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When it comes to diversifying your portfolio, many investors often overlook the dynamic economy of our Northern neighbor. Canada is home to one of the most commodity-intensive developed economies in the world, and its large natural gas and oil reserves make it one of the few net exporters of energy outside of South America or the Middle East. The country is also one of the leading producers of zinc, uranium and grains, along with a number of other commodities. But Canada is much more than just a resource-rich nation; the country is home to some of the most stable financial institutions in the developed world [see also How To But The Right ETF Every Time].

For investors looking to either make a bet on the Canadian economy or round out the international equity component of their portfolios, we outline nine ETF options to make a play on our neighbor to the North: [click to continue…]

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Sustainable Wealth Management has become the latest company to partner with Exchange Traded Concepts to debut an ETF, announcing this week the launch of the North American Oil Sands ETF (SNDS). The new fund will seek to replicate the Sustainable North American Oil Sands Index, a benchmark that includes companies with operations focusing on oil exploration, production, refinement, marketing, storage and transportation. The underlying index consists of Canadian or U.S.-listed stocks, with the roster ranging between 25 and 40 components depending on the depth of the market. The index is equal weighted [see How To Screen Energy ETFs].  [click to continue…]

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Energy stocks have struggled mightily so far in 2012, as soft demand for petroleum products and progress towards alternative sources of energy have weighed on this sector. Despite the recent challenges, allocations to energy stocks remain a key component of many investing strategies, and this sector is well represented in the portfolios of both buy-and-hold […]

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Van Eck announced today the debut of an exchange-traded fund that offers exposure to companies employing “unconventional” approaches towards producing energy commodities such as crude oil and natural gas. The new Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF (FRAK) will seek to replicate an index comprised of companies operating in segments such as coalbed methane, […]

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Van Eck, the New York-based ETF issuer best known for its hard asset and country specific funds such as the Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and the Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX), announced further expansion in the commodity space with plans for an ‘Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF’. If approved, the fund will mark the 41st […]

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Oil has not been the talk of markets since pre-recessionary time when sky high prices, above $140 per barrel to be exact, were acting as an anchor on various aspects of our economy. That period in time saw numerous businesses struggle with soaring crude prices, a good example being U.S. airline Skybus, who was forced […]

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ETF Dividend Ideas For 2011

by on February 7, 2011 | Updated November 20, 2012

As we enter year three of record low interest rates, many investors continue to face significant challenges in constructing a portfolio that delivers attractive current income without taking on considerable risks. With interest rates on investment grade fixed income securities pushed down, investors who require a constant stream of payments from their portfolios have been […]

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As the ETF world continues to expand at an impressive pace, a number of companies have sought to bring their own lineup of funds to the market in order to grab a piece of this rapidly-increasing pie. However, some have taken a different approach to gaining an ETF foothold, preferring to buy up existing issuers […]

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The first half of 2010 has not been particularly kind to U.S. equity markets, but some corners of the economy have had a tougher road than others. The domestic energy sector has been battered and bruised by the first six months of the year; nearly all of the funds in the Energy Equities ETFdb Category […]

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Energy ETFs: Six Very Different Ways To Play

by on June 23, 2010 | Updated May 15, 2013

Volatility is nothing new for the energy sector. Recent years have seen the price of crude oil skyrocket to $150 before plummeting to $30, taking the profitability and outlook for an entire industry along for the ride. Outrage at elevated gas prices has sparked intense scrutiny in the past, and clashes between Big Oil and […]

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Five ETFs For Your IRA

by on April 8, 2010

With IRA contribution deadlines right around the corner, many investors are scrambling to decide how best to allocate their money. ETFs are a relatively new vehicle for many investors, but they are becoming increasingly common choices for IRA accounts. Admittedly, some of the benefits traditionally associated with ETFs don’t translate completely to an IRA. Tax-efficient […]

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ENY vs. AMJ: Energy Income Funds Head-to-Head

by on February 24, 2010 | Updated November 8, 2012

With Treasuries and corporate bonds offering record low yields and perhaps relatively high risk, many investors have begun looking elsewhere for opportunities to provide reliable income to their portfolios. Dividend-paying ETFs are one interesting option, but some investors are hesitant to swing big portions of their fixed income allocation into equities.

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