Maybe The Worst ETF Idea I’ve Ever Heard Of…

Todd Shriber: Just because I am usually an advocate for the myriad advantages ETFs offer compared to mutual funds doesn't mean I won't hold the ETF industry's feet to the fire when I come along what is in my opinion a bad idea. First, allow me to give you some background on the inspiration for this piece.
NYSE:DIA November 16, 2011 1:48pm

Shift To ETFs Away From Mutual Funds Will Continue (SPY, DIA, IWM, VTI, VWO)

Todd Shriber: Read my columns enough and you'll realize two things. First, I am not ashamed to say the mutual fund industry has more than just a pesky little rivalry on its hands with ETFs. Second, I've said several times this rivalry is going to eventually shift in favor of ETFs. Hey, it's already going that
NYSE:DIA November 9, 2011 2:55pm

How To Profit From An Emerging ETF Trend (AUD, EMB, PCY, ALD, ELD, BONO)

Todd Shriber: I'm willing to bet if you been following financial markets for the past year or two, you're acutely aware that investing in U.S.-government bonds really isn't worth the trouble. I'm not going to bore you with all the tired scare tactics that we've been seeing all too much lately. You know what I mean.
NYSE:ALD November 2, 2011 2:48pm

How To Profit From Backwardation Right Now With ETFs (USO, XOP, XOM, ERY, ERX)

Todd Shriber: Earlier this year, I wrote about contango, the commodities market situation where longer-dated futures contracts are trading above the current spot price. This can happen with any commodity under the sun, but in most cases, I'd bet that investors know a little something about contango as
NYSE:ERX October 26, 2011 2:06pm

Harold Bradley of The Kauffman Foundation and Wednesday’s Capitol Hill Charade With ETFs

Todd Shriber: Watch enough C-SPAN or attend enough congressional hearings in person and you'll quickly realize one thing: Most are an egregious waste of time and by virtue taxpayer dollars. When I was a young reporter, I had the privilege of covering some of the Enron hearings on Capitol Hill.
NYSE:DIA October 19, 2011 11:16am

Bargain Hunters Delight: Good Buys Await Patient ETF Investors (URA, KOL, HAP, CCJ, BTU)

Todd Shriber: A lot of folks have been asking me lately what my thoughts are on the market. Not surprisingly, it seems like I get more of those questions the more chaotic the market gets. Even the the future Mrs. Shriber’s parents recently asked my thoughts on the current state of affairs in the financial markets
NYSE:HAP October 12, 2011 10:40am

The Metals Trade: Why I’m Still Really Bullish On Silver (SLV, AGQ, ZSL, PSLV, GLD)

Todd Shriber: Just two trading days into October and silver is still having difficulty shaking out of a slump that started last month. Some will undoubtedly call me crazy, but I am still bullish on silver and I think investors should be, too. Yes, I liked silver in the high 30s, but I do not feel forced to love
NYSE:AGQ October 5, 2011 10:37am

Failure To Communicate: Misinformation On ETFs Continues (CORN, GDXJ, BZQ, SPY)

Todd Shriber: I wasn’t around when the movie “Cool Hand Luke” came out, but my mom loves old movies and she always had them on when I was a little kid. To this day, I remember her renting
NYSE:BZQ September 28, 2011 11:01am

Are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) A “Rogue” Asset Class?

Todd Shriber: Exchange traded products were in spotlight again last week – and not in a good way – on news that a UBS trader had committed $2.3 billion in unauthorized ETF trades. When the news broke, I knew exactly what the reaction was going to be: Blame the product, in this case ETFs, not the person committing the misdeed.
NYSE:DIA September 21, 2011 4:18pm

Correlation Armageddon: How To Survive And Thrive The Markets (GLD, SLV, SPY, GDX, EEM)

Todd Shriber:  One of my favorite themes is back in the headlines. That being correlation of various sectors and asset classes to the S&P 500. Previously, I've been strident in my opposition to blaming ETFs for this scenario and I see little in the way of compelling evidence to make me change my mind.
NYSE:EEM September 14, 2011 1:54pm

Silver ETFs: A Look At How To Profit From Silver’s Shine (SLV, SIVR, SIL, GLTR, GLD)

Todd Shriber:  Since I’m taking my first vacation in almost two years, I wanted to divert your attention to this article while I’m out of the office. If you missed it the first time around, I encourage you to take a moment. With overall market conditions operating in their current state, there is a
NYSE:GLD September 7, 2011 10:58am

ETFs Still Rock, Mutual Funds Not So Much

Todd Shriber:  The worrisome, if not bad news for the mutual fund industry continues to mount as yet another report has come out highlighting some interesting things about ETF investors. Research from Cerulli Associates Inc. and the Investment Company Institute does note that there still plenty
NYSE:DIA August 31, 2011 11:17am

Look Into Gold’s Future By Studying Its Past

Todd Shriber:  I'm not ashamed to say I'm a gold bull and I'll be forthright with you: To put it in Wall Street parlance, maybe I'm "talking my book" because I'm long one of the ETFs backed by physical gold. Tuesday's decline in gold prices, the biggest slide in a year, doesn't have me worried and it
NYSE:GDX August 24, 2011 9:52am

Bank On A Counter Trend With These ETFs (GLD, GDX, GDXJ)

Todd Shriber:  Last week, I received a call from a former client with whom I've enjoyed a pleasant non-business relationship with over the past several years. The reason he is a "former" client is because he simply grew tired of all the wild gyrations that the market has delivered over the past
NYSE:GDX August 17, 2011 11:18am

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