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.

Risk Management

  over two months ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Nobel Energy has weathered the slide downward in oil and is now poised to do well going forward

Noble Corporation is an offshore drilling operation that is located primarily in the North Sea.  They are a British company whose stock trades on the NYSE.  

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  over three months ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

PayPal Builds Momentum Thanks To An Electronic Payment World

PayPal operates as a platform that consumers as well as merchants can use to receive and send mobile payments.  Since the introduction of the debit card, money has become m...

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