From the monthly archives:

February 2014

ETF Scorecard – Feb. 28

by on February 28, 2014

This past week was another that saw markets struggling to pick a definitive direction, moving mostly sideways with some intraday volatility. To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and glances at the ETF industry. That includes the best and worst performers over the past week, the best and worst performers from the past year, and a look at how the nine major sectors are faring in 2014. Note that all leveraged/inverse products have been excluded [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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This week: Clients want perfection, then they whine about your fees. Well, striving for perfection is dangerous and you’re worth more than your fees. Plus, why does your probability of dying in a given day double every eight years?

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The PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF was the first of its kind, offering exposure to the small cap silver mining world. Though it struggled in 2013, the fund has come roaring back this year, outdoing much of its competition and catching the eye of investors everywhere. We had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Chanin […]

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The ETFs Buffett Will 100% Buy … Maybe

by on February 27, 2014 | Updated March 6, 2014

The investment world has been enamoured with Warren Buffett for decades now. Ever since and even before he made a name for himself with an unforgettable, crude and unbelievably analogous quote in October of 1974 when asked by Forbes magazine about his feeling towards the market; Buffett famously quipped: “(I feel) Like an oversexed guy […]

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Sideways price action has been a dominant theme all week on Wall Street as investors have been hesitant to take big bets in either direction ahead of next week’s highly-anticipated unemployment report. Investors’ eyes remain fixated on what the Fed might do next, which is why March’s employment report due for release on 3/7 should […]

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Though there was quite a bit of back-and-forth stock market movement last week as investors reacted to some mixed economic data and earnings reports, stocks ultimately finished the week little changed.

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With all the turmoil in emerging markets recently, some investors may be especially wary of investing in so-called frontier markets, traditionally the riskiest areas of the emerging world.

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It’s without question that some of the most exciting (and profitable) investment opportunities in the last decade have been in the technology sector as our society has advanced digitally by leaps and bounds. When it comes to accessing technology stocks today, ETFs offer a plethora of ways to gain cheap, diversified exposure to the sector; […]

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As yield has become a major investing theme in recent years, ETF issuers have started to develop intricate strategies to help investors capture handsome dividends. Introducing leverage to the dividend world allowed for a number of issuers to put out products that yielded in excess of the double digit mark, with one even breaking through […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects February 24th Edition

by on February 24, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects February 24th Edition

by on February 24, 2014 | Updated March 3, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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High-Yield Prospects February 23rd Edition

by on February 23, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%.

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