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Can Financial Markets Solve the Ever-Increasing Costs of Healthcare?

Back in the 1840s, when the U.S. was primarily an agrarian society, the concept of a futures market for commodities was introduced. At the end of harvest season, when farmers brought their agricultural or meat products to Kansas City and Chicago, the supply of goods coming to the market at the same time put a downward pressure on prices and made it challenging for producers to obtain reasonable prices and achieve a satisfactory lifestyle. There needed to be a mechanism whereby the producers could attain some certainty over future prices for their products. The producers wanted some stability, while plenty of investors and speculators sought opportunity. A two-sided futures market was created...

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SBIO: An ETF to Play Biotech's Bounce Back From Disaster

After a rough start to the year, the biotech sector is surging again and beating the broader market. Here are three diversified, safe ways to play the trend.

With net assets of $140.54 million, this is the smallest and riskiest of our three biotech ETFs. The ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF seeks results that correspond to the performance of its underlying index, the Poliwogg Medical Breakthroughs Index, which is made up of small- and mid-cap stocks of biotech and pharmaceutical companies that have one or more drugs in either Phase II or Phase III FDA clinical trials...

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SBIO is the ETF Pick of the Month: Consider this Lagging, Growth industry rebound

ETFdb.com is recommending a new long position for the month ahead. This trade is intended for investors who are looking to jump back into the markets after seeing the post-Brexit rotation. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques...

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SBIO Named 2015’s Best New U.S. Equity ETF

2015 has been an amazing year for exchange-traded funds. From the rise of currency-hedged ETFs to the growth of smart beta, 2015 has been defined by massive inflows, exciting new launches, fee wars and the entry of major firms like Goldman Sachs and John Hancock....

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SmartTrust® UITs Launches new Healthcare Innovations Trust focused on Biotech

Hennion & Walsh unveiled a new strategic partnership between its SmartTrust® Unit Investment Trust (UIT) business and S-Network Global Indexes, a licensed index provider to SmartTrust® and publisher and developer of proprietary and custom indexes, in relation to the launch of the SmartTrust®, Healthcare Innovations Trust.

“We could not be more excited to deliver a unique portfolio solution for investors interested in harnessing the potential of the many healthcare innovations that continue to take place across our country,” said Kevin Mahn, Chief Investment Officer of SmartTrust®...

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SBIO is One of Five ETFs Crushing the Market to Start Q2

Overriding concerns over weak corporate earnings, U.S. stocks hit fresh highs of 2016. This is especially true as conservative earnings estimates are actually setting the stage for positive surprises.

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