Top 10 U.S. Real Estate ETFs

Top 10 U.S. Real Estate ETFs

June 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

We have to wonder as see markets fading quickly if many REITs had experienced a false spring rally and are now correcting. A recent report suggested that over one third of shopping malls will disappear in the coming years due to the growth in ecommerce. Further economic growth globally has been turning over which should [...]

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Top 10 Mid Cap ETFs

Top 10 Mid Cap ETFs

June 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Our goal is to help investors wade through the many competing ETF offerings available. Using our long experience as an ETF publication, we can help select those ETFs that matter and may not be repetitive. There are over 40 ETFs in the Mid Cap category including growth, value and blend. We’re going to focus on [...]

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Top 10 Health Care Sector ETFs

Top 10 Health Care Sector ETFs

June 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Health Care sector as a more defensive sector overall remains a positive holding in 2012 despite volatility in overall markets. Nevertheless, uncertainties surrounding government health care changes and mandates remain a drag as do patent expirations is some key drugs. There is a lot to choose from in terms of indexes linked to ETFs. [...]

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Top 10 U.S. Large Cap & All Cap ETFs

Top 10 U.S. Large Cap & All Cap ETFs

June 19, 2012 | Comments (1)

This posting features a comprehensive review of the large cap ETF sector. In this category there aren’t many more ETFs than just the 10 we’ve featured given the tsunami of ETF issuance. Further some major issues have been divided into value, growth and blended segments. Nevertheless, to simplify matters for investors, and to be consistent [...]

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Top 10 U.S. Treasury Bond ETFs

Top 10 U.S. Treasury Bond ETFs

April 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

We have combined short-term Treasury Bond ETFs with intermediate term issues. Short-term issues provide what might pass as safe-parking given the shorter duration of bonds in the relevant index. These bonds are continually rolled-over to maintain the character of the index. Investors compromise lower yields for the short duration protection. At the same time given [...]

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Top 10 Long Term U.S. Treasury, Agency & Inflation Protected Bond ETFs

Top 10 Long Term U.S. Treasury, Agency & Inflation Protected Bond ETFs

April 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

We have combined long-term Treasury Bond ETFs with agency and inflation-protected issues in this condensed list of offerings. Long-term issues have greater yields given the longer duration of bonds in the relevant index. Bonds in the linked indexes are continually rolled-over as some mature or fall into a shorter-term category to maintain the character of [...]

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Top 10 Direct Energy ETFs

Top 10 Direct Energy ETFs

April 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tensions in the Middle East and with Iran specifically have boosted prices for crude oil and associated energy products. Increasing global demand for energy, particularly from emerging market countries including China and India, have also put pressure on prices. In the U.S. energy exploration domestically remains politically controversial with warring factions contributing to a lack [...]

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Top 10 Multinational ETFs

Top 10 Multinational ETFs

April 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

There are many ETF choices in the multinational, regional and single country sector from which to choose. We’ve cobbled some good choices together. When viewing the assets under management (AUM) for these funds you’ll note how popular these sectors must be. This is due to the high interest with globalizing investment portfolios for most investors. [...]

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Top 10 Established Currency ETFs

Top 10 Established Currency ETFs

April 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Confidence is what gives currencies their credibility. The U.S. dollar went off the gold standard with the Bretton Woods’s agreement during the Nixon administration. This was done because more dollars were being printed than there was gold to back them (55% to 22%). Taking the U.S. off the gold standard, the BW agreement made the [...]

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