Invest in ‘The Lucky Country’ via ETFs
Since the Great Recession started to take shape in 2008, one mega-theme has dominated financial markets around the world: the avoidance of risk at any cost.
S&P on Europe: Better to Be in Than Out
Yes, the region has problems, but S&P Capital IQ says it’s turned more positive on the area, citing the ECB’s move to ease pressure on banks.
3 Funds to Consider if You Think Financials Are Due to Rebound
Nothing fell further than financials in the recession, but an economic rebound may finally give them a boost. Beware of Basel III, however.
Investing in 'The Lucky Country' via ETFs
Unlike Europe (and the U.S.), the Australian government has very low overall debt levels and projects a budget surplus in 2012.
Gold: Worth the Risk?
Gold has many attributes that investors want, and it has been one of the few assets to deliver positive returns consistently since 2005.
The Perils of Exchange Traded Funds
Despite their retail-friendly image today, ETFs were originally designed as a product for professional fund managers and institutional investors, and their involvement is still high.
Using REITs for Current Yields: Portfolio Fix
REITs offer a compelling blend of decent current yield and future price appreciation.
Less Risky Ways to Invest in Social Media: Portfolio Fix
Many investors may prefer to access these types of volatile issues through broadly diversified mutual funds and exchange traded funds.
Solving the International-Asset Puzzle: Portfolio Fix
Experts suggest three funds, but say that an investor's time horizon is the most critical issue.
Portfolio Fix: For Retirement Income, Floating Rate Bond Funds?
With yields down and inflation looming, these fixed income mutual funds are worth a look.