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5 Smart Beta Funds That Are … Well, SMART

There's plenty of buzz about smart beta funds, but they're growing in number and complexity. Not all will succeed, but these 5 should stand the test of time. More 

Socially Responsible Investing Is Starting to Beat the Market

Socially responsible Investing doesn't mean sacrificing profits for investing with your morals. Here's five top-performing SRI ETFs. More 

Time to Buy Dr. Copper? 3 Plays for a Red-Metal Rebound

Despite the recent cellar-dwelling in copper prices, investors might want to strike now before the red metal reheats. Here are three ways to do it. More 

How to Make Gold & Silver Pay Dividends

Two new ETFs make it very easy for investors interested in gold and silver to power their portfolios with monster dividends. More 

The Volatility Trade’s Not Dead Yet

Volatility is low right now, but call volume on the VIX is high--a sign that smart money knows the drop is coming. Be prepared with this volatility ETN trade. More 

Laugh in the Face of Volatility with VXX

Volatility can make or break your trades...unless you go long volatility itself with VXX, an ETN that allows you to profit from investors' panic. More 

Short Treasuries with TBF for an Overbought Market

Momentum is waning, the market is overbought and we're approaching the sequestration countdown--all signals point to some interesting VIX action coming up. More 

Take Profits on MLP Mania

Hype for MLPs soared before the fiscal cliff, and many rallied last month. However, a quick break might be in the cards now. More 

Pension Plans Are Fleeing Commodities. Should You?

As big-name funds like Calpers pull out, consider your exposure to the sector. As a diversification tool, this asset class is losing its usefulness. More 

For Now, the VIX is Sleeping

After an explosive New Year rally and with major ETF indexes near all time highs, stocks and ETFs could be on the verge of a breakout to new highs. More