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  1. Investor Fatigue Setting In?

    We’re in the midst of earnings season, and thus far the news is largely positive.
  2. Why Coal Deserves Your Attention Right Now

    The coal sector has suffered for years at the hands of cheap natural gas and stiff regulations. But investors shouldn’t count ...
  3. Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists

    Few things attract as many conspiracy theories and theorists as gold does.
  4. What Is A Short ETF?

    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying ...
  5. What Are The Best Real Estate REIT ETFs?

    In a period of low interest rates, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer great income potential.
  6. Your Core Portfolio: How to choose the right ETFs

    The U.S. ETF landscape continues to grow, investors have a vast selection of products to choose from, but not all ETFs are ...
  7. How to Calculate the Value of an ETF

    An ETF is a good way to get broad exposure without taking on specific risk, but calculating performance may be a bit tricky. ...
  8. The World's Largest ETFs

    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  9. 7 Investments Beating The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

    Seven contenders for your investment dollars — assets that simultaneously diversify your portfolio as well as increase your ...
  10. Buyback ETFs: U.S. & International Strategies

    Buyback ETFs: Hold Off On The U.S. Version, Evaluate The International Adaptation.
  11. Why You Should Invest In Green Energy Right Now

    A new report shows how far renewables will count toward filling our energy needs. Is now the time to invest in green energy? ...
  12. Is Ukrainian Debt Worth a Look?

    Looking past the obvious risks, does Ukraine deserve the attention of investors? Here's one take.
  13. Are Stock ETF Investors Placing Too Much Faith In The Fed?

    For one thing, inflation-adjusted spending declined over the last few months. That cannot be a strong sign for the U.S
  14. 3 Midyear Portfolio Tune Up Tips For ETF Investors

    The midpoint of the year is often a great time to step back and assess your ETF portfolios strengths and weaknesses relative ...
  15. The Income Buyers Guide to REIT ETFs

    Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, have come a long way from the drubbing they experienced this time last year.
  16. How to Day Trade Volatility ETFs

    A primer on the ideal time to day trade volatility ETFs, and how to do it.
  17. Avoid ETFs With These Traits

    Deciding which ETFs to avoid can be as important an investment decision as deciding in which ones to invest.
  18. Day-Trading Gold ETFs: Top Tips

    Learn when is the most favorable time to day-trade gold ETFs and how to take advantage.
  19. This Asian Nation Is Poised For Steady Growth

    This Southeast Asian nation's growth has analysts calling it a ‘Tiger Cub’, ‘a Next Eleven economy’ and ‘a new Tiger of Asia.’ ...
  20. Buyout Cycle Boosts Biotech ETFs

    The 230% single day gain that IDIX experienced as a result of the buyout had a huge impact on the SPDR Biotechnology ETF ...
  21. Synthetic vs Physical ETFs

    New and advanced versions of ETFs have been developed over the years.
  22. Will The High Times In High Yield Continue?

    With junk bond yields at around 5% now, investors are wondering whether the risk is worth the reward.
  23. Why This Investment Will Remain A Boomer's Best Friend

    The retirement of millions of Baby Boomers will come with many knock-on effects, but risk-averse investors can take solace ...
  24. 3 “Risk-Off” Signs For ETF Investors

    Warning signs that ETF investors may wish to follow.
  25. A Guide For Buying ETFs On Margin

    "Buying on margin" is like shopping with a credit card, as it allows you to spend more than you have in your wallet.
  26. Should India Be On Investors' Radars?

    Policy paralysis and investor indifference have defined India for some time, but a new government bent on cutting red tape ...
  27. Top 10 Factors When Buying Country ETFs

    Here are our Top Ten factors to consider when buying a country ETF.
  28. “Old Tech” ETFs Are Better Risk-Reward Prospects Than “New Tech” ETFs

    Scores of investors often regard Benjamin Graham as the grandfather of value investing. Even those who shun Graham&rsquo;s ...
  29. 5 Funds to Fight Inflation

    Judging by the price action and performance of conventional inflation hedges over the last 12 months, it appears the investing ...
  30. Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds

    The emerging markets fixed income space continues to see some volatility, but there are some potentially attractive entry ...
  31. Bargain ETFs Are Sitting In Plain View

    Last week, at the same time that the Dow had been hitting an all-time high, the Russell 2000 had been crossing below its ...
  32. Preparing Your Portfolio For Climate Change

    A recent White House's report paints an alarming picture of coming climate change. How will you adjust your portfolio to ...
  33. ETF “Technology” Gaining Ground: What it means for Your Portfolio

    A new report from Greenwich Associates reveals that institutional investors are increasingly embracing ETF “technology”. ...
  34. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  35. 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    Key strategies you can employ that will allow you to get out ahead of near-term volatility.
  36. How To Protect Yourself From Rising Interest Rates

    Today's historically low interest rates have just one way to go. How should you prepare for their inevitable rise?
  37. 3 Defensive Equity ETFs For Turbulent Times

    Investors that are concerned about the recent volatility in the stock market may want to consider looking at conservative ...
  38. Top 2014 Muni Bond ETFs

    April 15 came and went, but the memory of how much of your pay the IRS helped itself to should remain clear. As should the ...
  39. 3 Intriguing Canada ETFs For Your Portfolio

    Canada offers many attractive qualities for investors seeking exposure to North America, including plentiful natural resources, ...
  40. Cycles And Presidential Cycles: Is There A Twist?

    The days when QE-infinity both here and in the land of the rising sun meant free money for those that could pull off the ...
  41. Are Mutual Funds Doomed?

    Decreases in mutual fund classes and the growing use of ETFs means the future of mutual funds will be anything but smooth. ...
  42. Why The Winklevoss Twins' New Bitcoin ETF Matters

    The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, currently moving towards regulatory approval and expected out later this year, will be a Bitcoin ...
  43. PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  44. The Risks Of Investing In Emerging Markets

    In a volatile market, domestic investing can be risky. Many investors choose to look overseas for diversification - but that ...
  45. How Traders Can Utilize CCI (Commodity Channel Index) To Trade Stock Trends

    Use the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) to enter and exit price trends.
  46. Mini Options: A Useful Tool For Trading High-Priced Securities

    Mini options are option contracts wherein the underlying security is 10 shares of a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF). ...
  47. J.P. Morgan's Long-Awaited ETF: Playing Close To The Vest

    Why is J.P. Morgan getting into the ETF game now?
  48. Strategic Beta ETFs

    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  49. Building A Better Mousetrap With Smart Beta ETFs

    More smart beta and altermative indexed funds are coming to brokerage account near you. But what exactly are these funds ...
  50. Bitcoin Mass Hysteria: The Disaster that Brought Down Mt. Gox

    The disastrous halt in trading on Mt. Gox, a popular Bitcoin-trading web site, sent the Bitcoin world into a panic.
  51. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  52. Introduction to Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged exchange-traded funds have appeared that are designed to move either conversely or inversely to their underlying ...
  53. The Best-Performing Sectors Of 2013

    A sector represents a high-level way in which analysts and investors group similar companies together. Analyzing Standard ...
  54. Should You Invest In Stocks Or Commodities In 2014?

    It's the dawn of a new year and investors are facing an array of fresh challenges. One of the intriguing investment parlor ...
  55. A Fresh Look At The Financial Markets

    Different markets provide unique opportunities and risks for investors. Find out more here.
  56. An Inside Look At ETF Construction

    If you're an investor who likes to understand how and why your investment products work, this article is for you!
  57. How To Trade The News

    Regardless of your investing horizon, learning to trade the news is an essential skill for astute portfolio management and ...
  58. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  59. What Are Frontier Markets?

    Frontier markets refer to equity markets in small nations that are at an earlier stage of economic and political development ...
  60. Difference Between Short Selling And Put Options

    Short selling and put options are essentially bearish strategies used to speculate on a potential decline in a security or ...
  61. Pay Attention To Your Fund’s Expense Ratio

    Despite trends indicating an overall decrease in fees across many fund categories, investors should still pay attention to ...
  62. The Difference Between Emerging And Frontier Markets

    Emerging and frontier markets offer investors global diversification in return for higher risk. These sectors have performed ...
  63. What Are Factor Model ETFs?

    Given that stock picking is not generally effective, trackers that simply follow an index have become very popular. However, ...
  64. Using ETFs To Replace Your Expensive Mutual Funds

    Fees associated with many mutual funds looks small. Some are barely over 1% or even lower. But over time those fees erode ...
  65. Tracking Volatility: How The VIX Is Calculated

    When market volatility spikes or stalls, newspapers, websites, bloggers and television commentators all refer to the VIX®. ...
  66. Understanding And Playing The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index and how to interpret its movements.
  67. Make Your Precious Metal Choice Less ‘Golden’

    The recent rout in gold prices has affected the rest of the precious metals space as well. However, unlike gold, platinum ...
  68. The Yen Is Setting Up To Be An Attractive Long-Term Investment

    As Japan embarks on quantitative easing, the yen has come under pressure. Will it continue to be the source of big profits ...
  69. Is It Time to Invest in Australia?

    Australia a country rich in natural resources and one increasingly gaining attention from investors. Is it time to put some ...
  70. Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?

    The quantitative easing program, recently announced by the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, is for a cash ...
  71. Multi-Asset Funds Or Your Own Mix?

    The underlying concept of mixed funds is very appealing. Discover if you're better off with professional management or creating ...
  72. How To Adjust Your Portfolio In A Bear Or Bull Market

    While investors shouldn’t feel compelled to change their portfolios radically overnight in reaction to the market's daily ...
  73. The Best ETFs For Your 401k

    ETFs can be a good alternative to traditional retirement fund options because of their low cost, superior performance and ...
  74. Big Money Is Moving To Socially Responsible Investing

    Mega-sized endowments, pension funds and hedge funds have the ability to move the markets and change investing trends.
  75. Why You Should Invest In Municipal Bond ETFs

    These versatile instruments have become popular with investors in higher tax brackets and fill a specific niche in the wide ...
  76. The Best Way To Buy Silver

    Discover whether ETFs or physical bullion is the best way for investors to get exposure to silver.
  77. The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing

    Are tactical ETFs reasonable and effective investment strategies or just plain speculative behavior?
  78. U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be The Largest Economy In The World

    America's lengthy title reign as "World's Largest Economy" is fast under threat by China's surging economic growth. Find ...
  79. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

    Blackrock's line of offerings can provide liquidity, diversity and transparency for both sophisticated and novice buyers.
  80. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  81. The Most Affordable Way to Buy Gold: Physical Gold or ETFs?

    Investing in gold has never been easier than it is today. Check out this article to learn more about gold ETFs and other ...
  82. Affordable ETF Alternatives

    Due diligence should be conducted in knowing the different costs related to ETFs before undertaking an investment in one. ...
  83. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  84. Investing In IPO ETFs

    Learn the history, rules and risks of investing in IPO exchange-traded funds.
  85. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  86. Build A Model Portfolio With Style Investing

    This sophisticated approach will add flair to your returns.
  87. The Emerging Trend For High Risk Investments

    There appears to be little doubt that investors are adopting higher-risk strategies in the quest for sizable financial reward.
  88. 3 Misconceptions About Purchasing ETFs

    The many advantages of ETF investing include safety, tax and cost efficiency, and portfolio diversification.
  89. Emerging Market ETFs For Your Retirement Accounts

    Emerging market ETFs are typically seen as riskier investments, but some of them may be able to strengthen your retirement ...
  90. The Most Affordable Precious Metals ETFs

    Precious metals ETFs invest in both physical commodities and futures contracts for precious metals.
  91. Charles Schwab Announces Commission-Free ETF Trading

    Here's what the Schwab ETF OneSource will mean to the average investor's portfolio and the potential decrease in costs for ...
  92. 5 Common Misconceptions About ETFs

    The rise in these funds' popularity has contributed to misinformation about what they are and how they work. Learn more here. ...
  93. ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?

    ETFs are exponentially larger in collective volume than ETNs, but ETFs receive more attention from retail investors.
  94. How Tax Treatments Of ETFs Work

    Here is a look at how ETFs are taxed and the effects that the tax treatment of ETFs will have on investors when they purchase ...
  95. Most Affordable Commodity ETFs

    Here are the most affordable commodity ETFs based on expense ratios.
  96. Most Affordable Currency ETFs

    The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has grown into a trillion dollar business. We will take a look at the more popular ...
  97. 7 Easy To Understand ETFs To Replace A Savings Account

    If you have a savings account or certificate of deposit (CD), you’re probably not making much more than 1% each year from ...
  98. 5 Misconceptions About ETFs In Retirement Accounts

    The simplicity of ETFs and their low fees make them perfect for retirement accounts.
  99. Best ETFs For An Early Retirement

    Based on today's markets, which ETFs could you buy in 2013 that'll provide the best opportunity for an early retirement? ...
  100. How Tax Treatment Of ETFs Can Benefit Purchasers

    ETFs often post fewer and lower capital gains distributions than traditional mutual funds, because there is usually a much ...
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