instruments, if the issuer defaults, you already assumed the credit risk.


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I am not too knowledgeable with ETCs but here are some differences between ETFs & ETNs. ETFs emerged from the concept of buying "baskets" of stocks (similar to mutual funds) & became popular because they were cheaper than mutual funds. ETNs just as their name implies are Notes. They are similar to ETFs in the form of representing baskets of stocks ...


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The umbrella term is Exchange Traded Product or ETP, so your sentence would become "The fund invests in ETPs". For the second question a simple way of looking at it is, a ETN would have credit risk with the issuer, where an ETC would not.


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Briefing.com has an api and ravenpack has data as well to find news for stocks that are members of indices.



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