Posts Tagged ‘Eric Dutram’

Three Dirt Cheap ETFs To Buy Now

April 8th, 2014

ETFsSince the launch of the first ETF in1993, the exchange traded fund industry has gained popularity growing its assets by leaps and bounds. There are currently over 1,560 exchange traded products listed in the U.S., with almost $1.7 trillion in assets under management. Read more…


The Momentum Stock Crash Puts These ETFs In Focus

April 7th, 2014

new etfsAfter a huge rally in 2013, momentum stocks lost some steam in 2014. The reversal can be traced back to worries over valuations, bubble fears, a pack of discouraging U.S. economic indicators in the beginning Read more…


Will Coffee ETFs Continue To Brew Returns In Q2?

April 7th, 2014

coffeeCoffee has made an impressive comeback after a steep fall last year. A supply glut, uneven demand and investors’ appetite for stock markets over commodities resulted in a 20% decline in the price of the commodity last year. This was, in fact, the third year Read more…


Internet Stocks Losing Charm?

April 7th, 2014

internet etfsIs the craze for social media evaporating across the globe? At least, the poor performance by Global X Social Media Index ETF (NASDAQ:SOCL) this year is giving such cues. In the year-to-date period, SOCL was off about 9.50% with the last one month Read more…


Defense Sector Worth A Closer Look

April 7th, 2014

defense stocksRough trading to start 2014 is demonstrating that the easy upward slope of last year is likely a thing of the past. Correct sector selection will likely be needed to power gains this time around, especially given the recent worries regarding some of the former market leaders. Read more…


Top Ranked Small Cap Growth ETF In Focus (VTWG)

April 4th, 2014

ETFsThough the U.S. markets performed reasonably well during the final quarter of 2013, they lost strength in the first quarter of this year. Beginning of the end of the era of cheap money, emerging market turmoil, concerns over slowdown in China, the second Read more…


Energy ETFs Marching Higher In The Past Week

April 4th, 2014

oil gasThe geopolitical tensions between the east and the west escalated quite significantly following Russia’s takeover of Crimea. Fears about Russia capturing other parts of Ukraine as well had sent jitters among investors.  Read more…


Is The Mexico ETF A Better Play On Latin America?

April 2nd, 2014

latin americaLatin America, dominated mostly by Brazil, seems to have lost luster since the taper talk was initiated in the U.S. last year. Apart from the external shocks, many nations in this corner of the world are lacking structural reforms and grappling with poor Read more…


ETFs To Watch As The Chinese Yuan Weakens

April 2nd, 2014

yuanMost of the emerging market currencies faced a difficult time since the start of taper, falling in the double digits. However, the Chinese yuan had managed to withstand the freefall so far, standing strong against the crisis in the emerging market currencies only until recently. Read more…


A Quick Guide To REIT ETFs

April 1st, 2014

reitThe year 2013 has been an unusual one for the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry with stock prices of this special hybrid asset class seeing both highs and lows. Particularly, the concerns surrounding Read more…


Treasury Bond ETFs To Play Rising Short Term Yields

April 1st, 2014

yieldTreasury bond ETFs have been one of the most vulnerable investment options thanks to the Fed’s decision to wrap up its QE stimulus. While we have seen long-term bond ETFs suffering the most in 2013, the picture changed in 2014 thanks to the Fed’s modified Read more…


State Street Introduces International Junk Bond ETF

April 1st, 2014

state streetBond investing in the U.S. was down last year on a global sell-off thanks to the Fed’s taper concerns and the resultant rise in long-term interest rates. The trend should remain the same this year too, as the Fed finally started on its QE pullback process. Read more…


Take Advantage Of The Flattening Yield Curve With This ETF

March 31st, 2014

investThough the fixed income world, in particular Treasury bonds, gathered some steam starting this year, these are faltering again thanks to the Fed latest comments. The Fed, which has committed Read more…


Biotech ETFs To Buy On The Dip

March 31st, 2014

biotechnologyThe high flying, and top performing, sector of 2013 – biotech – delivered impressive gains last year, on the back of increasing mergers and acquisition activities, expansion into emerging markets, Read more…


ETFs To Watch As Obamacare Hits Deadline

March 31st, 2014

healthcare-etfsDespite the rocky start and a plethora of technical issues, the Affordable Care Act (often known as Obamacare) saw a surge in enrollment in the final days of its first year program. More than 6 million Americans (as of March 27) have signed Read more…


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