Spdr S&p Homebuilders Etf -- Insider Buying Index Registering 12.4%

FYLD, listed on the NYSE Arca exchange, is comprised of 100 stocks in foreign developed markets that have historically ranked among the highest in paying cash dividends and engaging in share buybacks, two factors central to the concept of "shareholder yield." In May 2013, Cambria launched the U.S. Instead, a more trading EFT's holistic investment approach incorporating dividend payments with net share buybacks can produce a portfolio of companies that possess stronger free cash flow characteristics and generate higher shareholder yields than their dividend-only counterparts. The fund offers investors a globally diversified portfolio of companies that are based across 25 developed countries and that range in size, industry and sector. The index is constructed to ensure there is no over-concentration in one country or sector. The portfolio selection process employs value, quality and momentum factors, including an emphasis on avoiding stocks with high financial leverage. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/03/cambria-launchesfyld-idUSnPnNY9KXhY+16d+PRN20131203

Growth in the emerging nations like Thailand depends largely on cheap dollars, the absence of which is sure to take a toll the countrys growth profile. Notably, Thailand saw a $1 billion outflow in FII in November (read: Is the Thailand ETF in Trouble? ). In order to reflect a lower-than-expected, year-to-date performance, the Thai central bank slashed its 2013 growth forecast to 3% from 3.7% projected earlier, and its 2014 forecast to 4% from 4.8%. Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/where-does-thailand-etf-153920134.html

Vanguard Industrials (VIS) is also flat. All ended the day firmer Wednesday and either set or remained near 52-week highs. Among semiconductor ETFs, SPDR S&P Semiconductor (XSD), Semiconductor Sector Index Fund (SOXX) ended lower Wednesday and are unchanged so far pre-bell, while SPDR S&P International Technology Sector ETF (IPK) is flat. In sector news, Apple (AAPL) shares are firming 2% in pre-market trade following several overnight reports that the company signed a much-anticipated deal with China Mobile to offer iPhones on the major Chinese network. China Mobile reportedly has 700 million subscribers. Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-broad-market-etfs-mixed-in-premarket-trading-gold-silver-funds-slide-cm309181

Palladium has proven sturdy do in part to strong fundamentals that include robust global auto demand. The white metal is a key component in the production of catalytic converters in automobiles manufactured in China and the U.S., the worlds two biggest auto markets. [ Favorable Conditions Could Boost Palladium ETF ] To go along with PALLs encouraging fundamentals is a positive technical outlook. The ETF could offer a low risk entry from the long side on a close above $71, says Deron Wagner of Morpheus Trading Group . Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/palladium-etf-poised-more-upside-143025990.html

EZU has returned an impressive 28.8% roughly in the last one-year period ended September 30, 2013. The fund is currently hovering near its 52-week high level. EZU pays out a yield of 2.20% per annum. Bottom Line This ETF is appropriate for investors looking for a targeted bet on European stocks with a focus on maximizing total income in the form of dividends as well as capital appreciation. Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/top-ranked-europe-etf-in-focus-ezu-etf-news-and-commentary-cm309272

( NYSE: PHM ), which makes up 3.78% of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( AMEX: XHB ), has seen 3 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $71,358,214 worth of PHM, making it the #3 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at PHM: PHM last trade: $18.43 Recent Insider Buys: Purchased $17.11 $342,216.00 Special Offer: Add income and energy exposure to your portfolio with a 30 day free trial to Frank Bifulcos Oil & Gas Income Portfolio And Home Depot Inc ( NYSE: HD ), the #17 largest holding among components of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( AMEX: XHB ), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4s indicating purchases. The ETF holds $49,654,253 worth of HD, which represents approximately 2.63% of the ETFs total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at HD is detailed in the table below: HD last trade: $78.71 Recent Insider Buys: Purchased Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/etfchannel/2013/12/04/spdr-sp-homebuilders-etf-insider-buying-index-registering-12-4/