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.

Hype

  over a month ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

An IT company that is priced significantly below industry average and yet earnings are strong.

Formula Systems is a global IT company.  The company provides services and software solutions for IT professional services.  The company’s stock is trading at $3...

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  over two months ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Food giant Tyson Foods is serving up very low price to earnings ratio.

Tyson Foods (TSN) is the processor of chicken, beef, pork as well as other food products.  Most of us in one way or another have purchased their products as they are in nea...

 hype food   tyson foods consumer food manufacturers food products
  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Gabriel Shpitalnik

Some Americans are Trumped Between Mexican Wall and Canadian Wall Street

Did your neighbor claim she will relocate to Canada and sell all her investments if Trump wins the elections?  Although there are plenty of radicals around, many investors ...

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  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Achuva Shats

U.S. Presidential Election Impacts Billionaires Net Worth as Middle Class Drives to the Polling Stations

With the latest announcement from the FBI that U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had again been cleared of any wrongdoing in her handling ...

 hype goverment   macroaxis
  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Gabriel Shpitalnik

Lost your Yahoo emails Are you afraid of FBI knocking at your door

While FBI Investigators are searching for the evidence of so called classified information on the personal laptops of public officials, should you be concern about the security ...

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