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  1. 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 ...
  2. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

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

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

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

    ETFs offer diversification, a clear advantage. Preferred stock ETFs offer even more.
  6. 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?
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. Anatomy of Emerging Markets Debt ETF (EMLC)

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

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

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

    Why this emerging market currency ETF needs to be on your radar.
  14. 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?
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. Invest In Gold Through ETFs

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

    Beware of bond funds that act like stocks.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  26. 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.
  27. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  28. 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.
  29. 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?
  30. VelocityShares TVIX: A Dangerous Game

    Thinking of leveraging volatility with VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN? If so, proceed with caution.
  31. 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.
  32. 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. ...
  33. Use These ETFs to Trade Google

    If you want exposure to Google with diversification, consider the following ETFs.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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? ...
  37. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

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

    Looking to gain exposure to emerging markets in 2015? Avoid these two.
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. 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
  43. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
  44. 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?
  45. 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.
  46. Top Short Leveraged Oil ETFs, ETNs

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

    Considering muni bonds? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  48. 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. ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

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

    We explain when ETFs may be better suited than stocks for inclusion in a portfolio.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Want to Go Long Natural Gas? Eye the UGAZ ETN

    Is UGAZ the best way to play natural gas? Maybe not.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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. ...
  57. Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. How to Diversify with Muni Bond ETFs

    Thinking of diversifying with bonds? Consider these muni bond ETFs.
  61. 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.
  62. 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).
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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.
  66. Vanguard Readies Muni Bond ETF

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

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

    Bullish about the U.S. Economy? Consider these ETFs.
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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?
  71. Is GDX the Best Way to Play Gold?

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

    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
  73. Why Is The Nasdaq 5,000 Different This Time?

    The Nasdaq this week has slipped below the 5,000 high-water mark it reached last week. The last time it hit above 5,000 was ...
  74. Why These ETFs are the Best Way to Trade Pfizer

    Looking to play Pfizer with diversification? Consider these ETFs.
  75. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  76. This ETF Offers Cheap, Easy Access to Financials

    XLF isn't like most ETFs for one very important reason.
  77. Is Holding Cash Making You Lose Money?

    Six years into one of the better bull markets of the modern era, retail investors are still holding onto a lot of cash: 4 ...
  78. Pimco and Vanguard: A Tale of Two Fund Managers

    A look at the similarities and differences of asset management giants Pimco and Vanguard.
  79. Short Russia with Direxion's Daily Russia Bear 3X

    Looking to short Russia? Check out the Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X ETF.
  80. The Impact of the Janus Market Timing Ruling

    A look at the impact of the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing.
  81. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  82. Preferred Stock ETFs: Are They Right for You?

    Considering preferred stock ETFs? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  83. ETF Fees: What You Should Know

    A look at how ETF Fees work.
  84. ETFs Characteristics for Short-Term Trading

    Not all ETFs fit the short-term trading scenario. Investopedia tells you the main characteristics to shortlist ETFs for the ...
  85. PIMCO vs. BlackRock: Weighing Mega Fund Managers

    A look at the world's biggest bond manager and the world's largest asset manager.
  86. Why Big Russia Bettors Should Consider This ETF

    Investing in the RSX ETF is investing in Russia.
  87. The ABCs of Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

    ETFs focused on mortgage-backed securities, or MBS, offer an opportunity to further diversify the fixed-income portion of ...
  88. Buying ETFs on Margin Versus Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs and investing in an ETF on margin both have their advantages and disadvantages.
  89. Are Alternative Mutual Funds, ETFs Right for You?

    Alternative mutual fund and ETFs are gaining popularity but are they a good idea for your regular Joe investor?
  90. Are These the Top Inverse ETFs of 2015?

    Short shy? Here's a list of top inverse ETFs to help you profit from a decline in the value of an index or group of stocks.
  91. Are You Investing With A Purpose?

    We all appreciate having a wide variety of investing choices, but a random collection of investments does not make an investing ...
  92. Hedged ETFs That Help You Cushion Currency Impact

    If you’re an investor holding non-U.S. assets, the returns on your investments will be affected when you translate your investment ...
  93. Active Funds: Getting What You Are Paying For?

    Fund investing could have hidden costs that can potentially make a big impact on your final return, particularly over the ...
  94. Will the Natural Gas ETF KOLD Stay Hot?

    Proshares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF isn't an investment for the faint of heart.
  95. Be Aggressive with this Leveraged Natural Gas ETF

    This leveraged ETF offers big short-term potential, but do the risks outweigh the potential rewards?
  96. How To Minimize ETF Fees

    ETFs offer broad exposure to a variety of styles, sectors, regions and more. But the fees can be a bit steep. Here are ways ...
  97. Why This Small-Cap Utilities ETF is Worth a Look

    PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF (PSCU) has been a winner and it’s likely to remain that way barring a broad market ...
  98. 4 Tax-Free Muni Bond ETFs to Consider

    Tax free municipal bond ETFs are an excellent way to build wealth slowly. Here are 4 you should consider.
  99. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUB

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  100. How To Take Advantage Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar?

    If you are invested in the market, you will feel the effects of a stronger dollar, especially if overseas interests are part ...
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