Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Kyle Hartman's picture
A New ETF with the Leverage and Strategy of a Hedge Fund

In an unstable market period, it's crucial to be a diverse investor. Most people know the importance of investing across industries, but not everyone is comfortable with more sophisticated investing strategies, like short-selling. ProShares, a leader in "short" and "ultrashort" shares has a solution -- let someone else do it for you.

by Kyle Hartman | July 17, 2009
Brad Briggs's picture
The Lone Star ETF Proposal

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have become the soup de jour in the investing marketplace. There's one for every palate. A recent proposal will soon create state-specific ETFs.

by Brad Briggs | July 09, 2009
Paul Tracy's picture
An African ETF That Gets You Into the Last Great Resource Frontier

Money is flowing back into emerging and frontier markets. Africa is a mix of the two, and arguably has the best growth prospects of any region in the world. Abundant in natural resource holdings like metals, oil and diamonds, this African ETF is already up +15% on the S&P. As commodity prices come off their lows, shares of this ETF are poised to rise-- but you still have time to catch the rally.

by Paul Tracy | May 28, 2009
Nathan Slaughter's picture
Protect Your Portfolio Now with Short ETFs

With the market rebounding sharply in recent days, now may be an opportune time to revisit an investment vehicle that produced incredible returns during this downturn -- inverse ETFs. Now ideally you hope that the market rally is legitimate and will hold, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to hedge against a renewed decline just in case. In this article, we'll explain what inverse ETFs are, how they work and why smart investors should consider adding one or two in order to protect their portfolio.

by Nathan Slaughter | May 28, 2009
Andy Obermueller's picture
Answers to Your Questions About Profiting From Government Actions

The United States government is committing over $13 trillion to get the economy back on track. Companies are readily accepting this cash and putting it to good use while investors are clamoring to learn just how they can profit from the greatest financial force on the planet. An informed investor will be a successful investor. Let's take a look at your questions -- and the answers.

by Andy Obermueller | May 14, 2009
Nathan Slaughter's picture
Take Your Portfolio on a Quest for Gold With These ETFs

Today, gold is just as coveted as it has been for the past 5,000 years. Fortunately, you don't need to be a pharaoh to own it these days -- just a simple ETF shareholder.

by Nathan Slaughter | April 06, 2009