InvestorPlace » David Fabian http://investorplace.com Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:56:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Don’t Put TOO Much Stock in Morningstar Ratings http://investorplace.com/2014/10/morningstar-ratings-pimco-total-return/ http://investorplace.com/2014/10/morningstar-ratings-pimco-total-return/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:17:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=565203 Pimco Total Return's recent downgrade from gold to bronze speaks to a few issues with the ubiquitous Morningstar ratings system.

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Pimco Total Return's recent downgrade from gold to bronze speaks to a few issues with the ubiquitous Morningstar ratings system.

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3 (More) Mistakes to Avoid With Your ETF Portfolio http://investorplace.com/2014/09/3-mistakes-avoid-etf-portfolio/ http://investorplace.com/2014/09/3-mistakes-avoid-etf-portfolio/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:42:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=563000 The ETF universe has expanded in a number of ways, and some new potholes have opened up as a result. Use these tips to keep your portfolio rolling.

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The ETF universe has expanded in a number of ways, and some new potholes have opened up as a result. Use these tips to keep your portfolio rolling.

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3 Ways You Can Use ETFs to Cover Your Butt http://investorplace.com/2014/09/etfs-bear-market/ http://investorplace.com/2014/09/etfs-bear-market/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:24:29 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=560679 Worried about additional volatility and a drop-off in the coming months? Look to these strategies (and ETFs) for help.

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Worried about additional volatility and a drop-off in the coming months? Look to these strategies (and ETFs) for help.

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Don’t Bail out of Europe Quite Yet (VGK, HEDJ) http://investorplace.com/2014/09/european-etfs-vgk-hedj/ http://investorplace.com/2014/09/european-etfs-vgk-hedj/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=558600 Europe stocks and ETFs aren't reacting well to ECB stimulus measures, but a snap-back might be in order for funds like VGK or HEDJ.

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Europe stocks and ETFs aren't reacting well to ECB stimulus measures, but a snap-back might be in order for funds like VGK or HEDJ.

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SDOG – Dividend Dogs Are an Income Hunter’s Best Friend http://investorplace.com/2014/09/sdog-dividend-etf-alps/ http://investorplace.com/2014/09/sdog-dividend-etf-alps/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:01:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=554476 The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG) twists an old market theory to produce superior sector balance and better-than-average yield.

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The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG) twists an old market theory to produce superior sector balance and better-than-average yield.

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This Unique Dividend ETF Is Quietly Killing the Competition http://investorplace.com/2014/08/dividend-etf-global-x-div/ http://investorplace.com/2014/08/dividend-etf-global-x-div/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:52:23 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=552466 The Global X Super Dividend U.S. ETF (DIV) is an intriguing income holding now, and over time, the dividend ETF could be worthy of a core portfolio slot.

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The Global X Super Dividend U.S. ETF (DIV) is an intriguing income holding now, and over time, the dividend ETF could be worthy of a core portfolio slot.

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Don’t Mourn the Death of iShares’ Target-Date Funds http://investorplace.com/2014/08/ishares-target-date-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/08/ishares-target-date-funds/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:04:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=552055 iShares is shutting down its target-date funds, but those types of funds aren't for savvy ETF investors, anyway. Retirement planners should look at these funds instead.

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iShares is shutting down its target-date funds, but those types of funds aren't for savvy ETF investors, anyway. Retirement planners should look at these funds instead.

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Why Is the SPY Overreacting to the Selloff? http://investorplace.com/2014/08/spy-etf-selloff/ http://investorplace.com/2014/08/spy-etf-selloff/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:15:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=549643 The SPY ETF still is the most popular way to get S&P 500 exposure, but its recent movement says a lot about who's actually buying it.

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The SPY ETF still is the most popular way to get S&P 500 exposure, but its recent movement says a lot about who's actually buying it.

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How to Pick the Best Retirement Funds http://investorplace.com/2014/08/retirement-funds-index-funds-actively-managed-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/08/retirement-funds-index-funds-actively-managed-funds/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:39:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=547518 If you're looking at retirement funds, should you put your faith in index funds or turn to active management for superior returns?

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If you're looking at retirement funds, should you put your faith in index funds or turn to active management for superior returns?

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8 ETFs to Take Advantage of a Fed Stimulus Pullback http://investorplace.com/2014/08/etfs-fed-stimulus-xlf-kre-kbe-ighg-uup/ http://investorplace.com/2014/08/etfs-fed-stimulus-xlf-kre-kbe-ighg-uup/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:38:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=545839 Interest rates could find renewed life, and if so, you'll want to be in the right position to profit. Try one or more of these ETFs.

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Interest rates could find renewed life, and if so, you'll want to be in the right position to profit. Try one or more of these ETFs.

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3 Ways to Play Healthcare’s Hot Stocks http://investorplace.com/2014/07/healthcare-hot-stocks-ihf-pph-fbt/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/healthcare-hot-stocks-ihf-pph-fbt/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:52:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=543049 Broad plays on healthcare stocks have done well historically, but investors can get some significant juice out of more targeted plays.

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Broad plays on healthcare stocks have done well historically, but investors can get some significant juice out of more targeted plays.

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Don’t Sweat a Lack of ETF ‘Outperformance’ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/dont-sweat-lack-etf-outperformance/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/dont-sweat-lack-etf-outperformance/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:35:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=540963 A recent article on ETF.com lamented the lack of alpha among ETF offerings ... but I think the author missed the point of exchange-traded vehicles.

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A recent article on ETF.com lamented the lack of alpha among ETF offerings ... but I think the author missed the point of exchange-traded vehicles.

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Don’t Count on Dividend ETFs to Play Defense http://investorplace.com/2014/07/dividend-etfs-defense/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/dividend-etfs-defense/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:42:54 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=539936 You should always have equity income in your portfolio, but don't think dividend ETFs will save you from a correction. They won't.

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You should always have equity income in your portfolio, but don't think dividend ETFs will save you from a correction. They won't.

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The Income Investor’s Guide to REIT ETFs http://investorplace.com/2014/06/reit-etfs-income-vnq/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/reit-etfs-income-vnq/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:47:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=536166 Real estate investment trusts and REIT ETFs have come a long way from the drubbing they experienced this time last year. Here are some of the big names you should know.

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Real estate investment trusts and REIT ETFs have come a long way from the drubbing they experienced this time last year. Here are some of the big names you should know.

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Biotech ETFs – Keep Those Buyouts Coming! http://investorplace.com/2014/06/biotech-etfs-idenix-idix/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/biotech-etfs-idenix-idix/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:14:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=530756 Merck's buyout of Idenix didn't just pump up IDIX shares -- it also had a great double effect on biotech ETFs such as XBI that usually are buoyed by M&A.

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Merck's buyout of Idenix didn't just pump up IDIX shares -- it also had a great double effect on biotech ETFs such as XBI that usually are buoyed by M&A.

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Don’t Complain About This Boring Market. Prepare. http://investorplace.com/2014/06/boring-market-spy-xly-xlu-vix/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/boring-market-spy-xly-xlu-vix/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:48:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=526728 The slow but steady rise of the markets into the low-volume summer months is lulling many investors to sleep. But success favors the ready.

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The slow but steady rise of the markets into the low-volume summer months is lulling many investors to sleep. But success favors the ready.

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3 International Dividend ETFs That Trump the U.S. for Income http://investorplace.com/2014/05/dividend-etf-dem-fdd-idv/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/dividend-etf-dem-fdd-idv/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 12:57:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=521502 Dividend ETFs in the U.S. are starting to decline in yield thanks to go-go price gains. Income hunters should turn their eyes across the ocean.

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Dividend ETFs in the U.S. are starting to decline in yield thanks to go-go price gains. Income hunters should turn their eyes across the ocean.

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The 5 Best Funds to Fight Inflation http://investorplace.com/2014/05/5-best-funds-fight-inflation/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/5-best-funds-fight-inflation/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 12:46:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=518959 Think the Federal Reserve will swoop in at every sign of small inflation? Maybe, but it's no guarantee. Prudent investors should always have a few inflation-fighting funds on their watch lists just in case. Here are five of the best funds for the job.

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Think the Federal Reserve will swoop in at every sign of small inflation? Maybe, but it's no guarantee. Prudent investors should always have a few inflation-fighting funds on their watch lists just in case. Here are five of the best funds for the job.

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How Vanguard ETFs Can Become No. 1 http://investorplace.com/2014/05/vanguard-etfs/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/vanguard-etfs/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 16:02:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=514975 Vanguard ETFs are coming close in assets to No. 2 ETF provider State Street. Here's how it can surpass State Street and top dog BlackRock.

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Vanguard ETFs are coming close in assets to No. 2 ETF provider State Street. Here's how it can surpass State Street and top dog BlackRock.

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3 Defensive ETFs for Turbulent Times http://investorplace.com/2014/04/defensive-etfs-ishares-guggenheim/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/defensive-etfs-ishares-guggenheim/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:37:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=511637 Get the best of both worlds -- a conservative equity strategy with compelling growth opportunities -- with these three defensive ETFs.

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Get the best of both worlds -- a conservative equity strategy with compelling growth opportunities -- with these three defensive ETFs.

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3 Double-Threat Dividend ETFs to Buy http://investorplace.com/2014/04/3-dividend-etf-high-yield-pfxf/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/3-dividend-etf-high-yield-pfxf/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:57:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=506070 These dividend ETFs aren't the headliners in their respective spaces, but their 1-2 punch of yield and returns should get your attention.

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These dividend ETFs aren't the headliners in their respective spaces, but their 1-2 punch of yield and returns should get your attention.

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5 Pivotal Strategies for Growth Investors http://investorplace.com/2014/04/etf-growth-investing-spy-tdiv-vnq/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/etf-growth-investing-spy-tdiv-vnq/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:03:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503385 Use these key strategies (and ETF suggestions) to get out ahead of this near-term volatility ... and thrive as a result.

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Use these key strategies (and ETF suggestions) to get out ahead of this near-term volatility ... and thrive as a result.

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5 Essential Strategies for ETF Income Investors http://investorplace.com/2014/04/5-key-strategies-etf-income-investors/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/5-key-strategies-etf-income-investors/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:54:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=500425 Income investing has seen a lot of turmoil in the past twelve months. But these five strategies will keep ETF income investors happy.

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Income investing has seen a lot of turmoil in the past twelve months. But these five strategies will keep ETF income investors happy.

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Don’t Ignore the Defensive Signals – Buy These 2 ETFs http://investorplace.com/2014/03/etf-investors-chase-risk-despite-defensive-signals/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/etf-investors-chase-risk-despite-defensive-signals/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:27:43 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=489808 ETF investors continue to chase risk, despite the market flashing defensive signals. Investors are better off with these broad, low-volatility ETFs.

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ETF investors continue to chase risk, despite the market flashing defensive signals. Investors are better off with these broad, low-volatility ETFs.

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How to Deal With Limited Options in a 401k http://investorplace.com/2014/03/401k-mutual-funds-etfs/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/401k-mutual-funds-etfs/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:31:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=488060 Do you love the ETFs you hold in your brokerage account or IRA, but can't find something similar in your company's 401k? Here's how to adjust.

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Do you love the ETFs you hold in your brokerage account or IRA, but can't find something similar in your company's 401k? Here's how to adjust.

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You’re Way Too Late for These 2 Sector Parties http://investorplace.com/2014/02/ibb-tan-solar-stocks-biotech-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/ibb-tan-solar-stocks-biotech-stocks/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:08:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=483140 Amid a flat market, it's awfully tempting to chase hot-running biotech stocks and solar stocks higher. But keep your finger off the trigger.

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Amid a flat market, it's awfully tempting to chase hot-running biotech stocks and solar stocks higher. But keep your finger off the trigger.

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3 Reasons Why Bears Never Prosper http://investorplace.com/2014/02/3-reasons-bears-never-prosper/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/3-reasons-bears-never-prosper/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:41:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=480956 Knowing that bears in general can be harmful to your financial health, here are a few things about them you should understand:

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Knowing that bears in general can be harmful to your financial health, here are a few things about them you should understand:

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EMB: A High-Yield Play on Emerging Markets http://investorplace.com/2014/02/emb-emerging-markets/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/emb-emerging-markets/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:30:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=479795 Don't get caught up in the clobbering of equities in emerging markets; take a more conservative tack with EMB.

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Don't get caught up in the clobbering of equities in emerging markets; take a more conservative tack with EMB.

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5 Best Bond Funds to Guard Your Nest Egg http://investorplace.com/2014/02/5-best-bond-funds-guard-nest-egg/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/5-best-bond-funds-guard-nest-egg/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:23:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=474137 Looking for capital appreciation and solid dividend streams? These are five of the best bond funds to meet that dual mandate.

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Looking for capital appreciation and solid dividend streams? These are five of the best bond funds to meet that dual mandate.

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Your Menu of Actively Managed ETFs Is About to Get Even Better http://investorplace.com/2014/01/actively-managed-etf/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/actively-managed-etf/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:08:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=470563 Pimco is opening the floodgates on a series of new actively managed funds, and that bodes well for ETF investors.

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Pimco is opening the floodgates on a series of new actively managed funds, and that bodes well for ETF investors.

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Income Investing Strategies for 2014: Bond ETFs http://investorplace.com/2014/01/income-investing-bond-etf/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/income-investing-bond-etf/#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:02:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=461704 Most investors see rising interest rates as the biggest risk to bonds and bond ETFs in 2014, but investors can combat rising rates in several ways.

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Most investors see rising interest rates as the biggest risk to bonds and bond ETFs in 2014, but investors can combat rising rates in several ways.

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Don’t Count Pimco Out Quite Yet http://investorplace.com/2014/01/pimco-total-return-pttax/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/pimco-total-return-pttax/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:00:42 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=460905 While Pimco Total Return lost more than $41 billion last year, I wouldn't be so swift to discount the management or resilience of Pimco or Bill Gross.

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While Pimco Total Return lost more than $41 billion last year, I wouldn't be so swift to discount the management or resilience of Pimco or Bill Gross.

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What REALLY Matters When It Comes to ETF Expenses http://investorplace.com/2013/12/what-really-matters-when-it-comes-to-etf-expenses/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/what-really-matters-when-it-comes-to-etf-expenses/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:18:08 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=402414 Want to make sure you're getting the best value on exchange-traded funds? Make sure to look at these ETF expenses before buying.

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Want to make sure you're getting the best value on exchange-traded funds? Make sure to look at these ETF expenses before buying.

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International Dividend ETFs Offer Unique Value for 2014 http://investorplace.com/2013/12/international-dividend-etfs-offer-attractive-opportunities/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/international-dividend-etfs-offer-attractive-opportunities/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:38:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=451012 With U.S. monetary policies up in the air for 2014, international dividend equity ETFs are good options for investors to chase high-risk, high-reward plays.

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With U.S. monetary policies up in the air for 2014, international dividend equity ETFs are good options for investors to chase high-risk, high-reward plays.

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4 ETFs To Sell Right Now http://investorplace.com/2013/12/4-etfs-sell-right-now/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/4-etfs-sell-right-now/#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:57:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=446344 Finding ETFs to sell in your portfolio is a question of watching past returns and future outlook. Right now, the VXX, gold mining funds and the coal ETF are all sells.

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Finding ETFs to sell in your portfolio is a question of watching past returns and future outlook. Right now, the VXX, gold mining funds and the coal ETF are all sells.

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What’s Next for Stalling Japan ETFs http://investorplace.com/2013/11/whats-next-japan-etfs/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/whats-next-japan-etfs/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:27:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=438963 Most Japan ETFs, like the EWJ or DXJ have stalled after a strong rally in the first half of 2013. So where do they go from here?

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Most Japan ETFs, like the EWJ or DXJ have stalled after a strong rally in the first half of 2013. So where do they go from here?

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ETF Investors Drop Gold Like a Bad Habit http://investorplace.com/2013/11/etf-outflows-impact-global-gold-demand/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/etf-outflows-impact-global-gold-demand/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:41:42 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=437267 Investors are pouring out of gold ETFs, which could make them a good contrarian investment as other stocks continue hitting highs.

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Investors are pouring out of gold ETFs, which could make them a good contrarian investment as other stocks continue hitting highs.

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Market Hibernation Alert: The Bears Are Deep In Their Caves http://investorplace.com/2013/11/bears-spy-dia-iwm/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/bears-spy-dia-iwm/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:00:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=436258 The 'bear' crowd is sitting out the recent rally, hiding out until the market changes. Our advice: keep your portfolio balanced and ride the trend for now

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The 'bear' crowd is sitting out the recent rally, hiding out until the market changes. Our advice: keep your portfolio balanced and ride the trend for now

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Want to Buy Twitter Stock? There’s More Than One Way http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/twitter-stock-twtr-etf-socl/ http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/twitter-stock-twtr-etf-socl/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:03:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?post_type=ipm_ipo_pb&p=436241 Do you want some exposure to Twitter stock but worry about social media companies' propensity to dive soon after coming public? ETFs might be the answer.

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Do you want some exposure to Twitter stock but worry about social media companies' propensity to dive soon after coming public? ETFs might be the answer.

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Fidelity ETFs: A Surging Contender in the Low-Cost Game http://investorplace.com/2013/11/fidelity-etf-vanguard-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/fidelity-etf-vanguard-funds/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:54:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=432634 Fidelity stuck its neck out in the low-cost fund game with 10 new ETFs. Here's a look at how to incorporate these cheap Fidelity ETFs into your portfolio.

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Fidelity stuck its neck out in the low-cost fund game with 10 new ETFs. Here's a look at how to incorporate these cheap Fidelity ETFs into your portfolio.

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How to Play the Consumer Discretionary Stock Rally http://investorplace.com/2013/11/play-consumer-discretionary-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/play-consumer-discretionary-stocks/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:00:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=430956 Consumer discretionary stocks are having a banner year as measured by the gains in the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR IYX. Buy it on pullbacks

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Consumer discretionary stocks are having a banner year as measured by the gains in the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR IYX. Buy it on pullbacks

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4 ETFs That Have Haunted Investors All Year http://investorplace.com/2013/10/4-etfs-inverse-etf-uup-hdge-vxx/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/4-etfs-inverse-etf-uup-hdge-vxx/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:00:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=429166 These 4 ETFs may offer great value in the event of downward trends reverse.

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These 4 ETFs may offer great value in the event of downward trends reverse.

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The Best ETFs to Navigate Choppy Interest Rate Waters http://investorplace.com/2013/10/interest-rates/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/interest-rates/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:20:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=426818 While some think interest rates will rise in coming months, it seems likely that they will instead move sideways. Here are the best ETFs to play that.

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While some think interest rates will rise in coming months, it seems likely that they will instead move sideways. Here are the best ETFs to play that.

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Get Alternative With Your China ETF Strategy http://investorplace.com/2013/10/alternative-china-etf-hao-pgj/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/alternative-china-etf-hao-pgj/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:11:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=419584 A slowdown in China's financial and real estate sectors have hampered the large-cap FXI. This pair of China ETFs haven't been nearly as burdened.

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A slowdown in China's financial and real estate sectors have hampered the large-cap FXI. This pair of China ETFs haven't been nearly as burdened.

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4 Must-Watch Trends In Fixed-Income Funds http://investorplace.com/2013/10/4-must-watch-trends-in-fixed-income-etfs/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/4-must-watch-trends-in-fixed-income-etfs/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:22:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=418290 With bonds reaching some semblance of order, we analyze four areas of income to see which areas of the market are offering the best value right now.

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With bonds reaching some semblance of order, we analyze four areas of income to see which areas of the market are offering the best value right now.

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Frontier Markets: Take This Less-Traveled Path to Profits http://investorplace.com/2013/09/frontier-markets-fm-frn/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/frontier-markets-fm-frn/#comments Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:30:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=411144 Jim Rogers touted the prospects of a few frontier markets that many investors can't access. However, these ETFs can get you in the frontier markets door.

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Jim Rogers touted the prospects of a few frontier markets that many investors can't access. However, these ETFs can get you in the frontier markets door.

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Should You Chase Solar Stocks Into Orbit? http://investorplace.com/2013/09/solar-stocks-tan/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/solar-stocks-tan/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:30:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=410117 After getting battered in 2012, solar stocks are soaring in 2013. The Guggenheim Solar ETF has doubled YTD, but can it keep up that performance?

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After getting battered in 2012, solar stocks are soaring in 2013. The Guggenheim Solar ETF has doubled YTD, but can it keep up that performance?

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How to Play Gold Right Now http://investorplace.com/2013/09/how-to-play-gold-right-now/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/how-to-play-gold-right-now/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:15:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=404768 Strong cases can be made for both owning and avoiding gold. Here's the best strategy for playing the volatile metal.

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Strong cases can be made for both owning and avoiding gold. Here's the best strategy for playing the volatile metal.

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How to Strengthen Your Core Portfolio http://investorplace.com/2013/09/how-to-strengthen-your-core-portfolio/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/how-to-strengthen-your-core-portfolio/#comments Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:39:42 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=400863 A strong core portfolio is essential for every investor. Here's how can you strengthen your portfolio's core with something besides boring investments.

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A strong core portfolio is essential for every investor. Here's how can you strengthen your portfolio's core with something besides boring investments.

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How to Play the High-Yield Sweet Spot in Bonds http://investorplace.com/2013/09/how-to-play-the-sweet-spot-in-high-yield-bonds/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/how-to-play-the-sweet-spot-in-high-yield-bonds/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:31:37 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=397688 2013 has been tumultuous for bond investors, but one high-yield slice of the bond market is continuing to thrive amid the turbulent seas.

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2013 has been tumultuous for bond investors, but one high-yield slice of the bond market is continuing to thrive amid the turbulent seas.

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