“Both short and long-term factors suggest higher agricultural prices,” says Leonard Goodall in No-Load Portfolios. Here, the fund expert looks at a pair of agriculture-based ETFs
“Since the start of this global economic crisis, the U.S. government has been injecting massive amounts new currency into the financial system to prevent deflation and stimulate economic growth. This is referred to as reflation.
Steve Cortes of Veracruz has a bearish view of the future of emerging market funds. With the recent run up in the prices of some of the emerging market ETF’s he is becoming wary that they will be able to maintain their momentum. Steve seems most bearish on Brazil, and provides us with the quote […]
Charles Rotblut from Zacks.com Reports “Why limit your investment options when you can own a little of everything? Exchange-Traded Funds (aka ETFs) make it real easy to diversify across a wide range of investments.
Nasdaq.com Reports “A large trader is making a long-term bet that the agriculture sector will rise by year’s end. A huge block of 7,700 calls changed hands this morning at the January 35 strike of the PowerShares DB Agriculture exchange traded fund, followed by another 300 traded within seconds. All 8,000 went for $0.70 in […]
NIA is pleased to release its first report on Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and Exchange traded notes (ETNs). We believe one of the best ways to prepare for hyperinflation is by investing into ETFs and ETNs. ETFs and ETNs trade like stocks on a stock exchange but are used to track the price of a […]
Global food prices are climbing higher along with energy and precious metals. In May, the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index, which tracks 19 raw materials including corn, crude oil, and gold, surged by 14 percent — its biggest monthly gain since 1974! What’s behind this move? Simple: The U.S. government’s massive spending is killing the dollar and […]
An investor buys an idea and waits for that idea to materialize. It might take minutes, hours, days, sometimes even years for that idea to materialize. The longer the time frame, the more likely the idea will materialize profitably, according to an recent article in May/June 2009 issue CFA Institute Magazine. After it cut its […]
Well, here we are on the final trading day of May. Taking account for the month, the real story’s been agriculture in its manifest forms. For investors at the sector level, the 9.8% gain scored by the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSE Arca: DBA) in May could portend a broader resurgence in commodities. A more […]
The U.S. Dollar is crumbling, down 3.25% this month. Reality is finally sinking in: enormous budget deficits, out-of-control spending, monster bailouts, and banana republic tactics have put a bulls-eye on the greenback. Don’t get trampled as the dollar gets taken to the woodshed! Fortunately, some ETFs and ETNs are designed to exploit such an environment. […]
A repeat of last week with nine of the ten major sectors ending the week higher, and one struggling sector to watch. Technology was down 2.2% for the week after setting the pace and leading the broader NASDAQ higher. The challenge for the sector was the semiconductor space, down over 7% on the week. Regardless, […]
The oft-repeated notion these days that “buy and hold is dead” is a welcome sound to the ears of Abhay Deshpande, a co-manager of First Eagle U.S. Value Fund: It just means more treasure is there to be found, abandoned by those too panicked about near-term performance. “We say buying stocks at reasonable multiples, of […]