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Five Defensive ETFs To Own When The Market Corrects

by on February 10, 2010 | Updated July 9, 2014

Investors who got on board after the 2008 financial crisis benefited from a long bull run, but there were many others who were spooked by the possibility of a double dip. The psychological battle between fear of loss and anxiety over the potential regret of missing out on another rally plays out differently for different investors. Some will run for the exits, while others decide to stay the course. Many more land somewhere in the middle, looking for a way to reduce downside risk while maintaining significant exposure to another uptick in asset prices. [click to continue…]

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What’s In A Name: A Look Inside ETF Tickers

by on February 3, 2010 | Updated June 12, 2014

Whenever a company prepares for a public offering, executives have been known to spend an inordinate amount of time choosing the combination of letters that will serve as the company’s ticker and often nickname within the investment community. To many, the fixation on selecting the perfect ticker seems like an irrational obsession on par with Patrick Bateman’s affinity for business cards. But there’s some evidence to support the idea that picking a clever ticker can be worth quite a bit of money. [click to continue…]


Rising Orange Juice Prices Boost ETFs

by on November 2, 2009 | Updated November 1, 2012

The threat of a swine flu outbreak has the potential to impact numerous areas of the domestic and international equity markets: pharmaceutical companies could get a big boost, or see their efforts to develop vaccines go largely unrewarded. Tourism-intensive sectors and countries could see their revenues plummet, or could go get away unscathed. But concerns […]

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