Actionable ETF Investment Ideas: October 2011

Published on by on October 6, 2011

Investors haven’t had a chance to catch their breath since the U.S. credit quality downgrade in August, and uncertainty remains the driving force behind these tumultuous markets. Confidence in the global economic recovery remains is far from optimistic as many are anticipating some degree of financial crisis in the Euro zone as the currency-bloc struggles to keep its weakest members afloat.

Domestic equity indexes are broadly lower for the month as volatile range-bound trading across securities has been discouraging capital inflows. Likewise, the bond space has seen a considerable increase in interest from investors opting for “safer” exposure in anticipation of more turbulence on Wall Street.

Against this backdrop, we outline four actionable ETF ideas we believe are poised for outperformance over the next 30 days to 90 days, including a defensive equity fund as well two interesting takes on the outlook for gold prices:

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