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An Easy Way To Insure Against A Big Loss With Your ETFs

A noticeable trend in the current U.S. stock bull has been the flip-flopping of the bears, and following them blindly is poor planning. Here's a better way More 

2013 Fund Flows: Bonds, Metals Brutalized

Fund flows provide a nice snapshot into the best- and worst-performing asset classes of 2013's first half, but things will likely be different in coming months. More 

Bill Gross Is Buying TIPS … Should You?

The modest selloff in TIPS has attracted the attention of both Bill Gross and ETF investors. But even if Gross may be right in buying TIPS, fund investors might not benefit. More 

5 State of the Union Bullet Points You Need to Know

President Obama laid out his agenda in the State of the Union speech, and here's a rough idea of what to look for and how to play the upcoming market More 

Don’t Fear the Inflation Bugaboo Just Yet

The latest round of quantitative easing has stoked inflation fears, but neither of the two key signs points to higher prices anytime soon. More 

Investors in TIPS Funds Might Face a Rude Awakening

If you hold TIPS exchange-traded funds for inflation protection, you should think twice. You might be getting just the opposite. More 

How Much Better Are Exchange-Traded Funds Than Mutual Funds?

The conventional wisdom is that ETFs are a better option than mutual funds, but just how large is ETFs' performance advantage? More