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]

 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.

Market Trends

  over a month ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Real estate is going to be the next big move and here is a company that will profit from that.

Real estate in China has taken a hit over the past several years.  This stock has also seen the same kind of damage selling off over the past several years.  Now, howe...

 market services   hopewell holdings
  over a month ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Here is a financial stock that is lagging the overall market, but paying good returns.

Our economy is expanding and I am bullish on America.  Some sectors in our economy will see larger growth prospects over others.  One sector is the financial sector.&n...

 market services   american equity insurance - life and health insurance
  over a month ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

More Americans are spending more in retail stores and this company has the right product for that.

I have been very bullish on the economy of the United States.  Earlier this morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released numbers for both personal income and personal ...

 market retail   insignia systems business services services marketing services
  over a month ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

This stock is a holding company that is positioned to take advantage of large moves in asset prices.

Clark Inc. is a Canadian holding company that acquires, holds and manages various other companies.  Clark focuses on buying energy and real estate endeavors.  Mostly, ...

 market finance   lehman abs
  over two months ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

A London property owner has something you may want to invest in.

British Land Company is a real estate company that either owns, develops or manages commercial properties in the United Kingdom and, more specifically, around London.  Gene...

 market finance   british land
  over two months ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Financial services companies are poised to do well, and this is one company that should be on your watchlist.

I am very bullish on the U.S. economy.  It has been expanding over the past several quarters.  Employment is up.  The Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, ha...

 market finance   amerisourcebergen healthcare healthcare products wholesale
  over two months ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Some beaten down stocks are now strong buys such as this company Boyd Gaming

Boyd Gaming has had its fair share of volatility with its stock price.  Unfortunately, over the past couple of years, the earnings were in negative territory.  The sto...

 market entertainment   boyd gaming consumer entertainment and broadcasting restaurants hotels motels
  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Marco The Editor

Interest Rates Around The World Continue to Stay at Ultra Low

For some time now interest rates around the world have been ultra-low. In fact, in some of the world major economies, interest rates are negative. For instance, in Japan, the 10...

 market finance   macroaxis
  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Marco The Editor

Where is the economy and what will happen to the economy from here

This article will briefly look at the largest key indicators of the economy, and begins a small series of articles that will look at the overall health of the U.S. economy. Then...

 market finance   macroaxis
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