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For retail investors, ETFs have leveled the playing field and opened all sorts of alternative asset classes and strategies to the mainstream. One asset class that has surged in popularity has been commodity and natural resource investing. As such, the number of ETFs in this area has exploded and now represents one of the largest fund categories around. Currently, there are over 110 different funds that track futures and hard asset prices [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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Up, Up, And Away

by on March 16, 2013

The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued its unprecedented rally as buyers kept the winning streak going for 10 straight days amid a flurry of encouraging economic data. Investors had few reasons to take profits last week as retail sales, weekly jobless claims and industrial production data all came in better than expected, adding fundamental fuel to the ongoing rally on Wall Street [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All- ETF Model Portfolios].

Actionable ETF Trade Ideas

Our picks from Monday’s Insider posted mixed performance results as buying pressures remained strongest in the equity market. Below, we highlight how our trade ideas fared during the week [sign up for a free trial of ETFdb Pro to get actionable ETF ideas every Monday, as well as access to more than 50 all-ETF model portfolios]. [click to continue…]

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Bears Lurking In Uncharted Territory

by on March 11, 2013

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing to all-time highs last week it’s no surprise to see the divide between the bulls and the bears reach extremes as well. While some investors are calling this the start of the next great bull-run, others are equally convinced that equities are long-overdue for a major correction. As such, the […]

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Suppose that natural gas prices are on the rise and you’d like to capitalize. Like most retail investors, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are probably the first thing that comes to mind, as they’re a lot easier to buy than commodity contracts. So, you decide to purchase a natural gas ETF that holds natural gas futures contracts […]

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After barely managing to close in positive territory last week, markets seemingly took a breather today, posting modest losses. Adding to the growing list of concerns about the global economy was Japan’s lackluster GDP report, which came in well below expectations. The debt-ridden Greece on the other hand, reported that its GDP contracted by much […]

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For investors looking to achieve exposure to agricultural commodities through ETPs, two of the most popular options on the market are the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA) and iPath Dow Jones-UBS Agriculture ETN (JJA). On the surface, these two products may seem to be similar; both offer broad-based exposure to ags using futures contracts through […]

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The growth of the ETF industry has spawned numerous tools that bring forth previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market at the fingertips of mainstream investors. The evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has not only become the preferred vehicle for investors looking to achieve cost-efficient diversification, this instrument has also struck a chord with active traders. ETFs […]

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United States Commodity Funds rolled out another addition to its suite of “third generation” commodity ETPs this week, debuting a fund that will take a unique approach to delivering access to agriculture commodities. The United States Agriculture Index Fund (USAG) will implement a variation of the methodology used by USCI, dubbed the “contango killer” commodity […]

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Equity markets oscillated between minor gains and losses throughout most of the week as profit taking pressures were abundant after investors digested a number of mixed economic data releases. Investors were frustrated with reports from the housing market which showed that the real estate market recovery is still sluggish at best. Consumer-confidence and durable goods […]

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Do Fundamentals Justify The Wall Street Rally?

by on March 26, 2012 | Updated March 30, 2012

Stock markets retreated last week as sparse economic data releases paved the way for profit taking. This week will see a host of important fundamental news on the home front as investors digest durable goods orders, GDP, and consumer spending data. Markets are off to a hot start as Ben Bernanke’s speech on Monday morning lifted hopes […]

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ETF Tax Tutorial: Complete List Of ETFs That Issue A K-1

by on February 13, 2012 | Updated January 8, 2015

Tax season is upon us again. As you prepare to file your returns, we help investors get a leg up with our tutorial and complete list of ETFs that issue a Schedule K-1 form.

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Today was a peculiar day for the markets as indexes got off to a shaky start, but managed to recover their lost ground, while volatility ticked higher amidst the plethora of good news. On the home front, the Nasdaq led the way higher, gaining 0.39% on the day, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged […]

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