ETF Investing

Buy Into HDLV for High Performance

The hybrid income vehicle Etracs Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged U.S. High Dividend Low Volatility ETN (HDLV) will be a solid performer for many months. Read Article

Here’s What to Expect for Volatility

A close through the upper band should signal a new long position once volatility starts to escalate, which is likely to happen during Thanksgiving week. Read Article

5 Reasons to Buy MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) in 2015

The iShares emerging-markets ETF has underperformed, but is a bargain buy in 2015 as growth slows elsewhere and U.S. stocks look pricey. Read Article

3 Ways to Play Lower China Interest Rates

The People's Bank of China just announced lower China interest rates. Investors should buy into material ETFs that will ride the lower rates. Read Article

The 5 Best ETFs for Investors and Traders

If you want to maximize exposure to big trends moving the market, forget stocks. These are five of the best ETFs to buy to make broader bets. Read Article

3 Best Consumer Discretionary Funds to Buy Now

If you are looking for Santa Claus to bring consumer cheer for 2015, here are three of the best consumer discretionary funds to buy now. Read Article

Eaton Vance’s New ETMFs – Game Changer, Or Just Another Game?

A new product by Eaton Vance called "exchange-traded mutual funds," or ETMFs, have their perks. However, most investors should stick to vanilla ETFs. Read Article

3 Best ETFs for Mid-Cap Value

In the universe of ETFs, the mid-cap value category offers many choices for investors. These three selections are the ones you might want to consider. Read Article

3 Gold Funds to Buy the Dip for a Rebound

Gold prices are at 4-year lows. Now can be a good time for long-term investors to take advantage and buy shares of one of the best gold funds. Read Article

UNG: Trade the Cold for 20% Gains

Should the bitter weather stick around -- and that seems likelier than not -- natural gas prices and the UNG fund could surge. Read Article

3 Best Energy Funds to Buy Now

Oil is near a four-year low and the Keystone pipeline bill has new energy. Now can be a good time to look at energy funds. Read Article

Japan’s ‘Surprise’ Recession and How You Should Trade It

Japan's shrinking economy makes shorting the Japanese yen a good play. The ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF (YCS) is one way you can do it. Read Article

The 3 Best ETFs for Mid-Cap Growth  

In the hunt for the best ETFs, the midcap growth category yields some unexpected choices for long-term appreciation Read Article

3 Defensive ETFs Poised for Profits

The evidence is growing that insiders are preparing for trouble. Prepare for the worst with these three defensive ETFs. Read Article

Emerging Market Bonds: Where Do We Go From Here?

Emerging markets have seen a lot volatility thanks to the strength of the U.S. Here's what you should know about EM bonds. Read Article

4 Alternative ETFs to Buy for Ultimate Diversification

Want real diversification? We serve up four of the best alternative ETFs to buy now for protection tomorrow. Read Article

Safely Pick a Bottom in Energy Stocks (XLE, XLU)

Energy stocks are bottoming out, and the ratio between the XLE and the XLU is flashing oversold levels. Use this pair trade to capitalize. Read Article

ZROZ: Why Is This Bond ETF Up 30% This Year?

When a bond fund rips off 30% gains in a year, it merits a closer look. Here's why the Pimco 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury (ZROZ) is crushing it. Read Article

Can the SLV Bounce Back? 2 Ways to Play the Volatility in Silver

Year-to date weakness and 3 oversold indicators in the iShares Silver Trust (ETF) make SLV and AG tempting speculative plays. Read Article

Best ETFs For Large-Cap Value  

The best ETFs in the large cap value category have low expense ratios and offer plenty of diversification. Read Article