ETF Investing

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

State Street Pokes Pimco in the Chest, Plans New Bond ETF

Jeffrey Gundlach and DoubleLine are sticking it to reeling Bill Gross and Pimco with plans for a new bond ETF to go up against Total Return. Read Article

Growth? Value? Smart ETF Investors Get Both

An eroding middle class makes retail investing tricky -- but here's how you can splash around in this space. Read Article

Precious Metals ETFs Are Ready to Shine

Unloved precious metals could see a lift in the second half of the year. Read Article

5 Dividend ETFs Doling Out Monthly Dividends

Looking to smooth-out your retirement income? Then these five monthly dividend ETFs are for you. Read Article

Leveraged ETFs – They’re Awful. Just Not Apocalyptically Awful.

BlackRock's CEO shouldn't sweat leveraged ETFs too much. They're hazardous, sure, and average investors shouldn't touch them. But they won't 'blow up the whole industry,' either. Read Article