Last week is another strong week that saw strong ascent of commodity ETFs across the board (other than the natural gas ETF (NYSE:UNG)). The US Oil ETF (NYSE:USO) and Silver ETF
We have previously highlighted the plight of boomers coming up on retirement with insufficient funds. There is a great deal of advice to get your portfolios in order. In this article we seek to
As we prepare for Friday’s employment report, it is a good time to review both the market’s outlook for the next few months and our possible investment approach. For those keeping score at
Today, we cover specific strategies and tactics we may employ over the coming weeks with respect to our holdings, cash, the Fed, the outlook for stocks, oil prices, and key market levels.
Last week, all major global stock markets registered loss: Frontier stocks (NYSE:FRN) lost most — -2.6%, followed by Emerging market stocks (NYSE:VWO) — -1.89%, and U.S. stock markets
As of 7:50 a.m. ET, the markets are stable, which is a good sign for now. The situation with Col. Moammar Gadhafi needs to be monitored closely. This morning’s Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
U.S. stock market has been persistently in a steady up trend: last week, U.S. total stock market index [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSE:VTI), SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY)] finally
A reader asked for comparison of different ETF strategies. The primary limitation of backtesting ETFs is that many ETFs have limited trading history, so it is difficult to draw significant conclusions
Morningstar’s Christine Benz shares her best starter investment ideas for both hands-on and hands-off investors. Christine says that ETFs and traditional index funds are great
Yesterday, a client forwarded us a copy of a chart from an article, Stocks Remain Poised For A Steep Decline. They asked for our interpretation of an ominous looking chart showing a negative
In 2010 the ETF industry stumbled coming out of the gate, as more than $17 billion flowed out of exchange-traded products in the first month of the year. This year’s January figures showed an
In July 2009 I profiled a momentum based ETF portfolio. In an effort to be more user friendly and provide out of sample results, I track this portfolio (and others) monthly on
U.S. ETF assets topped $1 trillion for the first time in December, as a year-end rally in global equity markets and another strong month of inflows pushed the industry past the milestone. ETF assets
In July 2009 I profiled a momentum based ETF portfolio. In an effort to be more user friendly and provide out of sample results, I track this portfolio (and others) monthly on my blog using Google
The past year was an exciting one for the ETF industry, as assets continued to surge (recently passing the $1 trillion mark), new and innovative products hit the market (now nearly 1,100 U.S.