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  1. How To Invest In The Nikkei 225

    The Nikkei index is synonymous with Japan's economy, the third-largest in the world. Here's the easiest way to take a stake.
  2. Jobs Data Great For ETFs, Grisly For The Economy

    “Holy Moly!” exclaim the financial media. They marvel at a headline unemployment number of 5.9%. “This economy is much better ...
  3. Bitcoin Is Taking A Nosedive

    Many believe Bitcoin has positively changed the landscape of the global markets. But investors holding this currency could ...
  4. Three Things You Need to Know About ETFs

    Here’s a true conversation I had with my dental hygienist, meandering through our usual banter about life, money and investing. ...
  5. It Is Not Too Late To Hedge Against Stock ETF Risk

    Since October of 2011, the US. stock market has not only been resilient, it has repelled more water than Gore-Tex.
  6. Understanding The Bond Behemoth That Is Pimco

    Pimco has been in the news lately. What does the giant investment manager firm do and who does it serve?
  7. Choosing The Right ETF Index To Reach Your Goals

    The key to choosing ETFs for your portfolio is understanding how they pick stocks and making sure their investment philosophy ...
  8. Technology Dividends Offer Income Opportunity

    The world of dividend investing has traditionally been dominated by companies in the utility, financial, and consumer goods ...
  9. Bond ETFs: Selling The Rumor, Buying The News

    The appetite for stock risk is softening, yet few people are talking about it.
  10. Making A Move With Bond ETFs

    I talk a lot about how you can use ETFs to build bond portfolios in the current market environment, and my colleague recently ...
  11. Alternatives To Pimco's Total Return Fund

    News of Bill Gross’ resignation has roiled the fixed income market. Given the sizable outflows from the Total Return fund, ...
  12. Pimco Investor? Consider This Before Bailing

    If you own a Pimco bond fund, consider this advice before you drop the firm over the departure of Bill Gross.
  13. Health Care REITs: A Dose Of Durable Dividends

    Healthcare REITs, like other REITs, are good dividend investments. Unlike other REITs, they are more recession proof and ...
  14. What The Daily 1% Price Mean For ETF Investors

    In the first half of the U.S. stock market bull 10%-19% corrections occurred annually. That has not been the case in the ...
  15. Global Value From ETFs In The Land Down Under

    International ETFs have been under fire this summer as shifting currency woes and economic forecasts continue to indicate ...
  16. Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Look Under The Hood

    Interested in diversifying your portfolio with some emerging market debt? Have a look at these key ETFs.
  17. 3 (More) Mistakes To Avoid With Your ETF Portfolio

    I previously wrote an article about the 5 mistakes to avoid with your ETF portfolio, ranging from not falling in love with ...
  18. Playing Penny Stock-Like ETFs

    While there are no penny stock ETFs or mutual funds, a shrewd investor can pick from a number of small-cap and micro-cap ...
  19. How Low-Volatility ETFs Can Enhance Your Success

    Is your equity portfolio suffering from seasickness? Check out these low-volatility ETFs known for their stability.
  20. Reduce Your Allocation To Small Cap U.S Stock ETFs

    The Wall Street media may celebrate the 35% intra-day jump in Alibaba shares. They may tout the record highs in the Dow and ...
  21. The Federal Reserve’s Policy For ETF Investors

    The market climbs a "Wall of Worry," yet the only apprehension that sends stock investors for the exit doors relates to the ...
  22. A Guide To Key ETFs Investing In South Korea

    An overview of the ETFs that offer investors an easy and efficient way to invest in South Korea's many leading companies.
  23. Will 2014 Be The Tipping Point For Active ETFs?

    The pace of new actively managed ETFs being released to the market has continued to heat up this year. 
  24. Generating Income In Retirement Using ETFs

    There are many effective strategies that retirement investors can utilize to fill their income gap. Here are some ideas that ...
  25. Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives

    Why diversification and alternatives can play an important role in your retirement portfolio.
  26. Invest In Emerging Market Bonds With These ETFs

    With the variety of emerging market bond ETFs now on the books, it's become far easier for investors to diversify. Here's ...
  27. China ETFs: Get In As China Matures

    These ETFs offer an easy way for investors to access China's growing economic might and growing consumerism. Just watch the ...
  28. Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Here are four strategies for trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), one of the oldest and most widely-followed ...
  29. Emerging Market ETFs Are Taking Back The World

    More often than not, if you tell me that an asset is roughly 20% above its long-term trendline, I will tell you that the ...
  30. S&P 500 ETFs: What Every Investor Should Know

    Before you invest in that SPDR S&P 500 ETF (or any other ETF based on that index) here are a few things to consider.
  31. Why Overvalued Stock ETFs Still Offer Opportunity

    Let us recall that every significant economist and every major U.S. investment firm predicted interest rates would climb ...
  32. Investing In Natural Gas? Eye ETFs, Seasonality

    When considering natural gas extraction companies and the commodity itself, what options do investors have?
  33. Fracking ETFs Or Drilling Services Stocks?

    Hydraulic fracturing — otherwise known as fracking — is a hot topic. But how to invest in this trend?
  34. How To Cash In On Credit Cards

    How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.
  35. How To Invest In Samsung

    Just what options are open to American investors who want to invest in South Korean electronics giant Samsung?
  36. Questions For U.S. Stock ETF Bulls

    Most people are aware of the crash in 1929. Yet many may not be aware of the government stimulus in 1933 that helped the ...
  37. Japan ETFs May Radiate To Further Weaken The Yen

    Shinzo Abe expressed a fierce determination to jump start Japan's economy through unconventional monetary policy measures.
  38. Is There A Changing Of The ETF Guard?

    The headlines have focused on the year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 as well as the relatively minor losses for the Dow Jones ...
  39. Has Stock Bias Affected Your ETF Asset Allocation?

    Vast majority of fixed income ETFs are registering 52-week highs, yet CNBC's focus remains on the geopolitical impact of ...
  40. How Oil ETFs React To Falling Energy Prices

    Not all ETFs react the same to falling energy prices. Here's a look at a few examples.
  41. Why You Should Pay Attention To Africa Right Now

    With vast natural resources and a huge, young population, Africa's lion economies could be the next big thing. But how to ...
  42. Boost Your Portfolio Yield With Alternative Income ETFs

    The majority of ETF income investors focus their portfolios on dividend-paying stocks and bonds to generate yield. However, ...
  43. This Asian Nation's Stocks Are Up Over 20% YTD

    The Indonesian economy is in a bit of a rut, but new, business-friendly leadership could make its stocks a good bet.
  44. Don’t Fight The Fed? Don’t Fight The Treasury Bond ETF Trend

    Think of the U.S. economy as a tricycle. It has three wheels that, if they are all working together, you can get extraordinary ...
  45. Tactical Asset Allocation And Longer-Term ETF Trends

    One of the most common expressions in the investment world is that "one day does not a trend make."
  46. Investing In Commodities Without the Hassle: Try Commodity ETFs

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in commodities offer a convenient, low cost way to access the commodities markets.
  47. How To Profit From Recent Market Divergence

    US stocks contemplate the fate of the 5-year bull market as the small cap Russell 2000 diverges from the S&P 500. Market ...
  48. Investor Fatigue Setting In?

    We’re in the midst of earnings season, and thus far the news is largely positive.
  49. Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists

    Few things attract as many conspiracy theories and theorists as gold does.
  50. 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 ...
  51. What Are The Best Real Estate REIT ETFs?

    In a period of low interest rates, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer great income potential.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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. ...
  54. The World's Largest ETFs

    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  55. 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 ...
  56. Buyback ETFs: U.S. & International Strategies

    Buyback ETFs: Hold Off On The U.S. Version, Evaluate The International Adaptation.
  57. 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
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. How to Day Trade Volatility ETFs

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

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

    Learn when is the most favorable time to day-trade gold ETFs and how to take advantage.
  63. 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.’ ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Synthetic vs Physical ETFs

    New and advanced versions of ETFs have been developed over the years.
  66. 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.
  67. 3 “Risk-Off” Signs For ETF Investors

    Warning signs that ETF investors may wish to follow.
  68. 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.
  69. 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 ...
  70. Top 10 Factors When Buying Country ETFs

    Here are our Top Ten factors to consider when buying a country ETF.
  71. “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’s ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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”. ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    Key strategies you can employ that will allow you to get out ahead of near-term volatility.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 3 Intriguing Canada ETFs For Your Portfolio

    Canada offers many attractive qualities for investors seeking exposure to North America, including plentiful natural resources, ...
  82. 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. ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  85. 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 ...
  86. J.P. Morgan's Long-Awaited ETF: Playing Close To The Vest

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

    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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.
  90. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

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

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

    A sector represents a high-level way in which analysts and investors group similar companies together. Analyzing Standard ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. A Fresh Look At The Financial Markets

    Different markets provide unique opportunities and risks for investors. Find out more here.
  95. 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!
  96. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  97. 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 ...
  98. What Are Factor Model ETFs?

    Given that stock picking is not generally effective, trackers that simply follow an index have become very popular. However, ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. Understanding And Playing The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index and how to interpret its movements.
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