Four ETFs That Have Held Their Ground During Crisis (EWL, VGK, EZU, GULF, EGPT, HYLD, LSC)

The recent economic crisis has led to a frenzy of activity on Wall Street, as we have seen dramatic swings in both directions on a regular basis. Starting with a debt deal that did little to reassure investors, markets began to drop. Next came the downgrade from S&P, the first ever from a
NASDAQ:GULF August 16, 2011 3:18pm

A Relative Strength ETF Portfolio For May

I previously detailed here and here how an investor can use to screen for best performing ETFs based on momentum and volatility.  I originally created a portfolio of 22 ETFs
NYSE:DBC May 2, 2011 9:43pm

Packaged Managed Futures Aren’t – Mostly (DBC, LSC, ALT)

Brad Zigler:  While commodity prices soar, some investors—remembering similar run-ups in 2008—grow more and more uncomfortable about the prospect of another blowoff top.
NYSE:ALT April 28, 2011 9:55am

Relative Strength ETF Strategies For April

I previously detailed here and here how an investor can use ETF Replay to screen for best performing ETFs based on momentum and volatility.  I originally created a portfolio of 22 ETFs
NYSE:DBC April 3, 2011 7:30pm

Commodity Investing: Long Short (S&P Commodity Trend Indicators) vs. Long Only (DBA, GLD, DBC, GSG, SPY, LSC)

Last week's market volatility is a good reminder on how precarious it is in commodity investing. For the week, broadbase commodity index ETF (NYSE:DBC) dropped 3.09% while Gold (NYSE:GLD)
NYSE:DBA March 13, 2011 8:28pm


The introduction and rapid expansion of the ETF industry has no doubt been a very positive development for investors big and small. The low fees characteristic of the
NYSE:ALT February 8, 2011 8:11pm

A Contrarian ETF Portfolio For 2011 (UNG, GAZ, JJE, DXJ, DBU, LSC)

In Mebane Faber's The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets he discusses a contrarian strategy that invests for a year after losing money in two or three
NYSE:DBU January 16, 2011 10:20pm

Ten Worst Performing ETFs Of 2010 (UNG, ERO, LSC, NIB, VXX, EWI, KWT, EWP, PWND, TAN, ICLN, GAZ, FAN, UNL, VXZ, GEX, FXE, EU)

In general, 2010 has been a pretty solid year for most portfolios. Despite lingering concerns about unemployment and mounting debt burdens, most global equity markets have moved higher on the
NASDAQ:ICLN December 28, 2010 3:31pm

Wheat and The Commodity ETF Space (JJG, RJA, DBC, GRU, LSC)

Anyone with even a passing interest in commodities has no doubt taken notice that the worst drought in Russia in at least 50 years, coupled with climatological excesses around the globe which
NYSE:DBC August 5, 2010 2:36pm

Five Things BusinessWeek Didn’t Tell You About Commodity ETFs (GLD, SLV, DJP, LSC)

As a long-time subscriber to BusinessWeek, I generally enjoy their content and find their stories both informative and interesting. However, last week’s cover story entitled
NYSE:DJP July 31, 2010 1:08pm

LSC Long-Short Commodities ETF Struggling Mightily (LSC, RJI, DJP)

Launched in June 2008, the ELEMENTS S&P Commodity Trends Indicator ETN (NYSE:LSC) was an immediate hit with retail investors, attracting a considerable volume, offering

Which Is Better: A Commodity Mutual Fund Or An ETP?

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NYSE:ALT July 29, 2010 11:14pm

Getting A Closer Look At The iShares Diversified Alternatives ETF

technical-lookMost analytical outfits, such as Morningstar or Lipper, wait to collect three years of monthly data before declaring a fund or exchange-traded product "seasoned." Until that point, they won't publish
ETF BASIC NEWS January 28, 2010 12:51pm

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