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Exchange-traded funds have exploded in popularity since their introduction in 1993, with more than 1,400 different ETFs and ETNs now available in the U.S. alone. By holding a diversified basket of securities, ETFs reach into corners of the market that were previously inaccessible to the average investor. But as with any investment, due diligence, patience, and discipline are still necessary to ensure success over the long haul. We’ll look at some mistakes that ETF investors commonly make, and explain how they can be avoided. [Download 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn].  [click to continue…]

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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, we have seen 65 new ETFs debut, as the industry continues to expand and offer more ways to slice-and-dice the market. With two quarters of the year on the books, we take a look back at some of the wildest charts in the ETF world to have surfaced in 2013 [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]: [click to continue…]

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Natural gas ETFs are some of the hottest picks in the exchange-traded space, as many feel that this commodity will have a significant role in our future energy use. For plain vanilla, futures-based exposure, investors have long turned to the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG). While UNG may be one of the most liquid […]

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The first three trading days of 2013 are officially in the books, and markets have gotten off to quite the start. Though many had been fretting the fiscal cliff situation, Congress managed to come up with a last-minute deal that saved stocks from what would have likely been a harsh sell-off. Though yesterday saw major […]

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Commodity ETFs burst onto the scene a few years ago, as these products democratized an asset class that was once difficult to reach for many retail investors. Now, these products are among the most traded in the ETF space and are often coveted for the volatility and potential returns that they provide. This year saw […]

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The 5 Most Important Chart Patterns For ETF Traders

by on December 5, 2012 | Updated December 8, 2014

Chart patterns are a very useful tool because they occur regularly—providing you with lots of trade candidates—and also provide everything you need to trade. When you spot an ETF chart pattern, and know how to utilize it, the pattern provides you with an entry point, stop-loss price as well as a profit target. While no […]

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Though it’s nothing compared to recent years, this past year has been marked by uncertainty, prompting investors to return in droves from safe haven accounts to the U.S. stock market. Investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy, but another way to judge the […]

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Markets enjoyed a strong rally on “Black Friday” as they look to make a run higher for the end of November. But broad indexes had a relatively slow open to the last week of the month, as there was little news to push equities one way or the other. The technology sector  was among the […]

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Bullish euphoria took a backseat today as markets took their time to digest Monday’s big jump. Pessimism crept back onto the stock front after Chairman Bernanke commented that the Fed doesn’t have the necessary tools to shield the economy from the potential harm that could arise from the much-feared “fiscal cliff”. Investors’ confidence also took […]

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Major equity indexes tallied another session in red territory as pessimism continues to reign supreme on Wall Street. Despite a strong rally at the opening bell, stocks ultimately failed to hold onto gains as profit taking pressures quickly returned given the looming uncertainties stemming from the “fiscal cliff” at home. In the Euro zone, policymakers agreed to […]

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Bargain shoppers were hesitant to return on Monday morning even after last week’s broad decline on Wall Street. Major stock indexes kicked off the day on a positive note as election results in Spain over the weekend resonated well with investors, while better-than-expected earnings from construction-juggernaut Caterpillar also helped to inspire optimism. Profit taking pressures remained steady […]

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Profit taking pressures persisted for yet another session on Wall Street as better-than-expected economic data at home wasn’t enough to ease bearish sentiment. Markets kicked off the day with a pop as weekly jobless claims trumped expectations; this figure declined to 339,000 versus the expected 368,000 applicants, showcasing a noticeable improvement in the domestic labor […]

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