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ETFs and Tax Savings

Investors seeking to recognize losses on stocks or bonds may find exchange traded funds a handy portfolio substitute. Jonathan Burton writes that ETFs are great portfolio placeholders because they are low cost, liquid and match almost any desired exposure. ¬†Another benefit is that ETFs do not charge the short term holding penalty that is levied […]

Biotech Gets a Strong Buy from S&P

The outlook for biotech stocks got a boost from Standard & Poor’s Equity Research team which recently upgraded its outlook for the industry to positive from neutral. According to Investment News, S&P’s biotechnology equity analyst thinks the industry is positioned for renewed investor interest in 2010, despite lagging the market in 2009.¬† The research firm […]

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