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Posts Tagged ‘NYSEMKT:SPY’

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (FB): Small Caps Are Still Crushing the S&P 500

Investors in the S&P 500 can’t really complain about the solid double-digit percentage gains they’ve enjoyed so far this year. But compared......(read more)
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO): These 4 Huge ETFs Could Be Your Core Portfolio

Exchange-traded funds have made it easier than ever for investors to build a diversified portfolio. But even though there are well over a thousand ETFs......(read more)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (EEM): The Case for Emerging-Market Small-Cap ETFs

Emerging markets have materially underperformed their U.S. counterparts in 2013 due to fears about slowing growth and depreciating currencies. The good......(read more)

Schwab U S Broad Market ETF (SCHB), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI), SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): The Cheapest ETFs for Buying U.S. Stocks

Keeping your investment costs down is the best way to improve your returns. With the rise of exchange-traded funds, it’s easier than ever to minimize......(read more)
Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN)

Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN), American Capital Ltd. (ACAS), Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC): Why You Shouldn’t Ignore This Industry

Private equity may seem like an asset class only for the rich and famous, but a fast-growing industry gives you a chance to stake your claim in private......(read more)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A), The Chubb Corporation (CB): Buffett Reloading The Elephant Gun

Source: Aaron Friedman. Warren Buffett just turned 83 years old, an old age by Wall Street standards. While it’s likely that Buffett will remain......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Citigroup Inc. (C): The New Mutual Fund Danger

Actively managed mutual funds are used to criticism. For decades now, investors and talking heads have bashed active funds for their high fees and lackluster......(read more)
iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (ETF) (NYSEARCA:ITB)

iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM), Vanguard Small Cap ETF (VB), iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (ETF) (IJR): Do You Avoid Small Caps? Think Again!

As the Fed’s “tapering”-induced uncertainty causes the markets to remain volatile, many investors are growing apprehensive of this year......(read more)
How Slower Growth, Falling Oil Will Boost This Airline

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): If You Can’t Beat the Market, Join It

The stock market is a wonderful thing, but only if it’s used wisely. The typical way to articulate the proper use of the market is to distinguish......(read more)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B): Investors Are Asking the Wrong Question

Should I buy this stock? I think it’s fair to assume that most people ask themselves some variation of that question before they make an investment......(read more)
8 Sector ETFs for 2013

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM): Why This Could Be the Best Investment of Your Life

If you’re not a professional investor you might find it difficult keep up with breaking news that would effect the stocks in your portfolio. Reading......(read more)
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF): Are You Patient Enough to Invest?

Patience is virtue. It is a state of being that is developed over time. Being a good investor is about more than finding a great company at a great price......(read more)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) & The Coca-Cola Company (KO): Currency Headwinds Won’t Stop These Stalwarts

Part of the difficulty with analyzing equities is assessing the international strength of the economy. A strengthening dollar and falling emerging market......(read more)
Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC)

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC): The Search for Cheap Free Cash Flow

Buying free cash flow at a discount is a great way to find value. Below are three firms capable of producing free cash flow and are trading at low valuations......(read more)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Looking at Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock? Why Most Investors Don’t Need It

Few stocks have raised more controversy and debate lately than Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), with the stratospheric rise and similarly devastating decline......(read more)
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR)

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (TSM): What You Should Do in a Market Selloff

It almost never happens that both bonds and stocks take on a significant decline in valuation within a single session. Investors are currently fleeing......(read more)

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG): How to Find a Stock That Will Last a Century

Try to imagine what the S&P 500 will look like in 20 years – not the price but its components. It’s difficult to impossible. As long-term......(read more)
Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO)

Moody’s Corporation (MCO) Risks Aren’t Priced Into the Stock

While the underlying business may be in for a world of hurt, Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) is on a tear. Since the 2009 bottom, Moody’s......(read more)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute (INDEXDJX:^DJI)

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI), News Corp (NWS): Even Passive Investors Can’t Ignore This

Thousands of professional investors have their performance gauged against the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). That fact, along with the inability of many......(read more)
Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:UPL)

Ultra Petroleum Corp. (UPL), Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (AUY): Broken Investment Strategy? Here’s How to Fix It

If you want to reach your financial goals, you need an investment strategy you can rely on to get you through tough times while making the most of the......(read more)
BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (EEM), SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): The World’s Largest Hedge Fund Prefers ETFs to Stocks

The world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, is based in Westport, Connecticut, and was founded by super-investor Ray Dalio in 1975.......(read more)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), General Electric Company (GE): How to Prosper During Market Volatility

Stocks recently had a tough day, and with Japanese equities (at the time of writing the Nikkei 225 is down by 6.6%) crashing on June 12, some are speculating......(read more)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A): Are You Reaching for the Brass Ring, or Hanging Over a Cliff?

Chances are you’ve heard the phrase “grab the brass ring” before. It comes from the late 19th century, where carousel riders would try......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), How To Win in an Environment of Rising Interest Rates

What is the best way to react to the Fed’s policy tightening measures? This is a question that should be on the mind of every investor as bond yields......(read more)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): How to Buy Stock Now — and Why You Should

Lots of us want to invest in the stock market, but many have not done so yet. Why? Well, some think they don’t have enough money to invest yet,......(read more)

The Power of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)’s Dividends

The fact that McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) is a relatively consistent business has led the company to make consistent dividend payments and payment......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Mutual Funds & More

Americans have collectively invested trillions of dollars in mutual funds in search of big gains in the rising stock market. Giving your money to a professional......(read more)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Paychex, Inc. (PAYX), Waste Management, Inc. (WM): Top Dividend Stocks for Beginning Investors

If you’re a beginning investor and the first things you’re thinking of adding to your new portfolio are some top dividend stocks, bravo! You......(read more)
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)

Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS): 1 Simple Step to Dramatically Improve Your Retirement

The Employee Benefit Research Institute recently reported that one of the best things you can do to improve your chances at a successful retirement is......(read more)

Citigroup Inc (C) And The ‘Tepper Rally’

Appaloosa Management has been one of the most profitable hedge funds of the last few years. Its founder, David Tepper, appeared on CNBC Tuesday to give......(read more)

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), L Brands Inc (LTD): Economics Of Retail

When you think of teen apparel you probably think of names like The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS), perhaps Victoria’s Secret, or maybe even Ralph Lauren Corp (......(read more)
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM), Kansas City Southern (KSU): Invest In The U.S.?

Change is uncomfortable. America is entering into a new stage. It is not the supreme world power that it was in the 1990s. Relative to the world economy......(read more)

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG), Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM): Is There Anything To The ‘Sell in May’ Mantra?

My wife and I are in the market for a new home.  We’ve been saving for several years, including investing in stocks.  I have started selling shares......(read more)

PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Is Still A Solid Long-Term Buy

Almost two years ago, I identified 10 companies that I would be putting $40,000 of my own retirement money behind. This was, has been, and will continue......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL): Here’s What You Should Expect

Investor sentiment in technology can change quickly. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had previously fallen out of favor on Wall Street with the uncertainty of......(read more)
BlackRock, Inc. (BLK)

BlackRock, Inc. (BLK): Why More Actively Managed ETFs Will Emerge

Investors oftentimes side with one of the two investment management styles: active or passive. To date, the passive exchange-traded fund industry has......(read more)

A Better Option for Investing in Apple Inc. (AAPL): SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (GLD)

Lately, investors in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) have faced a dilemma. With the stock down as much as 30% from its highs last year, value investors look......(read more)
8 Sector ETFs for 2013

Snapshot: ETF Performance Last Week – SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (EEM)

Despite hits to consumer confidence and disappointing Chinese industrial data, the S&P 500 kept calm and carried on, rising 0.6% on the week to bring......(read more)
8 Sector ETFs for 2013

Sensing a Market Top? Seek this Stock for Downside Protection: SPDR S&P Dividend (ETF) (SDY), SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

The S&P 500 is up more than 8% year-to-date, leading many to believe the market’s recent performance is disconnected from the economy at large......(read more)
How Slower Growth, Falling Oil Will Boost This Airline

Here’s What a New Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) Director’s 2,556%-Gainer Fund Has Been Buying: Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ), Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI)

Every quarter, many money managers have to disclose what they’ve bought and sold, via “13F” filings. Their latest moves can shine a......(read more)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Even More Options for Apple Inc. (AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), and Google Inc (GOOG) Investors

There is a time and a place for options trading. For investors looking for a little bit more oomph to their portfolios, options inherently offer greater......(read more)
Darling International Inc. (NYSE:DAR)

When You Shouldn’t Consider Passive Management: Darling International Inc. (DAR)

We all want our portfolio to perform well so we can reach our financial goals. But in building a portfolio, investors are faced with a seemingly endless......(read more)
8 Sector ETFs for 2013

Read This Before Buying Any Financial Services: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

Last week, while perusing the comments section of various Fool articles — especially this one — I was reminded of just how difficult it can......(read more)
Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)

Did the San Francisco 49ers Strike Gold? SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)

The gold rush of 1849 — whence the “49er” moniker derives — may be long over, but might the San Francisco 49ers’ loss during......(read more)