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Posts Tagged ‘Money and Markets’

Interest Rates Surge as Fed, Congress Crush Debtholders (EDV)

December 10th, 2010

That’s the score folks, in case you haven’t been keeping track. The Federal Reserve Chairman said his $600 billion “QE2″ program would lower interest rates. Instead, rates have done nothing but Read more…

NYSE:EDV

Follow The Trend With Small-Cap Growth ETFs (IWO, VTWG, IJT, VIOG, SJF, AAPL, MO)

December 9th, 2010

With exchange traded funds (ETFs), global stock markets can be sliced and diced in hundreds of different ways. You can invest by country, by geographic region, by industry sector, and by Read more…

NASDAQ:VTWG, NYSE:IJT, NYSE:IWO, NYSE:SJF, NYSE:VIOG

Does Your ETF Own Derivatives? (SH, GLD, DBC, TBT, MSFT)

December 2nd, 2010

What’s in your exchange traded fund (ETF)? The obvious answer is “stocks” if it is a stock ETF, and “bonds” if it is a bond ETF. That’s not always the case, though. Read more…

NYSE:DBC, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SH, NYSE:TBT

FDIC: 903 Banks In Trouble. What To Do … (XLF, SEF, UYG, SKF, FAS, FAZ)

November 22nd, 2010

Martin here with an urgent update on the next phase of the banking crisis. Just this past Friday, the government released new data showing that the FDIC’s list of “problem banks” now includes 903 Read more…

NYSE:FAS, NYSE:FAZ, NYSE:SEF, NYSE:SKF, NYSE:UYG, NYSE:XLF

List Of Fed’s Enemies Grows Longer As Bond Market Carnage Spreads (MUB)

November 19th, 2010

It’s always gratifying when the mainstream media picks up on a theme you’ve been banging away at for weeks. And boy is that happening now. Just get a load of the headlines we’ve seen in recent Read more…

NYSE:MUB

Go For Profits With International ETFs (FAA, THD, GDXJ, EPU, GXG, ECH, TUR, IDX, AMJ, PXQ, EWZ, FXI, ILF, EWM, EWS, PGJ, EWW, EZA, VWO)

November 18th, 2010

Let me ask you a question. Suppose you have the ability to invest in any stock market in the world. One of the largest markets has lagged badly for many years now. And there are few reasons to think Read more…

NASDAQ:ADRE, NYSE:AMJ, NYSE:ECH, NYSE:EPU, NYSE:EWM, NYSE:EWS, NYSE:EWW, NYSE:EWZ, NYSE:EZA, NYSE:FAA, NYSE:FXI, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GXG, NYSE:IDX, NYSE:ILF, NYSE:PGJ, NYSE:PXQ, NYSE:THD, NYSE:TUR, NYSE:VWO

Go For The Gold With Mining ETFs (SIL, PLTM, COPX, CU, REMX, URA, GDX, GDXJ, GLDX)

November 11th, 2010

Do you like to dig? I have to admit, it’s not my favorite thing. But if I knew there was gold in the ground I might think differently. Read more…

NASDAQ:CU, NASDAQ:PLTM, NYSE:COPX, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLDX, NYSE:REMX, NYSE:SIL, NYSE:URA

Four ETFs Beating The Dow By A Mile (GLD, DBA, IDX, ECH)

November 8th, 2010

Martin here with a quick update on four of our favorite exchange traded funds (ETFs). From the first trading day in May through this past Friday, November 5, the Dow is up 4 percent. Read more…

NYSE:DBA, NYSE:ECH, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IDX

Sorting Out The Asia ETFs (EWJ, EPP, GMF, FNI, AAXJ, VNM, EWH, EWS, EWY, EWT, IDX, THD, EWM, VPL, ADRA)

November 4th, 2010

You shouldn’t be surprised if I tell you I like Asia. I talk about Asia frequently, both in my Money and Markets columns and in International ETF Trader. Read more…

NASDAQ:AAXJ, NASDAQ:ADRA, NYSE:EPP, NYSE:EWH, NYSE:EWJ, NYSE:EWM, NYSE:EWS, NYSE:EWT, NYSE:EWY, NYSE:FNI, NYSE:GMF, NYSE:IDX, NYSE:THD, NYSE:VNM, NYSE:VPL

Get Down Under With Australia ETFs (EWA, KROO, FXA, ENZL)

October 28th, 2010

See if you can guess the country … Read more…

NYSE:ENZL, NYSE:EWA, NYSE:FXA, NYSE:KROO

Profit From Rising Food Prices With ETFs (MOO, DBA, DE, MOS, ADM)

October 21st, 2010

Here’s a question for you … and I’m pretty sure your answer is “Yes.” The question is: Do you eat? Food is a basic necessity of life. We all need to eat. Some of us eat more than others do, of course. Read more…

NYSE:DBA, NYSE:MOO

Diversify Out Of U.S. Dollars With ETFs (ULE, FXF, FXS, FXA, SZR, UDN)

October 14th, 2010

Do you pay attention to the currency markets? You’d better, if you want to survive and thrive in these crazy times. Read more…

NYSE:FXA, NYSE:FXF, NYSE:FXS, NYSE:SZR, NYSE:UDN, NYSE:ULE

7 New ETFs Cover New Ground (EPHE, ENZL, MLPS, CCX, INXX, BRAQ, LIT)

October 7th, 2010

The exchange traded fund menu is growing fast. So far this year more than 170 new ETFs and similar exchange-traded products have hit the market in the U.S. Read more…

NYSE:BRAQ, NYSE:CCX, NYSE:ENZL, NYSE:EPHE, NYSE:INXX, NYSE:LIT, NYSE:MLPS

Five Tech ETFs To Look At Now (FDN, CQQQ, IGV, VOX, PXQ)

September 30th, 2010

You can always count on one thing in the technology sector: Change! The cutting-edge inventions that fascinated us so much back in the 1990s are de rigueur now. Where will we be in ten years? Read more…

NYSE:CQQQ, NYSE:FDN, NYSE:IGV, NYSE:PXQ, NYSE:VOX

For Income and Diversification, Have You Considered International Bond ETFs? (EMB, EMLC, ELD, BWX, WIP, PICB, IBND)

September 23rd, 2010

In these turbulent times, plenty of investors just want steady income. Others realize they need to look outside the U.S. as they ride out the storm. Yet in a world where some once-stable economies Read more…

NYSE:BWX, NYSE:ELD, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:EMLC, NYSE:IBND, NYSE:PICB, NYSE:WIP




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