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ETFs Are A Convenient Yet Very Dangerous Tool For Investors

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
ETFs Are A Convenient Yet Very Dangerous Tool For Investors

Here’s the least original statement of 2017: There are a lot of different ETFs. There are: Equity ETFs International ETFs Fixed income ETFs Currency ETFs Commodity ETFs Volatility ETFs There are more… plus leveraged and inverse versions of most of these leveraged and inverse versions of most of these. ETFs have made it possible for everyday […]

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Inflows Into Tech ETFs Hit Record Thanks To Amazon And Apple

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Inflows Into Tech ETFs Hit Record Thanks To Amazon And Apple

The success of Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook has inspired investors to funnel billions of dollars into tech funds this year putting tech funds on track to be the most popular asset class, as calculated regarding a percentage of assets under management for 2017. These figures come from Bank of America’s latest Flow Show report, […]

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Leveraged And Inverse ETFs

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Leveraged And Inverse ETFs

Leveraged funds may seem like a good idea – if we expect the S&P 500 to be positive, for instance, then getting four times its return seems even better – but long-term investors (and there shouldn’t be any other kind) should be skeptical. The use of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has exploded recently, to the benefit […]

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Staying Out Of The ETF Graveyard

Staying Out Of The ETF Graveyard

The ETF industry is booming, with over $240 billion of net inflows to U.S.-domiciled ETFs since the start of 2017. Yet 36 ETFs have closed since New Year’s Day. It’s not the end of the world to have your ETF close; at termination, you get cashed out at the final Net Asset Value. Most of us would […]

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ETF Asset Growth Balloons, But Are Signs Of Exhaustion Showing?

ETF Asset Growth Balloons, But Are Signs Of Exhaustion Showing?

As the ETF revolution moves into a mature stage across the US financial landscape much in the way quantitative investing has, an 84-page JPMorgan report notes the growth but also points to a slowing in new offerings in 2017. The continued growth of ETFs come as active managers are even using the passive vehicles in […]

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Do You Own Any ETFs Or Mutual Funds? Read This

Do You Own Any ETFs Or Mutual Funds? Read This

A few days ago I spoke to a finance professor at Columbia University here in New York City who has been doing a deep dive on the financial management industry. His results were pretty concerning. One of the things that he said was that fund management fees have been dramatically declining over the past few […]

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When Too Much Money Goes Into One ETF

When Too Much Money Goes Into One ETF

When billions of dollars flow into an ETF, it’s safe to assume this is because of its popularity among investors. The VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ), which invests heavily in junior gold miners around the world, can attest to this kind of popularity, with some $1.5 billion flowing into it this year alone. […]

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Water Investing: A Look At The Newest ETF

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Water Investing: A Look At The Newest ETF

Water Investing – are ETFs a smart way to invest in water? Ever since the film The Big Short hit cinema screens, investors around the world have been intrigued by Michael Burry’s next bet and as it turns out, since he disbanded Scion Capital after the financial crisis, Burry has concentrated his investing activities on […]

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Sector ETFs – Don’t Trust Labels

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sector ETFs – Don’t Trust Labels

Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many to choose from. How can you pick with so many choices available? Don’t Trust ETF Labels There are at least 39 different Financials ETFs and at least 178 ETFs across ten sectors. Do investors need 17+ choices on average per […]

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What Should Value Investors Be Buying In 2017?

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
What Should Value Investors Be Buying In 2017?

While the stock market “Santa rally” seems to be continuing, US market valuations are now looking stretched. That’s not the case for value stocks, though, which have underperformed for several years as investors have either fled for “safe” but expensive defensives, or gambled on highly valued growth stocks. Value is now trading at its biggest […]

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