ETF Investing

3 Best Funds for Tapping Basic Materials

With many of the best funds in the sector up more than 5% for the year, the basic materials sector is a leader in 2015 and that momentum may continue for the future. Read Article

Stick to Long-Term U.S. Treasuries

The two primary asset classes stateside -- U.S. stocks and U.S. bonds -- are extremely overvalued Read Article

Verizon Is a Top Darling of the Dow

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is the third broker pick out of the 30 stocks making up the Dow. Read Article

Gear Up for 13F Season

As a result of the newest changes to 13F filings, these ETFs will likely be undergoing several changes in the coming months to reconstitute their basket of stocks. Read Article

The 3 Best Ideas From the Inside ETFs Conference

The Inside ETFs Conference is one of the most interesting investment meetings of the year. Unlike other ETF industry gatherings, the Inside ETFs Conference, sponsored by website, is the largest meet up in the business. With some 2,000 professional attendees all looking for the latest and greatest ways to use ETFs as part of their investment portfolios, this conference tends to generate buzz on the next wave of best ETF ideas. Read Article

An 18% Dividend Yield? What Could Go Wrong? (SMHD)

Looking for high dividend yield? Well, Etracs Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN (NYSEARCA:SMHD) yields 18%, but... Read Article

VALX: A New Guru ETF That Mimics The All-Time Greats

VALX, unlike its peers, does not mine the 13F filings of famous investors. Instead, it picks stocks by imitating the strategies of famous investors. Read Article

6 Tech ETFs to Buy During Earnings

While XLK can be an excellent core holding for a technology-oriented portfolio, many investors may be searching for a more exotic asset allocation or index methodology to enhance their technology returns. Read Article

India ETFs Are the Best Emerging Markets Opportunities of 2015

India ETF investors have seen gains twice or even thrice the S&P 500 in the past year. If you want to diversify globally, India investments are best. Read Article

3 Hidden-Gem ETFs With Positive Growth Trends

The following funds are just a few of the ETFs I have been monitoring over the past several weeks as they show positive technical divergences from their peers. Read Article

3 Best Funds to Leverage Market Volatility

While the bulls and bears duke it out, you can sit ringside and win with the best funds that leverage volatility. Here are three funds to consider. Read Article

Don’t Call a Bottom for Oil Just Yet

Oil prices are enjoying a significant bounce after months of deterioration, but it's too early to say whether we've hit a low-water mark. Read Article

4 ETFs You Can Hold Forever

The trend of money flowing towards robo-advisers and passive asset allocators is one that is likely to continue in the current market environment. These ETFs represent excellent opportunities for long-term investors. Read Article

GVAL: A Rebound Play on Europe and Emerging Markets

GVAL has gotten off to a humble start. But in a market in which the U.S. has outpaced its foreign competitors for years, this ETF is an excellent, diversified rebound play on Europe and emerging markets. Read Article

3 ETFs to Make Big Dollars Off a Smaller Euro

Europe's new monetary policy opens some opportunities for investors looking to profit from European stocks. These three ETFs are different plays on how to take advantage of the euro. Read Article

4 Types of MLP ETFs for Income Investors

No matter what index you choose, these MLP ETF options can help strengthen your dividend stream and enhance the capital appreciation potential of a balanced income portfolio. Read Article

Don’t Bottom Fish the Oil and Energy Sectors

Crude oil prices, as tracked by the United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (NYSEARCA:USO), have crashed 50% over the past nine months, and energy stocks, as tracked by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLE), were the only stocks in the S&P 500 to post losses in 2014. Read Article

3 ETFs to Buy to Ride Oil Prices Into the Ground

Oil prices are down 60% in six months, and the ride might not be over yet. Get aggressively bearish with these 3 ETFs. Read Article

3 Issues Hurting the Housing Sector

A decline in the housing sector isn’t necessarily an economy-killer, but it would certainly point towards some rocky expectations for 2015, which is why it’s such an important indicator. Read Article

The Income Buyers’ Guide to MLP ETFs

If you are looking for a relatively stable stream of reoccurring revenue that is less susceptible to the whims of the commodity markets, look into these MLP ETFs. Read Article