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Africa And Vietnam ETFs For The Frontier Market Investor

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With the launch of Van Eck’s Vietnam ETF, investors will have direct access to a region that has gained more than 90% since the March lows. But, is easier access to “final frontier” markets a good thing or a mammoth gamble? We’ll take a look at Vietnam, Africa as well as Agriculture ETFs on Friday, August 14, 2009: Gains From Grains: Agriculture ETFs – Stephen Halpern, Blogging Stocks Van Eck bets On Vietnam’s Growth With New ETF – Matthew Goldstein, Reuters Africa ETFs: Will…

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Worldwide ETF Assets Near the $1 Trillion Mark

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At close to $1 trillion dollars in assets, ETFs are clearly here for the long haul. It’s imperative that you become more familiar with the different types of ETFs available from currencies to commodities to stocks to bonds. On a similar note, with the S&P 500 poised to close at a 10-month high in the 1012 area, what are some market-watchers saying about the prospects for additional gains? Is the market overbought?  Enlightening content for all ETF investors on August 13, 2009: Global ETF Assets…

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ETFs That Every Investor Must Know!

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No matter what type of ETF investor you are, there are certain investments that you need to track. It doesn’t matter if you’re account size is large small or somewhere in between… you must get the scoop on market-moving ETFs. What’s more, China and commodities are still the hottest topics in the ETF universe. It follows that we’re looking at the best ETF themes for August 13, 2009: Six ETFs Every Investor Should Know – Ron Rowland, Money And Markets China And Commodities: Chicken Or The Egg? –…

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Taxes and Leveraged ETFs

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ETFs may be tax efficient, but leveraged ETFs have a few additional rules that you should check out. And what’s this we here about sugar demand going through the roof? How can one profit from this commodity?  Take a look at these ETF stories for August 12, 2009: Your ETF Tax Questions Answered – Paul Justice, Morningstar Sugar ETF Surges On Supply Concerns –  Michael Johnston, ETF Database Good News About Index Funds – Bob Frick, Kiplinger

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Are U.S. Consumers Ready to Go Shopping?

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Consider the following: Americans have recovered some of their market-based investments. Residential housing seems to have bottomed out. Even unemployment seems to be tapering off. Is it logical to assume, then, that Americans will feel a greater sense of freedom to spend? If so, would Real Estate and Retail ETFs be the biggest beneficiaries? Now’s the time to ask yourself these types of questions. The American consumer is in focus for ETF features on August 12, 2009: Bullish Reversal On Real Estate ETF – Andrew Wilkinson, Forbes The…

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The TAO of Chinese ETFs

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The Chinese economy has been one of the largest influences on global markets in 2009. Conversely, Sweden is rarely discussed at all.  Does that mean that Sweden isn’t worth a second look? Do you know if you have the right mix of overseas ETFs… or are you betting the farm on the emerging nations? Here’s a look at what makes China tick… and what some folks think about Sweden’s ETF: Top China ETF And Mutual Fund – Don Dion, The Street The TAO Of…

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A “Crack” in Your Oil Investing Strategy?

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Investing in refiners can be another way to profit from oil. Refiners rely upon the the profit that results from turning oil into gasoline and heating oil. Although the refining business is highly cyclical, some folks suggest that refining could be more profitable for the investor than choosing the big drillers and deliverers. Oil, gold and new Vanguard ETFs comprise some of the best ETF features on August 11, 2009: Walking In Refiners’ Moccasins – Brad Zigler, Hard Assets Investor Vanguard Files To Launch Seven Index Funds…

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Emerging Market ETF Allocation and Your Portfolio

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Emerging markets have been nothing short of spectacular… even rising to pre-Lehman bankruptcy levels of Semptember 2008. Is it possible, however, to have too much or too little of a good thing? Find out what some are saying about allocating to this smokin’ stock segment. We’ll also take a look at a frontier investment with the Thailand ETF. Here are 3 superb ETF articles for Monday, August 10, 2009: 3 Hurdles Thailand’s ETF Has To Overcome – Tom Lydon, ETF Trends Is 5% Of Emerging Markets Too…

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