The One Way to Prepare Your Portfolio for the Recovery

Although 2009 was loaded with recovery green shoots, mostly in battered industries such as finance and retail, investors are best to be diversified during the later stages of recovery. Green Shoots Give Way to Forests When green shoots give way to forests, stocks that lagged the market during the bull run typically move with momentum, …

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Will ETP Derivatives Help Individual Investors?

The first exchange-traded product to list in the United States will be launching soon.  Its goal is to track the changes in price of American real estate with a leverage of 300%.  The new products are very much like derivatives, having zero investments in their “underlying index” and instead using capital shifting measures to make …

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Why Index Funds are Falling Apart

The hedge fund industry is trimming down on its exchange-traded fund and diversified holdings.  After peaking at 40% of all volume in October at the pinnacle of the crisis, exchange-traded fund volume has since descended to 35% of all stock market volume.  The change is coming; investors are ready to start picking stocks again instead …

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Are You Ready for the Bear Rally?

Investors are looking long and hard at Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit’s comments about the company’s profits for the first two months of the year. Word of his comments spread quickly, and investors reacted accordingly, if not over-reacted, and sent the major market indices up more than 7% in one day. Better than expected retail numbers …

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4 Reasons to Avoid Buying Inverse ETFs

The explosion of growth in the ETF industry has been both a boom and a bust for investors looking to make top dollar in the stock markets. Although the vast selection of ETFs gives investors more consumer choice, some ETFs are simply not worth trading. More and more traditional ETFs that help investors buy or …

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ETFs are Becoming Better for Retirement Investing

Exchange traded funds received their start from active day traders and swing traders looking for better ways to trade Wall Street’s indices. Today, there are ETFs for everything, ranging from certain commodities and sectors to an entire country’s stock exchange. ETFs could easily become the future of retirement investing for a variety of reasons. What …

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Exchange traded funds in the stock market

Photo Source: State Street Global Advisors Exchange traded funds were highly uncommon, even just a few years ago. Today, you can buy any kind of ETF, including international funds, gold funds, oil funds, Dow funds, double Dow funds, and many more options. If there’s an investment, chances are you can buy it through an ETF. …

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