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The Art of Trading: How to Properly Buy and Sell ETFs

This is an excerpt from ETF Trading: The Art of Buying and Selling on ETFguide TV – an examination of how to properly time and place your ETF buy and sell orders. 

Trading volume for popular ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY),

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(Podcast) The $700 Million Man Who Lost His Fortune

What’s hot and what’s not?

The chart below shows that U.S stocks (NYSEARCA:SPY) are still outperforming other asset categories like bonds (NYSEARCA:BND), global real estate (NYSEARCA:RWO), and gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) this year.  Stock market fear is contained and the VIX – a popular barometer of sentiment –  has declined around 30% year-to-date.

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(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.

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Will Gold’s Slump Lead to More Gains for Bears?

Gold has it bad and that ain’t good. Especially if you’re a goldbug.

Not only has gold officially forfeited it’s year-to-date gains, but over the past month it’s closely shadowed one of the globe’s worst performing assets; the euro (NYSEARCA:FXE).

(Audio) Listen to Ron DeLegge @ The Index Investing Show

Ahead of gold’s (NYSEARCA:UGL) latest pullback,

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Excessive Bullishness Toward Gold Points to a Retreat

Sentiment extremes, regardless of whether they’re bullish or bearish, invariably point to a readjustment in prices. This undeniable truth applies to all asset classes in all time frames.  Nothing is immune to the forces of crowd behavior. (See Beanie Babies and Pokemon cards)

On Jan.23, 2015 the Wall Street Journal declared “Buyers Take a Shine to Metals Again.” When this headline was published,

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