A Beginner’s Tactical ETF Portfolio for June (DBC, BND, VEU, VNQ, VTI)

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
NYSE:BND June 7, 2011 9:28pm

ETF Pipeline: AdvisorShares, Accuvest Team Up on Global ETF

Momentum continues to build behind actively-managed ETFs, as one of the most successful issuers of these products has stuffed yet another offering into an already full pipeline of ETF ideas.
NYSE:ACCU May 12, 2011 10:21pm

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

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
NYSE:BND May 4, 2011 1:31pm

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

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
NYSE:VEU April 7, 2011 8:59pm

Basic ETF Portfolio For April

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
NYSE:DBC April 3, 2011 1:34pm

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

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
NYSE:AGG March 31, 2011 8:17pm

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

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
NYSE:BND March 27, 2011 9:54pm

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

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
NYSE:DBC March 23, 2011 11:33am

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

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.
NYSE:BND March 21, 2011 11:07am

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

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
NYSE:VEA March 20, 2011 2:21pm

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

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
NYSE:VEA March 17, 2011 1:11pm

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

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
NYSE:VEU March 11, 2011 1:38pm

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

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
NYSE:BND March 10, 2011 12:15pm

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

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
NYSE:BND March 9, 2011 2:45pm

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