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One of the most frustrating aspects of investing is hindsight. The could have, should have, would have mentality has nagged every investor at some point or another. It can be easy to look back and think of what you should have invested in at the time, but it’s impossible to know future outcomes in the present. However, taking a look back at the performance of certain assets during certain market environments can be a useful exercise to help determine how you may want to allocate your resources in the future [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free Daily ETF Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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Though some may not agree with the central bank’s economic policies, there is no denying that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s tenure will be one for the history books. The Georgia-born economist was first appointed as Chairman on February 1, 2006, during a time when the U.S. outlook was quite optimistic. The economic landscape, however, quickly changed during Bernanke’s tenure as the financial crisis began to unfold [see The Fed Effect: How Monetary Policy Impacts Your ETFs]. [click to continue…]

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Though the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY‘s debut in 1993, there is still only a small percentage of ETFs that account for the majority of the industry’s assets. For some perspective, SPY’s total assets under management account for over one-tenth of all equity-based funds’ assets combined. And though some of the […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects September 9th Edition

by on September 9, 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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Wall Street analysts had low expectations for the second quarter earnings season’s results, but companies are coming out of it with more steam than before. Even though not all reports were positive, the U.S. market has continued through the summer months on a generally positive note. With this in mind, it is no surprise that […]

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The U.S.’s growing aging population has made pharmaceutical spending a significant portion of our nation’s GDP, and has also affected job creation and stock market appreciation. This spike in national interest in healthcare has also occurred on Wall Street, where investors are embracing this market and its attractive growth potential. While there are some potential roadblocks […]

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Since the introduction of the S&P 500 ETF 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 […]

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Over the last few years, interest in the healthcare industry has been on the rise as investors embrace this popular corner of the market for its lucrative opportunities and attractive growth potential. The investment thesis behind this sector is quite simple: the U.S.’s growing aging population has made healthcare spending a significant portion of our […]

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This past year has been marked by uncertainty, but nothing compared to recent years, prompting investors to return in droves from safe haven accounts to the U.S. stock market. Investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy, but another judge of market sentiment is […]

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While some American’s were elated with Obama’s re-election, Wall Street made it quite clear who it had voted for as markets took a sharp nosedive in a post-election sell off immediately following the President’s victory. To many investors, Obama’s re-election has placed looming concerns over the Fiscal Cliff to the forefront, as the automatic round of […]

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3 ETFs With Surprisingly Stellar 3-Year Returns

by on August 23, 2012 | Updated August 27, 2012

For the most part, many people would agree that  investing can sometimes be a crapshoot. Investors often find themselves playing a game of musical chairs, shifting their assets to the seemingly most promising corners of the financial universe. Sometimes these bets payoff, while other times investors get burned and are left with a sour investment. […]

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This time last year, investors were generally thrilled with the performances of their portfolios, which had continued to bounce back nicely from the devastating recession that hit in 2008. Unfortunately, few are feeling the same sense of accomplishment as 2011 draws to a close; this year has been frustrating in that a few large, swift […]

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