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  1. Market volatility

    How To Smooth-Out Your Ride In The Stock Market

    March 3, 2014
    Volatility is back. For investors, this nasty problem of gyrating markets can be a real hindrance to your portfolio’s total ...
  2. 13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013

    January 7, 2014
    2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year ...
  3. Volatility in the markets has spiked over the past few weeks. Here are a few options that might help settle your portfolio's volatility.

    Is It Time For Low Volatility Funds?

    October 14, 2013
    The recent government shutdown, potential debt ceiling breach as well as dour global economic news has once again caused ...
  4. Rising 10-Year Yields Could Crush Popular Dividend ETFs

    June 21, 2013
    Seduced by backward-looking dividend increase streaks, investors have fallen in love with dividend ETFs such as the Vanguard ...
  5. Schwab Expands Commission-Free ETF Program - ETF News And Commentary

    February 7, 2013
    Over the past few years, brokerage firms have greatly expanded their lineups of commission-free ETFs. These programs allow ...
  6. iShares Files for Risk and Value Weighted ETFs - ETF News And ...

    January 22, 2013
    iShares, the San Francisco-based global leader in ETFs, has long had a dominant position in the ETF world. The company was ...
  7. Time to Invest in Low Volatility ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    December 27, 2012
    With 2012 nearing its end, investors are becoming very concerned about the fiscal cliff.  ETFs of almost all segments of ...
  8. PowerShares Rolls Out Hedged S&P 500 ETF (PHDG)

    December 7, 2012
    Stocks continue to drift sideways with an upward bias as cautious optimism surrounding the looming “fiscal cliff” has proven ...
  9. 5 ETF Strategies To Reign In Risk

    November 16, 2012
    As we barrel towards theNiagaraFalls of all fiscal cliffs, investors seem fairly certain that additional volatility is in ...
  10. 4 Low-Volatility ETFs to Hedge Your Portfolio - ETF News And ...

    October 23, 2012
    Third quarter results reported so far are lackluster in most cases and disappointing in many. Adding to the woes are the ...
  11. RBS Launches New Trend-Following ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    September 7, 2012
    Although the ETF industry has experienced some growing pains in recent weeks thanks to a number of closures, the space is ...
  12. 3 ETFs To Prepare For The Fiscal Cliff - Investment Ideas

    September 6, 2012
    Just a year after the debt debacle, it appears as though the markets are heading towards another key do-or-die situation ...
  13. First Trust Debuts “Tail Hedge” S&P 500 ETF (VIXH)

    August 31, 2012
    First Trust announced this week the launch of a new ETF that will combine exposure to one of the world’s most widely-followed ...
  14. Four Easy Ways to Play Beta and Volatility with ETFs - ETF News ...

    June 27, 2012
    Volatility in the equity market in recent years resulted in investors becoming overly vigilant while constructing their portfolios. ...
  15. Large-Cap Value Stocks Are Exactly That ... A Value

    June 22, 2012
    These monster blue chips offer advantages to portfolios in an uncertain economic environment and are currently trading for ...
  16. Slow And Steady ETFs Outperforming

    January 3, 2012
    Low volatility ETFs lead the way in 2011.
  17. 2011's Most Innovative ETFs

    December 30, 2011
    The ETF industry experienced tremendous growth throughout 2011, and many issuers added new and exciting products to the mix. ...
  18. Seasick? Try A Low Volatility Fund

    November 2, 2011
    The market’s recent ups and downs have been stomach churning. Low volatility funds can help smooth out the ride.
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