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The outlook for the U.S. economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs) remains pretty grim: inflation, weak currency, stagflation, you name it. Does this mean we should shift our investing focus to other countries? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this […]

As President Barack Obama gets settled into the Oval Office, many countries are hoping the new President will act favorably toward their interests. While not everyone can be pleased, how might some exchange traded funds (ETFs) benefit from the goodwill? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually […]

How can you use exchange traded funds(ETFs)? When you get ready for a market turnaround, here are some ways to prepare when there’s a rebound and you’re in cash. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be […]

Industrial output has broad implications for the economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs), so it isn’t good that it plunged by the largest amount in three years. Output fell by 1.1% last month, and economists were expecting a drop of just 0.3%, reports Martin Crutsinger for the Associated Press. Nearly every sector was hit, too: […]

Until recently, foreign stocks have outperformed U.S. markets, but when considering exchange traded funds (ETFs), global diversification remains essential. According to the Mole for CNN Money, U.S. stock funds have earned only 82% from 2003 through 2007.  These numbers are somewhat daunting compared to the 168% earned by international stock funds during the same period. […]

Wall Street coughed yesterday, and Europe and Asia’s markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) caught a cold. After the Dow Jones lost more than 340 points, Europe’s FTSE-100, Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC all fell by mid-afternoon. In Moscow, reports Louise Watt for the Associated Press, the RTS benchmark was down more than 6% to […]

Vanguard has transformed their Total International Stock Index Fund (VGTSX) mutual fund and left behind the fund-of-funds idea. Instead, it will invest in individual stocks. Could it possibly lead to an exchange traded fund (ETF) version? While the provider claims that an ETF conversion is neither the goal nor the reason for changing this leading […]

Goldman Sachs’ economic team recently pulled out their crystal ball to come up with a new world order for the year 2040, and the prognostications could affect exchange traded funds (ETFs) in years to come. Take heed: this team was the originator of the BRIC concept (Brazil, Russia, China and India), and stated that they […]

Are you a novice to exchange traded fund (ETF) investing? If you would like to build an all-ETF portfolio, there are some things to consider. We had a conversation with Katy Marquardt for U.S. News & World Report about it. Diversification: As a new investor, this is a must-have for a portfolio. Given that we’ve […]

Despite the Claymore/Robb Report Global Luxury (ROB) exchange traded fund (ETF) seeing negative returns, one component of this fund is creating a good buzz. Vintage champagne has outperformed most investments over the past year and is rather heavily weighted in this ETF. LVMH, which makes Moet & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is 4.7% of […]