Cory Mitchell

Cory Mitchell is a proprietary trader and Chartered Market Technician specializing in short-to-medium term technical strategies.He is the founder of http://vantagepointtrading.com, a website dedicated to trader education and market analysis.

After graduating with a business degree in finance, Mitchell has been trading multiple markets and educating traders since 2005. He is widely published and is a member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts and the Market Technicians Association. His free weekend newsletter is available at http://vantagepointtrading.com/about-us/vantage-point-trading-newsletter.

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Since the introduction of the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, A) in January of 1993, the ETF industry has continued to gain popularity, offering investment products in almost every imaginable segment of the global economy. There are more than 1,400 ETF products on the market in the U.S., and almost 50 ETF issuers. Invesco PowerShares is one of those issuers, playing a major role in bringing new ETFs market. Here is a look at the company and some of its most noteworthy ETFs [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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The ability to fine tune your portfolio continues to increase with more and more ETFs coming available, helping you to achieve your overall investment goals. “Real-return” ETFs largely invest in cash products and bonds, but also some other assets. The aim of  these ETFs is to provide a return greater than the inflation rate. While this may not always occur, the fund does typically act as an inflation hedge. These funds distinguish themselves from focused bond or money market ETFs by investing in a broader range of products which include bonds and cash, but also potentially stocks, commodities, currencies or other ETFs [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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During uncertain times, investors gravitate toward lower volatility equities and ETFs, as there is generally less risk attached to these products due to their more stable price action. But even during calm and high growth times, low volatility equities and ETFs have benefits. Growth within the ETF industry now provides investors with highly liquid vehicles […]

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Whether you are looking to add a single commodity to your portfolio, or you’re wanting to cast a wider net over the entire industrial metals space, the continually expanding ETF industry lets you do it with ease. With one or more of these 11 exchange-traded funds you can fine-tune your exposure to industrial commodities such […]

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Short-term traders and long-term investors alike have flocked to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in large part because of the exposure they provide to different segments of the economy, including stock sectors, commodities, bonds, real estate and global markets. Investors can now buy a single ETF providing diversified exposure to a specific area of the global economy, […]

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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits […]

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In a global economy, where what happens in one country can have ripple effects around the world, investors are discovering the value of investing outside the United States. Emerging markets are countries that are in a strong growth phase, as opposed to more established nations that see more gradual growth. There are several benefits to […]

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How To Hedge With ETFs

by on March 4, 2013 | Updated May 23, 2013

ETFs have rightfully earned the approval of countless buy-and-hold investors as these financial vehicles have proven to be cost-efficient portfolio building blocks. With over 1,400 exchange traded products (ETPs) on the market, it’s also no surprise that more tactical investors and savvy traders have also embraced these instruments for their ease-of-use, transparency and unparalleled liquidity. […]

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ETFs continue to extend their reach, providing investors with more and more accessible options for investing their money. From bonds, to commodities, to stock market sectors and global indexes, through their ease of use and low fees, ETFs are providing traders with pre-packaged ways to build their portfolio. The new Market Vectors BDC Income ETF […]

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On most days, ETFs are among the most heavily-traded names in the investing world. This is a sure sign that active traders are using ETFs—a transparent, cost-effective way to trade market fluctuations–to gain access to a very wide range of sectors, commodities, countries, indexes, currencies and assets. The options market for ETFs has also been […]

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ETFs are excellent building blocks for long-term portfolios given the inherent cost-efficiency and transparency benefits associated with this product structure. Nonetheless, like every other financial instrument, ETFs are far from perfect; tracking errors commonly occur, leaving investors wondering why they got one return, when the underlying index had another [Download 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial […]

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ETFs are great portfolio building blocks thanks to the low-cost, well-diversified nature of these products. Aside from buy-and-hold investors, active traders have also embraced these financial vehicles as viable tactical tools thanks to their ease-of-use and unparalleled liquidity. Furthermore, sophisticated investors have come to utilize options in conjunction with ETFs, further expanding the arsenal of […]

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