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How To Short Oil With ETFs

A respite to the oil price havoc has been wiped out with some forecasting a further drop in the days ahead. The commodity has been on a wild ride over the past six months, plunging about 60%. In fact, oil saw the biggest weekly decline last week since March 1986. This is especially true as a...

An Investors Guide To Closed End Fund Pitfalls

We frequently come into contact with investors that are intrigued by the unique strategies and high returns offered in the closed end fund space.  The allure becomes even greater when you consider the massive amount of income that CEFs throw off when compared to standard...

ALPS Plans A Put Write ETF To Play Market Volatility

The U.S. markets have seen a volatile start to the year, thanks to the relentless slide in crude oil prices, worries about a possible exit of Greece from the Euro zone, global economic growth concerns and slumping commodity prices. Rising market volatility has led some issuers to plan for funds...

What are the Best Europe ETFs?

Will the European Central Bank’s QE lift European stocks? This question deserves its own article, which can be found here: Will European QE Send Stocks Soaring?
Here is a look at the top five (+1) Europe ETFs:
Top 5 Europe ETFs:
Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK) – 0.12%
iShares MSCI EMU...

No Need To Fear Low Oil Prices

Oil markets are starting 2015 in a very different position than a year ago. It may be time to review your portfolio as cheaper oil may change the investment landscape and become the new reality. Oil has been on a lot of investors’ minds lately. Last fall’s precipitous drop caught many by...

Thoughts On The Incongruous Energy Sector

David Fabian: The topic of energy stocks and crude oil prices has reached epic proportions on social media and financial news outlets.  I have seen a myriad of “experts” pointing to oil prices plunging as low as $23 per barrel to as high as $80, by the middle of this year.   No matter where you...

Central Banks and Economic Reports Keep Bull Market Alive

Sy Harding: At the age of 72 months, the U.S. bull market may be long in the tooth. Stocks may be significantly over-priced based on the CAPE-10 P/E ratio, and Warren Buffett’s favorite measurement, the ratio of market capitalization to GDP. Plunging oil prices, threatening deflation, and weak...