ETFs and Mutual Funds

ETF investing

Meet Jeff Gundlach’s New Bond King ETF

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) announced it released a new ETF in Tuesday’s trading session, the SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (NYSEARCA: TOTL). The ETF was developed by SSGA ...
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Buffet

Meet the 2015 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made its quarterly filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its holdings as of December 31, 2014. For all practical purposes, this filing is ...
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Strong Dollar, Greek Woes Boost Hedged Equity Funds

As the dollar keeps getting stronger, investors wanting to diversify into international equities are finding a refuge in hedged equity exchange traded funds (ETFs), which offer exposure to foreign stocks ...
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The Driving Force Behind Cybersecurity Stocks

Friday marks the day for the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. While this event has been on the calendar for some time, we are seeing many moves ...
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Gold and Silver

A True Surprise in Global Gold Demand Trends for 2014, 2015 and Beyond

The World Gold Council (WGC) has released its annual Global Demand Trends for the year 2014, and there are frankly some real surprises here. You would probably expect that an ...
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Politics and Uncertainty Take NBG Under $1 and Pound the Greek ETF

There is yet one more bit of evidence that financial markets and investors do not like socialist regimes and the chance of defaults. The leftist Syriza Party won Greece's most ...
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mutual funds

Some MLP Funds Keep Holding Kinder Morgan — Big Time

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is now the top infrastructure stock in the energy sector. Its unit roll-up acquisitions and consolidations have been completed. In November and October it was ...
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Merger

What Will Dorsey, Wright Add to Nasdaq OMX?

The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) has announced that it will acquire Dorsey, Wright & Associates, which is a market leader in data analytics, passive indexing and smart-beta strategies. ...
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Can India Outperform Again in 2015?

India had a good year in 2014, with the Bombay Sensex recording its best performance in five years. Across the board, India made solid gains, from small caps to large ...
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research

New Biotech ETF Hits the Market

The ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (NYSEMKT: SBIO) debuted on the market Wednesday, December 31, 2014. This exchange traded fund will track the Poliwogg Medical Breakthroughs Index (PMBI), which is designed ...
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Christmas 2015

Has the Santa Rally Already Eaten Too Much Into 2015 Price Targets?

As we draw closer to ringing in the New Year, analysts are already looking ahead to predict what the markets will do. Some expected headwinds are market-wide, such as the ...
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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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