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In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue to present themselves. And with more and more investors adopting higher risk tolerances, bullish momentum has undoubtedly become a dominant force on Wall Street, pushing equity markets into uncharted territory. And though across the board, most corners of the equity market have flourished in recent years, there have been certain sectors that have continuously outperformed while others have missed the mark [see 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013]. [click to continue…]

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When it comes to commodity investing, there is perhaps no corner of the market more popular than crude oil. Whether exposure is captured via futures or equities, this volatile yet often rewarding sector has become one of investors’ favorite tactical (and sometimes long-term) tools. And thanks to the ETF industry, there are now several ways investors can gain cheap and easy access to one of the most heavily-traded segments of the commodities market, through both equities and futures [see What Can You Buy With America's Daily Oil Consumption?]. [click to continue…]

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5 ETF Superstars of 2012

by on September 11, 2012

After stretching out the global recovery over the last four years, equity markets finally had a strong start to 2012, but it was short lived. While this summer has been tame in comparison to last year, resurfacing Euro zone worries have made for a tumultuous quarter on Wall Street. There is also the added stress to the markets of the upcoming presidential election and […]

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Last year was a good year for most asset classes, as investor portfolios continued to recover from the recent recession. The difference in performance between many comparable funds was significant, and many of the best performers of 2010 are relatively small funds that maintain considerably smaller asset bases than their more popular competitors. Below, we […]

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The past several months have been turbulent times for many equity ETFs, as debt fears and worries about a double-dip recession have persistently hung over markets. Among the hardest hit thus far in 2010 are energy ETFs, which have felt the brunt of sluggish economic growth in the form of lower oil prices; crude has […]

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When an oil rig exploded and collapsed in the Gulf of Mexico last month, few imagined that the fallout from the disaster would still be making headlines nearly five weeks later. But the explosion spawned one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history, and resolving the situation has been a daunting challenge for all […]

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