Tuesday , 12 December 2017


Stocks & ETFunds

Don't Sucumb to Fear When Choosing Gold Investments

There's the greatest irony! Gold bugs panicking over GLD's connection to physical gold instead have flocked to an ETF that in no way, shape or form actually tracks the price of gold. Investors in PHYS are paying serious cash to avoid a better-constructed ETF, simply out of paranoia and fear. Words: 689

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Energize Your Portfolio With These Energy ETFs

Crude oil, natural gas, gasoline — our civilization can't live without them. So it's no surprise that energy exchange traded funds (ETFs) are also big business. Today I'm going to give you a brief overview of the ETFs in this sector. As you'll see, energy is a surprisingly diverse industry. Words: 870

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GDXJ Junior Gold Miner ETF: The Devil is in the Details

I had previously expressed personal interest in buying into this fund – as a relatively “safe” and diversified investment (within this sector). However, should the fund managers choose to invest heavily into derivative investments, the actual holdings of mining equities could be limited, and thus not offer an amount of diversification to justify experienced investors into putting money in this fund – and certainly the “safety” I had hoped for is also not present. Words: 868

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Check Out These "Hedge Funds for The Little Guy"

You've probably heard about hedge funds, those super-secretive private pools where millionaires stash their money. Yes, sometimes they blow up. But many hedge funds have a long history of good returns in all market conditions. They do this by combining sophisticated trading techniques with long and short positions in various markets. The problem is that the best hedge funds aren't available to everyday investors in small amounts. Words: 1078

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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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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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Protect Profits and Reduce Risk With Gold and U.S. Dollar ETFs

If you believe further political disruptions around the world will likely occur in 2010 and/or 2011 and that we will also likely see inflation begin to rise within the next 12 months then we should see higher gold prices. Furthermore, if the economy falters once again, many investors will sell their common stocks and put their money in gold pushing the price up even further. Words: 779

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Buy Into the Future with These BRIC Nation ETFs

Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) are the top emerging markets with much better long-term prospects than most of the so-called "developed" markets and now there's a way you can trade the BRIC stock markets with some new leveraged ETFs — but you need to be careful. Words: 681

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