ETFs and Mutual Funds

Russia

Can Anything Save Russian ADSs, ETFs and Funds?

Despite efforts to stabilize the crumbling ruble, the Russia trade just seems to keep going from bad to worse. The carnage has gone to the point that a financial trade ...
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Silver

Despite Low Prices, Silver Demand Off the Charts

The prices of gold and silver have literally cratered from their highs. When most commodities get hammered, investors tend to lose interest if they own the commodity much higher. So, ...
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Greece Makes Itself Relevant Again, at Least for a Couple of Weeks

Greece is making itself temporarily relevant yet one more time. Greece’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, has called for a presidential election to be moved up to next week rather than ...
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The 7 Best Investments of 2014

Every year, new global trends emerge, old ones play out, and the financial markets adjust. This can offer new opportunities for investors to make money if their forecasts are accurate, their ...
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Loving the PIIGS: Ireland and Bank of Ireland Raised by S&P

With 10-year bond yields under 2% for much of the eurozone, and with inflation sliding into deflation, it is impossible to not notice when the ratings agencies actually upgrade a ...
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What to Expect From European Central Bank and Draghi on Quantitative Easing

Thursday is expected to bring word of expanded economic stimulus at the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, with the likely timing being early 2015. Mario Draghi has already gone as ...
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ETF investing

Equity ETFs See Massive Inflows, but Not Gold and Bond ETFs

2014 is turning out to be another great year for equities, and that has translated into new assets piling into exchange traded funds (ETFs). Before getting universally excited across all ...
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How MLP Funds and ETFs Will Treat Kinder Morgan Holdings Post-Merger

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is just about to hold its special meeting to vote on a monumental merger. The Kinder Morgan operating company is about to roll up its ...
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How Nasdaq 4,700 Compares to All-Time High of 5,132 Back in 2000

The bull market is in full swing and the panic of late September and early October seems like a distant memory. The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high above ...
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Significant Changes in Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, 2014. Warren Buffett’s portfolio has recently undergone some radical changes on the surface, some of ...
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Jana Partners Increases Its Activist Stakes Handily

Jana Partners is a very well-known activist fund, and it has a solid track record of effecting change in some of the companies it gets involved in. Its latest 13F ...
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New ETF Launches for China Bond Market Access

Van Eck Global is rolling out a new exchange traded fund (ETF) that allows U.S. investors access to the Chinese onshore bond market. Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (NYSEMKT: ...
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2 Great Stock Buyback ETFs With Approaches Different as Night and Day

Investors love dividends, and they often love buybacks just as much or more. The reality is that both corporate governance strategies are the most common methods of returning capital to ...
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5 Major Midterm Election ETF Winners for 2015 and Beyond

Change is in the air after the midterm elections have swung the balance of power back to the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Change of ...
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The Stock Market Joke of October: What Sell-Off?

The end of September brought a sell-off in stocks that went well into October. The first half of October was a month in which many investors started to wonder if ...
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