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  • What Could ETF Outflows Be Telling You?

    By Nathaniel Matherson - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: IYR, IVV, SSO

    One of my friends recently showed me a great tool for viewing the inflows and outflows of virtually every exchange traded fund on the market. If you go to Index Universe's website, you can navigate any array of data, including a tool which will give you the ability to determine the top fund inflows and outflows for any period in time.

    Last weekend I though it would be interesting more »

  • The Great ETF Swindle

    By Rupert Hargreaves - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: IEZ, HDV, SSO, GLD, XOP, USO

    "Don’t invest in something you don’t understand".

    A motto I usually stand by, as a result I will not touch ETFs or Leveraged ETFs.

    Exchange traded funds, or ETFs, originated in the late 1980s and popularity grew quickly as they provided a cheaper way for investors to invest in a basket of stocks, without the high management charges of mutual funds or hedge funds. They also allow smaller more »

  • 3 Ways to Short This Market

    By Chris Marasco - October 22, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, HPQ, NFLX, SSO, USO

    The markets may have encountered more than turmoil – could this be the beginning of a new bear market?  The S&P 500 traded well above 1,460 last Thursday before falling to close the week at 1,433.  As the markets fell on Friday, the VIX spiked 13.5% to end the week at 17.06.

    With the Presidential election two short weeks away, I think the markets may stay more »

  • The Right Way to Use Leveraged ETFs

    By Andrés Cardenal - April 11, 2012 | Tickers: FAS, FAZ, URE, SSO

    Leveraged ETFs have been growing in popularity over the last years, and so has been the discussion about their advantages and perils for individual investors. For the most part, investors have complained about the fact that these products don't work as expected. The problem, however, remains in investors' ignorance and misuse of these products, which has caused many regrettable damages in portfolios for some time.

    These ETFs are designed more »