SDS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Volatility Can Drag On Leveraged ETF Gains

    January 9, 2015
    The pros (many) and cons (several) of investing in S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  2. What Is A Short ETF?

    July 22, 2014
    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying ...
  3. How To Get A Head Start On 'Sell In May And Go Away'

    April 3, 2014
    The market just seems to want to go higher. In fact, we just hit yet another record high on the S&P 500, as buyers continue ...
  4. Beware This Costly Form Of Portfolio Insurance

    November 6, 2013
    Derivatives are simply investments that trade based on the price of something else. In other words, the price of a derivative ...
  5. How to Hedge Your Portfolio Against a Market Sell-off

    January 9, 2013
    Chances are you likely had a successful year in the stock market.  Despite all the gloom and doom ranging from "Fiscal Cliff" ...
  6. The 5 Most Important Chart Patterns For ETF Traders

    December 5, 2012
    Chart patterns are a very useful tool because they occur regularly—providing you with lots of trade candidates—and also provide ...
  7. Is It Time For A Hedge?

    March 20, 2012
    A variety of economic data is pointing upwards and sentiment is bullish. However, there are some potential pitfalls facing ...
  8. The Painful Truth About Leveraged ETFs

    July 10, 2009
    Unfortunately, the growing popularity of leveraged ETFs is coming at a painful price.
  9. Worried About The Economy? Use Short ETFs

    February 5, 2008
    With the possibility of further declines in the equity markets, short ETFs provide a valuable hedge.
  10. Hedge Against Corrections With Short ETFs

    June 4, 2007
    An examination of the various short ETFs available, and the pros and cons of using them in your portfolio.
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