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.
Whatever Happened to Gold?
As events in Europe have roiled the U.S. markets over the last month, one usually precious element of the market talk has been missing: gold.
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.
SPDR Gold Overtakes S&P 500 SPY as Top ETF
As equity prices fall and gold prices rise, the market capitalizations of the two largest ETFs have switched places, with State Street's SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) overtaking the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) as the largest ETF in the world.
3 Funds to Consider in Light of Slowdown, Downgrade: Portfolio Fix
For your consideration: three fixed-income funds that boast above-average historical performance, high current yield and currency diversification.
Frontiers of Investing Webinar Series, Part III: ETFs—What’s Next, and How to Use Them in Client Portfolios
On Wednesday, Feb. 9, AdvisorOne’s editors will host the third in a four-part free Webinar series on the burgeoning global ETF market, which now encompasses 3,500 products totaling $1.5 trillion in assets.