ETF Investing

7 Index Funds to Buy for Retirement

Index funds offer low costs and instant diversification -- perfect for retirement planners. Invest with income and defense in mind with seven of Wall Street's best index funds. Read Article

Your Best ETF to Buy Now Is in … Retail? (XRT)

Plot a 20% upside in the XRT ETF after a rebound in retail sales and hopes for stronger consumer spending in 2015. Read Article

Take Note of Large Outflow in IVW (AAPL, MSFT, FB)

iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:IVW) experienced an outflow of approximately $103.4 million. Read Article

3 Defensive Funds for an Aging Bull Market

The market is beginning to look tired and expensive. Now is a good time to take a look at the best defensive funds to protect you from a correction. Read Article

How to Keep Your Cool in a Sideways Market

Whether you are focused on growth, income or capital preservation, make sure you have a sensible plan in place that you fully understand. Read Article

IYK Is Experiencing Significant Inflow

The iShares Dow Jones US Consumer Goods (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IYK) recently experienced an inflow of approximately $181.6 million. Read Article

3 Best ETFs for a Beijing Boost

Chinese stocks have been red hot, but there's still more room to run. Here' are 3 of the best ETFs to buy for the ride. Read Article

Boeing Ranks in the Top 10 of Dow Stocks

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Boeing Co. is the #8 broker pick, on average, out of the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones... Read Article

XLP: How to Beat the Market With Toilet Paper

The Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLP) deals in life's most basic needs -- and it has clobbered the market over time. Read Article

3 Technicals to Better Understand Trends

Evaluating this technical data may help in determining a game plan for your stock allocations as we make our way into a seasonally tumultuous period near the middle of the year. Read Article

Here’s a Look at Q1 Market Volatility

No one knows where the market will go from here, but implementing a decisive plan will be indispensable to navigating this choppy environment and keeping your sanity intact. Read Article

Should You Buy Global X’s Newest ‘Super’ Dividend ETFs?

Global X is giving investors another chance to boost their dividends via ETFs. The sponsor recently launched two new super-dividend ETFs, Global X SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:SDEM) and Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:SRET). Read Article

The Best ETFs of 2015’s First Quarter

The best ETFs so far in 2015 are bundled in the healthcare, consumer discretionary and telecom sectors. Here's who has led the charge in Q1. Read Article

Should You Buy Gold? 3 Pros, 3 Cons (GLD)

The gold market hasn't been too impressive lately, but signs point to a potential turnaround. Now may be the time to buy in with the GLD ETF. Read Article

EEM: Should You Consider Emerging Markets?

The emerging markets making up the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF's (EEM) holdings are cheap and have high expectations. It's hard to beat that combo. Read Article

Should You Sell in May and Go Away?

Would you rather listen to some old saying ... or make some money? If it's the former, then sure, sell in May and go away. Read Article

IYH Is Seeing Large Inflows (JNJ, PFE, MRK)

One standout ETF is the iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IYH), where we have detected an inflow of approximately $118.1 million. Read Article

Google Ranks Fifth in the S&P 500

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has taken over the fifth spot from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) in the S&P 500. Read Article

The 2 Best ETFs to Play Earth’s Water Woes

California's water issues eventually will become the world's water issues. Play the trend now via water stocks ETFs PHO and CGW. Read Article

Starbucks Surpasses Priceline in S&P 500 Rankings

For the underlying components of the S&P 500, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has taken over the 47th spot from Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN), according to ETF Channel. Read Article