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  1. How To Invest In The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss franc is one of the safe havens of the investing world. Learn how invest through ETFs, forex, futures, and binary ...
  2. Safest Industries To Invest In

    Which are the safest industries and sectors for long-term investment and why?
  3. Top 4 ETFs That Will Help Diversify Your Portfolio

    Seeking low cost diversification to high quality stocks and bonds? Consider these 4 ETFs.
  4. Mutual Funds or ETFs: Which is Better?

    Trying to decide between a mutual fund or ETF? Here's what you need to know.
  5. Top 7 ETFs Designed for Retirement Income

    These seven ETFs offer several advantages over traditional ETFs, especially for investors seeking retirement income.
  6. Why You May Want To Be (And Stay) In Bonds

    Bonds are complicated, and it’s easy to feel intimidated or confused. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a numbers geek to ...
  7. How To Short The U.S. Bond Market

    The U.S. bond market has enjoyed a strong bull run over the past few years as the Federal Reserve has lowered interest rates ...
  8. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  9. 5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    A quick look at a few ETFs with substantial growth potential.
  10. A Look at How the Ultra-Wealthy Invest

    Ultra-wealthy investors are cautious this year as they approach the markets. Many target mutual funds and stocks, but most ...
  11. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

    There are many commodity-tracking ETFs, but only a few are must-adds to your retirement portfolio.
  12. Portfolio Tips For Pursuing The Outcome You Want

    If you have a portfolio, you probably know why you’re invested. Whether it’s a 401(k) or a brokerage account, your portfolio ...
  13. A Quick Guide To Healthcare ETFs

    The healthcare industry offers a broad variety of sector ETFs but it’s difficult to avoid exposure to pharmaceuticals and ...
  14. Will Higher Interest Rates Crush Real Estate?

    The Federal Reserve isn’t likely to raise interest rates until at least September, but real estate investors shouldn’t ignore ...
  15. Is it Wise to Diversify with Small-Caps?

    Historically, it's always been a good idea to add small-caps to your portfolio. But doing so right now will require more ...
  16. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  17. Should You Sidestep Social Media's Hottest ETF?

    Social media is hot, but it may not be the right time to invest.
  18. Top Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

    Investing in mortgage-backed securities has many advantages, but studying their history may make you wary.
  19. Are These Your Best ETF, ETN Bets for 2015?

    These 10 ETFs and ETNs have been on fire, but will investors who don't proceed with caution get burned?
  20. Best ETFs to Trade the Tokyo Stock Exchange

    Japanese stocks are soaring thanks to incredibly aggressive monetary policy. Should you go for the ride?
  21. Should You Bet on These 5 Inverse Oil ETFs?

    While these oil inverse ETFs can make a lot of fast money, investors need to proceed with caution.
  22. Should Bet on This Top Gaming ETF?

    BJK has been performing well, but is this just a blip in an otherwise bear market for gaming companies?
  23. Today's Top ETFs: Worth a Bet or Should You Pass?

    ETFs can be profitable and dangerous. Here's a list of today's most popular funds and what you should watch about them.
  24. Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs: Are These the Best?

    A look at the top six S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  25. Are These 3 Agricultural ETFs, ETNs a Good Bet?

    Three top tier agriculture ETFs and ETNs to consider when the time is right.
  26. These Investments Have Soared in 2015

    These five investments are on fire and still offer high potential going forward. Here's why.
  27. Is the DSUM Yuan Fixed Income ETF a Good Bet?

    An an depth look at PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond ETF and its risks.
  28. Are These 3 Alternative Energy ETFs Good Bets?

    Eyeing alternative energy? Consider these three ETFs to gain exposure.
  29. How To Play Potential Market Opportunities In 2Q?

    The first quarter played out as expected, but there were a few surprises, including a strengthening dollar and how far interest ...
  30. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

    Retail ETFs offer limited trading and investment choices, with two primary funds and a single illiquid leveraged fund.
  31. Top Foreign Debt ETFs & Funds for Diversification

    Foreign fixed income options for investors seeking capital preservation and diversification
  32. How to Invest in the Shanghai Composite Index

    If you want access to China's A-Share market, this is how to do it.
  33. Top 4 High-Yielding Preferred Stock ETFs

    ETFs offer diversification, a clear advantage. Preferred stock ETFs offer even more.
  34. Do Energy Sector CAPEX Cuts Equal Opportunity?

    Pessimism in the oil patch has reached new levels. Does this mean the sector could be the ultimate value investing buy?
  35. Top Tools Every Financial Advisor Needs

    Becoming a financial advisor requires more education and hard work than is often assumed, but today's technology can relieve ...
  36. Is it Time to Buy Floating Rate Bonds?

    The Fed’s awaited interest rate hike could finally be at hand. Are floating rate bonds the way to go?
  37. Is the PowerShares (PFEM) ETF a Good Bet Now?

    What you need to know if you are considering trading PowerShares Fundamental Emerging Markets Local Debt ETF.
  38. Anatomy of Emerging Markets Debt ETF (EMLC)

    This emerging market bond ETF offers a high yield, but there are dangers. Find out why.
  39. Financial Bear 3X (FAZ): Bull in a Bear Suit?

    Why the Financial Bear 3X Direxion ETF looks like a bullish bet.
  40. This Gold ETF is Fine for Traders, Not Investors

    A look under the hood of the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF.
  41. Invest in Emerging Market Currencies with this ETF

    Why this emerging market currency ETF needs to be on your radar.
  42. Oil vs. Gas ETFs: Which One Should I Choose?

    When it comes to oil versus gas ETFs, why not choose one that gives exposure to both?
  43. The Top 3 Silver ETFs

    Like any tradable asset, silver and silver ETF prices are governed by the fundamental market economic forces of supply and ...
  44. Best ETFs for Inflationary Worries

    Inflation may have been muted over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean investors should forget about it.
  45. Invest In Gold Through ETFs

    The mystique of the yellow metal captivates market players seeking hedges against inflationary pressure, safe haven in turbulent ...
  46. Beware: These Bond Funds Act Like Stocks

    Beware of bond funds that act like stocks.
  47. U.S. Investors Are Seeking Opportunities Overseas

    A latest analysis leads to believe that many investors are applying a spring cleaning approach to their portfolios, rebalancing ...
  48. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  49. Pros & Cons Of Bond Funds Vs. Bond ETFs

    Understanding the pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs will help you choose the instrument that is best for building ...
  50. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  51. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  52. How Janus Capital Makes Money

    Before investing in Janus, it is prudent to understand how it makes money and what costs detract from shareholder wealth.
  53. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  54. Is Amazon a Prime Pick for Your Portfolio?

    Eyeing Amazon? Thanks to innovation and diversification, it has high odds of being a long-term winner. Here's why.
  55. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  56. Pros and Cons: Preferred Stock ETFs vs. Bond ETFs

    A look at the differences between preferred stock ETFs and bond ETFs and when you should invest in one over the other.
  57. Google: Should It Be Part of Your Portfolio?

    For Google investors, the past year wasn't so stellar when compared to recent history. So what happens next?
  58. VelocityShares TVIX: A Dangerous Game

    Thinking of leveraging volatility with VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN? If so, proceed with caution.
  59. Non-Traded REITs: Risks and Rewards

    An overview of the risks and rewards of non-traded REITs and how they compare to exchange-traded REITs.
  60. Prospects of Gold ETFs GDX vs. GDXJ

    Eyeing gold? A comparison of the prospects of the Market Vectors Gold Miners and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETFs. ...
  61. Use These ETFs to Trade Google

    If you want exposure to Google with diversification, consider the following ETFs.
  62. Best ETFs for Investing in Japan

    Japan is printing money, which is likely to lead to continue strong performance in the Nikkei. The following ETFs offer exposure ...
  63. Emerging Market ETFs EEM and VWO: Which is Better?

    Based on current conditions, one ETF will look more appealing than the other on the surface, but you always need to look ...
  64. A Look at EAFE Index (EFA) ETF

    The iShares MSCI EAFE is a unique ETF with exposure to high quality companies, but is it likely to be a good bet going forward? ...
  65. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  66. Emerging Markets to Avoid in 2015

    Looking to gain exposure to emerging markets in 2015? Avoid these two.
  67. Is this ETF Your Best Bet for Emerging Markets?

    Are emerging markets still emerging? If you believe so, this ETF could be your best bet.
  68. How To Mimic A Hedge Fund Strategy

    Hedge fund replication strategies are beneficial to individual investors who would like hedge fund-like returns without the ...
  69. Is the EWZ Brazil ETF a Buy Right Now?

    An in depth look at iShares MSCI Brazil Capped, the largest ETF offering exposure to this emerging market.
  70. Invesco PowerShares: Joining Indexing, Smart Beta

    Invesco's PowerShares is trying to make a mark with smart-beta funds that put a distinctive twist on popular investment themes
  71. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
  72. What's the Best ETF for Exposure to Mexico?

    Mexico should look more enticing to investors than in the past for a very good reason. Is EWW the way to play it?
  73. How To Create Your Very Own ETF

    ETFs are useful investment tools, and now thanks to Motif Investing, investors can create their own with ease.
  74. Top Short Leveraged Oil ETFs, ETNs

    Think oil will continue to fall? Consider these leveraged ETFs and ETNs.
  75. A Look at the Pros and Cons of Muni Bonds

    Considering muni bonds? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  76. Is HYG a Smart High Yield Corporate Bond Play?

    High yield is in high demand, but whether or not you should invest in iShares HYG ETF will depend heavily on your risk appetite. ...
  77. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  78. Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

    QQQ has appreciated over 75% over the past three years. Is this trend likely to continue?
  79. How Trading ETFs is Different from Trading Stocks

    We explain when ETFs may be better suited than stocks for inclusion in a portfolio.
  80. How To Invest Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    Sometimes, when it comes to investing, we have to step outside of our comfort zone and use investment tools to express a ...
  81. How To Choose The Right ETF?

    Choosing the right ETF really isn’t that complicated. If you stay focused on a few key areas, you may find the experience ...
  82. Want to Go Long Natural Gas? Eye the UGAZ ETN

    Is UGAZ the best way to play natural gas? Maybe not.
  83. How ETF Arbitrage Works

    ETF arbitrage brings the market price of ETFs back in line with net asset values when divergence happens. But how does ETF ...
  84. Want Emerging Market REIT Exposure? Eye These ETFs

    It's possible (and easy) to invest in emerging market real estate from the United States — just look at these REIT ETFs. ...
  85. Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  86. Four Key Pharmaceuticals ETFs To Consider

    ETF funds are now very liquid investments and are suitable to investors who seek to match the price performance of the indexes ...
  87. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  88. How to Diversify with Muni Bond ETFs

    Thinking of diversifying with bonds? Consider these muni bond ETFs.
  89. Should Junk Bond ETFs Be a Part of Your Portfolio?

    Should junk bonds be a part of your portfolio? Here's what you need to know.
  90. GLD vs. IAU: Which Gold ETF is Better?

    Looking to play gold with ETFs? A look at SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  91. How To Build A Bond Ladder?

    Bond laddering is a strategy used when building a portfolio: an investor can spread out interest rate risk and create a stream ...
  92. Should You Tune In To the Market Noise?

    The world of investing is growing within the exchange traded fund (ETF) space, which has low costs and gives the ability ...
  93. Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  94. Vanguard Readies Muni Bond ETF

    Vanguard is set to roll out a muni bond ETF, the firm's first.
  95. Should Investors Nix Actively Managed Funds?

    Index fund returns are on a tear but does this mean investors should nix actively managed funds?
  96. Top ETFs Tracking the U.S. Economy

    Bullish about the U.S. Economy? Consider these ETFs.
  97. ETF Bubble Or No Bubble?

    ETFs might be the recommendation of choice for the unimaginative financial advisor, but that doesn’t mean that the industry ...
  98. Is the TLT ETF a Good Bet for the Long Run?

    Is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) a good bet for the long run?
  99. Is GDX the Best Way to Play Gold?

    An analysis of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.
  100. The Basics Of Trading Chip Stocks

    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
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