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

If you are looking for great cash flow at a discounted rate this company is it.

Saratoga Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company. The Company is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The C...

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  over two months ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Apple is ripe for the picking as long as its stock gets just below these levels.

I am typing on an Apple.  I have been doing so since 1986, although this computer is newer than my first Plus.  That is over thirty years.  They make great produc...

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  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Rich Kambak

BUT IF THOU ART FOR THYSELF ALONE WHEREFORE ART THOU or WHO IS TYLER DURDEN part one

Monetary permahawkery, is what New York Times columnist Paul Krugman calls ZERO HEDGE.  The fictitious author of Zero Hedge, Tyler Durden, is a pseudonym; used by Zero Hedg...

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