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The ETF world continues to grow at a healthy pace, as new products are continually hitting the market giving investors more options than ever before. In such a fast-moving industry it can be tough to keep up with all of the funds available on the market.  In an effort to shed more light on some of the products out there that are flying under the radar for many investors, below we’ll take a deeper dive into the Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ).  [click to continue…]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects: October 13th Edition

by on October 13, 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 are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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The year 2008 was one of the worst stretches Wall Street had seen in some time. The Great Recession was in full force and caused major benchmarks to lose as much as 30% for the calendar year. But over that time, there were a number of securities and funds that came away with positive returns. […]

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While it is fair to say that the ETF industry as a whole has changed the investing world, there are also specific products that have changed the investing world forever. Here, we outline five ETFs that forever changed Wall Street upon their debut.

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The Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ) marked a major first in the ETF world upon its debut. For years, conspiracy theorists had been calling physically-backed gold funds like GLD and IAU phony, claiming the vaults really did not hold large amounts of gold with some claiming there was no gold at all. Though the two ETFs […]

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How Gold ETFs Are Taxed

by on June 25, 2014 | Updated July 2, 2014

When it comes to commodity investing, taxes can be something of a burden for investors. Trying to figure out which tax form you will need to complete and the specific tax rates can be a pain come April of every year. ETFs have helped to simplify a number of those issues, but there still is […]

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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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Over the last few years, gold has become one of the most polarizing assets in the investing world. After surging to new highs in mid 2011, the precious metal had investors and analysts alike clamoring for more gains. The commodity suffered a correction in 2013, finally ending a 12-year bull-run while invoking the interest of […]

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Though some may not agree with the central bank’s economic policies, there is no denying that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s tenure will be one for the history books. The Georgia-born economist was first appointed as Chairman on February 1, 2006, during a time when the U.S. outlook was quite optimistic. The economic landscape, however, […]

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U.S. equities broke their four-day winning streak today, finishing slightly lower, but still off their lows earlier in the session. Weighing on the markets were a slew of disappointing economic reports, forcing stocks to trade in negative territory for the majority of the day. Retail sales for March fell 0.4%, well below expectations and marking […]

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12 Cheap ETFs Every Trader Must Know

by on March 20, 2013 | Updated December 8, 2014

The popularity of ETFs–for their transparency, diversity across asset classes and low fees–have created a lot of competition between ETF providers to attract volume. One way ETFs attract volume is through a low expense ratio (ER). The ER is the fee charged to manage your funds on a yearly basis, expressed as a percentage. While […]

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10 Questions About ETFs You’ve Been Too Afraid To Ask

by on February 5, 2013 | Updated December 8, 2014

As the exchange-traded world continues to expand, many investors find themselves asking the same questions about how these products work. Of course, not everyone is as vocal about their curiosities, leaving a number of unanswered questions in the space. In an ongoing effort to keep you educated about the ETF world, we mapped out ten questions […]

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