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Tweaking Our All ETF Portfolio

by on June 8, 2011

This week has continued where last week left off, as selling across the board continues to plague equities. Tech and financials are leading on the downside as new government regulations and fears over a slowdown in the economy are weighing on stocks. Meanwhile, traders are continuing to seek the safety of T-Bills as protection in this uncertain environment, while keeping a watchful eye on the European situation as well. Commodities have been more mixed as some products such as oil and natural gas, have gotten off to strong starts this week, while others, such as those in the industrial metals corner of the market, have seen some level of weakness to start the five day period.

Against this backdrop, we’ve been forced to re-evaluate some our ETF plays from Monday, and are taking the opportunity to cash out on a position in our all-ETF portfolio that has surged by more than 5% over the last couple of weeks:[hide 4]

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Debuting Our All-ETF Portfolio

by on May 25, 2011

The last few days have seen a number of interesting developments in financial markets, as commodities have seemingly resumed their skyward trajectory and Europe once again seems headed for a complete meltdown. Against this backdrop, we introduce the ETF Insider all-ETF portfolio, a hands-on portfolio that seeks to establish a small handful of tactical positions around a core of ETF holdings covering the major asset classes. First, however, we check in on the technical ETF trading ideas from Monday, updating performance through the first few days of the week. [click to continue…]

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While the majority of the nearly $800 billion in ETF assets is found in equity funds, it is other corners of the market that have accounted for the significant cash inflows and asset growth exhibited in recent years. Fixed income and commodity funds have been particularly hot, taking in more than $25 billion in aggregate [...]

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