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ETF Investing

10 ETFs for Risk Reduction in Your Portfolio

Investors who suspect that the stock market may be about to decline can take action to reduce the...


Are Defensive ETF Plays Overbought?

The past year has been a rocky one for the markets. In an environment of collapsing commodity...


Where Are Crude Oil ETFs Headed?

With a renewed sense of optimism over resilient demand and the possibility of global supply cuts,...

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What’s the Difference Between Sampling Strategy and Full Replication ETFs?

Many investors prefer their exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to try to match the performance of an...

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What Is Beta and What Does It Mean for Your ETF Portfolio?

Investors utilize a wide range of financial metrics when performing investment analyses. It is...

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Shift in Sectors in 2016

In 2015, technology and financial sector stocks outperformed the broader market. One major reason...

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Is it Time to Buy Financials?

Even though the financial sector has come a long way since the last recession, investors...

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ETF Scorecard: January 22 Edition

To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a...

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ETF Scorecard - January 15 Edition

To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a...


Bullish Long ETFs That Weathered the Downturn

Last week was a brutal one for the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500...

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What Should Your Expected Return Be?

One of the most important topics in finance is the concept of expected return. This is the total...

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When to Rebalance Your Portfolio

When constructing a portfolio, an investor should not just “set it and forget it.” The task of...

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Chinese Yuan Recognized as Reserve Currency by IMF: What Next?

On Monday, November 30, the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, announced that the Chinese yuan...

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Currency Hedged ETFs

ECB Quantitative Easing and Currency-Hedged ETFs

Central banks around the globe are embarking on yet another round of monetary and quantitative...

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Energy Companies Are Headed for Disaster

By now, investors are well-aware of the carnage sweeping through the energy sector. In the United...

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Rising Interest Rates

6 ETFs for Rising Interest Rates

We all want to know when interest rates are expected to rise and how to benefit from them. Read...

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The Impact of the Strong U.S. Dollar

In 2015 so far, corporate profits largely have not met analyst expectations.

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Currency Hedged ETFs

Currency-Hedged ETFs and Why They Matter

Hedging is one of the best ways for an investor to protect their portfolio from currency risk,...

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Earnings Outshine in the Healthcare Industry

Once again, it’s earnings season for corporate America. The healthcare sector takes its turn this...


Potential New Twitter ETF: What Investors Need to Know

Thanks to the boom in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the past several years, there are more...

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Are There Opportunities In The Defense & Aerospace Industry?

Over the past few years, the bearish argument against investing in defense and aerospace has been...

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Earnings in Technology and Consumer Discretionary: What Investors Need to Know

Earnings season has once again kicked off, and two of the major sectors in the stock market,...

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Currency Hedged ETFs

Currency Hedging When Investing in Developing & Emerging Markets

Many exchange-traded funds (ETFs) focusing on developing and emerging markets have lost value...

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Leveraged ETFs

What Is a Leveraged ETF?

In the past few years, exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, have become increasingly popular...

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Volatility ETFs

Managing Volatility with ETFs

Market volatility has a profound impact on investor portfolios. In addition to potential losses,...


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7 Ways to Play the June Rate Hike (and Fakeout) with ETFs

The latest wave of rate hike-induced portfolio reshuffling hasn’t sparked a mass sell-off much to...