Monthly Archives: December 2011

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ETF Insider: 2011 Ends With A Whimper

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Wall Street was fairly tame these last few trading days of the year as light volume trading and an uncertain economic backdrop gave way to a less-than-spectacular finale to one of the most volatile years … Continue reading

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Buy, Sell, or Wait: A Way to Decide

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Starc bands stand out among other overbought/oversold indicators for their ability to generate highly reliable signals for traders in all markets and time frames. Continue reading

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This Week In ETFs: December 31st Edition

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The final week of trading in 2011 has shaped out be fairly tame relative to the volatile trading frenzy witnessed throughout the year. Looming debt woes on both sides of the Atlantic have paved the way … Continue reading

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Cash In With These 6 Currencies

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The $18 Trillion Threat Of The Unregulated Shadow Banking System

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My favorite bond guru, Robert Smith of Smith Capital, has been pounding on me for many months   about the risks attendant  with  the weak underbelly of  American finance — the shadow banking system of unregulated hedge funds,&nbsp… Continue reading

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ETF Performance Report: December and 2011 Review

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The equity markets and broad stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) ended December and the year, mixed.  The Dow Jones industrial average was up 1.4% for the month and up 5.5% for the year.  The S&P 500 gain … Continue reading

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Three Micro Cap ETFs To Play The January Effect

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Small cap ETFs tend to outperform in the first month of the year thanks to the ‘January Effect’. However, investors should note that micro caps could actually be the best way to play this trend possibly … Continue reading

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Five ETF Trends to Watch in 2012

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The crystal ball is particularly cloudy this year as I look back on my 2011 forecasts with a few cringes. The market’s job is to confuse the greatest amount of investors, but this year’s volatile, trendless … Continue reading

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Inside The FlexShares Natural Resource ETF (GUNR)

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GUNR, a new ETF from FlexShares, has captured the imgination of investors since day one of its launch. In light of this, we take a closer look at what makes this popular commodity producer ETF tick. Continue reading

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Convertible Bond ETFs Head-To-Head

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Looking for a convertible bond ETF? Either CWB or CVRT could be great choices, we let you know what the key differences are between these two bond funds. Continue reading

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