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Doubling Your Money with ETFs

Forbes’ William Baldwin has a prescription for investors who would like to double their money in the stock market – be very patient and use exchange traded funds. Baldwin recommends different portfolios for a taxable and tax-sheltered account.  In the $100,000 taxable account, put $10,000 each into Vanguard funds that track large, medium and small […]

Will the REIT ETF Rally Continue?

That’s the question asked by John Spence when looking at the suprising outperformance of exchange traded funds that track real estate stocks. Through July 29, the SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) was up 15% compared to a negative 1% performance by the S&P 500 year-to-date. Other popular REIT ETFs include the Vanguard REIT ETF […]

A 6 ETF Portfolio

The WSJ recently profiled Colorado Springs financial adviser Allan Roth to get his view on how to construct a diversified, tax efficient and low cost portfolio with exchange traded funds. The ETFs in Mr. Roth’s streamlined portfolio include: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU) Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF […]

Model ETF Portfolios

As the popularity of exchange traded funds continues to grow, more advisors are offering model ETF portfolios as a service. Forbes‘ Richard Ferri takes a look at this trend in his recent article The Next Big Thing: Model ETF Portfolios.  Ferri offers his own “Core Four” portfolio solution that includes an all-Vanguard line-up: Total Stock […]

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 […]

Best ETFs for 2010

Investment adviser Steven Goldberg provides his picks for the top exchange traded funds for 2010 on Kiplinger.com. Goldberg belives that the market will reward shares of the biggest and strongest companies this year and, within that category, the faster growers among them. Goldberg’s ETF portfolio for 2010 includes: 55% Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) […]

An all ETF Growth and Income Portfolio

In the column ETF Portfolios for Every Purpose, Kiplinger’s Jeffrey Kosnett recently outlined a series of all ETF portfolios with the idea that you can pursue any goal with nothing more than exchange-traded funds. Kosnett’s all ETF Growth and Income portfolio includes these funds: 20% iShares iBoxx $ Inv Grade Corp (LQD) 20% iShares DJ […]

ETF Portfolio – Long Term Growth

Kiplinger’s Jeffrey Kosnett has put together several model portfolios with the idea that you can pursue any goal with nothing more than exchange traded funds. Kosnett’s equity-only portfolio is designed for investors who have a healthy tolerance for risk and are investing for long-term growth. The portfolio includes 90% equity ETFs and 10% commodity ETFs: […]

REIT Shares Holding Up in Troubled Commercial Real Estate Market

REIT investors are faring better than the REITs themselves according to the WSJ’s Donna Kardos Yesalavich. In the article, REITs May Face Trouble, but REIT Shares Don’t, Yesalavich points out that REITs have rallied 90% off 18 year lows set in March, yet remain 60% below February 2007 highs. Despite continued troubles in the commercial […]

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