ETF Investing

GVAL: A Rebound Play on Europe and Emerging Markets

GVAL has gotten off to a humble start. But in a market in which the U.S. has outpaced its foreign competitors for years, this ETF is an excellent, diversified rebound play on Europe and emerging markets. Read Article

3 ETFs to Make Big Dollars Off a Smaller Euro

Europe's new monetary policy opens some opportunities for investors looking to profit from European stocks. These three ETFs are different plays on how to take advantage of the euro. Read Article

4 Types of MLP ETFs for Income Investors

No matter what index you choose, these MLP ETF options can help strengthen your dividend stream and enhance the capital appreciation potential of a balanced income portfolio. Read Article

Don’t Bottom Fish the Oil and Energy Sectors

Crude oil prices, as tracked by the United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (NYSEARCA:USO), have crashed 50% over the past nine months, and energy stocks, as tracked by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLE), were the only stocks in the S&P 500 to post losses in 2014. Read Article

3 ETFs to Buy to Ride Oil Prices Into the Ground

Oil prices are down 60% in six months, and the ride might not be over yet. Get aggressively bearish with these 3 ETFs. Read Article

3 Issues Hurting the Housing Sector

A decline in the housing sector isn’t necessarily an economy-killer, but it would certainly point towards some rocky expectations for 2015, which is why it’s such an important indicator. Read Article

The Income Buyers’ Guide to MLP ETFs

If you are looking for a relatively stable stream of reoccurring revenue that is less susceptible to the whims of the commodity markets, look into these MLP ETFs. Read Article

XLE: Is It Finally Time to Buy Energy Stocks?

After the thrashing energy took in 2014, energy stocks are a cheap source of dividend growth, and XLE gives us a collection of the best. Read Article

3 Ways to Trade Puts and Calls on ETFs

Puts and calls are useful to hedge your positions or give you additional returns on the the hottest ETFs for 2015. Read Article

The Best Europe ETF for 2015

Buyers of Europe ETFs have favored hedged products such as the HEDJ ETF in 2015, but funds exposed to the euro may now be the better bet. Read Article

Cash In on the Calendar With the SPY ETF

Seasonality in the S&P 500 can be exploited using this options strategy on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY). Read Article

Vanguard REIT ETF: Fight off Volatility With VNQ

The Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) should provide investors a decent yield and protection against volatility this year. Read Article

Buy These Energy ETFs on the Dip

The opportunity to access a beaten-down area of the market has been a convincing pull for exchange-traded fund investors seeking to play as a rebound opportunity. Read Article

TAN: Darkness Descends on Solar Stocks

The Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) -- is a stone's throw away from what could be another epic breakdown. No doubt the looming support breach will usher in another round of pain and disappointment for FSLR and SCTY. Read Article

3 Unusual ETFs With Upside Potential

Sometimes, the best ETFs aren't the most popular ones. These funds are a bit outside-the-box, but they all have great potential. Read Article

These ETFs Display the Value of Stop-Loss Orders

Applying insurance principles of stop-loss orders to the investing process is more critical to one’s financial well-being than finding the next “biotech biggie.” Read Article

4 Safe ETFs to Invest in as New Trends Form

Implementing a plan to navigate a market crossroads, while avoiding too much risk, can be a prudent portfolio management technique for most investors. Read Article

2 ETFs to Buy to Profit from Lower Rates and Cheap Gasoline

Housing stocks should continue to benefit from lower rates and declining gasoline prices. Here are two ETFs to buy. Read Article

Here’s Why You Should Buy Bonds and Energy

The reasons for stock market giddiness are not entirely without merit given the high consumer sentiment and employment as well as the low oil prices. Read Article

3 U.S. Dollar Bull Strategies to Ride the Roaring Buck

The U.S. dollar is on fire, with the benchmark U.S. Dollar Index up nearly 8% over the past three months, and higher by some 14.5% in the last six months. Here are three U.S. dollar bull strategies to ride the greenback's rise. Read Article