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(Money Magazine) -- The most anticipated question on Wall Street is whether the bear market is finally over. But the bear's demise isn't of paramount importance, or at least it shouldn't be as far as you're concerned. Bear markets come and go every five years or so. What's far more rare, and therefore more significant, are periods when stocks are beaten by bonds for a decade or longer. In all 880 rolling 10-year spans since the end of 1925 (starting with December 1925 to December 1935, then January 1926 to January 1936, and so on), bonds accomplished this feat only about 17% of the time. And those ...
By providing, over short investing horizons and excluding the impact of fees and other costs, performance opposite to their benchmark, inverse ETFs give a result similar to short selling the stocks in the index. An inverse S&P 500 ETF, for example, seeks a daily percentage movement opposite that of the S&P. If the S&P 500 rises by 1%, the inverse ETF is designed to fall by 1%; and if the S&P falls by 1%, the inverse ETF should rise by 1%. Because their value rises in a declining market environment, they are popular investments in bear markets . Short sales have the potential to expose an investor to unlimited losses, whether or ...
My first foray into ETFs
I finally managed to move my Fidelity IRA money out of cash reserves and into funds -- just in time for the market's first down week in a month. So much for market timing. Anyway, back to our saga of my IRA allocation. Having picked Fidelity Spartan Total Market Index (FSTMX) for my U.S. stock market index, I next needed an international index fund. Turing again to my trusty Money magazine list , I saw a few Fidelity and Vanguard recommendations. But I also saw this thing called "ETFs" -- with lower expense fees! I'd heard of ETFs (exchange-traded funds) before but had no real idea what they were, so I ... market research, surveys and trends
No, there are not too many ETF's!!! « Intelligent Speculator
It’s crazy and almost makes me angry. Last week, my wife had cut out an article in our local newspaper where the journalist argued that the explosion of ETF’s was useless, confusing, dangerous and even perhaps an immoral attempt for the financial industry to make more commissions . I think this guy, like many others is confused about the role of ETF’s, how they can and should be used depending on the investor type and specific profile. This number changes every day of course as some of them open while others are closed. But there are a few more than 1000 ETF’s right now traded in US markets in a large ... market research, surveys and trends


Can Obama create 2.5 million jobs? - BloggingStocks
by January 2011. Such a plan has the virtue of providing a specific goal -- and with 1.2 million jobs lost so far this year and more on the way, such a goal would more than offset the lost jobs. But setting the goal and achieving it are two different things. In the next two months, Obama's economic team -- which will reportedly be announced on Monday -- will need to flesh out the details of a strategy to achieve this goal. And these details will involve using government money to rebuild roads and bridges, upgrade schools and build wind farms and alternative energy technologies. If Obama is to achieve his goal, he will need ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A new United Nations report released on Tuesday calls for abandoning the U.S. dollar as the main global reserve currency, saying it has been unable to safeguard value. But several European officials attending a high-level meeting of the U.N. Economic and Social Council countered by saying that the market, not politicians, would determine what currencies countries would keep on hand for reserves. “The dollar has proved not to be a stable store of value, which is a requisite for a stable reserve currency,” the U.N. World Economic and Social Survey 2010 said. The report says that ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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This week we turn our eyes to Asia as my friend Louis Gave of GaveKal gives us a very thought-provoking piece on the problems of investing in Asia, with a focus on China. While there are real opportunities, Louis also sees some speed bumps. Those Asian ETFs may not be the winners a lot of people think for structural reasons. I was to thank the team at GaveKal for letting me reproduce their research as typically it is only available to their clients who pay a rather hefty sum. This has been a productive weekend book writing wise. I am down to finishing 2 chapters which are mostly written and two long flights to Vancouver ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


“Emerging Market Investing - Part 2”, January 2007 “Dangers - The ...
done so) by building funds that have “added benefits” over the index. Chasing returns is a sport that ... An ETF for China or India may be right for you. An ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Exemptive, Interpretive, and No-Action Letter: US One Trust ...
The Initial Fund is not an index-based ETF investing in securities and therefore is .... The Initial Fund reserves the right to require Creation Units to be ..... engaging in creation or redemption transactions would have done so only ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Finance: Investing Guide » Mutual Funds
:  Companies that sell shares in the investments held in diversified securities portfolios acquired with the pooled money of shareholders. Investment companies are for those who prefer to relinquish responsibility for selection of securities and portfolio management to professional investment managers. The investor’s responsibility ceases after making initial selection and purchase of shares in a chosen investment company, until such time as the investor decides to redeem the shares at current market value or switch to another fund. The shares purchased may be in open- or closed-end investment companies. Mutual Funds/Open-End ...
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I am putting together a portafolio of ETFs. Which ETF should I buy ...
One thing you want to do is diversify into different sectors or areas of the market, and that means making sure that your ETFs overlap as little as possible. For example, you don't want to own the SPY (which is tied to the entire S&P 500) and DIA (which is tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average) since both focus on U.S. Large Cap stocks and all the holdings in DIA would be in SPY. What I would do is allocate some money to SPY, some to IWM (which is tied to the Russell 2000), and a small percentage to EEM (which is tied to the MSCI Emerging Markets index). This would give you exposure to U.S. large cap stocks, U.S. ...
How to invest as if a depression is coming? | Ask MetaFilter
How to invest to make money if a depression comes? Assume a repeat of the Great Depression's on the way (i.e. not a Mad Max depression): can you invest in way to make money when it happens? (Like some kind of short selling, some kind of option trading like the author of Black Swan does/did (and what's minimum investment on this or mutual fund type vehicle that follows this)? puts are options that bet on a stock falling. the more said stock decreases, the more the put increases. there is significant risk involved - expiration and total loss of investment are to be taken into account. do your homework before you get ...