ETF Investing

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

The 3 Best ETFs to Buy After the Fed’s Rate Hike

The smart money will bet on higher stock prices after the Fed resumes its tightening. Here are three of the best ETFs to buy after the rate hike. Read Article

XLRE and XLFS: SPDR Unleashes 2 New Bruisers

Lowered fees & two new ETFs should make investors very happy. Here's a closer look at the changes from State Street. Read Article

Bet on a Bounce with These Biotech ETFs

Biotech stocks may have taken a beating lately, but that may just make these biotech ETFs more of a bargain. Read Article

Taking Stock of International ETFs After the Sell-Off

With the rebound in October, is it time to get back into international ETFs? The answer to that may lie in your personal risk tolerance. Read Article

Top ETF Income Ideas for the Remainder of 2015

The search for income is always an interesting investment dynamic. Here are our best income picks for the remainder of the year. Read Article

ProShares’ New ETFs Offer No Real Reason to Buy

While they are trying to be passive, ProShares' new stable of ETFs still smell like active management. Read Article

3 Preferred Stock ETFs to Power Up a Portfolio

While the Fed dithers about raising interest rates, you can look to preferred-stock ETFs like PFF, VRP and PFXF. Read Article

Be Careful Before Loving Leveraged Biotech ETFs

The new crop of triple-leveraged biotech ETFs have had staggering returns (and losses), serving as a reminder that not all investors should be involved with leveraged ETFs. Read Article

All About Nothing: Stock ETFs Celebrate Zero Percent Rate Policy

Sector ETFs rocketed off recent intra-day lows as investors believed the Fed will not move soon to raise interest rates. Now what? Read Article

Best Stocks for 2015: What We Can Learn From IEZ

At the beginning of the year, IEZ was all set to ride the oil recovery to hefty gains. Only one problem ... oil didn't recover. Read Article

3 Charts That Tell Us About the Stock Market in October

The economy continues to struggle, employment is still weak, and markets are vulnerable. Here's how we're going to position our portfolio Read Article

TIPS: The Ultimate Hedge No One Thinks About

TIPS ETFs can provide superior protection against a sudden surge in inflation compared to most stocks. Read Article

The 4 Best ETFs to Hunker Down With for the Winter

With things getting dicey in the markets, investors should consider these best ETFs to put their portfolios into defense mode. Read Article

5 Charts Show Employment and Housing are Weaker Than You Think

These charts on both the employment and housing data will show you both sectors are still very sick. Here's what to do for the near term Read Article

Resilient Consumer? These 4 Charts Say “No”

Concerned investors punished foreign stocks and emerging market equities in May. Blame an economy in decline that continues to struggle Read Article

The 3 Best Technology ETFs to Buy Now

The Nasdaq is in the red for 2015 but that opens the door for opportunistic investors to look at the best technology ETFs to buy on the dip. Read Article