Using Etfs Can Help Diversify Your Portfolio in a Helpful Way

  few hours 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]

 fundamentals other   select sector spdr state street global advisors financial

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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  few hours ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

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...

 fundamentals retail   sears holdings consumer diversified wholesale and retail
  few hours ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Using Etfs Can Help Diversify Your Portfolio in a Helpful Way

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 bac...

 fundamentals other   select sector spdr state street global advisors financial
  a day ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Liquefied Natural Gas Is an Alternative to the Fuels We Are Using Today

Cheniere Energy is a company that focuses on liquefied natural gas, which could become important as we hunt for the next large scale fuel. The company has done well in terms of ...

 fundamentals other   cheniere energy primary production oil and gas utilities
  a day ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

With the Kentucky Derby Coming Up, Churchill Downs Is Primed for Success

As the Kentucky Derby approaches, many people fail to realize the Churchill Downs is a publicly traded company. The company owns Churchill Downs, as well as Arlington Internatio...

 fundamentals entertainment   churchill downs
  few days ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Five Below Is a Company That Can Dominate This Price Point of the Market

Five Below is a store that sells all of their items at five dollars or below, which is a great price point for many individuals. Another way to look at this is people will still...

 fundamentals retail   five below
  few days ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Verizon Has Gone Back into the Unlimited Data Business, Potentially Boosting Sales

As the cell phone industry continues to grow in competitiveness, Verizon has been a leader among them. Cell phones are now being used more as a computer than a phone, which puts...

 fundamentals services   verizon communications telecommunications diversified telecommunications communication
  few days ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Ebay Is an Environment That Allows the Smallest Business to Make Money

eBay is a company and website where people and bring their goods and sell them in the market place. This allows people to flip items for profits or sell their homemade items to ...

 fundamentals retail   ebay consumer online retailers business services
  few days ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Amazon Continues to Be the Leader of the Online Market Space

As the online retail is shaping up to be the dominant arena, Amazon has already stated they are the king of the current market place and continue to dominate as others play catc...

 fundamentals retail   amazon consumer online retailers
  few days ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Aarons Ability to Give People the Option of Renting to Own Is a Welcomed Model

Here in America, people are always looking to purchase the next thing but yet they can’t afford. That is a discussion in its own, but that has opened the window for paymen...

 fundamentals retail   aarons consumer diversified wholesale and retail business services
  few days ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Cabelas Is Being Bought by Bass pro, Consolidating Another Retail Sector

If you haven’t noticed, the retail space is being consolidated at a rapid rate. With stores going out of business and being bought, it comes at no surprise that Cabela&rsq...

 fundamentals retail   cabelas incorporated consumer sports equipment manufacturers and retailers
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