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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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When building a diversified buy-and-hold portfolio, many investors utilize a well-balanced combination of fixed income and equity securities. Historically, investors have also embraced material allocation to real estate; however, since the housing crisis, investors are still quite hesitant to jump back into this corner. As the real estate market continues to grow, an allocation to this unique asset class should certainly not be overlooked. [click to continue…]

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The ETF universe has undeniably grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, but even more impressive are some of the funds’ stellar track records since the depths of the most recent financial crisis. In light of the U.S. bull market turning five years old in March of 2014, we’ve been taking a look back to […]

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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, […]

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Over the last three years, Wall Street has witnessed a tremendous shift in the investment environment. Investors are slowly adopting riskier appetites as they continue to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, allowing bullish momentum to become a more dominant force in the markets. But while most asset classes have fared relatively well over the […]

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For retail investors, the exchange traded fund boom has opened up a plethora of opportunities for portfolio construction. From simple indexing approaches to more complex strategies, ETFs are quickly becoming the go-to investment vehicle. Nowhere is that more prevalent than the world of real estate. Overall, the continued evolution of the ETF industry has allowed investors […]

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After suffering tremendous losses during the 2008 housing bubble, real estate investments have managed to claw their way back and are showing promising signs once again. As investors’ fears over housing have abated, interest in this corner of the market has come to the forefront once again, as this asset class offers key diversification benefits […]

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When State Street introduced its S&P 500 index Fund–the SPDR S&P 500 ETF –back in 1993, a revolution was sparked. Since then, exchange traded funds have become the go-to fund for both retail and institutional investors. Assets in ETFs continue to grow and there are currently more than 1,400 funds available for investors. Leading the […]

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U.S. stocks have rebounded with full force since the housing market crisis simmered, with major equity indexes sitting at, or nearing, all-time highs. While many on Wall Street have undeniably enjoyed stellar returns since the bottom in 2009, the ultra-low interest rate environment at home and around the globe continues to pose a major challenge for income-seeking investors of all types [see 101 […]

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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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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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Time For A Real Estate ETF?

by on January 26, 2010 | Updated November 9, 2012

Historically, no portfolio was complete without a material allocation to real estate. Consistently high real returns and low correlations to stocks and bonds made it easy to overlook the out-of-whack fundamentals that ultimately led to an unprecedented collapse. But when real estate markets got a reality check in late 2008, many investors swore off the […]

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