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Markets are sitting near all-time highs, and despite all of the bumps along the road, it seems that the bull run has yet to be disbanded. While this has been great for those who have been invested for some time, it makes it difficult for those who wish to put their money somewhere, as it is hard to justify buying in with stocks at such highs. Below, we outline three contrarian ETF plays for investors looking to find a beat-down fund or asset class. Note that these are risky investments and should never be a major holding in a portfolio, but rather a small part of an already diversified strategy [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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With ETFs linked to nearly every commodity imaginable, previously hard-to-invest-in commodities now have the potential to be house-hold investments. While you used to need a futures trading account to trade oil, now anyone with an equity trading account can buy an oil ETF; same goes for gold as well as a host of other commodities [Download Everything You Need To Know About Commodities].

But does the added interest and easy access to commodities through ETFs push up the price of that commodity? [click to continue…]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects October 21st Edition

by on October 21, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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There is no denying that Wall Street has certainly come a long way since the unprecedented financial crisis of 2008; both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 continue to push into uncharted territory as bullish momentum finally returns to the markets. Equities, in particular, have surged in the last year with investors being […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects September 16th Edition

by on September 16, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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As Twitter has become a more popular social media platform, its influence over the external world has been skyrocketing, especially when it comes to the investing space. In the past few years, we have seen markets react swiftly and sometimes violently to tweets sent out from powerful users – and sometimes to bogus users and […]

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In the world of commodity investing, there is perhaps no resource as critical as crude oil. While traders embrace the fuel’s inherent volatility and potential for lucrative returns, the rest of the world views crude oil as a crucial ingredient to everyday modern life. As such, the price movements of crude oil are closely watched […]

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Momentum traders who look for strong price movements to jump in on have embraced ETFs for their ease-of-use, cost efficiency, and sheer diversity of products available. Typically, momentum trading setups will come in the form of trends, but they can also come from a shift in momentum – such as strong buying after a sharp […]

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When it comes to commodity investing, there is perhaps no corner of the market more popular than crude oil. Whether exposure is captured via futures or equities, this volatile yet often rewarding sector has become one of investors’ favorite tactical (and sometimes long-term) tools. And thanks to the ETF industry, there are now several ways […]

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How to Use a Pairs Trading Strategy With ETFs

by on February 25, 2013 | Updated December 8, 2014

Pairs trading is a dynamic trading strategy any ETF trader can add to their playbook. Some traders use the strategy during volatile market conditions in an attempt to control risk; others use it because they favor one investment over another but realize they could be wrong and want to hedge their bet; and others use […]

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How to take Profits and Cut Losses When Trading ETFs

by on February 18, 2013 | Updated December 8, 2014

Finding the right ETF to buy or sell is only half the battle; having a disciplined exit strategy is what separates average traders from consistently profitable ones. Most traders focus all of their energy on the entry, attempting to find that perfect time to buy right before an ETF takes off. While the entry is […]

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Euphoria Finally Simmers

by on February 16, 2013

Buying euphoria cooled off last week, although not enough to invite serious profit-taking pressures. The ongoing rally on Wall Street continues to frustrate bears as major equity indexes remain resilient, managing to either hold their ground or advance higher even in the face of lackluster economic news [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All- ETF Model Portfolios]. […]

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