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ETF News And Commentary

The latest sector ranks are out, and some interesting trends are starting to develop. Several segments have moved from ‘sell’ ranks up to ‘buys’, while others which were once looking strong have fallen by the wayside.

In particular, segments focused on the technology market, thanks to their high growth rates, are looking quite good as we enter the final stretch of Q4.  This has helped ETFs like the Social Media Index Fund (SOCL - ETF report), and the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (QCLN - ETF report) to look quite promising in the final part of 2013 (see 3 ETFs with the Most Facebook Exposure).

Meanwhile, securities in both the energy and real estate world could be in for a rough final three months as sluggish oil prices brings down energy names, and concerns over the trend in real estate hurts REITs. This may be especially true for two iShares products; the US Energy ETF (IYE - ETF report) and the Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM - ETF report), both of which could be hurt by the current bearish sentiments circulating in these sectors (read AGNC Earnings Report Crushes Mortgage REIT ETFs).

In the short video below, we highlight these four funds in greater detail, and why investors should watch these ETFs. All of the group have seen their ranks move from at least a hold to buy (or down from a hold to a sell) and thus have made a big move since the last ranking update.

As a result, these names could be ones to watch for investors seeking ETFs to buy—or avoid—as we end 2013.



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