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Schwab could be ETF investors’ new Vanguard

Like-minded rivals battle to be king of low costs Vanguard Group has become the world’s largest fund company, with more than $1.7 trillion under management. Founder John Bogle discovered that … Read more

Posted on April 20, 2012 by

Picking ETFs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

In the mid 1990s, exchange-traded funds came riding down Wall Street like Clint Eastwood in an old spaghetti western—fearless and ready to take on the bandits who had been terrorizing … Read more

Posted on March 14, 2011 by

ETF Basics: Invest Globally, but Cautiously

Not all foreign stock investments are created equal. A few weeks ago, we wrote about owning stocks in companies based in emerging markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and the different … Read more

Posted on February 7, 2011 by

Bond With Your Bonds

As an investment advisor it seems that we have a daily conversation with an investor who is running for the exit with whatever is getting trashed in the media. Last … Read more

Posted on January 31, 2011 by
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How To Own Real Estate Without Fixing Toilets

Nearly every retirement portfolio should contain real estate holdings. Sophisticated investors hold diversified real estate portfolios that can include portions of office buildings, apartments, industrial warehouses, retail centers, and shopping … Read more

Posted on January 10, 2011 by

ETF Basics: How to Invest in Commodities

Commodities are one asset class that has recently become acceptable to most financial advisers as part of a globally diversified portfolio. A large number of the most controversial exchange-traded funds … Read more

Posted on November 8, 2010 by

How To Build Bob Pisani's CNBC Model ETF Portfolios With MarketRiders

In order to build Bob Pisani’s ETF portfolios with MarketRiders, follow these easy steps: 1. Sign up for a MarketRiders 30 day Free Trial. There is a “sign-up” link on … Read more

Posted on May 18, 2010 by

ETF Portfolios: Is it time to invest in banks? Look at PJB

With President Obama at the helm it seems as though the light might be shining on the economic horizon. If you’re of this opinion then now might be a good … Read more

Posted on May 5, 2009 by

Sector ETFs: Build a Strong Foundation with XHB

The homebuilder’s market has been hit pretty hard in the last 2 years by the resounding pop of the housing market, but at some point, they’re due for a turn … Read more

Posted on December 15, 2008 by

Sector ETF Portfolios: Invest in the Necessities of Life with XLP

Word is that retailers will be having a very cold holiday season this year; in fact MasterCard has noted that sales of apparel, shoes and appliances dropped considerably in the … Read more

Posted on December 13, 2008 by