ETF Investing

SPDR S&P Biotech (ETF) (XBI) – The Best Biotech Investment Now

The best biotech stocks are hard to identify, but the XBI ETF allows investors to make a diversified but aggressive bet on small, high-growth biotech stocks. Read Article

Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) – Where Will XLE Go?

Energy stocks are falling amid widespread profit taking. Opportunity knocks for XLE bulls and bears alike. Here's how to profit. Read Article

3 iShares ETFs You Didn’t Know You Couldn’t Live Without (EEMV, HDV, VLUE)

iShares has superior ETF brand recognition. Still, with almost 330 funds available in the U.S., it can be easy to overlook some iShares ETFs, like VLUE, EEMV and HDV. Read Article

3 Mexican Stocks to Have a Fiesta With

Nothing can stop Mexican stocks from dominating the markets, giving return-starved investors something to cheer about. Read Article

Leveraging Our Play on TIPS

For those that follow Treasury bond fluctuations, it's been hard not to notice the persistent under performance in TIPS. Here's why a turnaround is coming Read Article

The Federal Reserve’s Path: Four Hikes, Two Hikes, Zero Hikes, QE4

Three months ago, the Federal Reserve anticipated raising overnight lending rates four times in 2016. Now they are projecting just two hikes. So which is it? Read Article

This Big Biotech ETF Faces a Key Technical Test

Those who follow our blog know we are proponents of technical analysis in reading the trends of the market. A trend in this biotech ETF suggests opportunity Read Article

iShares MSCI Brazil Index (ETF) (EWZ): This Rally Isn’t All That Crazy

The iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (EWZ) may seem a little too hot to handle, but there's actually pretty tight logic behind all the buying. Read Article

3 ETFs to Buy for the Dividend Aristocrats!

The quest for dividend aristocrats is made easier with these dividend-exclusive exchange-traded funds. Read Article

Slowdown In Stock Buybacks? Don’t Expect Institutional Buyers To Pick Up The Slack

According to FactSet, S&P 500 earnings will drop 8.3% in the first quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter of declines. Trouble in the market is ahead Read Article

What To Do When You Miss The Move In An ETF

There is no certainty in stock market moves, and investors must be prepared for rapid changes. Here are 4 options to consider when you've missed a big move Read Article

March Madness 2016: Your 4 Best Index Fund Seeds

Investors can pick the best of the best by building their own "Final Four" of must-own exchange-traded and index funds. Read Article

4 Defensive ETFs That Outperform the Market

With the market in turmoil over the course of the current year, finding safe havens is always a good bet for investors. These defensive ETFs fit the bill Read Article

ETFs or Individual Stocks: What Should You Buy?

Whether it’s directly or through ETFs, the path to long-term wealth is owning great companies. Read Article

3 ETFs That Would Be Great If They Actually Worked

These ETFs are designed to protect against inflation and volatility, but they don't seem to actually go anywhere. Read Article

Why Being a Contrarian Investor Still Pays Off

Being a contrarian investor takes gumption. You're buying assets hated by most investors, and at depressed prices. Here's why the strategy can still pay off... Read Article

Pondering a Return To Our CEF Roots (GOF)

Out of the sea of uninteresting, useless, or junky funds in the CEF universe, one fund that I've always taken a personal and professional interest in is GOF Read Article

3 Safe ETFs for a Bear Market — ACWV, RYU, IXP

With these creative funds, you can avoid the volatility of so-called safe ETFs in a bear market. Read Article

Underweight or Overweight: Here’s Our New Allocation to Stocks

Some are interpreting recent bounces off S&P 500 lows as a sign that all's right with stocks again. Here's where are model portfolio stands on the news Read Article

Tapping a New Equity CEF Opportunity (ETG)

Here is why we added this global dividend income fund CEF to our client's portfolios. Read Article