ETF Investing

Gold Prices Poised to Continue Their Breakdown

Gold prices got the rug pulled our from underneath them on Monday, and history says they're on the verge of an even bigger dip. Read Article

Women in Leadership Fund? Great Cause, But Iffy Motives (WIL)

The new Barclays Women in Leadership ETN (WIL) should serve as a warning for investors looking at specialized funds. Read Article

Here’s Why China and India ETF Investments Will Soar

China ETFs and India ETF investments have had a big run since May. And given trouble in developed markets lately, both are still big buys. Read Article

Left for Dead, Emerging Markets Are Having a Great 2014 (EEM)

After being written off in 2013, emerging markets and the EEM ETF are quietly having a terrific year, outperforming indices from Germany to Japan. Read Article

The 7 Best ETFs for a Set-and-Forget Portfolio

Worried about volatility rearing its ugly head? Then make sure your portfolio includes some of these best ETFs for all seasons. Read Article

The Preferred Defensive Sector – Utilities, Not Consumer Staples

While some investors might be expecting consumer staples to rebound and become the preferred defensive sector of choice, utilities still look like the top dog. Read Article

Is the Sun Fading on ETFs? – Morning Linkfest (July 7)

This morning's InvestorPlace linkfest is all about ETFs: Why they're good, why they're not and what you should do with them. Read Article

Be Wary of These 3 New MLP ETFs

Master Limited Partnerships are hot, but should you buy the new MLP ETFs hitting the market? Read Article

The Income Investor’s Guide to REIT ETFs

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. Read Article

What Does a Professional Gambler’s Investment Portfolio Look Like?

When building your investment portfolio, a solid core of index ETFs will stack the deck in your favor. Read Article

Gold Outlook for Q3 – Don’t Trust the Rise in Gold Prices, GLD

Gold and silver prices, as well as GLD and SLV, heated up again in late June, but they're still not worth the risk. Read Article

5 Reasons to Buy Japanese Stocks – EWJ

Japanese stocks look like losers, but it sure is hard to find bargains anywhere else in developed markets these days. Read Article

The 4 Most Important Income ETFs to Own

Even funds stuffed with blue chips tend to throw off lousy dividend yields, but these four income ETFs offer yields that range from 3% to more than 6%. Read Article

Will Abe’s ‘Third Arrow’ Revive Japan?

Japanese prime minister Abe has let his "third arrow" fly. Don't count on it shaking Japan out of its funk. Read Article

iShares’ Core ETFs Get an Expansion

For retail investors, The new iShares core lineup of ETFs could be one of the best starting places for portfolio construction. Read Article

Biotech ETFs – Keep Those Buyouts Coming!

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. Read Article

The 7 Best Index Funds for Your Money

Looking to make your portfolio more well-rounded on the cheap? This list of some of the market's best index funds is a perfect jumping-off point. Read Article

3 Actively Managed ETFs Worth Your Money

Actively managed ETFs are a relatively niche product and go against the growing trend of passive, index-based fund investing. Still, a few managers are worth their salt. Read Article

3 Warning Signs of a Looming Market Correction

There are warnings signs of a stock correction everywhere, if you just know where to look. Read Article

The Bond Rally Is Done – Why You Must Sell NOW

Technicals and sentiment are lined up against further upside for bonds -- the smart money is selling bonds now. Read Article