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Here’s what to do with oil stocks and ETFs as oil prices crash

“Ask Arora: Nigam Arora answers your questions about investing in stocks, ETFs, bonds, gold and silver, oil and currencies” writes Nigam Arora for marketwatch.com. Please note the following from the chart: • The chart shows the downgrade of oil by The Arora Report.The Arora Report ratings on oil and other indicators on oil are widely followed. • The chart shows the signs of an oil rally failing. • The chart shows oil fell below the support on heavy volume. • The relative strength index (RSI) shows that oil is oversold…

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Contrarian Edge: Why my firm sold short-term bond ETFs and bought U.S. Treasury bills

“As a side note, since we are on the topic of ETFs, today investors look at ETFs as a panacea and a way to get around active management” writes Vitaliy Katsenelson for marketwatch.com. Treasury bills are the safest securities in existence today, and they are yielding 2%, so we gain safety and increase yield at the same time.Liquidity is measured on two dimensions, time and price — it is the degree to which an asset can be bought or sold without impacting its price. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Here’s how ETFs became one of Wall Street’s hottest investment products

“I can only handle so many clients in terms of the hedge fund,” Kelly, who founded the BKCM hedge fund and manages REX Shares’ cryptocurrency ETF which launched this year, said in a recent interview” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Short for exchange-traded fund, ETFs have taken financial markets by storm over the past decade by packaging multiple individual equities into a single, indexed security that can be traded just like a stock. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Vanguard Action to Make ETF Investing More Affordable

“Against this backdrop, below we highlight some of the commission-free ETFs (that have a low expense ratio too) available on the market across the providers” writes Partner Content for investopedia.com. However, ETF issuers have been trying to make this less-priced investing medium even cheaper. Source: investopedia.com Share This:

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E*TRADE Stock Up Double Digits on Rate, Trading Increases: Zacks

“E*TRADE stock has been surging ever since the company reported first quarter results, and Zacks Investment Research thinks more is to come for the New York-based online brokerage” writes Donna Fuscaldo for investopedia.com. Read Investopedia’s TradeStation review to explore your options.] “With a rise in rates, brokerage firms are likely to engage in more investment activities.As brokerage firms earn interest income on uninvested cash in customer accounts, the rate hikes will enable these firms to invest at higher rates,” wrote Zacks. Source: investopedia.com Share This:

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This is how some ETFs are run like a shell-game scam

“Still, I have never heard him say anything about buying a lower-cost index exchange traded fund (ETF), which is a passive investing vehicle similar to an index fund” writes Ivan Martchev for marketwatch.com. The rest are like a shell-game scam. (For more on this issue, see “This is what happens when Skynet from ‘Terminator’ takes over the stock market.”) And, no, market regulators have not done nearly enough to address these problems, which are growing bigger by the day.An exchange traded note is a liability of the issuer and is…

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Why Millennials Are Ditching Stocks for ETFs

“Over 60% of millennials have either begun replacing, or considering replacing, their individual securities with stocks, a Charles Schwab study found” writes Taylor Nicole Rogers for thestreet.com. “The bottom line is that this age group absolutely needs exposure to stocks in their investment portfolio, however it is important to manage both risk and costs which can take away from returns,” explained Halpern Financial certified financial planner Melissa Sotudeh of Rockville, Maryland. Source: thestreet.com Share This:

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Bitcoin ETFs Inch Closer To Reality

“Hopes were high about a probable bitcoin ETF debut this year since December 2017, when Cboe Global Markets launched three bitcoin futures contracts on the Cboe Futures Exchange” reports etfdailynews.com. As far as rolling out ETFs on bitcoin is concerned, several attempts were made earlier by issuers, but all in vain.But the issuers are not allowed to use the word “blockchain” in the name (read: Forget Bitcoin, Bet on Blockchain With These New ETFs).However, recently, a ray of hope has been noticed with money management firm VanEck making another effort for…

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Millennials are dumping their individual stocks and flocking to ETFs

“The surge in ETF popularity also is coming at the expense of individual stocks” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The move is coming at the expense of individual stocks, with more than half of millennials surveyed saying they dumped all their equity holdings for ETFs.Schwab conducted the survey from 1,500 of its clients, 55 percent of whom said they consider ETFs “the primary investment type” in their future portfolio.Millennials are going all-in when it comes to using exchange-traded funds in their investment portfolios.Investors prefer the funds for their ease of…

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Volatility may hit Wall Street as Alphabet, Facebook leave tech sector group

“The telecom sector’s dividend yield of over 5 percent will shrink to 1 percent” reports businessinsider.com. Wealth management firm Exchange Capital Management is reviewing client accounts that include sector ETFs to identify which will be most affected by the changes, said portfolio manager Andrew Stewart.Other investors predict price swings and commotion on trading desks if last-minute sales of Alphabet and Facebook shares by heavyweight technology index funds dwarf demand from a handful of telecom funds buying those stocks.Facebook and Alphabet will move from information technology and sit alongside AT&T Inc…

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