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One of the most frustrating aspects of investing is hindsight. The could have, should have, would have mentality has nagged every investor at some point or another. It can be easy to look back and think of what you should have invested in at the time, but it’s impossible to know future outcomes in the present. However, taking a look back at the performance of certain assets during certain market environments can be a useful exercise to help determine how you may want to allocate your resources in the future [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free Daily ETF Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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High-Yield Prospects December 22nd Edition

by on December 22, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%. [click to continue…]

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The bulls have been giving up ground since last week following the massive rally that ensued as a result of the Federal Reserve delaying the much-anticipated bond taper. With stimulus fears off the table for now, investors have shifted their focus towards the debt ceiling debate as the next possible catalyst that may trigger a […]

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After starting off the week on a sour note, U.S. equities managed to break a 4-day loosing streak following better-than-expected earnings reports. The bounce back, however, was short lived after investors turned their attention to the latest Fed policy minutes. The Fed minutes, which for the most part lacked basic clarity, stated that few officials […]

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Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

by on July 24, 2013 | Updated February 25, 2014

Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial instruments for their ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, and unparalleled transparency.

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Six months have passed in 2013 and the financial world has had plenty to buzz about. From a bull run in U.S. to worries over the stability of the global economy, the first half of the year has been one of the most memorable stretches the investing world has seen in a long time. Already, […]

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Interest in high yield bond ETFs has been on the rise ever since the Federal Reserve implemented its ultra-low rate policy following the 2007 housing market bubble. This breed of fixed-income securities has been popular among investors of all sizes looking to beef up their portfolio’s current return without incurring handfuls of volatility. High yield […]

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Finally it’s here. The 2012 presidential election is upon us, and most people are just excited to be free from the onslaught of political ads and campaigning. The real question is when we will find out the results. If the race is really as close as the media has portrayed, absentee ballots could delay the […]

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With interest rates stuck at all-time lows, and expected to remain there for some time, investors of all walks have been eager to beef up their portfolio’s current income. Luckily, the ETF universe is vast and investors have handfuls of options when it comes to generating yield; within the fixed-income market, one asset class in […]

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The current policies of major central banks around the globe has created an unprecedented low-rate environment which has perplexed even the most seasoned income-investors. With interested rates at home expected to remain low through 2015, many have been adding high-yielding bonds in addition to traditional dividend-paying equities in an effort to beef up their portfolio’s current income. […]

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Investors were fixated on the words of Bernanke today, as the Fed Chairman delivered his much anticipated speech at the central bank’s annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole. Prior to the speech, investors flooded the market, spurring an early morning rally. But after Bernanke indicated that the central bank will not be taking immediate actions but that they […]

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The release of the Fed’s Beige Book today left investors even more leery ahead of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech on Friday. In the minutes from the last FOMC meeting, the Fed had given the markets yet another strong signal that it is preparing to take action to boost the nation’s lackluster recovery, but had emphasized that […]

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