Can Commodity ETFs Hedge Your Everyday Expenses?

Stephen Simpson: Although the concept of “hedging” has been stretched, abused, and otherwise manipulated over the years, it is nevertheless a very important process for many companies. Commodity producers use forwards and futures contracts to help ensure a certain level
NYSE:JJA October 17, 2012 12:02pm

Why Consumer Staples ETFs Make Sense? (XLP, PG, HSY, KO, RAI, KFT, SBUX, VDC, IYK, FXG, PBJ)

Sam Subramanian: As economic uncertainty heightens, investors prefer stocks of companies that enjoy stable demand for their products like food, beverages, toothpaste or soap. It is not surprising that the consumer staples companies are performing well.
NYSE:FXG September 26, 2012 4:05pm

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Holdings Show Major Selling (GLD, GS, BRK.A, INTC, KFT, JNJ, WFC)

Ben Gersten: For those who want to model their investments after the famed Berkshire Hathaway holdings, this is your week.
NYSE:GLD August 21, 2012 12:56pm

Market Signals From Staples and Discretionary Sector ETFs (XLY, XLP, PG, KFT, INDEXSP:.INX)

Corey Rosenbloom: I find it helpful to step inside sector performance when assessing the health or potential weakness ahead for the broader Stock Market.
NYSE:XLP May 28, 2012 9:58pm

Thursday’s ETF To Watch: Dynamic Food & Beverage Fund (PBJ, KFT)

Jared Cummans: As earnings season begins to wrap up, stocks have yet to establish a decisive direction. Though this week saw the Dow close at its highest level in four years, most are still unsure as to where we are headed in the foreseeable future. Perhaps the most pressing issue will be the resolution, or lack

NYSE:PBJ May 3, 2012 10:55am

Avoidance Of Chinese Equities May Miss Profits (FXI, FXP, EEM, VWO, CHL, KFT, PG)

Jim Trippon: The pundits are out in full force on China. First they were yelling the sky was falling for the Chinese economy, but now that slowing growth in China appears to be both a more mixed picture and not the dire event first predicted, the China critics turn to Chinese stocks. The latest sounds are the

NYSE:EEM April 30, 2012 11:01am

Investors: Beware Of Defensive Stock Advice (XLP, SH, MCD, KO, KFT, PG, ABT, MRK, PPL, DUK)

Sy Harding: With the U.S. economic recovery stumbling again, the euro-zone debt crisis back in the headlines, and ‘Sell in May and Go Away’ on the minds of many investors, Wall Street is beginning to put out advice on how to prepare for a potential market correction.

NYSE:PPH April 20, 2012 5:02pm

Sector Watch: Five Stocks To Help You Fight Food Inflation Pain (XLP, MCD, KFT, GIS, CAG, PEP, DB)

Kerri Shannon: Unless you've stocked up on enough food to hold you through next year, you won't be able to avoid the effects of food inflation.
NYSE:XLP November 15, 2011 11:35am

Andre Julian: The Fed Is Forcing Investors Back Into Stocks

The "Risk On" trade is back today sending stocks and commodities sharply higher, and the US 10-year Treasury yield back up towards 2%. Meanwhile, as of Monday's close the S&P 500 dividend yield remained higher than the 10-year T-note, a move seen only
NYSE:GLD September 27, 2011 10:06am

Bullied Markets Make Case for Mid-Cap Growth Stocks (XLV, XLE, XLP, IJK, PFE, XOM, KFT, IWM, DIA, SPY, CSCO)

Jon D. Markman:  The markets may have been bullied a bit recently, but the way things are shaping up makes a solid case for mid-cap growth stocks.
NYSE:IJK May 31, 2011 11:06am

Don’t Be Fooled by Last Week’s Dip, U.S. Stocks Are Headed Higher

Jon D. Markman:  U.S. stocks struggled during a Friday the 13th week that was rigged like a haunted house with a trap door. The main problem for equities was strength in the dollar, which has the
NYSE:DIA May 16, 2011 9:47am

Investors: Agricultural Commodities Markets Are Fertile Ground For Profit

Larry D. Spears:  Commodities have received an unprecedented amount of attention over the past year, largely because of the rising price of gasoline and dramatic moves by the precious metals.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 11, 2011 8:58am

A Look At The New Global Food ETF From Global X Funds

Global X has announced the launch of its latest ETF, rolling out a product that will offer exposure to the global food and beverage industry. The new Global X Food ETF (NYSE:EATX) will seek to
NYSE:EATX May 3, 2011 1:04pm

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