ETF Investing

Price of SPY and IWM Correlates With Investor Confidence

Traders typically skew more toward small-cap stocks when they are confident and more toward large-cap stocks when they are less confident. Read Article

A-Shares: 3 Ways to REALLY Buy China Stocks

When it comes to buying "real" China stocks, A-shares are the way to go. Here's 3 ETFs to tackle the asset class. Read Article

3 ETFs to Buy as the Federal Reserve Mulls Interest Rates

With Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve seemingly set to raise interest rates, investors can hedge their portfolios with these ETFs. Read Article

How to Invest In the Rise of Poland’s Middle Class

Poland's middle class is experiencing explosive growth, and buying into that growth is as easy as buying this ETF Read Article

Growth Investing: Seasonality Favors Small-Cap ETFs

Small-cap ETFs historically perform well from December to February, meaning small-cap stocks stand to gain in a "Santa Claus" rally. Read Article

3 ETFs to Benefit From Monthly Dividend Stocks

The advantages of monthly dividend stocks and ETFs are obvious. For investors needing current income, monthly dividend stocks increase frequency of payout. For younger, long-term investors, monthly dividend stocks and ETFs boost the power of compounding when those investors opt to reinvest dividends. Read Article

3 Funds That Give Utilities a Little Sex Appeal

Utilities stocks have a boring reputation. These ETFs prove it doesn't have to be that way. Read Article

Investing Alongside the Purveyors Of False Hope

Bill Gross described the economy as stuck in a "new normal", and like him or not, he was right. Here's how I'm investing in this environment Read Article

7 Best iShares ETFs for Building Your Portfolio

ETFs from iShares offer investors a wide variety of low-cost index funds, which makes iShares a good one-stop shop for building a diversified portfolio. Read Article

How Our Current Asset Allocation Model Breaks Down Today

We've put together a series of charts comparing ETFs to us towards our current asset model's portfolio mix. Here's how the breakdown looks today... Read Article

2 Long-Term MLPs Ripe for Income Investors

There are roughly 25 MLP ETFs trading in the U.S. and it is accurate to say more than half of the MLP ETFs around today are successes, with over $25 billion in combined assets under management. Read Article

Bad Apples: AAPL Earnings Could Jolt These ETFs

Investors are showing concern over AAPL before earnings. These ETFs might be the most at risk if Apple disappoints. Read Article

3 Emerging Markets ETFs to Feast On … If You Dare

It takes a daring investor to get involved in emerging markets ETFs. Here are some emerging markets ETFs with solid results for risk-tolerant investors. Read Article

Why Jack Bogle’s 50/50 Portfolio Flunks This Test

Vanguard's Jack Bogle has made asset allocation changes inside his personal investment portfolio that ignores these two rules of investment. Read Article

Cover Your Behind: 3 Liquid Alternatives to Buy

Rising interest rates and low current income pulling you down? Liquid alternatives could be the answer. Here are 3 ETFs to buy. Read Article

3 Dead-End Fracking and Energy Stocks

Fracking companies were all the rage until last year, when energy stocks collapsed en masse. Now, the few that remain face a bleak future. Read Article

Why Preferred Stocks Are In The Sweet Spot Now (PFF, PGX)

For retired investors seeking a low volatility income stream, here's why it hasn't gotten much better than owning preferred stocks this year. Read Article

Why Now Is the Time to Pile Back Into Biotech Stocks (IBB, XBI)

For years, biotech stocks have outperformed the market. In light of their recent downturn, now's a fine time to buy biotech ETFs like IBB and XBI. Read Article

QQQ: Far More Than Just a Bundle of Tech Stocks

The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) is a unique ETF that can serve many roles in your portfolio. It just depends on what you're looking for. Read Article

S&P 500 Investors Get New Choice for Direct REIT Exposure (XLRE)

Real estate investment trusts have been buried inside the S&P 500 but have received a giant promotion as the SPDR has opened two REIT ETFs Read Article