All posts tagged "etf"

  • Vanguard Launches International Real Estate ETF

    Vanguard Group launched an international REIT ETF yesterday. VNQI will attempt to replicate the S&P Global ex-U.S. Property Index, a free-float-adjusted, market-capitalization-weighted index that measures the equity market performance of 425 international real estate securities from 35...

    • Posted November 2, 2010
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  • TIPs To Be Sold From SMA Portfolio Today

    Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) appear to be overpriced at the moment. An arbitrary decision has been made to eliminate all TIPS positions in the SMA Portfolio. iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (TIP) was sold at the market...

    • Posted October 6, 2010
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  • ETFs With Ultra-low Expenses and a Counterpoint

    Matt Hougan, at Index Universe, recently wrote about how he was able to assemble a widely diversified portfolio on the cheap back in 2007, and how it has become cheaper still. In June 2007, the expense ratio...

    • Posted July 19, 2010
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  • Can the Worst be the Best to Invest In?

    Jacob Wolinsky speculates that the worst performing country ETFs could possibly be the most generous in producing future returns. Wolinsky mentions Russia, India, China, Italy and Brazil as some countries that experienced drops from the peak ranging...

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Dennis Gartman is Exposed as Just Another Blowhard

    Fabrice Taylor, at the Globe Investor, has written a critical piece on CNBC regular Dennis Gartman who writes The Gartman Letter. It turns out that Gartman has a market neutral (both long and short) ETF, the Horizons...

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Differences Between the iShares and Vanguard Emerging Markets ETFs

    The emerging markets have been one of the hottest performing sectors so far this year. IndexUniverse.com takes an in-depth look at the differences between the two leading ETFs in the space; the iShares Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)...

    • Posted October 15, 2009
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  • The Curious Case of U. S. Natural Gas (UNG)

    As a speculator/investor, one has to be cognizant of bargains when they become available. Natural gas hit the bargain bin radar after plunging from over $13 in 2008 to under $3 per mmbtu recently. Further bolstering the...

    • Posted September 26, 2009
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  • In Defense of UNG and Other ETFs

    Dave Nadig at IndexUniverse.com rants about the uproar over several ETFs including U. S. Natural Gas (UNG). Nadig writes, “With all of the hubbub about leverage and inverse ETFs, and the premiums and discounts that have plagued...

    • Posted August 22, 2009
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  • Laszlo Birinyi, "We’re absolutely in a bull market"

    Laszlo Birinyi points out some tracking problems with various ETFs such as the U. S. Oil Fund (USO), which was designed to track the price of oil, but hasn’t so far this year (oil is up 40%...

    • Posted June 12, 2009
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  • Marc Faber, "natural gas is the most undervalued commodity"

    Marc Faber recently went on record in a television interview on Bloomberg stating that natural gas was currently the most undervalued commodity. SMA Comment: One way to play a rebound is via the United States Natural Gas...

    • Posted June 7, 2009
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