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December 31, 2012 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

December 31, 2012 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

Seeking Alpha Interview on ETFs, ETF Investing, ETF Strategies, ETFs for 2013 Click here to listen to the show: 12-31-2012 [...more]

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Alternative ETF Strategies For Everyday Portfolios

Alternative ETF Strategies For Everyday Portfolios

Seeking Alpha’s Jonathan Liss recently spoke with Gary to find out how he planned to use ETFs – including alternative ETF strategies not frequently found in more typical investor portfolios – to position clients in 2013. Jonathan Liss (JL): How would you describe your investing style/philosophy? Gary Gordon (GG): Information processing is the best way to describe [...] [...more]

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Why Precious Metal ETFs Are Reclaiming Their Shine

Why Precious Metal ETFs Are Reclaiming Their Shine

It wasn’t that long ago that gold bears were sticking a fork in the yellow metal. And they had¬†several reasons. The $300+ per ounce price drop was not¬†attracting¬†tons of bargain-hunters. What’s more, the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) had fallen below its 200-day trendline for the first time since 2009. That said,¬†precious metals have reclaimed their luster [...] [...more]

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Money Managers “Weigh In” On ETFs For The Wintertime

Money Managers “Weigh In” On ETFs For The Wintertime

For better or for worse, there are a wide range of perspectives on the investments that are likely to do well over the next 6 months. And while nobody doubts the severity of the Eurozone crisis, each seems to see different opportunities in light of costly euro-baggage. One portfolio manager believes that U.S. equities will remain [...] [...more]

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What Your ETF Does NOT Own Critical To Portfolio Success

What Your ETF Does NOT Own Critical To Portfolio Success

At the time of this commentary, the S&P 500 is down -1% in 2011. The SPDR S&P 500 Trust (SPY), however, reinvests its dividends. It follows that SPY is actually up a “skohsh” with a 0.3% gain. Is it possible that you could have been more successful? Many would say, “Sure… as long as you know [...] [...more]

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ETFs For Shorting U.S. Banks Still Find A Fan Base

ETFs For Shorting U.S. Banks Still Find A Fan Base

Over the weekend,¬†Germany and France presented a unified front on recapitalizing European banks. Not surprisingly, risk assets clear across the globe rocketed higher on Monday, 10/10/11. In fact,¬†most believe that¬†a TARP-like response for protecting “too big to fail” financial institutions is the¬†best way to¬†avoid¬†a rash of sovereign debt defaults, a worldwide recession as well as¬†depreciating risk [...] [...more]

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Are Emerging Market ETF Bears Turning Bullish?

Are Emerging Market ETF Bears Turning Bullish?

The iShares MSCI Emerging Market Fund (EEM) and the Vanguard Emerging Market Fund (VWO) have both plummeted roughly -30% since late April-early May highs. What’s more, these popular exchange-traded trackers of the MSCI Emerging Market Index have both trailed advanced-nation benchmarks (e.g.,¬†S&P 500) for 4 consecutive quarters. When is the last time that emergers have underachieved [...] [...more]

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Reasons For And Against Investing In An Aerospace ETF

Reasons For And Against Investing In An Aerospace ETF

Boeing is finally prepared to deliver its 787 Dreamliner. One writer believes that Aerospace ETFs like iShares DJ Aerospace and Defense (ITA) would be the dreamy way to play the delivery, as opposed to employing the Guggenheim Airline ETF (FAA). PowerShares Aerospace and Defense (PPA) might also capitalize. However, the question worth asking here is whether or not a global economic slowdown [...] [...more]

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Copper ETN, Gold ETFs Are Forecasting Stagflation

Copper ETN, Gold ETFs Are Forecasting Stagflation

As many times as gold vigilantes try to short the yellow metal — as often as gold bugs¬†try to take profits¬†near $1900 oz — new buyers still keep coming back. For example, after a 3%+ smackdown on 9/7/11, the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) managed to rally back 2% on¬†Thursday, 9/8/11. Yet, even as precious metal funds [...] [...more]

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Germany ETF Stuck Between A Rock And A “PIG” Pen

Germany ETF Stuck Between A Rock And A “PIG” Pen

At one time, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany enjoyed remarkable popularity. Today, her political career may depend on whether or not she persuades enough of her countrymen to finance the ongoing bailout of member countries in the euro-zone. Regardless, iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) has been punished mercilessly. This ETF held the insidious title of worst country ETF of August with single-month losses of nearly 20%. Perhaps ironically, there [...] [...more]

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