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  1. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners

    Obtain detailed information and analysis of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, and learn about the opportunities ...
  2. ETF Analysis: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond

    Learn about the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). TLT is a very liquid ETF with low costs that allow investors to ...
  3. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Large-Cap

    Discover what the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF has to offer investors in terms of investment management, historical performance, ...
  4. Looking for Alternatives to Invest in Real Estate?

    There are several ways to invest in “real estate” via the stock market, buying stocks and hold them for years. We give you ...
  5. The Best ETFs for Today's Volatile Market

    Volatility is back with a vengeance. Here's how to smooth the path for your portfolio.
  6. Is Now the Time for Chinese Stocks?

    The recent panic in Chinese stocks could be seen as a buying opportunity for longer-term investors. Here are some ETFs to ...
  7. ETF Analysis: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets

    Learn why growth investors should consider investing in VWO's portfolio of emerging market stocks.
  8. Top 5 Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    The high growth potential of emerging markets makes these five ETFs popular among risk-tolerant investors.
  9. Vanguard's Robo-Advisor: Tailored to Boomers

    Consumers likely will benefit from Vanguard’s entrance into the rapidly expanding robo-advisory market as competition intensifies. ...
  10. Junk Bonds: Does High Yield Equal Extreme Risk?

    High-yield bonds present a lot of risks but do they outweigh the rewards? Here are some ETFs to consider, with caution.
  11. A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  12. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in the S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the ...
  13. Worried About Stocks? Try on Convertibles

    Convertibles are a good hedge against equity market risk (if you're o.k. with losing a bit of upside potential).
  14. Playing Rising Rates with Ultra-Short Term Bonds

    With rising rates likely, investors may want to consider adding a dose of ultra-short bonds to their portfolios. Here are ...
  15. Why Investors Are Bailing on Bond ETFs

    Investors are fleeing bond ETFs. Should you follow the herd? Hint: It depends on the type of bond.
  16. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed the other historically, but which ...
  17. Bargains Still Abound in European Stocks

    For investors looking for value and growth potential, Europe is it. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  18. Is Now the Time for Emerging Market Bonds?

    Higher yields and the potential for price appreciation await investors who take the plunge with emerging market bonds. Here's ...
  19. Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Savings At The Pump

    U.S. drivers are spending 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than a year ago, about more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what ...
  20. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  21. The FV ETF: Playing Momentum with Less Risk

    This ETF is one way to play momentum investing, but even with its steady gains, there are no guarantees.
  22. Stocks and ETFs for a Teetering Stock Market

    Here's what investors should do when the stock market is teetering.
  23. ETF Dividends: The Lowdown on How They're Taxed

    Here's the rundown on how different ETF dividends are taxed.
  24. How to Find the Best Bets in Muni Bonds

    Approach investing in municipal bonds the same as you would investing in stocks.
  25. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  26. Why Muni Bonds and Bond Funds are Perfect Together

    Municipal bonds and bond funds differ in several ways, which is partly why they complement each other well.
  27. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  28. Should You Hire an Advisor or DIY Your Savings?

    Investors should consider index funds and robo-advisors before committing to a costly professional money manager.
  29. Risky Business:Trading Inverse ETFs in an IRA

    Since you can't short stocks in an IRA, consider these liquid inverse ETFs instead.
  30. Why There's No Such Thing As A Stock 'Free Ride'

    If you're not familiar with freeriding and you're trading stocks, you should be. Although it sometimes happens unintentionally, ...
  31. Is Now the Time to Bet on Vacation Spending?

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  32. Watch These Top Wind Power Stocks, ETFs

    Wind power has already grown impressively and its best days are ahead. Here are some stocks and ETFs to consider.
  33. Should You Invest in This Senior Loan ETF?

    The pros and cons of the SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF.
  34. The Best Bet for Taxes: Traditional or Roth IRAs?

    Choosing a Traditional IRA over a Roth IRA, or vice versa, depends on financial situation and long-term goals, especially ...
  35. The Basics Of The New Exchange-Traded Mutual Funds

    We explore how NASDAQ's new product exchange-traded mutual funds work, their benefits, and how they can impact the fund market.
  36. What’s Behind The May Slowdown?

    May brought a pronounced slowdown for funds with U.S. and Europe equity exposure, and less so for other non-U.S. categories, ...
  37. Best Ways To Find Profitable Intraday Trades

    This checklist can uncover patterns and setups that generate profitable short-term trading opportunities.
  38. 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 ...
  39. Safest Industries To Invest In

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

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

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

    These seven ETFs offer several advantages over traditional ETFs, especially for investors seeking retirement income.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    A quick look at a few ETFs with substantial growth potential.
  47. 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 ...
  48. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

    There are many commodity-tracking ETFs, but only a few are must-adds to your retirement portfolio.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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.
  54. Should You Sidestep Social Media's Hottest ETF?

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

    Investing in mortgage-backed securities has many advantages, but studying their history may make you wary.
  56. 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?
  57. Best ETFs to Trade the Tokyo Stock Exchange

    Japanese stocks are soaring thanks to incredibly aggressive monetary policy. Should you go for the ride?
  58. 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.
  59. 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?
  60. 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.
  61. Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs: Are These the Best?

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

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

    These five investments are on fire and still offer high potential going forward. Here's why.
  64. 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.
  65. Are These 3 Alternative Energy ETFs Good Bets?

    Eyeing alternative energy? Consider these three ETFs to gain exposure.
  66. 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 ...
  67. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

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

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

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

    ETFs offer diversification, a clear advantage. Preferred stock ETFs offer even more.
  71. 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?
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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?
  74. 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.
  75. Anatomy of Emerging Markets Debt ETF (EMLC)

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

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

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

    Why this emerging market currency ETF needs to be on your radar.
  79. 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?
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. Invest In Gold Through ETFs

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

    Beware of bond funds that act like stocks.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  91. 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.
  92. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  93. 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.
  94. 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?
  95. VelocityShares TVIX: A Dangerous Game

    Thinking of leveraging volatility with VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN? If so, proceed with caution.
  96. 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.
  97. 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. ...
  98. Use These ETFs to Trade Google

    If you want exposure to Google with diversification, consider the following ETFs.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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