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

Are You Paying Your Neighbor's Taxes?

While the über wealthy use exotic tax strategies to exploit esoteric loopholes, the everyday investor has one great tax trick available in the form of exchange-traded funds. ETFs offer a … Read more

Posted on January 18, 2011 by

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 Emerging Markets

All MarketRiders portfolios include exposure to emerging market stocks. We want to explain more about this asset class. Stocks in companies in the 20 or so nations included in the … Read more

Posted on October 28, 2010 by

A Quick Education On ETFs

Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, seem to be the latest investment fad. Heavily advertised by their sponsors, the number of available ETFs has grown from nearly 700 to over 1000 … Read more

Posted on September 13, 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

Tips to Guide Your Investing Strategy

Tips to help guide investors on their investing strategy run the gamut from how-to build a low-cost ETF portfolio, to how-to construct the proper asset allocation with diversification suited to … Read more

Posted on April 19, 2010 by

An ETF is a Great Investment Choice

When evaluating your investment choices and trying to understand ‘what is an ETF?’ it is in your best interest to read a recent article in USAToday ‘Is an ETF the … Read more

Posted on February 27, 2010 by

Online Brokers Lower Fees on ETFs Benefiting Investors

As John Spence of MarketWatch recently writes, “Online brokers are fighting hard for a greater share of the fast-growing exchange-traded fund business, and investors stand to benefit from lower costs.” … Read more

Posted on February 16, 2010 by

Investing on the Cheap with Exchange Traded Funds

In a recent USA Today article, Exchange traded funds are a low-cost way to build portfolio, John Waggoner does a great job of outlining the benefits of ETFs, advising what … Read more

Posted on February 5, 2010 by