Friday , 19 July 2019


Investing

9 Ways to Invest in the S&P 500 – With a Twist

Many ETFs now present unique approaches to stock and bond investing by tweaking popular and widely-followed benchmarks. The very first ETF, the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY), remains by far the largest U.S.-listed ETF, reflecting investor familiarity with the underlying benchmark, but there are now approximately 30 other issuers now competing for a slice of this still-growing pie. Words: 789

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5 Asia-Centric but Non-Chinese ETFs

Since the economic recovery began, many investors have looked to Asia to drive growth and stimulate global demand. China has grabbed most of the headlines, as tremendous growth in the world’s most populous nation has essentially pulled this emerging market into a tie with Japan as the world’s second-largest economy. While China’s growth has been impressive, however, recent data releases have shown that Asia isn’t a one-trick pony. Words: 781

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Latin Lovers: South America Offers Excellent Investment Opportunities

Emerging markets, historically perceived as risky investments, have now been firmly established as the primary source of global GDP growth, creating a surge in interest among U.S. investors. Many are looking to Asia as a way to beef up exposure to emerging markets but, in addition to looking to the east, U.S. investors are also looking to the south for exposure to rapidly-growing economies. Words: 784

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U.S. Military Warns of Serious Oil Shortfall by 2015

The US military's Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear by 2012 and that there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact. Words: 455

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How to Profit From Rising Interest Rates With ETFs

We've been enjoying historically low interest rates for the last decade ... even more so in the last two years and we know the party is going to end at some point. Well, I'm beginning to suspect the end will come sooner rather than later but you don't have to just sit still and accept it. There are exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that, if used properly, can protect your principal and enable you to profit from rising rates. Words: 871

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Siegel vs. Shiller + Bogle vs. Gross – On the Future of the S&P 500

The market is currently slightly over-valued now which is reasonable since stocks offer a much more attractive return than bonds due to low interest rates. Eventually, however, interest rates will get to levels of at least 4% (which is the minimum normal rate on interest rates) and that would justify a P/E closer to 15. I am no prophet but if I had to guess, I would think future returns will be somewhere between Bogle's and Shiller’s estimates, i.e. between 8% and 10%.

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4 Bombshell Reports Suggest: Peak Oil Now an Imminent Reality

Official recognition of the peak oil threat has been muted up until now, couched in warnings about "adequate investment" and blithe assertions that demand would soon peak, averting any supply shortage. All that seems to have changed in the last month with a sudden deluge of reports and summit meetings suggesting that the oil industry and energy officials are now taking peak oil very seriously indeed. Words: 990

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How to Design An Objective 'Stop Loss' Method

No one ever likes to lose money and one of the best ways to do so is to set, in advance, at what point you are going to sell your security. You can either do it by simply setting a $ price point or a % decline point at which to sell. Such an approach is fraught with emotion and procastrination. There is a more objective way to accomplish the same objective. Words: 636

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