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ETF List Extreme – 894 Funds Ranked by YTD Return

This ETF List has been expanded to include 894 Exchange Traded Funds covering all sectors and strategies from emerging markets and commodities to leveraged and short ETFs.  This ETF ticker symbol list is updated routinely so be sure to bookmark and utilize as a permanent reference.  Over the past several months, I’ve reviewed several of […]

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Dogs of the Dow Stock Trade is Dead – Don’t Fall for the Hype

I hate to break it to you but the Dogs of the Dow trade is dead.  It’s that time of year where you’re going to hear all kinds of archaic trading strategies like the January effect and the Dogs of the Dow that worked decades back but no longer deliver any additional alpha and instead […]

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Will the ETF be Viewed as Another Financial Innovation Disaster?

Financial Innovation is usually both a blessing and a curse.  In the vast majority of circumstances, an idea borne of market efficiency, lower risk, lower costs and more utility to investors ends up in complete disaster.  Consider the following example. Recent Financial Innovation Example – Derivatives and Securitized Debt What started off as a great […]

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How to Hedge Gas Prices and Put Money Back in your Pocket

What if I told you that you didn’t have to wrestle with skyrocketing gas prices again this summer like 2008?  With oil prices reaching new highs again and gas prices trailing in lockstep, it’s time to think about how to hedge your exposure to increasing fuel prices and save money on gas by whatever means […]

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Gold ETN GOE up 421% in 1 Month – What Gives?

There’s no doubt that Gold’s been hot, to the tune of 16% up in the past month.  However, even the most ambitious leveraged ETF can deliver a 2X return on gold prices via (UGL).  In order to obtain a 421% return on GOE during this timeframe on an ETF/ETN, you’d be talking a leverage factor […]

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Deal of a Lifetime in Muni Bond Investments?

It was mid-2008 when investing pundits and fund managers alike started to extol the virtues of municipal bond investments as perhaps the best investment of a generation given the relatively high yield and tax-favored status in relation to their low risk.  Since then, financial conditions have deteriorated even further, in some cases, driving the values […]

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Is Now the Time to Short US Treasuries?

How to Short US Treasuries will likely become the “idea du jour” as the year progresses, especially if market conditions start to improve or if inflation returns to even average levels.  With new alternative investment instruments allowing for easy inclusion in this process of going short Treasury bonds, everyday investors will have access to this strategy […]

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Case-Shiller Home Price Index Down 18% – How To Invest

Today, the much anticipated S&P/Case-Shiller home price index was released, showing a 2.2% decline in October and an 18% decline from the year ago period. The S&P/Case-Shiller index is essentially the most widely utilized arbiter of the broad US housing climate, as it utilizes home price data from 20 major markets throughout the U.S. Here’s […]

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