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How Large Are U.S. State Economies? This Map Shows California's Edge Over France, And More
August 20, 2016
The fact that the United States' $18 trillion economy is the largest in the world in terms of GDP is no secret. However, did you ...
USMV, CXA: Big ETF Outflows
August 19, 2016
Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV), where 4,900,000...
State Street To Shutter 12 ETFs
August 03, 2016
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the third-largest U.S. issuer of exchange-traded funds, said it is closing 12 of its ETFs. Eight ...
33 Muni Bond ETFs to Augment Income Generation
May 13, 2016
Municipal debt and bond-related exchange traded funds have been used as a relatively stable fixed-income stream for many investment portfolios. Since muni bond interest is exempt from federal taxes,...
Muni Bond ETF Risks and Considerations
July 13, 2015
Municipal bonds and related exchange traded funds have been used as a relatively stable fixed-income stream. Nevertheless, investors should also be aware of the risks associated with the investment...
CXA Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
May 01, 2015
In trading on Friday, shares of the SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF (CXA) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $23.67 per share. We define oversold territory...
Ratings Upgrade Makes California Muni ETFs a Safer Play
November 14, 2014
Standard & Poor’s recently upgraded California’s credit rating to A+, the state’s fourth upgrade in the past two years, bolstering the state-specific municipal bond exchange traded funds’ status as a...
Muni Bond ETFs: Considerations & Factors to Watch
November 05, 2014
Municipal bond exchange traded funds have been among the best performing fixed-income assets this year. For those who are thinking about a shift over to munis now, there are some factors to considers....
Elections Season Could Shake Up Muni ETFs
October 28, 2014
The municipal bond market, along with related exchange traded funds, have been steadily strengthening as austerity across local governments keeps supply low, but midterm elections could affect the...
Rising State Spending Could Hinder Muni ETF Rally
September 18, 2014
Slowing down the rally in municipal bond exchange traded funds, the muni market expanded last quarter for the first time in over a year, with issuers from California to New York set to sell billions in...
Strong Finances Boost Appeal of California Muni ETFs
September 11, 2014
California municipal bond exchange traded funds look like a stable and reliable source of income as fiscally responsible policies keep the most-indebted state on a path toward further ratings upgrades....
California Muni Bond ETFs Look Golden
July 29, 2014
California municipal bonds and related exchange traded funds are attracting more investors as the go-to state-issued debt, overtaking others with similar investment-grade credit ratings. Year-to-date,...
ETF Spotlight: California Munis
July 21, 2014
ETF Spotlight on the SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEArca: CXA), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $75 million Objective: The SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF...
California Muni ETFs Plays as State Plans $1.6 Bond Sale
March 06, 2014
California is set to offer the largest general-obligation municipal bond sale since October. Investors interested in gaining targeted exposure to Californian muni debt can take a look at a couple...
ETF ‘In-Kind’ Redemptions Help Limit Capital Gains
December 18, 2013
Exchange traded funds are lauded for their tax efficiency, and as we head toward the end of 2013, only a fraction of fund products are expected to make capital gains distributions. Most ETFs redeem...
California Muni ETFs for a Potential Rating Upgrade
November 06, 2013
Standard & Poor’s ratings agency is contemplating an upgrade on California as the state gradually pays down debt, revenue picks up and spending is tempered. Municipal bond investors can gain targeted...
Shares of CXA Now Oversold
September 03, 2013
In trading on Tuesday, shares of the SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF (CXA) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $21.64 per share. We define oversold territory...
CXA Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level
January 18, 2013
In trading on Friday, shares of the SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF (CXA) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $24.61, changing hands as high as $24.99 per share. SPDR...
CXA Crowded With Sellers
December 18, 2012
In trading on Tuesday, shares of the SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF (CXA) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $24.4201 per share. We define oversold territory...
Investors Want Higher Returns From Riskier California ETFs
November 26, 2010
Investing in municipal bonds and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs) is a tax-free way to stash away wealth, but muni bonds from debt-ridden local governments are now being scrutinized. Muni...
Three ETFs To Shield From Expiring ‘Bush Tax Cuts’
July 28, 2010
In the past two weeks, many large U.S. corporations have posted solid earnings which has sparked optimism over an economic recovery. However, recent testimony from Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has weighed on...
California Muni Bond ETFs: A Reprieve For Now
May 25, 2010
Five Bond ETFs For Yield-Hungry Investors
March 09, 2010
To many investors, last month’s data release showing that core CPI declined in January for the first time in nearly 30 years was a welcome bit of news. The fact that inflation has yet to rear its head...
Can Michael Jackson Save California’s Muni Bond ETFs?
July 08, 2009