The meteoric rise of the ETF industry–and to a smaller extent the introduction of index mutual funds some 20 years earlier–has had the effect of transforming indexes from hypothetical
Back in April PowerShares came out with its lineup of Small Cap Sector ETFs, making it easier for small-cap investors to play certain sectors of the market. It’s a huge deal, and I recommend you
The past five days added more hues to the emerging snapshot of U.S. economic growth that is sluggish and top-heavy, but still rolling forward — kind of like a tank that can’t get out of first gear.
Last November, I wrote a story titled “6 Reasons Why Gold Is Going to $1,300 an Ounce.” Now, we’ve hit that target. And you know what? I think there’s much, much more to come. And you can
The debate on the prospects of actively-managed ETFs carries on and it continues to be a divisive issue. The latest discussions took place at the Morningstar ETF Invest conference held in
I was watching last week’s action in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY) very closely as we had reached a critical resistance level. There were a number of technical indicators that were showing
It’s been a while since I have had time to write a substantive post due to my full-time employment as a public school teacher. But I found time this morning, so let’s do some catching up on where we
After a fierce equities rally on Friday, which I figured would happen, just not that strong; I have to wonder if there is some event or major decision in the works we don’t know about?
With Silver screaming to new price highs, it’s time to pull out the Fibonacci Price Projection tool to see where upper indicator price confluences exist.
I … Silver, (NYSE:SLV), rose 1.7% and World Stocks, (NASDAQ:ACWI), rose 2.3% on Friday, September 24, 2010, as currency traders took the Euro, (NYSE:FXE), 1.3%
A mere 15 years ago, selecting the right exchange-traded fund (ETF) was no big challenge. That’s because the first ETF wasn’t introduced until 1993, and the second didn’t follow until 1995.
Gold is grabbing the headlines setting daily record highs. Silver is setting an-even-more-torrid pace. Wheat and coffee – American breakfast table staples – are surging due to bad weather around
Old Mutual Global Index Trackers (OMGxT), a South Africa-based index tracker asset manager, announced today that the Board of Trustees of Old Mutual Global Shares Trust has approved the
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Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s bold declaration that the European debt crisis is over may have gone a bit too far, but most investors agree that the outlook for the