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Portfolio Report Card: A $1.75 Million Account Sunk by Heavy Cost

When reviewing your overall investment portfolio check through your mutual fund holdings for costs and stock overlap. It can cost you money More 

Should You Invest in Market Neutral ETFs?

I was recently asked by a reader named M.M. about the benefits of investing in market neutral funds. Choosing among these ETFs is tricky, but here are tips on how to invest. More 

“Dead Cat” Stock Bounce Enters Second Day

A late-session slump rattled many nerves and seems to support the case that instead of a V-shaped sustainable rebound, we're in the midst of a typical "dead cat" bounce. More 

How to Embrace the VIX Super Spike With VXX

Opportunity abounds amid the new volatility bull market. Use VXX options to capitalize on the next VIX spike. More 

Trade of the Day: iPath VIX Short-Term Futures (VXX)

My suspicion is that the market did sufficiently test the lows with Monday’s late-afternoon decline and cleared out a lot of weak hands. More 

The 3 Best ETFs to Tackle Market Volatility

Up, down, sideways ... the best ETFs for volatility can put a profit in investors' pockets no matter the direction of the market. More 

Trade of the Day: iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN (VXX)

Overseas turmoil and the glitch with the NYSE trading system helped push volatility sky high - but will that continue? More