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Inflation ETF Special: 25 ETF Ideas To Fight Rising Prices

by on July 20, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Inflation has always been a particularly frustrating topic among investors, as a spike in prices can be a nasty surprise for investors who are not amply prepared.  Its effects can reduce your real return on an annual basis and make it much more difficult to keep up with your standard of living. Inflation, however, has not yet materialized in recent years, though the prospect of what seems to be an inevitable outcome has prompted many to take measures to protect their portfolios, increasing allocations to asset classes expected to generally perform well when inflationary pressures spike [see also Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Debuting Our All-ETF Portfolio

by on May 25, 2011

The last few days have seen a number of interesting developments in financial markets, as commodities have seemingly resumed their skyward trajectory and Europe once again seems headed for a complete meltdown. Against this backdrop, we introduce the ETF Insider all-ETF portfolio, a hands-on portfolio that seeks to establish a small handful of tactical positions around a core of ETF holdings covering the major asset classes. First, however, we check in on the technical ETF trading ideas from Monday, updating performance through the first few days of the week. [click to continue…]

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February marked another month of growth for the U.S. ETF industry, though the pace of inflows slowed a bit from recent months. According to data from the National Stock Exchange assets stood at $1.055 trillion at the end of February, an increase of about 3.5% over the previous month. February inflows totaled $7.4 billion, down […]

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It doesn’t seem like that long ago that exchange-traded commodity products were the darlings of the ETF world. Praised for democratizing an entire asset class (and one capable of delivering non-correlated returns to investors at that), commodity ETFs saw billions of dollars of cash inflows in 2009. Investors rushed to get their hands on everything […]

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Van Eck, the New York City-based ETF issuer known for its commodity producing equity ETFs, remains active on the product development front, recently announced plans for a constant maturity commodity ETF. In a recent filing with the SEC, the company released details on the Market Vectors CM Commodity Index ETF, which would track the performance […]

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Ten New Years’ Resolutions For ETF Investors

by on December 30, 2010 | Updated January 3, 2011

With 2011 just around the corner, tis the season for pledges to better everything from health to wealth to happiness in the coming year. Below, we offer up ten New Years’ Resolutions for ETF investors looking to cut expenses, round out their portfolios, and maximize returns in 2011 [for more ETF insights, sign up for […]

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With 2011 just around the corner, the curtain is closing on yet another year of tremendous expansion in the ETF industry. With inflows for the year at close to $100 billion, total ETF assets will recently eclipsed the $1 trillion mark for the first time. From a product development standpoint, 2010 was a record year; […]

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As the ETF industry has grown and evolved, the product lineup has become increasingly sophisticated. Many of the products now hitting the market are designed to address issues posed by earlier indexed products, as issuers strive to devise new strategies for accessing both traditional and exotic asset classes. A number of issuers, led by Schwab […]

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Innovation has been a hallmark of the ETF industry in recent years, as countless first-to-market products have debuted offering investors new tools for accessing asset classes and investment strategies that were previously hard-to-reach. This has especially been true in the commodity space, where a number of resource-specific funds have begun trading and twists on indexing […]

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It’s baaaaaaaack. After a brief hiatus that saw investors rushing to determine the best ways to battle deflation, inflationary concerns have begun to surface again. The cause of the latest bout of inflationary anxiety is of course the QE2 program recently announced by the Federal Reserve that calls for the purchase of hundreds of billions […]

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The first full week of October brought stock markets a summer flashback; unstable, volatile and with little direction going forward. Though the Dow Jones Industrial Average did near 11,000, it has yet to break through and stay above the milestone for any meaningful period of time. Turbulent equity markets and renewed concerns about inflation paved […]

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As the ETF world has surged ahead in recent years, perhaps no corner of the industry has generated as much interest as the commodity space. The introduction and proliferation of exchange-traded commodity products has granted many investors access to a section of the investable universe that was previously beyond their reach. The democratization of an […]

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