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Maybe The Worst ETF Idea I’ve Ever Heard Of…

November 16th, 2011

Todd Shriber: Just because I am usually an advocate for the myriad advantages ETFs offer compared to mutual funds doesn’t mean I won’t hold the ETF industry’s feet to the fire when I come along what is in my opinion a bad idea. First, allow me to give you some background on the inspiration for this piece. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Shift To ETFs Away From Mutual Funds Will Continue (SPY, DIA, IWM, VTI, VWO)

November 9th, 2011

Todd Shriber: Read my columns enough and you’ll realize two things. First, I am not ashamed to say the mutual fund industry has more than just a pesky little rivalry on its hands with ETFs. Second, I’ve said several times this rivalry is going to eventually shift in favor of ETFs. Hey, it’s already going that Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:IWM, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

How To Profit From An Emerging ETF Trend (AUD, EMB, PCY, ALD, ELD, BONO)

November 2nd, 2011

Todd Shriber: I’m willing to bet if you been following financial markets for the past year or two, you’re acutely aware that investing in U.S.-government bonds really isn’t worth the trouble. I’m not going to bore you with all the tired scare tactics that we’ve been seeing all too much lately. You know what I mean. Read more…

NYSE:ALD, NYSE:AUD, NYSE:BONO, NYSE:ELD, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:PCY

How To Profit From Backwardation Right Now With ETFs (USO, XOP, XOM, ERY, ERX)

October 26th, 2011

Todd Shriber: Earlier this year, I wrote about contango, the commodities market situation where longer-dated futures contracts are trading above the current spot price. This can happen with any commodity under the sun, but in most cases, I’d bet that investors know a little something about contango as Read more…

NYSE:ERX, NYSE:ERY, NYSE:USO, NYSE:XOP

Harold Bradley of The Kauffman Foundation and Wednesday’s Capitol Hill Charade With ETFs

October 19th, 2011

Todd Shriber: Watch enough C-SPAN or attend enough congressional hearings in person and you’ll quickly realize one thing: Most are an egregious waste of time and by virtue taxpayer dollars. When I was a young reporter, I had the privilege of covering some of the Enron hearings on Capitol Hill. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TNA, NYSE:TZA

Bargain Hunters Delight: Good Buys Await Patient ETF Investors (URA, KOL, HAP, CCJ, BTU)

October 12th, 2011

Todd Shriber: A lot of folks have been asking me lately what my thoughts are on the market. Not surprisingly, it seems like I get more of those questions the more chaotic the market gets. Even the the future Mrs. Shriber’s parents recently asked my thoughts on the current state of affairs in the financial markets Read more…

NYSE:HAP, NYSE:KOL, NYSE:URA

The Metals Trade: Why I’m Still Really Bullish On Silver (SLV, AGQ, ZSL, PSLV, GLD)

October 5th, 2011

Todd Shriber: Just two trading days into October and silver is still having difficulty shaking out of a slump that started last month. Some will undoubtedly call me crazy, but I am still bullish on silver and I think investors should be, too. Yes, I liked silver in the high 30s, but I do not feel forced to love Read more…

NYSE:AGQ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:PSLV, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:ZSL

Failure To Communicate: Misinformation On ETFs Continues (CORN, GDXJ, BZQ, SPY)

September 28th, 2011

Todd Shriber: I wasn’t around when the movie “Cool Hand Luke” came out, but my mom loves old movies and she always had them on when I was a little kid. To this day, I remember her renting Read more…

NYSE:BZQ, NYSE:CORN, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:SPY

Are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) A “Rogue” Asset Class?

September 21st, 2011

Todd Shriber: Exchange traded products were in spotlight again last week – and not in a good way – on news that a UBS trader had committed $2.3 billion in unauthorized ETF trades. When the news broke, I knew exactly what the reaction was going to be: Blame the product, in this case ETFs, not the person committing the misdeed. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:IWM, NYSE:SPY

Correlation Armageddon: How To Survive And Thrive The Markets (GLD, SLV, SPY, GDX, EEM)

September 14th, 2011

Todd Shriber:  One of my favorite themes is back in the headlines. That being correlation of various sectors and asset classes to the S&P 500. Previously, I’ve been strident in my opposition to blaming ETFs for this scenario and I see little in the way of compelling evidence to make me change my mind. Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:SPY

Silver ETFs: A Look At How To Profit From Silver’s Shine (SLV, SIVR, SIL, GLTR, GLD)

September 7th, 2011

Todd Shriber:  Since I’m taking my first vacation in almost two years, I wanted to divert your attention to this article while I’m out of the office. If you missed it the first time around, I encourage you to take a moment. With overall market conditions operating in their current state, there is a Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:GLTR, NYSE:SIL, NYSE:SIVR, NYSE:SLV

ETFs Still Rock, Mutual Funds Not So Much

August 31st, 2011

Todd Shriber:  The worrisome, if not bad news for the mutual fund industry continues to mount as yet another report has come out highlighting some interesting things about ETF investors. Research from Cerulli Associates Inc. and the Investment Company Institute does note that there still plenty Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Look Into Gold’s Future By Studying Its Past

August 24th, 2011

Todd Shriber:  I’m not ashamed to say I’m a gold bull and I’ll be forthright with you: To put it in Wall Street parlance, maybe I’m “talking my book” because I’m long one of the ETFs backed by physical gold. Tuesday’s decline in gold prices, the biggest slide in a year, doesn’t have me worried and it Read more…

NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD

Bank On A Counter Trend With These ETFs (GLD, GDX, GDXJ)

August 17th, 2011

Todd Shriber:  Last week, I received a call from a former client with whom I’ve enjoyed a pleasant non-business relationship with over the past several years. The reason he is a “former” client is because he simply grew tired of all the wild gyrations that the market has delivered over the past Read more…

NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD

Why The Brazil ETF Wreaks Of Value Trap (EWZ, SPY, PBR, VALE, BP)

August 10th, 2011

Todd Shriber:  Every now and then even the savviest of investors fall into the value trap. They buy an ETF or stock that, in their view, has been unjustly punished. To be sure, this market environment has provided investors with no shortage of punished ETFs. That’s a good news/bad news equation. Read more…

NYSE:BZQ, NYSE:EWZ




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