December 2010

30 Top ETFs of 2010

December 29, 2010

The top ETFs of 2010 hail from several different asset classes and strategies.  Since leveraged ETFs tend to benefit tremendously from sustained trends but make for poor long-term investments in volatile markets, I’ve included both conventional non-leveraged ETFs as well as leveraged ETFs.  As of December 30, 2010, here are the best performing ETFs of […]

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5 Hottest ETFs of the week

December 19, 2010

Last week ended relatively flat for the broader indices as markets digested the finalization of the 2011 Tax Plan, but there were some pockets of performance in various sectors and asset classes.  We saw a Biotech ETF benefit tremendously from a triple digit return in a top holding, we saw soft commodity prices spike (what […]

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Hottest ETFs of the Week – Tax Deal Edition

December 12, 2010

Market action this week was very much driven by the “framework” announced by Obama which was met with surprising resistance from within his own party – especially surrounding the estate tax provisions and a payroll tax holiday that is viewed as only benefiting higher earners.  With a price tag estimated to be in the $850 […]

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6 Reasons You Need More Emerging Markets Exposure – How to Play It

December 1, 2010

A friend of mine is in institutional sales of funds to 401(k) plans for major corporations.  We got on the topic of what sort of funds he sells markets to companies and why most major corporations have such lousy investment options for employees.  He had a very telling exchange with one Treasury officer at a […]

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