ETF Investing

The 3 Best Ways to Buy the S&P 500

Smart-beta funds use various screens and alternative weighting methods to track the venerable S&P 500, which increases the potential for long-term outperformance. Here are three rising smart-beta stars. Read Article

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) Gets Boost as Rate Hike Fears Diminish

As the risk of a rate hike has been removed, the EEM ETF is clear of obstacles and ready to bounce higher. Read Article

3 Best Vanguard ETFs to Get Defensive

Some of the best Vanguard ETFs focus on defensive stocks. Here are three defensive ETFs to consider for your portfolio. Read Article

IBB: The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) Is Still a Buy

Even if Hillary Clinton becomes the next POTUS, biotech stocks won't sink into oblivion -- that's enough reason to buy the IBB ETF. Read Article

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): Should You Buy the S&P 500 Right Now?

The S&P 500 may seem overvalued, but this doesn't mean you should avoid it. SPY is a solid way to diversify in a rocky economy. Read Article

Why You Should SELL 3x Gold Mining ETFs JNUG and NUGT Today

Shares of 3x leveraged bullish gold miner ETFs JNUG and NUGT are soaring today, each up well over 25% today. Don't buy further here, just lock in your gains. Read Article

The 5 Best ETFs in 2016 … So Far

Many of this year's best ETFs include gold and silver miner funds. These are five of the best to choose from. Read Article

3 Dividend ETFs You Can Hold Forever

Dividend ETFs realize more potency over longer holding periods. With that in mind, here are three dividend ETFs that can be held for forever. Read Article

4 Ways to Invest Without Sacrificing Your Values

Millennials who refuse to compromise their personal values can make money with these social responsibility funds. Read Article

The Hazards of Over-Diversification In Your Investment Advice

One thing I have learned is there are no shortage of opinions or strategies on how to invest your nest egg....but there may be too many. Read Article

Is There a Better Formula For Measuring CEF Valuations?

Investors may believe that it's tougher to uncover relative value in deeply discounted closed-end funds, but I believe it's harder to cut bait... Read Article

The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy Right Now

Many of the best index funds for defending against a few months of volatility are also among the best funds to simply hold for the long-term. Read Article

3 Preferred Stock ETFs to Feed Your Need for Yield

Preferred stocks and ETFs languished a bit in 2015 as market participants priced in multiple rate hikes for 2016. Now, it's time to look again. Read Article

Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (XLE): Energy ETFs Are Making a Comeback

The energy sector represents a key component of the overall market narrative in 2016, as such, we should focus attention on energy ETFs such as XLE. Read Article

3 Best Gold ETFs to Buy for the Rest of 2016

2016 has been a strong year for gold. If that trend continues, these three gold ETFs will be some of the best to hold. Read Article

SPDR Gold Trust (ETF): Is George Soros Right About GLD?

George Soros has bet big on the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) and against the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). Here's what he's probably seeing. Read Article

3 ETFs to Get Primed for Amazon Stock

Whether AMZN goes to $800 or $1,000 remains to be seen, but it's too pricey for Main Street. Use these ETFs to play AMZN without the risk. Read Article

3 Secure ETFs to Keep You Safe in This Market

If you're going "risk off," then these three ETFs offer unparalleled safety in just about every market. Read Article

Here Is the Best Dividend ETF to Consider For Your Portfolio

I pick my own dividend paying stocks. But if you are short on time, here is the best ETF that meets my strict criteria for portfolio investment Read Article

3 Diversified ETFs to Cheer in a Down Market

Don't look to Apple to outperform the broader market anymore, look to diversified ETFs! These three funds are clobbering the S&P this year. Read Article