Tag Archives | QQQQ

Buying on the Dip

SmartMoney’s James Stewart reminds investors to use common sense in the column More Than Ever, Keep the Focus Long Term. Stewart believes that the 10% decline in the Nasdaq Composite is below the common sense buying threshold.  Impressed with strong earnings in the tech sector, Stewart has been picking up long term call options on […]

10 ETFs You Need to Know

Kiplinger’s Jeffrey Kosnett recently published a primer on investing with Exchange Traded Funds and included a list of 10 ETFs that you need to know. The funds making Kosnett’s 10 “to know” list include: SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) iShares S&P-Citigroup International Treasury Bond […]

Protecting Gains with ETFs

Smart Money columnist James Stewart is reducing his portfolio’s exposure to the stock market by hedging with exchange traded funds. In the recent column It’s a Wonderful Rally, Stewart notes that he has invested in the ProShares UltraShort 500 (SDS) as well as the ProShares UltraShort QQQ (QID) as a way to hedge his positions […]

Tech ETFs Pull Ahead | QQQQ, IXN, XLK, IYW, VGT

After hitting a low back in March, technology ETFs have bounced back along with the market. In mid-April, tech ETFs pulled ahead of the broader market which has been weighed down by concerns about the economic outlook and uncertainty around the financial sector. For example, the three month performance for technology ETF iShares S&P Global […]

ETF ACADEMY: ETF Liquidity Part 1

CNBC reported this morning that holders of Auction Rate Preferred securities (see Nuveen’s ETFConnect.com for a good overview) were having problems getting their money out of their investments. In the investing world, the ability to get your money out of an investment is called liquidity. Since ETFs are a way to invest, liquidity is an […]

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