ETFs

Stop Buying Physical Gold! Here’s Why Gold ETFs are Superior

This is an excerpt from the video episode of Stop Buying Physical Gold! Here’s Why Gold ETFs are the Better Choice on ETFguide TV. Hey everybody, I’m Ron DeLegge with ETFguide. And in this episode, we’re gonna talk about why owning gold ETFs is the better way for investing in gold versus owning physical gold. …

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ETF Battles Doubleheader: VTI vs. SCHB vs. ONEQ – Who Wins?

This is an excerpt of a ETF Battles doubleheader between VTI vs. SCHB vs. ONEQ– it’s a broad market rumble!  Who wins the battle? VTI and SCHB face off in key areas, including cost, diversification, performance and a mystery category Winner of VTI vs. SCHB battle advances to face ONEQ All ETFs in this doubleheader …

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ETF Battles: QQQ vs. ARKK – Which ETF is Best Positioned for Future Growth?

This is an excerpt of ETF Battles between QQQ vs. ARKK on ETFguide TV – it’s a showdown between two ETFs focused on emerging market stocks  Who wins the battle? QQQ and ARKK go against each other in key areas, including cost, performance and exposure strategy QQQ is index linked whereas ARKK is actively managed …

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ETF Battles: NOBL vs. VYM – Which Dividend ETF is the Better Choice?

This is an excerpt of ETF Battles between NOBL vs. VYM – it’s a tussle between two dividend focused ETFs.  Who wins the battle? NOBL and VYM go against each other in key areas, including cost, yield and a mystery category Both funds own dividend stocks but with subtle and meaningful differences in strategy Both …

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ETF Battles: ROBO vs. BOTZ – A Face-off Between Automation ETFs

This is an excerpt of ETF Battles between ROBO vs. BOTZ– it’s a face-off between two AI, automation and robotics ETFs.  Who wins the battle? BOTZ and ROBO go against each other in key areas, including diversification, exposure strategy and a mystery category Both thematic ETFs track stocks in artificial intelligence, automation and robotics Both …

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ETF Battles: REZ vs. XHB (Homebuilders vs. REITs) – Who Wins?

This is an excerpt from ETF Battles on ETFguide TV with REZ vs. XHB – two U.S. real estate focused ETFs.  Who wins the battle? REZ and XHB go against each other in key categories, including cost, performance and a mystery battle category Both ETFs cover the U.S. real estate market, but with a radically …

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ETF Battles: GLD vs. GDX, who wins?

This is an excerpt from ETF Battles on ETFguide TV between GLD vs. GDX – two of the most popular gold ETFs by assets and trading volume.  Who wins the battle? GLD and GDX duke it out in four key battle categories, including cost, performance and a mystery category. Over the past decade, the performance …

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Beefing up Your Investment Portfolio’s Tactical Side in the Coronavirus Era

The Coronavirus outbreak has turned out to be more than just a Black Swan – it’s a totally random Black Piano from the sky that takes the Black Swan by complete surprise, landing on the poor bird. The global pandemic has penetrated nearly every element of society, totally upending healthcare, politics, business and education. What …

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3 ETFs in Your Portfolio: Is it Enough?

This is an excerpt from the video titled Is a 3 ETF Portfolio Enough? with Ron DeLegge at ETFguide and Andrew Kadjeski at the Vanguard Group. Ron: The U.S. ETF Marketplace has grown to just over 2,350 ETFs with $4.4 trillion dollars. And with a marketplace that’s become this crowded, it’s created both chaos and …

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Investing Trends in 2020: Where to Invest

This is an excerpt from our latest video, Investing Trends in 2020 and Where to Invest with Lynn Dolan at ETFguide and Dave Mazza at Direxion Investments. Lynn: As we head into a new decade, the market is already taking shape and new investment themes and trends are starting to take shape. Here to discuss …

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Elon Musk Thinks Index Funds And Short Sellers Are Colluding

If you thought Elon Musk (or as we like to call him in these quarters “Elon da Vinci”) was a dead man walking, you were wrong. Like Wile E. Coyote in the Road Runner cartoon, Musk can fall a thousand times off a thousand cliffs and never die. After Tweeting that Tesla (TSLA) had funding …

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3 Strategies for Managing Higher Volatility

“Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach,” once observed legendary fund manager Peter Lynch. His point was that most people don’t have the stomach – or emotional stamina – for sticking to an investment plan when market conditions get choppy. What makes 2018 remarkably different from the …

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How to Use Single Country ETFs

Among the greatest breakthroughs that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have made is giving people complete control of their investment decisions. On one hand, a person may want to obtain very broad and diversified exposure using just one ETF, that may hold thousands of securities. To replicate that type of portfolio security by security would be both …

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3 Diversification Errors

Portfolio diversification is an investment strategy designed to limit risk by spreading money across multiple asset classes and securities. Most financial literature along with your local financial advisor will agree that diversifying your investments is a prudent thing. But while diversification may seem like a straightforward process, it isn’t. And some investors and their advisors …

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Is Sector Performance Following History?

It’s been said the more things change, the more they stay the same. And right now, the performance of stock market industry sectors is behaving right in line with that view. During the first quarter, the total U.S. stock market (NYSEARCA:VTI) rose almost 6% in value. Driving the stock market’s strong start has been bullish momentum …

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Energy Sector Crushes Conventional Wisdom

Never mind the abysmal results of first quarter earnings for the depressed energy sector. It doesn’t matter. And never mind the conventional wisdom of group-think and scary analyst warnings like,  “Energy stocks are in deep trouble because Q1 losses will mark the first time any sector in the S&P 500 has reported an aggregate loss since …

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Stock Market Pit

Are Equal Weight Indexes Bias-Free?

Over the past several years there’s been a lot of derogatory talk against traditional market cap weighted indexes. And one of the oft-repeated arguments against traditional indexing that you’re guaranteed to read about or see is something like, “Market cap weighted indexes overweight overvalued large-cap stocks and underweight undervalued smaller-cap stocks.” As a result of these arguments, there’s been a relentless …

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The Cost of Investment Advice is Still Too High

There are 118 million U.S. households and 108 million have under $500,000 of investable assets while 100 million have less than $100,000 to invest. What does it mean? It means the vast majority of the investing public still doesn’t meet the dollar minimums required to work with a licensed financial advisor. And for those who …

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Gold and Silver Bars

(Podcast) Is Gold Headed Below $1,000?

It’s been 1,383 days since the U.S. stock market’s (NYSEARCA:SCHB) last 10% correction. And although the S&P 500 (^GSPC) has climbed just over 10% during the past year, not all segments of the equity market have been good performers. For example, mining stocks (NYSEARCA:GDX) have crashed more than 42% during the past year. (Yes, 42%!) This has lead to …

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How to Increase Your Odds of Investment Success

Investing and gambling share at least one common thread; it’s all about odds. And depending on how you build your portfolio of investments, you will either increase or decrease your odds of investment success. (Audio) The Stock Market’s Last 10% Correction + How to Judge Performance Properly The latest data from Morningstar’s Active/Passive Barometer illustrates …

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