3 Income Funds You Should Hold In 2016

investDavid Fabian:  Forecasting where the market will end up in 2016 is a very difficult task, as innumerable variables will intercede over the course of the next twelve months. The actions of the Federal Reserve in particular are going to be a heavy influence on income investors
NYSE:BND December 11, 2015 4:38pm

How Are Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) Taxed?

Aaron Levitt: When rates hover around zero, investors often find themselves looking towards more “exotic” asset classes to gain yield. Everything from convertible bonds to emerging market debt becomes commonplace in portfolios. One of the more popular choices is master limited partnerships or MLPs.

NYSE:AMJ January 14, 2013 3:03pm

Factors To Consider When Choosing A Gold ETF (GLD, IAU, SGOL, DGL)

Stephen Simpson: Gold’s history as a store of value goes back before the time of written records, but it’s still an asset/investment class of significant importance in today’s market. As a relatively scarce metal, gold has always been held in esteem and investors (as well as merchants and normal citizens)
NYSE:DGL January 11, 2013 12:04pm

Which Oil ETF Is Right For You? (OIL, USO, USL)

Daniela Pylypczak: Oil is arguably the most important commodity in the world today. The commodity and its derivatives make their way into essentially every application of modern life, from transportation and gasoline to plastics. Because of its vast applications, oil has also become
NYSE:OIL January 10, 2013 11:35am

Contango Report: Precious Metals, Natural Gas, Wheat

Jared Cummans: Contango for commodity traders is as inevitable a phenomenon as taxes; eventually you will come face-to-face with an upward sloping futures curve. In many cases, this simply presents an opportunity to make a play on the respective asset or possibly to re-position current holdings.
NYSE:SLV January 9, 2013 5:34pm

Ending QE Could End Gold’s Bull Run (GLD, DGLD, WITE)

Jared Cummans: Gold investors were dealt a muck hand last week as the Fed announced that they are eyeing an end to quantitative easing (QE) programs sometime in 2013. The precious metal has had an impressive run of 13 straight years of gains, but that may change this year. If the Fed were to abandon its QE policy
NYSE:DGLD January 8, 2013 11:31am

Gold Edition 2012: Gaps Between Metals and Miners

Daniela Pylypczak: Gold investors were in for a wild ride this year, as several major economic events thrust the precious metal into some rather volatile swings. Between the announcement of QE3, the President’s reelection, and the fiscal cliff talks, gold’s performance was all over the board, though the metal
NYSE:GDX January 3, 2013 11:36am

The Five Best Commodities of 2012 (CORN, PPLT, SOYB, UGA, WOOD)

Jared Cummans: Another year has come to an end, and another 12-month stretch of frantic commodity trading can go in the books. As is par for the course, this year saw a number of big movers throughout the space, as these assets
NASDAQ:WOOD December 28, 2012 11:01am

The Best And Worst Alternative Energy ETFs Of 2012 (PUW, PZD, GEX, KWT, PWND, PBW)

Jared Cummans: Alternative energy had another poor year, as these investments seem to fall by the wayside compared to fossil fuels. Though many agree that we need to shift our current energy consumption, it looks like new technologies
NASDAQ:PWND December 26, 2012 4:26pm

The Best And Worst Soft Commodity ETPs Of 2012 (NIB, BAL, SGG, JO)

Jared Cummans: In the commodity world, active trading reigns supreme; many investors measure their holding period by minutes and hours rather than by weeks and months. Among the most popular items to trade, soft commodities have found a particular niche with those who can stomach their risk. Made up of cocoa, coffee, cotton and sugar, the soft commodities
NYSE:BAL December 21, 2012 12:33pm

13 High-Yielding Commodities For 2013

Aaron Levitt: As many individual investors have taken a cue from professional and institutional money managers, alternative investments have gone mainstream – and commodities lead the trend. Interest in this asset class has exploded as individual retail investors
NYSE:DBC December 18, 2012 11:44am

Gold ETF (GLD) vs. Silver ETF (SLV) 2012 In Review

Jared Cummans: Precious metals investors have been on a wild ride this year, as economies pulled back and forth and a number of major events had these metals all over the board. This year saw the announcement of QE3, QE4 and the re-election of president Barack Obama;
NYSE:GLD December 17, 2012 11:45am

Bloomberg’s Most Influential People In Finance; Who’s Connected To Commodities

Mark Cussen: Many of the key figures in the financial industry have made their fortunes in businesses that are related to tangible commodities such as oil, steel, agriculture and precious metals. Some have invested directly in one or more of these while others have made their marks

NYSE:GLD December 14, 2012 12:08pm

Gold Miners ETF vs. Junior Gold Miners ETF 2012 In Review

Jared Cummans: Gold mining equities have become increasingly popular in the past few years as the precious metal has watched its price soar. Some even prefer their gold exposure through a firm with earnings, dividends, and more as opposed to owning a commodity
NYSE:GDX December 12, 2012 4:57pm

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