June 2010

Significant Factors Impacting Financials – ETF Plays to Consider

June 30, 2010

Financial ETFs have been among the most volatile sectors over the past few years, with the sector swinging from near complete collapse to euphoria over year over year comps for earnings (any positive earnings announcement compared to a year ago multi-billion dollar loss looks great).  With the the investment banks especially, able to borrow from […]

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2 Income ETF Approaches: High Yield vs. Dividend Growth Rate

June 21, 2010

There are two main schools of thought in dividend investing and for whatever reason, investors tend to be polarized into one camp or the other.  On one hand, investors tend to be drawn to juicy dividend yields of 8% or more given that this matches the long-term return on equities over long periods of time […]

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Reverse Splits: Why Leveraged ETFs All Go to Zero

June 17, 2010

I couldn’t help but notice the press release today on the reverse splits announced for 4 more leveraged ETFs: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x Shares (ERY) Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x Shares (DRV) Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares (TZA) Direxion Daily Technology Bear 3x Shares (TYP) Some Details on the Reverse Splits: […]

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ETFs on the Move: Winners in the Down Market

June 6, 2010

With the S&P500 losing over 3% on the week on a poor jobs report, further implosion of the Euro zone (check out country by country EU Austerity Measures) and the realization that the disaster in the Gulf is likely going to start to have long term implications outside the scope of whatever legal bills BP […]

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