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Emerging Market and Energy: 2 ETFs to Watch on Outsized Volume

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In the last trading session, U.S. stocks built upon the gains made in the last four trading sessions, thanks to the rally in oil prices. Among the top ETFs, investors saw SPY gain 0.08%, DIA move higher 0.35% but QQQ fall 0.62% on the day.

Two more specialized ETFs are worth noting as both saw trading volume that was far outside of normal. In fact, both these funds experienced volume levels that were more than double their average for the most recent trading session. This could make these ETFs the ones to watch out for in the days ahead to see if this trend of extra-interest continues:

DEM: Volume 2.71 times average

This high dividend emerging market ETF was in focus yesterday as roughly 1.3 million shares moved hands compared to an average of roughly 482,000 shares. We also saw some stock price movement as DEM added about 0.1%.

The movement can largely be attributed to a rebound in emerging markets and investors’ lure for dividends that can have a big impact on the high dividend yielding emerging market stocks like what we find in this ETF’s portfolio. In the last one-month period, DEM was up 13.2%. The fund carries a Zacks ETF Rank #3 (Hold).

DBE: Volume 2.66 times average

This energy ETF was under the microscope yesterday as about 235,000 shares moved hands compared with an average of more than 88,000 shares. We also saw some price movement as DBE gained 3.6% in the last session.

The big move was largely the result of the rebound in oil prices in hopes of supply tightening. In the past one-month period, DBE was up nearly 8.8%.

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