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Strategy: Basic ETF Portfolio for May (BND, DBC, VEU, VNQ, VTI)

May 4th, 2011
In July 2009 I profiled a momentum based ETF portfolio. I track this portfolio (and others) monthly on Scott’s Investments using Google Docs. The portfolio consists of the ETFs with the best Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:DBC, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI

Japan Disaster – Prevention Is Better Than Cure – How Does That Apply To ETF Investing?

April 7th, 2011

Japan will take many years to reuild the physical and psychological damage caused by the triple disaster that struck them. Who could have known? There is a very important lesson that can easily Read more…

NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Basic ETF Portfolio For April

April 3rd, 2011
In July 2009 I profiled a momentum based ETF portfolio. I track this portfolio (and others) monthly on Scott’s Investments using Google Docs. The portfolio consists of the ETFs with the best Read more…

NYSE:DBC, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI

MidAmerican Energy Company’s 401K Plan: More Diversification Needed

March 31st, 2011

MidAmerican Energy Company is a domestic operation of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a company of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-A). As of 3/30/2011, David Sokol Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VTI

Using Leveraged ETFs to Hedge Equity Portfolios (SDS, SSO, SHY, BND, DBC, VEU, VNQ, VTI)

March 27th, 2011

I recently wrote an article on 4 Methods to Hedge an Equity Portfolio.  A reader asked how leveraged ETFs would perform as a hedge in lieu of single (1x) short ETFs.  I should preface that I Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:DBC, NYSE:SDS, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:SSO, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI

4 Methods To Hedge An Equity Portfolio (BND, DBC, VEU, VNQ, VTI, SH, SPY, SHY)

March 23rd, 2011

Market volatility and drawdowns remind us of the role “hedging” can have in portfolios.  Hedging in its simplest form is purchasing securities in order to reduce portfolio risk. The purchased securities Read more…

NYSE:DBC, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ

Changes In This Six Asset Portfolio (RSP, VBK, VTI, VEU, BND, VNQ, VWO, DBC, IJJ, VBK, RWO, RWR)

March 21st, 2011

We are working through a series of articles to help improve returns for retirement investors. Aging boomers highlight the major retirement crisis as they come to the end of their working careers. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:RSP, NYSE:VBK, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI

Swensen Six Asset Lazy Portfolio Review Exhibits Different Q1 Behavior (VNQ, VEU, VWO, VEA, VTI, TIP, LQD)

March 20th, 2011

In the last article, we looked over the prior year’s returns for the Swensen Six Lazy Portfolio. David Swensen, the Yale Endowment Investment Manager, proposed this portfolio for individual Read more…

NYSE:VEA, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Swensen Six Asset Lazy Portfolio Review (VTI, VNQ, VWO, VEU, VEA, TIP)

March 17th, 2011

One of the most glaring holes in our education system is retirement investing. Much is said about day trading and the high wire acts of Hedge Funds. Retirement investing is a long term proposition Read more…

NYSE:VEA, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Does Adding Three US Funds To A Simple Six Asset Portfolio Make a Difference? (VTI, VEU, BND, VNQ, VWO, DBC, EFA, USCI, MORN)

March 11th, 2011

We are working through a series of articles to help improve returns for retirement investors. As the first baby boomers prepare for retirement with the financial meltdown still vivid in our minds and Read more…

NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

How Good Is The Six Asset ETF Benchmark Really? (VTI, VEU, BND, VNQ, VWO, DBC)

March 10th, 2011

The first baby boomers preparing for retirement with the still steaming financial meltdown at the forefront of our minds. We have been building a simple set of funds that have the potential to Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:DBC, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Managed Bond Funds Noticebly Strengthen Simple Six Asset Class Portfolios (VEU, EFA, VTI, VWO, VNQ, DBC, BND)

March 9th, 2011

As the first baby boomers prepare for retirement with the financial meltdown still smoking in our rear view mirrors we are attempting to build a set of funds that are easy to understand yet have the Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:DBC, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Commodity ETFs: Does Everyone Need An Energy Investment? (UNG, SLV, USO, DBC, VTI, VEU, VWO, VNQ, BND)

March 7th, 2011

Last week is another strong week that saw strong ascent of commodity ETFs across the board (other than the natural gas ETF (NYSE:UNG)). The US Oil ETF (NYSE:USO) and Silver ETF Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:DBC, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:UNG, NYSE:USO, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Diversification To Five Classes Brings Further Benefits To Strained Retirement Portfolios (DBC, VNQ, VWO, BND, VEU, VTI)

March 7th, 2011

We have previously highlighted the plight of boomers coming up on retirement with insufficient funds. There is a great deal of advice to get your portfolios in order. In this article we seek to Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:DBC, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Commodities Showed Their Hedge Amid Equity Weakness (FRN, VWO, VTI, GLD, SPY, EFA, VEU, EEM, IYR, VNQ, BND, AGG, DBC)

February 28th, 2011

Last week, all major global stock markets registered loss: Frontier stocks (NYSE:FRN) lost most — -2.6%, followed by Emerging market stocks (NYSE:VWO) — -1.89%, and U.S. stock markets Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:DBC, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:FRN, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IYR, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO




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