ETFs and Mutual Funds

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2 MLP ETNs Bite the Dust

There is another casualty in the land of exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs). Make that two casualties. Should you be surprised to learn that they are ...
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2 New Dividend ETFs Launch

Two new dividend exchange-traded funds have launched. Reality Shares has now launched two alternative dividend growth funds. One is the Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF (DFND). The other ETFS ...
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US Index Levels All Challenging 10% Corrections: DJIA, Nasdaq, S&P 500

Analyzing the stock market in 2016 and 2015 is becoming harder and harder. The end game, regardless of how you view the market in general, is that this just isn't ...
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How to Interpret Warren Buffett’s New AT&T and Kraft Heinz Stakes: The Big Picture

If there is one investor who is the best known of the past few decades, it would have to be Warren Buffett. This is why his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: ...
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Major Changes Seen in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have released their official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway as of September 30, 2015. 24/7 Wall St. has followed this trend for ...
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Central Banks, Particularly China and Russia, Still Remain Strong Buyers of Gold

Gold may have lost some of its luster to investors, but demand trends remain perhaps more favorable than the price of gold might indicate in dollars. The technology sector gold ...
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Is an Israeli Technology Company ETF For You?

If you have heard it once, you have heard it dozens of times: There is an ETF strategy for just about everything. Now there is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) strategy that is designed to ...
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Why Microsoft, Intel and Boeing Are This Fund Manager’s Top Picks After Earnings

Earnings season has been in full swing, and most of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 1500 stocks have reported earnings. Some are serious winners as a result of ...
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Rekindled Interest in Currency Hedged Equity ETFs

The world of wildly fluctuating currencies and the wave of global quantitative easing, many U.S. investors wanting international exposure have decided to turn to hedged equity market exchange traded funds ...
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4 ETFs Gutted by Wal-Mart Earnings Warning

The stock market just found a new foe for earnings season. That would be Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Interestingly enough, and despite it issuing a severe earnings warning, Wal-Mart ...
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Not All VIX Tracker ETF/ETN Products Created Equal

As you see with most market sell-offs, volatility is returning and growing in value. The most commonly measured value for volatility is the CBOE Volatility Index, or "the VIX," to ...
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Will 3 Days in a Row of Market Holidays in Japan Be Felt in Asian Equities?

Japan has endured one of the greatest efforts of quantitative easing measures. Abenomics has tried and tried to rekindle some inflation and growth in Japan, but now the Asian equities ...
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The 20 Most Dominant Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Investments

Warren Buffett has been busy making some key acquisitions for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) and changing some of its largest investments. Just as he discloses his investment in yet ...
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5 Stocks Warren Buffett Likely Bought More of During the Sell-Off

With such a crazy week, with stocks tanking and then rifling back up, it is a wonder that the name Warren Buffett has not been thrown around like hot potatoes. ...
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Meet Vanguard’s Newest Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund

In the midst of the ridiculous market volatility this week, Vanguard announced an addition to its portfolio of funds for investors to purchase: the Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund. This ...
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