The Best Commodity Play: Plain-Jane ETFs

More than 100 ETFs can get you in touch with commodities, but average Joe investors should skip the complex funds and target these straightforward picks. More 

ETF Assets Keep Climbing in November

The latest ETF Snapshot report shows that assets again grew month-over-month, reaching a total of $1.3 trillion in November. More 

A Dividend Growth Strategy for Retirement Income

Dividend stocks are outstanding for retirement planning, but you must have a solid plan and stick with it. Use MCD and PG as examples of such a plan More 

The 10 Biggest, Baddest ETFs on Wall Street

If you’re an investor with just a small nest egg looking to tap into the wealth of Wall Street, consider these 10 top ETFs as a place to start. More 

Who Borrowed the Most From the Fed?

The federal government lent more than a trillion dollars in emergency funds to financial firms between August 2007 and April 2010. Here's the top 10 borrowers. More 

Enjoy the Power of Dividend Compounding

It's a strong yet often-overlooked element in income investing. Clearly, it's a difference maker in any income-oriented portfolio. More 

ETFs: A Broken Business Model

The ongoing closure of ETFs is a telltale sign that the business model is broken. Here are some of the reasons why. More 

Why the ETF Market Needs More Players

Three firms control more than 80% of all ETF assets -- that's $1 trillion. And that's not good, at least it's not good for investors. More 

ETF Assets Continue to Grow in July

The latest ETF Snapshot report shows that assets grew month-over-month, reaching a total of $1.2 trillion. More 

Earnings Outyell Bernanke — Tuesday IP Market Recap

Despite non-comments by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, markets finished the day in the black, led by earnings-driven gains in Coca-Cola, Goldman and others. More