All Posts By

Staff

Are U.S. Consumers Ready to Go Shopping?

By | ETF Philosophy | No Comments

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…

Read More

The TAO of Chinese ETFs

By | ETF Philosophy | No Comments

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…

Read More

A “Crack” in Your Oil Investing Strategy?

By | ETF Philosophy | No Comments

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…

Read More

Emerging Market ETF Allocation and Your Portfolio

By | ETF Philosophy | No Comments

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…

Read More