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ETFs Of CEFs? Yield Shares High Income (YYY) Impressive Since Inception

Before exchange-traded funds (ETFs) became widely accepted, the closed end fund, or CEF, offered investors the ability to trade a diversified investment throughout the day. CEFs have ...
tailwind

Three Big Time Trends That Investors May Miss

How do stock market benchmarks pop 1% out of the blue? Check your Twitter news feed. Crimea voted to join Russia as everyone anticipated. Industrial production rose more than expected ...
heartbreak

ETFs Let You Invest With Your Head, Rather Than Your Heart

If anyone would have told me in 2011 that the “China neighbor” theme would struggle for as long as it has, I would have dismissed the argument outright. I had lived in places like ...
swim_upstream

Against the Herd: Lower Rates Rather Than Higher Rates In 2014

Bloomberg News surveyed banks and securities companies on where the 10-year Treasury yield would finish 2014. Economist forecasts averaged 3.41%. With 2013 closing near 3.01%, perceived ...
cat_lion

Low P/E ETFs Become Less Risky When They Boast Technical Uptrends

Many value-oriented stock pickers do not see a self-sustaining U.S. economy and they continue to play “Taps” on their trumpets. Commonly cited warning signs include: (1) The 10-year ...
etfs

How To Buy Your Favorite ETFs On A Pullback

The search for the last bear grumbling is on and WSJ.com located one of the contestants. Peter Boockvar, managing director and chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group, estimates that ...
wild_crazy

3 Reasons Foreign Stock ETFs Can Outperform U.S. Stock ETFs

Some media writers have expressed little surprise by the extent of the run-up in U.S. stocks. It’s one thing to be bullish. It’s quite another to look at 28% year-to-date gains ...
calm

Are Low Volatility ETFs Safer In A Rising Rate Environment?

Headline unemployment has fallen to a 5-year low of 7%. The perception that job growth is strengthening may pressure the Federal Reserve to curb its program of electronically printing ...
early bird

Three Potential Surprises To Tempt The “Early Bird” ETF Investor

After eight consecutive weeks of U.S. stock dominance, a few days of selling pressure should not come as a shock to anyone. In fact, it does not matter if the profit-taking is due to ...
spin

ETF Investor Implications Of An Absence In Sector Rotation

Over the last month, investors have witnessed a variety of strange events. The Republican party ungracefully bowed out of its bid to derail Obamacare during the tail end of the government ...