ETFs and Mutual Funds

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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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mutual funds

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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Traders

During Massive Sell-Offs, Triple-Leverage ETFs Look Nuts With NYSE Circuit Breakers

During market sell-offs, market crashes and periods of major uncertainty, stocks get battered and volatility rules. Then there is the other extreme in a correction -- triple-leverage ETFs. It is ...
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ETF investing

Bonds Versus Stocks in a Sell-Off, via ETFs

Any time there is a major sell-off in stock, bonds usually are the beneficiary. The problem this time around is that interest rates are already so low that one has ...
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Meet the Newest Van Eck ETF

Just after markets opened on Wednesday morning, Van Eck Global launched the Market Vectors Oil Refiners ETF (NYSEMKT: CRAK), which is the first U.S.-listed exchange traded fund to offer pure-play ...
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Key Changes in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have released the official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway as of June 30, 2015. It has been the case for years now ...
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Are Lower Gold ETF Outflows Helping to Mark a Bottom in Gold?

Each quarterly report on demand trends from the World Gold Council (WGC) shines a different light on aspects of gold. While the overall report shows lower demand and lower supplies ...
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Can MLP Funds and ETFs Withstand MLP Distribution Cuts and Suspensions?

It turns out that the sector for master limited partnerships (MLPs) had rolled back over. It was just in the past two weeks or so that the MLP sector tried to ...
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PIIGS ETFs and Greek ADS Respond to Athens Reopening Stock Exchange

Greece is back as a financial market again. Well, sort of. The nation finally allowed its stock market to open back up after an unheard of five-week trading halt. Needless ...
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A Complicated Yet Intriguing New International Junk Bond ETF

There is a new exchange-traded fund in town, and it is a mouthful to say the least. BlackRock has launched the iShares Currency Hedged Global ex-USD High Yield Bond ETF ...
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Is the Russian Central Bank Smart To Suspend Foreign Currency Buying?

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation, or the Bank of Russia, is again having to deal with currency volatility. While it tries to keep its economy from sliding further ...
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5 Long-Term Opportunities Forming in MLPs

The world of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has suffered handily along with the plunge in oil prices. What is interesting is that there seems to be a flush-out happening here, ...
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Solar ETFs Not Chasing Vivint Deal

The acquisition of Vivint Solar Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) just is not having a broad spillover. Sure, some solar players rallied on the news, but the reality is that on a ...
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ETF investing

Nasdaq Lists New SuperDividend ETF

Nasdaq announced Tuesday that Global X Funds will list a new exchange traded fund (ETF). The newest addition is the Global X SuperDividend Alternatives ETF (NASDAQ: ALTY). It began trading ...
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