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ETF Talk: Rydex Raises The Ante

June 18, 2008

The report by the bank’s research team also warned that the S&P 500 index was likely to fall by more than 300 points to around 1,050 by September as “all the chickens come home to roost” from the excesses of the global boom. And you thought that I was bearish! […]

ETF Talk: Going Green Follow-Up

June 11, 2008

Record-high oil prices may be grabbing most of the headlines, but the bloodletting in the market during the past month or so hasn’t just been caused by oil. In my opinion, it’s the financial stocks that have taken us down this market wormhole, and today we saw more evidence that my thesis is indeed correct […]

ETF Talk: Socially Responsible Investing — Ixnay on Vice

June 4, 2008

One of the great parts of having money to invest is that each of us can pick and choose where to put it. I have noticed that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been rolled out that cater to investors who want to deploy their resources to help fund companies that offer socially responsible products and services. If you dislike supporting gambling, tobacco use, alcohol consumption and other good things, oh, I mean other vices; you can do so and still enjoy the benefits of ETFs […]

Income Investors: Pick Up Your Phones NOW!

June 4, 2008

One of the great parts of having money to invest is that each of us can pick and choose where to put it. I have noticed that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been rolled out that cater to investors who want to deploy their resources to help fund companies that offer socially responsible products and services. If you dislike supporting gambling, tobacco use, alcohol consumption and other good things, oh, I mean other vices; you can do so and still enjoy the benefits of ETFs […]

ETF Talk: The Rise of The Raj

May 28, 2008

So, what caused the sharp retreat in equities last week? As I’ve pointed out so many times during the past year, the culprit that keeps plaguing the overall market is the pernicious slide in financials. To see just how uncomfortable the slide in financials has been, take a peek at the chart below of the Financials Select Sector SPDR (XLF) […]

Income Investors: Pick Up Your Phones NOW! 3

May 28, 2008

So, what caused the sharp retreat in equities last week? As I’ve pointed out so many times during the past year, the culprit that keeps plaguing the overall market is the pernicious slide in financials. To see just how uncomfortable the slide in financials has been, take a peek at the chart below of the Financials Select Sector SPDR (XLF) […]

Preaching The ETF Gospel 2

May 21, 2008

Stocks have fallen back below their long-term, 200-day moving averages following a heavy, two-day sell off caused in large part by one thing: surging oil prices […]

ETF Talk: Dialing For Dollars With Currency ETFs

May 21, 2008

Stocks have fallen back below their long-term, 200-day moving averages following a heavy, two-day sell off caused in large part by one thing: surging oil prices […]

Income Investors: Pick Up Your Phones NOW! 2

May 21, 2008

Stocks have fallen back below their long-term, 200-day moving averages following a heavy, two-day sell off caused in large part by one thing: surging oil prices […]

Preaching The ETF Gospel

May 14, 2008

I am going to come clean here and admit to you that I am not smart enough to predict the future. I suspect that no matter how smart one is, the future is not knowable because it just hasn’t happened yet. (I know, that sounds like something Yogi Berra would say). I know this may sound simple enough, but you’d be surprised how many self-proclaimed psychics there are working on Wall Street […]

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