Archive | September, 2012

September 30, 2012 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

Quantitative Easing and ETFs, Natural Gas ETFs, Building Materials ETFs, Inflation and ETFs, Commodity ETFs, Mortgage-Backed Bond ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 9-30-2012 Continue Reading...


Highlighting The ETF Beneficiaries of Globally Coordinated “QE3″

The Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing in 2010 (a.k.a. QE2) significantly boosted the share prices of resources-related ETFs. Some of the biggest winners from QE2 included iShares Oil Equipment (IEZ), SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration/Production (XOP), Market Vectors Russia (RSX), SPDR Metals & Mining (XME) and First Trust Natural Gas (FCG). Indeed, FCG went on a [...] Continue Reading...


Sleep Better At Night In October With This Combination Of ETFs

It was a only a week ago when Apple share price euphoria contributed to an exceptionally bullish tone on the “Street.” In essence, with the world’s central banks determined to depress interest rates at any cost, many insisted that electronically-printed money would continue finding its way into stocks. What was forgotten in the excitement of bond [...] Continue Reading...


Why Mortgage-Backed Bond ETFs Will Increase Your Net Worth

Benjamin Franklin said, “It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income.” Yet recent polls show that the majority of U.S. citizens do not believe candidate Romney’s 2011 effective rate of 14.4% was high enough. Apparently, not everyone seems to feel that one-tenth, or 10%, is harsh [...] Continue Reading...


September 23, 2012 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

P/E Ratios and ETFs, Quantitative Easing and ETFs, Energy ETFs, Natural Gas ETFs, Presidential Election and ETFs, Underperforming ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 9-23-2012 Continue Reading...


Buying The Risk Rally? ETF Transparency Has Never Been More Important

Mom-n-pop investors may not be taking on more risk, but institutional investors are. Perhaps the best example came in a Wall Street Journal article today by Kirsten Grind. Specifically, fund managers are investing in riskier high yield bonds, yet those funds still compare their “benchmark-beating” returns against benchmarks with safer assets (e.g., investment grade bonds). The [...] Continue Reading...


ETFs That Are Overexposed To Companies With Questionable Fundamentals

FedEx (FDX) recently blamed its weak profitability prospects on $4.00 jet fuel, as producers may be opting out of costly air shipments. However, railway transporters don’t expect a bottom line bonanza either. Norfolk Southern (NSC) lowered its earnings outlook on weakness in coal transportation as well as general merchandise; NSC fell as much as 6% [...] Continue Reading...


Natural Gas ETF Should Surge Under Romney Or Obama

According to Governor Romney, extreme environmentalism in the current White House has obstructed high paying jobs in the oil and gas sector. Indeed, ‚ÄúDrill Baby Drill‚ÄĚ is more than a Republican mantra; Romney believes that abundant natural gas in North America is an avenue for reducing unemployment, lowering fuel costs and lessening dependence on foreign [...] Continue Reading...


3 Huge Reasons That Energy ETFs Should Be On Your Radar

I’ll be honest, I did not see “Helicopter Ben” dropping more electronically printed cash on the markets last week. Did I expect some form of quantitative easing (QE) to occur¬†at some moment in 2012? Absolutely… everyone did. Yet I genuinely believed that the Federal Reserve would save “shock-n-awe” mortgage-bond purchases for a date shortly after [...] Continue Reading...


September 16, 2012 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

Currecny ETFs, Fed Update and ETFs, Commodity ETFs, Hedging and ETFs Click here to listen to the show: 9-16-2012 Continue Reading...


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