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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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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 years, some have posted both hits and misses  [see 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013]. [click to continue…]

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Though no major economic data was reported this week, Wall Street charged ahead, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the milestone 15,000 level for the first time on Tuesday. Meanwhile, investors digested several key developments from outside of the U.S.: in a surprising move, the Reserve Bank of Australia slashed its benchmark interest rate […]

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Commodity ETFs burst onto the scene a few years ago, as these products democratized an asset class that was once difficult to reach for many retail investors. Now, these products are among the most traded in the ETF space and are often coveted for the volatility and potential returns that they provide. This year saw […]

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The ongoing evolution of the ETF industry has brought forth a host of previously difficult-to-reach asset classes right at the fingertips of mainstream investors. Commodities in particular have attracted serious interest lately as the exchange-traded product structure makes it easy and cost effective to access this corner of the market. The energy segment of the […]

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The rapid development of exchange traded products has brought with it increased diversity in the investing space. Markets segments that were once nearly impossible for the average Joe to reach have now become as easy to buy as a share of ExxonMobil. Some of these elusive market segments include emerging markets, high yield fixed income, […]

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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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Oil ETF Investing: Five Ways To Play

by on August 2, 2010 | Updated December 8, 2014

Commodity ETFs have seen a tremendous surge in popularity in recent years, as the marriage of futures contracts the exchange-traded structure has democratized an asset class that was once accessible only to large, sophisticated investors. Oil ETFs have become particularly popular, as investors have embraced the opportunity to bet on one of the world’s most […]

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Finding The Right Oil ETF For A Crude Rally

by on May 19, 2010 | Updated November 6, 2012

As storm clouds continue to gather over the euro zone, the repercussions of a rise in uncertainty have been felt in nearly every corner of the global economy. All assets denominated in euro have fallen out of favor. Financial stocks with exposure to European debt have been sold off. Even South American emerging markets have […]

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Warm weather across much of the U.S. in recent weeks has marked the end of winter and the start of spring. It also signals that the summer driving season is quickly approaching, and kicks off a period of time when oil prices are closely scrutinized. Last year saw below average oil demand as consumers tightened […]

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Exchange-traded commodity products have been embraced by investors eager to add an asset class to their portfolio that has historically exhibited a low correlation to stocks and bonds. Commodity ETPs saw more than $30 billion in cash inflows last year as both funds targeting diversified baskets of resources and commodity-specific funds surged in popularity.

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ETFs finished February range-bound, as most equity markets remained choppy to finish the week. This came after continued weakness in the euro zone and some disappointing news on the jobs front, with 20,000 additions to the list of people seeking unemployment benefits. In other news, AIG reported a $8.87 billion quarterly loss, raising concerns that […]

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