Using Etfs Can Help Diversify Your Portfolio in a Helpful Way

  a day ago at Macroaxis 
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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  over a month ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

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 advice drugs   polydex pharmaceuticals
  over a month ago at Macroaxis 
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  over two months ago at Macroaxis 
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 advice manufacturing   fiat chrysler automobiles and trucks
  over two months ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

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  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Marco The Editor

How to build a diversified portfolio of Exchange Traded Funds and optimize it against current market volatility

Exchange traded funds, or ETFs, combine the benefits of mutual funds with the benefits of individual stocks. Like mutual funds, ETF shares represent ownership ...

 advice finance   macroaxis
  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Gabriel Shpitalnik

Is visa headed for another split after the elections

It has been now over seven years since Visa’s unprecedented IPO sent waves of good vibes to then struggling fintech of pre-bubble financial markets and a...

 advice finance   visa services business services financial credit services
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