Using Etfs Can Help Diversify Your Portfolio in a Helpful Way

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By Nathan Young

An item that many people hear about but are unsure of are ETF’s, which are exchange traded funds. They work similar to mutual funds in there are underlying assets that back the product, but these are traded on the open market and can be traded like a stock. ETF’s allow investors to gain exposure to certain market sectors they otherwise might have trouble entering... [more]

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Taking a look at the ETF, the first thing you want to do is look at what the fund holds and dissect the top few holdings to gain an understanding of their health. If you want to be extra careful, look at the top 10 holdings. After you’ve looked at the holdings, you can begin looking at the larger picture to better understand where these individual companies are headed, which will have a pull on the ETF. All of these work together in determining the direction of the ETF as a whole.

Now, taking a look at the chart using the monthly time frame, we can see that price is approaching the pre-recession highs. Now, you have to look at the sector as a macro picture and micro. The micro will be achieved when you look at the top holdings of the ETF, but the macro is the economic conditions such as interest rates and the strength of the dollar. Using those can determine where the stock could continue to go, but it is not as straight forward as a normal equity.

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Sears Is Heading Towards the Inevitable and It Will Be Sooner Rather Than Later

Despite something just short of a miracle, Sears is going to be on the list of companies that have been destroyed thanks to online shopping and the evolution of retail. Sure, so...

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