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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 […]

Playing Volatility with ETFs

The WSJ’s Weekend Investor column took a look at Playing the Market Plunge after last week’s wild market swings. One example–in¬†Thursday’s volatile trading, the Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS) fell from the $50s to $0 at one point in the afternoon before returning to normal levels. However, the article points out that high volatility can create […]

ETFs to Hold Through the Next 5 Years

Forbes magazine recently tasked their investor panel with the challenge of coming up with sectors and ETFs to buy and hold in anticipation of the next up cycle. In the article Funds to Hold Through 2014, David Serchuk cites the chief investment strategist for Deutsche Bank’s DWS Securities who is looking for the Dow to […]

ETFs to Buy Before the Recovery

In a recent article in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, associate editor Amy Bickers looked at Stocks to Buy Before the Recovery. Bickers notes that in the last recovery, retailers like Nordstrom and Penney shot up 60% in the 6 months after the recession of 2001 ended. Rather than buy individual retailers, she recommends State Street’s […]

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