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Technology ETFs

Infrastructure ETFs: 5 That May Enhance Your Portfolio

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Bob Frick at Kiplinger’s called his feature article, “The Great Global Building Boom.” Jim Cramer described “infrastructure” as one of the most “bankable” bull market trends. And Marge Simpson lamented that “Main Street” was all…

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ETFs Under Fire: What a Week of Selling Pressure Tells Us

By | Consumer ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Dividend ETFs, Emerging Market ETFs, Energy ETFs, ETF Strategy, Europe ETFs, Financial ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, International ETFs, Materials ETFs, Technology ETFs, Transportation ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs | No Comments

Just one week ago, I wrote about the apparent lack of interest in defensive segments of the economy like health care and utilities. It seemed that investors had been pleasantly surprised by earnings in tech,…

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S&P 500 Spider (SPY): The Myth of a Decline in Corporate Earnings

By | Consumer ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Energy ETFs, Financial ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, Large Cap ETFs, Materials ETFs, Special Sectors ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs | No Comments

The media are quick to point out the year-over-year decline in company profits. For the largest 500 companies in the U.S., the collective drop-off is -16.6% on 460 corporate earnings reports. So why has the…

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Cleantech ETF (PZD): Part Infrastructure, Part Green, Part Mid-Cap Growth

By | Energy ETFs, ETF Strategy, Global ETFs, Industrial ETFs, Mid Cap ETFs, Natural Resources ETFs, Small Cap ETFs, Special Sectors ETFs, Technology ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs | No Comments

I had barely mentioned the PowerShares CleanTech Fund (PZD). I wrote a single sentence in a single previous post. That’s it. Nevertheless, Rafael Coven, managing partner of Cleantech Indices LLC, expressed dismay regarding my “comments”…

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Sector ETFs: Investing in a Slow Growth Environment

By | Bond ETFs, Consumer ETFs, Currency ETFs, Current Affairs and ETFs, Dividend ETFs, Energy ETFs, ETF Philosophy, ETF Strategy, Financial ETFs, Health ETFs, Industrial ETFs, Natural Resources ETFs, Technology ETFs, Transportation ETFs, US Markets and ETFs, Utilities ETFs | No Comments

After 6 months of consecutive declines for the broader benchmarks of the U.S. market, April bounced back in impressive fashion. The Dow and the S&P 500 gained significant ground for the first time since October…

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