Aaron Levitt

Aaron Levitt is an independent investment analyst and author living in State College, Pennsylvania. His work appears in several high profile publications in both print and on the web.

As an advocate for long-term globally oriented investing, Aaron believes that exchange traded funds have leveled playing field for Main Street. Following global macro-economic trends, investors now have several avenues to create great long term portfolios.

Aaron is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he studied Economics and International Business. Aside for helping regular investors develop winning portfolios, his current projects include writing his first book about investing in North America’s changing energy landscape.

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Despite the recent worries about the fiscal cliff and the outcome of the Presidential election, 2012 has been a generally strong year for the U.S. markets. Most broad indexes have surged and produced returns in the double digits over the last year. While many of the best performers–such as technology or biotech stocks–are not that surprising given their growth-oriented nature, there have been quite a few “interesting” winners in 2012.

Generally perceived as very risky, these market segments–along with their respective exchange-traded funds that track them–have done quite well for investors in the uncertain economic environment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results; however, it is important to see where you’ve been in order to see where you’re going [sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

Here we present the five ETFs with surprisingly strong 2012 performances: [click to continue…]

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For investors, the last few months have been dominated by two words: fiscal cliff. The combination of automatic expiring tax breaks and across-the-board government spending cuts scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2013, has sent a shiver down the spine of market participants.  [click to continue…]

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