Are you feeling creeped out by markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) this Halloween? There may be something to quell those feelings besides chocolate.
Many investors may be feeling shy about stepping out into markets at this time of year, given the ghoulish conditions and ghostly numbers that are popping up. But before you drown out that anxiety with a ton of candy bar miniatures, take a minute to rethink your portfolio.
The markets are not all doom and gloom, and there are many corners of the market that can keep you from getting buried. (How to play emerging markets).
Of course, you should have a protective strategy and watch market trends, besides having a strict discipline of watching the 200-day moving average. (More on trend following).
If you’re looking for a fund to play the rush for candy and all things sugar, check out PowerShares Dynamic Food and Beverage (NYSEArca: PBJ) which is up 5.7% year-to-date. Holdings range from Hershey’s Company (NYSE: HSY) to McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), so there is a wide variety of fun food to bet on. (See why fast food is on a roll).
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