Expectations of higher rates are boosting the US dollar ETFs (UUP, USDU). POWERSHARES DB US DOLLAR BULLISH FUND: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/UUP/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID WISDOMTREE BLOOMBERG US DOLLAR BULLISH: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/USDU/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett speaks to CNBC's Becky Quick about this year's shareholder meeting and his best long-term investing tip. For more of Warren Buffett's wit and wisdom visit https://Buffett.CNBC.com » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Warren Buffett: Buying And Holding Index Funds Has Worked | CNBC
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Russell 2000 Index IWM ETF Small Co. Stocks US Dollar Bumping into Resistance http://www.wisdominvestor.com Subscribe The US Dollar Index is hitting resistance areas which may be bad news for the Russell 2000 Index and the small cap company ETF IWM. The US Dollar has been rising, while the small cap ETF IWM has been following to the upside. The QQQ Nasdaq 100 is showing signs of selling and reversing to the downside. The Semiconductor stocks are showing signs of weakness to the downside. The S&P 500 and Dow are bouncing back higher off the lows. The Dow has been down 9 days in a row now.
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Learn more at http://www.morpheustrading.com. Description below... MorpheusTrading.com provides a quick, educational stock technical analysis on the U.S. Dollar Bull Index Fund ($UUP). This video specifically discusses a setup known as a "first thrust" trend reversal.
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Andrew Walsh from UBS looks at currency hedged Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), the benefits of having them in your portfolio and how to trade them. - What is a currency hedged ETF? - Benefits of currency hedged ETFs - Word of caution - Cost of trading currency hedged ETFs - How to trade currency hedged ETFs ETFs, like investment funds, provide exposure to a portfolio of financial instruments, but they’re traded just like shares on a stock exchange. Some of the benefits of trading ETFs include: • Cost-efficiency • Gaining access to hard-to-reach markets • Increased transparency and flexibility Website: https://www.ig.com/uk/etfs-trading?CHID=9&SM=YT Twitter: https://twitter.com/IGcom Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IGcom Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iggroup.android.cfd&hl=en_GB LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/igcom Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108999047065291192896 IG is a global leader in retail forex, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets – including indices, shares, forex, commodities . Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, we are now the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs (Contract for Difference) and a global leader in forex. We also offer an execution-only share dealing service. All trading involves risk. Please take care to manage your exposure. The comments in this video do not constitute investment advice and IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of them.
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This video is in response to a question from abe on LinkedIN. Abe wanted to know if he should hedge the foreign currency exposure of his equities when the Canadian dollar is weak. There is no question that investing globally is beneficial. Diversification is the best way to increase your expected returns while decreasing your expected volatility. Diversification is, after all, known as the only free lunch in investing. When you decide to own assets all over the world, you are not just getting exposure to foreign companies, but also to foreign currencies. I’m Ben Felix, Associate Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital. In this episode of Common Sense Investing, I’m going to help you decide if you should currency hedge your portfolio. ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/
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What do I do? Full-time independent stock market analyst and researcher: https://sven-carlin-research-platform.teachable.com/p/stock-market-research-platform Check the comparative stock list table on my Stock market research platform under curriculum preview! I am also a book author: Modern Value Investing book: https://amzn.to/2lvfH3t More about me and some written reports at the Sven Carlin blog: https://svencarlin.com Stock market for modern value investors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernvalueinvesting/ The predominant investment strategy is to invest in index funds which means that you own an index like the S&P 500, which is a basket of the 500 biggest businesses traded in the U.S. Owning part of the 500 best businesses in the U.S. is not a bad thing but there are a few things you should know before allocating your hard-earned money to index funds. 1) Investing in index funds is extremely risky You probably read that many, even Warren Buffett says that investing in index funds is the best way to invest. However, there are many catches that go along that statement. The first thing many forget to talk about is the risk of investing in index funds. The S&P 500 has dropped 49% in 2001 and 57% in 2009. Such huge drops are extremely indicative of what can happen. And, it will certainly happen again sometimes in the future. In both cases the S&P 500 recovered but there is absolutely no guarantee that it will do so after the next drop. For example, after the 1920s bull market, it took the S&P 500 25 years to return to the previous level. There are also many periods of more than 10 years where stock market returns haven’t really been positive. From 2000 to 2013, from 1968 to 1982, just to give a few examples. If we adjust the returns for inflation, the periods where the actual return is zero are even longer; 2000 to 2016, 1966 to 1994 and what is also staggering is that from 1927 to 1982, inflation adjusted stock market returns have been negative. There is only one way to properly invest in index funds and it is a good strategy if you can stick to it for your whole life. Only if you dollar cost average your investments into index funds, you will do fine over the very long term. Dollar cost averaging means that you invest a fixed amount every month no matter what is going on in the market. This way you invest when things go well but also when things don’t go that well, which is the key. If you look back to the above chart, those who invested in 1931, 1940, 1982, 2009 have reaped the best investing returns. As it is impossible to time the market, dollar cost averaging is the only way to properly invest in index funds. However, few have the discipline to do so over the long term. A dollar cost averaging strategy works only if you keep investing through thin. This means that it is essential to invest when there is blood in the streets. Blood in the streets means that most others are selling in panic of what might happen next and nobody wants any kind of relation with stocks. A similar situation happened in 2001 and 2009. Those who have been constantly investing in stocks during the last 10 or 20 years, month after month, did well. However, if you stop investing during a recession because you prefer to safe a bit of cash in case you get fired, then index investing should be completely avoided because extremely risky and will lead to bad returns. As simple as a dollar cost averaging strategy might solve the issue. Where did the 5.4% yearly difference go? Well, it was eaten up by fees and by the fact that most invest in stocks at the wrong time and usually sell at the wrong time too. Most investors buy high and sell low. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand that investing in index funds works only if you stick to such an investment strategy for 40 years and add money constantly, month per month and reinvest the dividends without exception. The sad part is that, very few manage to apply such a strategy through life and that is something you should really see whether you can do. If you can’t invest when the stock market is down, or even worse, have to pull your funds out of the stock market when there is a crash, index investing certainly isn’t for you. 2) Dividends are extremely low As shown in figure 3, inflation adjusted stock market returns aren’t that stellar. Over the last 90 years those have been just shy of 2% per year. The biggest benefit from investing in the stock market in the last 90 years has come from dividends. The problem is that those dividends are at historical lows now.
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#Dividends #Dividendstocks Dividend Fund Showdown! In this video I discuss two dividend exchange traded funds or "ETFs" from two different fund companies. We'll look at total return, expense ratio, yield, volatility, sector weightings, and much more. THE VALUE LINE® DIVIDEND INDEX METHODOLOGY The Value Line® Dividend Index is an equal-dollar weighted index comprised of U.S. exchange-listed securities. The index methodology is focused on quality companies that have an above-average dividend yield. Value Line tracks 1700 stocks from 100 industries. Registered investment companies, limited partnerships and foreign securities not listed in the U.S. are excluded. The universe is screened to eliminate any stock that fails to achieve a 1 or 2 rank by Value Line’s “Safety” ranking system on a scale of 1 (highest score) to 5 (lowest score). Included in Value Line’s proprietary Safety ranking system is an evaluation of a stock’s volatility over the previous five years, as well as its “Financial Strength” rating, which is Value Line’s measure of a company’s financial condition. Financial strength is determined by a variety of factors including a company’s debt to capital ratio, amount of cash on hand, level and consistency of sales and profits, returns on capital, as well as a company’s position and performance within an industry. Select stocks with an indicated dividend yield greater than that of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Price Index and a market cap of $1 billion or more. The index is equally weighted to eliminate single stock risk and the process is repeated monthly. - Ftportfolios.com Buy dividend stocks commission free and receive a cash bonus: https://mbsy.co/qgvmm Connect with me on Instagram: @kennyrrobinson Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4336 Pocatello, Idaho 83205 Easiest Way To Fix OR Build Credit: https://selflender.com/refer/16355093 Best High-Interest Savings Account: https://mailchi.mp/7fd25a4138b5/savings Join the discussion by clicking on the "Community" tab! Disclaimer: I'm not your financial advisor, attorney, or tax professional, and nothing I say is meant to be a recommendation to buy or sell any financial instrument. This video is intended for entertainment purposes only. Do your own due diligence, and take 100% responsibility for your financial decisions. Seek professional advice and guidance to aid your financial decisions.
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Is passive investing safe? Will index ETFs save you in the next market crash? Or will both of these things cause the next crash? That’s what we’ll be talking about in this video. ***This video is sponsored by Real Vision*** One investment style has dominated the financial landscape for the bull market of the 2010’s. Like it or not passive investing, in the form of buy and hold index funds , (mostly ETFs) has ballooned in terms of attracting capital. But does all this passive “dumb money” add extra risk? Has the zombie apocalypse already begun in the form of blind passive investing! This is a crucial topic philosophically to many of us because frankly if you’re here you’re more likely to be active and you probably on some level reject the Efficient market Hypothesis. But cheap money as we looked at in our bubble series has been a nice environment for buying… well anything at any time. It’s made bull market geniuses of many, and humiliated some big named Hedge Fund managers like Bill Ackman who runs Pershing Square. Bill Ackman see's a risk in such a concentration of stock ownership by passive investors in terms of how stock ownership has been a means of checks and balances on corporate America. As an activist the last thing he wants is equity owners that have no interest in holding corporate boards accountable. A 2016 study by S&P Dow Jones Indices showed that about 90 percent of active stock managers failed to beat their index targets over the previous one-year, five-year and 10-year periods; fees explain a significant part of that underperformance. In their defense, active managers say that the period since the financial crisis of 2008 has been an abnormal one, with many stocks moving in lockstep, rather than trading on their individual earning prospects. To learn more, make sure you watch the video above! And as always, stay Fallible out there investors! Follow AK Fallible on Twitter: https://twitter.com/akfallible And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fallible_money/ ***All content, opinions, and commentary by Fallible is intended for general information and educational purposes only, NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE.
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For investors without the time to invest in individual stocks (or, for that matter, who just want automatic diversification), stock funds which bundle a bunch of different companies together make a ton of sense. The question, of course, is: Which one should you buy? We break down the benefits and drawbacks of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (or ETFs), and index funds to help you answer that question. Three key metrics to look at are turnover, expense ratio, and five-year performance – we explain those in greater depth in the video, but they should help you quickly whittle down the number of funds. That lets you focus on more qualitative factors, like whether you like the fund manager’s philosophy and what mix of stocks you want to own. Leave us a comment below to let us know what you thought of the video! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You can read more about The Motley Fool's disclosure policy here: https://www.fool.com/legal/fool-disclosure-policy/ Subscribe to The Motley Fool's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheMotleyFool Join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/themotleyfool Follow The Motley Fool on Twitter: https://twitter.com/themotleyfool Or, follow our Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/+MotleyFool/p... Inside The Motley Fool: Check out our Culture Blog! http://culture.fool.com
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USDX (US Dollar Index) US Dollar Index is working on a double corrective structure from January high (81.32) when 80.57 was (( x )) wave connector. As this level holds, we like more downside in the Index toward 79.17 (equal legs) - 78.85 from where there should be a bigger bounce which can take us all the way back to 80.57 or slightly higher levels. Short-term, expect failure between 80.13 - 80.24 and selling to resume. Only a break of 80.57 will negate this view suggesting cycle from 81.32 has ended already. SUBSCRIBE : https://goo.gl/wyzXPw ___________________________________ To learn more about Elliott Wave, check out our Educational classes here http://bit.ly/1mW4wii and sign up for a Free 14 day Trial here http://bit.ly/1nOKJec At EWF, we cover 78 instruments in different asset classes from forex, commodities, indices, stocks, ETFs and crypto-currencies. We provide Elliottwave forecast in 4 different time frames, Live Trading Room, 24 hour chat room, live sessions, and much more. This channel is dedicated to Elliott Wave Analysis in different time frames. We will post videos about Forex pairs, Commodities and Indices. We have modified Elliott wave theory and added new rules to adjust it to the current times. We use a system of pivots and like forecasting and trading with the trend. Buying / Selling 3, 7 or 11 swings with the trend is our mantra. Thank you for visiting, hope you enjoy and learn from the videos. SUBSCRIBE : https://goo.gl/wyzXPw WEBSITE : https://elliottwave-forecast.com/ EDUCATION : http://education.elliottwave-forecast.com/services/ CLUB : https://club.elliottwave-forecast.com/ FOLLOW US : https://twitter.com/ElliottForecast LIKE US ON FACEBOOK : https://facebook.com/ElliottForecast/ FOLLOW US G+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ElliottWaveForecasting STOCKTWITS : https://stocktwits.com/ElliottwaveForecast INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/elliottwaveforecast_official/
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Taking a look at the most popular ETFs out there, which are the ETF trackers. Comparing the three main competitors from Vanguard, SPDR and iSharers (Blackrock) I'm looking at expense ratio, dividend, liquidity, Inflow and commission free offers. Investing for all is a project seeking to provide basic information about how and where to invest in stock market. The stock market is a safe place to put your money and has given great returns over hundreds of years. I often touch on topics such as Investing for beginners, stock recommendations, ETFs, stock market basics, how to find and evaluate new stocks etc. Stocks go up and down, don't invest simply based on what you hear or see in my videos. I might have a bias towards stocks I talk about, but I try informing my viewers when this might be the case. My personal stock portfolio currently consists of the following stocks: Activision Blizzard Apple Alibaba Amazon DNB BOTZ ETF Hannon Armstrong sustainable infrastructure Intel Corporation JPMorgan Lockheed Martin LIT ETF Nvidia Taktwo Interactive Vanguard small-cap growth ETF Waste Management Square Inc
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What do I do? Full-time independent stock market analyst and researcher: https://sven-carlin-research-platform.teachable.com/p/stock-market-research-platform Check the comparative stock list table on my Stock market research platform under curriculum preview! I am also a book author: Modern Value Investing book: https://amzn.to/2lvfH3t More about me and some written reports at the Sven Carlin blog: https://svencarlin.com Stock market for modern value investors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernvalueinvesting/ You can find my detailed investment research and portfolio here: https://sven-carlin-research-platform.teachable.com/ You can find the way I analyze stocks in my Modern Value Investing book: KINDLE: https://amzn.to/2r184En PAPERBACK: https://amzn.to/2Kd55kN We mostly hear about Buffett as he is the 3rd richest person in the world but, we should listen and learn from Munger because he is straightforward, he speaks what he does and he doesn't really care what other people think about him. Listen to this interview and how to go about investing in China. Now, the interviewer constantly pushes the idea of buying the S&P 500 index because we don’t know China, China is risky but Munger straightforwardly says that everybody can find 4 or 5 good companies to invest in China. GOOD COMPANIES – index funds don’t offer that – they offer the average If you have 5 good companies in china, 5 in the us and another 5 in the world you will have a great return and be globally diversified, that is what all of those who don’t want to bother have to do, just buy good companies and forget about it, not index funds.
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New to ITM Trading? Get your FREE ITM INVESTMENT GUIDE: http://info.itmtrading.com/thanks-yt-free-guide/?ytv=IT11142018 Interested in our LIVE EVENT & Workshop for Serious Investors? https://www.itmtradingevents.com Link to Slides and Sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/etf-will-get-screwed-lynette-zang/ Wealth poured into passive ETFs, exploding from $531 billion in 2008 to over $3.4 trillion in 2017 in what is referred to as the rise of the algorithms, since 90% of daily trading volume is now generated by computers. Because of the way ETFs are created and the fact that they generally hold no cash, flash crashes can be expected. Just as they blocked the oversight of OTC derivatives AFTER the LTCM derivative implosion, which led to the 2008 financial crisis, rules governing ETFs have been eased. I believe that this will lead to wealth remaining in the fiat system during the next financial crisis. And if you want to actually DO about all of this, that's what we specialize in at ITM Trading. How do you protect your wealth for the next collapse and financial reset? Yes Gold and Silver, but what types? How much of each? What strategy? If you're asking these questions you're already ahead of the game... We're here to assist you, as it is our mission to safeguard the public from the inevitable downfall of the dollar. We are the most recommended precious metals company in the industry for good reason, because we treat you just as prestigious as our gold. Find out if you're properly protected today... We are here to serve you: 877-410-1414 You can also email us at: [email protected] For Instant Updates and Important News, please follow us on: https://www.ITMTrading.com https://twitter.com/itmtrading https://twitter.com/itmtrading_zang https://facebook.com/ITMTrading By ITM Trading's Lynette Zang ITM Trading Inc. © Copyright, 1995 - 2018 All Rights Reserved.
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Start earning easy passive income with Vanguard index funds. Not interested or don't have the time to pick individual stocks? No problem. We'll walk through the best Vanguard ETFs so you can start investing in index funds and begin collecting dividends. Subscribe here for more content: http://bit.ly/SubscribeMichaelJay Check out my latest video: http://bit.ly/NewVideosMichaelJay In this video we will discuss the best Vanguard ETFs you can use to build a simple portfolio of index funds. We will cover which Vanguard index fund may be the best for you. The funds discussed include: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) This fund is designed to provide investors with exposure to the entire U.S. equity market, including small-, mid-, and large-cap growth and value stocks. The fund’s key attributes are its low costs, broad diversification, and the potential for tax efficiency. Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) This fund offers investors a low cost way to gain equity exposure to both developed and emerging international economies. The fund tracks stock markets all over the globe, with the exception of the United States. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) This index fund provides investors low-cost, diversified exposure to large-, mid-, and small-capitalization companies in developed markets outside of the United States. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) This fund offers investors a low-cost way to gain equity exposure to emerging markets. The fund invests in stocks of companies located in emerging markets around the world, such as Brazil, Russia, India, Taiwan, and China. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) This fund is designed to provide broad exposure to U.S. investment grade bonds. Reflecting this goal, the fund invests about 30% in corporate bonds and 70% in U.S. government bonds of all maturities (short-, intermediate-, and long-term issues). Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund (VMMXX) This fund seeks to provide current income and preserve shareholders’ principal investment by maintaining a share price of $1. As such it is considered one of the most conservative investment options offered by Vanguard. OTHER CONTENT YOU MAY ENJOY BELOW // 2018 YouTube Investor Stock Draft Watch as I and other YouTube investors participate in my 2018 Stock Draft for a cash prize and bragging rights in the investor community! https://youtu.be/SJvZQNqXJzY // Value Stocks I'm Watching Series In this series, we will be focusing on value stocks that appear to offer significant upside for long term investors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuujRm10u-Q&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdxrbFd9ODrTOn8ie-3hBldP // #10to10Kchallenge Investment Series Want to grow your investment accounts? Join me as I take the #10to10Kchallenge and grow my Robinhood investment account from $10 to $10,000, build a portfolio of value stocks, and document the entire process for you to see! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hAjDu8NZn4&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdyATMMH5B-MAFWqicUb5zFj // Get Started Investing New to investing? Check out my collection of resources to help get you started on the right foot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysVNNfXeIxE&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdy-zD9dJiH_LSDIXe9RshlV // Open a Free No-Commission Stock Account If you are looking to open a stock trading account to begin investing, I highly recommend starting with Robinhood as they offer free stock trading. Unlike traditional brokers, they do not charge commission on trades or require a minimum account balance. How to get a free stock on Robinhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6pFDDeRxrs If you are reading this and haven't subscribed yet, then click the subscribe button and let me know in the comments what videos you would like to see more of! DISCLAIMER: This video is a resource for educational and general informational purposes and do not constitute actual financial advice. No one should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own financial advisor and/or conducting his or her own research and due diligence. There is no guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from using this content. Investing of any kind involves risk and your investments may lose value. CREDITS Song: DJ Quads - I Like To Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/AKA-DJ-QUADS
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You like dividend checks. However, you are unsure whether you should pursue individual dividend-paying stocks or dividend-focused ETFs (exchange traded funds). Today's video, a response to a subscriber question, compares and contrasts individual dividend growth stocks versus dividend mutual funds (ETFs), through my personal lens. While I cannot answer this question for others, I can share my personal pros and cons when I compare the two, and how I decided to proceed in my personal stock portfolio. Specifically, I cover: * Two specific ETF (exchange traded fund) examples from a major ETF mutual fund family. * Why starting yields may be a bit too low with ETFs. * Why I love the control that individual, dividend stocks offer. (And, their lack of ongoing fees is nice too.) * How one can derive more value (when stocks are "on sale") via individual stocks versus mutual funds (which offer a basket of stocks). This is a critical point. The stock market, in my opinion, is not efficient. By holding individual dividend stocks, I get to buy bargains all the time. * When ETFs and mutual funds may make sense (namely retirement accounts where individual stocks are not an option, or those that have smaller portfolios without the prospect of large-scale growth). * How I hope and dream that everyone watching has a million dollar (or more) dividend stock portfolio, one that pays massive cash flow. Today's video is a bit contrarian, and that's ok. My goal is one of early financial freedom and massive passive income. Since my goals are a bit unconventional, my personal finance strategy has been a bit unconventional too. Learn more about dividend stock brokers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcuXZauMwZk Learn more about individual vs. retirement accounts (for someone seeking early financial independence): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_MqPhKoH90 Disclaimer: I'm not a licensed investment advisor, and today's video is just for entertainment and fun. This video is NOT investment advice. Please talk to your licensed investment advisor before making any financial decisions. All content on my YouTube channel is (c) Copyright IJL Productions LLC.
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ETF Index Fund Trend Stock Market Direction Dow S&P 500 Nasdaq Dollar Transports http://www.wisdominvestor.com Subscribe Free On this video we cover the trend direction of the ETF index funds for Nasdaq, S&P 500, Dow, Financials, Transports, Semiconductos and the US Dollar. The stock market trend is dictated by how this major index funds trend. The small caps are the only ETF index fund that Is going in the opposite direction. The Dollar has been moving higher and the small caps have been following the direction of the dollar.
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The US Dollar Index http://www.financialtrading.com/, also shortened to the USDX, provides an index of the strength of the US dollar compared with others in the international market. An index is simply a collection of prices added together, sometimes with weighting factors, in order to give the overall picture. For instance, the FTSE is an index of the value of stocks traded in the UK. Similarly, the Dow, or Dow Jones Industrial Average to give it its full name is an index of stock values traded in the US. In the case of the US Dollar Index, rather than looking at individual stock prices it is made up with the value of individual currency exchange rates, compared to the dollar. The index was started in 1973, before most of Europe adopted the euro, so used to comprise more currencies than are currently figured into its calculation. Nowadays, the USDX is based on the exchange rates with just six other currencies -- the euro (EUR), the pound sterling (GBP), the Swiss franc (CHF), the Canadian dollar (CAD), the Japanese yen (JPY), and the Swedish krona (SEK). The index uses weighting factors which reflect the size of the different economies. For instance, the weighting factor for the euro is 58%, so the variations in exchange rate between the US dollar and the euro have a major impact on the value of the USDX. Other significant currencies are the Japanese yen, the pound sterling, and the Canadian dollar, all of which are around 10%, with the krona and franc only having a small influence on the index. When the index was initially established in 1973, it was set to an arbitrary value of 100. It was started just after the Bretton Woods system which was established in 1944 was abandoned. The currency agreement had to be dismantled because the US discarded the gold standard in 1971. Initially the index went up, signifying that the dollar was strengthening against foreign currencies, but the index dropped as low as 70 in 2008 and its current value is about 80. Some people choose to trade on the value of the US Dollar Index, essentially trading on how well the US is doing as a whole in the world. You can take out contracts on it on the futures markets, invest in mutual funds or in exchange traded funds, or trade options.
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http://www.LifeStyleTrading101.com Warren Buffett is perhaps the most successful and celebrated investor of the 20th century and his results have only been getting better as he ages. ★☆★ VIEW THE BLOG POST: ★☆★ http://www.lifestyletrading101.com/warren-buffetts-best-investment-advice-buy-index-funds/ =========================== Of course, that’s largely due to his ability to pick stocks that outperform the market. But during his lifetime, the stock market has actually gone up quite a bit, despite the dot com and financial crisis. Anyone who bought and hold would be doing quite well as well. You don’t necessarily need to pick the best stock winners. Simply getting exposed to the overall market in a diversified manner would have given you solid returns over time. In fact, that’s exactly what Warren Buffett recommends and is doing himself. On page 20 of The 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report to Shareholders (PDF), he talks about how he is allocating 90% of his estate for his heirs to be invested in the S&P500 index fund – and that’s what he recommends to the average investor. ====================== What This Means For You Warren Buffett’s favorite investing strategy can be essentially boiled to a few key takeaways: 1) Buy a low-cost index fund – either through ETFs such as SPY or VOO — or directly with Vanguard. 2) Buy in pieces over a period of time (dollar-cost-averaging) 3) Hold. In his annual report, Buffett specifically recommends the Vanguard S&P500 Index Fund. ★☆★ Part 2: Executing Buffett's Advice ★☆★ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STMg_6qpV4Y ★☆★ Subscribe on Youtube ★☆★ http://www.youtube.com/lifestyletrading101x Instagram ►http://www.instagram.com/lifestyletrading101
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http://247wallst.com/commodities-metals/2017/01/30/meet-the-new-gold-etf-designed-to-mitigate-a-strong-dollar/ By Jon C. Ogg January 30, 2017 Gold bugs have yet one more tool to add to their toolbox. The New York Stock Exchange welcomed officials of the World Gold Council and State Street Global Advisors on Monday, January 30, 2017, to highlight the new listing of SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust (NYSEMKT: GLDW). This is said to be the first U.S.-listed exchange traded fund that is gold-backed and is designed for a strong U.S. dollar. What matters here is that this ETF aims to counter the historically negative correlation between the price of gold and a strengthening U.S. dollar. It seeks to track the performance of the Solactive GLD Long USD Gold Index, less fund expenses. Its net and gross expense ratio is 0.50%. This combines both a long position in physical gold and long dollar exposure against a basket of non-U.S. currencies. How this ETF trades based on gold prices and dollar changes matters. Monday’s release showed that from the period of December 31, 2013, to December 30, 2016, gold priced in U.S. dollars actually fell about 5% (from $1,205 per ounce to $1,146). When the effect of a strengthening U.S. dollar is considered, gold priced in non-U.S. currencies was up 25% The price of gold in euros increased from €873 per ounce to €1,096. SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust holds physical gold in the form of 400-ounce London Good Delivery bars stored in the custodian’s London vault, except when the ETF’s physical gold has been allocated in the vault of a subcustodian solely for temporary custody and safekeeping. In November 2004, the World Gold Council, through a U.S. subsidiary, and State Street Global Advisors launched SPDR Gold Shares Trust (NYSEMKT: GLD), the first U.S.-traded gold ETF and the first U.S.-listed ETF backed by a physical asset. After having attracted over $1 billion in assets in its first three trading days alone, it remains the largest gold ETF, with approximately $30.6 billion in assets under management backed by physical gold bullion. Nick Good, co-head of the Global SPDR business at State Street Global Advisors, said: The price of gold and the US dollar have historically tended to move in opposite directions. By lessening the dollar’s potential impact on gold, GLDW seeks to provide investors the opportunity to realize the potential benefits of using gold as a strategic portfolio diversifier, while offering the ability to buffer against the potential adverse effects of a strong dollar on gold. Joseph Cavatoni of the World Gold Council, said: GLDW is the first ETF listed in the US backed by physical gold that is designed to hedge the movement of gold against the U.S. dollar. … For investors and advisors incorporating currency movements into their investment thesis, the SPDR® Long Dollar Gold Trust provides a convenient vehicle to lessen the potential impact of the dollar on gold prices by creating the economic effect of owning gold with a basket of non-US currencies. Together, GLDW and GLD® may allow investors to enjoy the diversification benefits of holding gold in either strong or weak dollar environments.
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Learn to trade futures: Use dollar index futures contracts to speculate in the currency markets for a more diverse approach. The DX futures contract is the ETF of currencies.
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A Technical Analysis of the US Stock Market Futures, ETFs, Leading Sectors, Commodities, and US Dollar Index.
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Learn To Time The Stock Market - Welcome to Stephen Whiteside's Free look at Today's Stock Market - Start your trading day off on the right foot, with Stephen Whiteside's Technical Analysis Video Newsletter. This free daily video newsletter focuses on the major North American Indexes and ETF’s, as well as the US Dollar, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Precious Metals including Gold and Silver. http://www.theuptrend.com/Investing/stock-market-timing-service.html
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11/9/2017 Webcast: ETFs What you need to know How can you purchase Vanguard ETFs® (exchange-traded funds), and is there a particular time of day when it’s best to buy or sell an ETF? Vanguard investing experts, Josh Hirt and Rich Powers, describe how and when to add ETFs to your portfolio. Important Information All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. This webcast is for your educational purposes only. We recommend that you consult a tax or financial advisor about your individual situation. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Investments in stocks or bonds issued by non-U.S. companies are subject to risks including country/regional risk and currency risk. Vanguard ETF Shares are not redeemable with the issuing Fund other than in very large aggregations worth millions of dollars. Instead, investors must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares in the secondary market and hold those shares in a brokerage account. In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling. For more information about Vanguard funds or Vanguard ETFs, visit https://vgi.vg/2zIetY9 to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing. © 2017 The Vanguard Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor.
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INVESTING - What is The Difference between STOCK, INDEXES and ETF's. http://optionalpha.com - There are subtle but important differences between trading these 3 different types of underlyings. In this quick and short video, we explain the benefits/drawbacks of each style. In particular, we prefer if possible to trade ETFs and Index options because they have much less "tail risk" and are generally more liquid for entering and exiting. ================== Listen to our #1 rated investing podcast on iTunes: http://optionalpha.com/podcast ================== Download a free copy of the "The Ultimate Options Strategy Guide": http://optionalpha.com/ebook Original video published under Creative Commons license - Please follow their channel here - https://youtu.be/IZsCf-bEQKA Subscribe here to stay informed on Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and blockchain news and education - http://bit-media.gr8.com/ GROW YOUR CHANNEL AND BRAND - Should you wish your video content to be featured on BIT-MEDIA 24, please email [email protected] Disclaimer - The content in this video and on this channel is not intended to be financial advice. The content in this video and on this channel is only intended for EDUCATION and entertainment purposes only! Bitcoin Analysis, Top bitcoin analysis, price prediction, Bitcoin Trading, Bitcoin 2018, Bitcoin Crash, Bitcoin Moon, Bitcoin News, Bitcoin Today, Best Bitcoin Analysis, Bitcoin price, Bitcoin to 0, Where is Bitcoin Going, Bitcoin bottomed Get the latest Bitcoin and Crypto information from Cryptogirl - http://cryptogirl.gr8.com/ Keen to buy us a cup of coffee to keep the channel going? Bitcoin Donations: - 1MXacnLB29qBxZDMXc13hGMC4xqcuoM6s3 Ethereum Donations: - 0x066e28B00efE95C28322073533E5e6465B27E10F DOGE Donations: -DAGyx7xoiJBcxREj8vH8jCFnWYgVjy57pT Waves Donations: - 3PEgxZmcbrqWnjkvF9DCer9fU68NTQamPvr
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In today's technical analysis video of the stock market I look at the market action and spend a few minutes comparing the U.S. Dollar Index to the United States 12 Month Oil ETF (USL). USL more closely mirrors the price action of oil. I then look at YELP, NXPI and AMBA. Video Timeline Indices: 00:00 - 05:00 Indicators: 05:00 - 06:49 ETFs: 06:49 - 08:49 Oil/USD Index: 08:49 - 15:23 Stocks: 15:23 - 22:42
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ETFs are open-ended investment funds listed and traded intraday on a stock exchange. They aim to track the performance of an index and provide access to a wide variety of markets and asset classes. Find out more about the different ETF structures, the benefits and risks of investing in them through this video series.
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Learn To Time The Stock Market - Welcome to Stephen Whiteside's Free look at Today's Stock Market - Start your trading day off on the right foot, with Stephen Whiteside's Technical Analysis Video Newsletter. This free daily video newsletter focuses on the major North American Indexes and ETF’s, as well as the US Dollar, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Precious Metals including Gold and Silver. http://www.theuptrend.com Today we look at .VIX,VIX S&P 500,DIA,Dow Diamonds,SPY,SPDR S&P 500 ETF,QQQ,Nasdaq 100 ETF,.W5000,Wilshire 5000,.W5KLC,Wilshire US Large-Cap Index,.W5KMC,Wilshire US Mid-Cap Index,.W5KSC ,Wilshire US Small-Cap Index,.ZAX,Zacks Micro Cap Index,XLY,SPDR Consumer Discretionary,XLP,SPDR Consumer Staples,XLE,SPDR Energy,XLF,SPDR Financial,XLV,SPDR Health Care,XLI,SPDR Industrials,XLB,SPDR Materials,XLRE,SPDR Real Estate,XLK,SPDR Technology,IYT,iShares DJ Transportation ,XLU,SPDR Utility,GDX,MV Gold Miners,SIL,Silver Miners,US.F,30 Y US T Bonds ,TLT,iShares Lehman 20 Year T-Bond,JNK,SPDR High Yield Bond ETF,EMB,iShares Emerg Markets Bond,DX.F,US Dollar Index,CU.F,Euro FX,CD.F,Canadian Dollar,DBC,PS DB Commodity,USO,United States Oil,UNG,United States Natural Gas ,GLD,SPDR Gold Shares,SLV,iShares Silver Trustx
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If active management isn’t the answer, and interest rates really do have nowhere to go but up, should you still expect positive returns from your bonds? I’m Ben Felix, Associate Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital. In this episode of Common Sense Investing, I’m going to talk about bond index funds in rising-rate environments and advice you on why you don’t need to be afraid of bond index funds. I’ll be talking about a lot more common sense investing topics in this series, so subscribe and click the bell for updates. I want these videos to help you to make smarter investment decisions, so feel free to send me any topics that you would like me to cover! ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/
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More investors are looking to international markets and exchange traded funds as a way to diversify away from potentially overvalued U.S. equities. However, potential traders should keep in mind the risks associated with international investments, notably foreign exchange or forex risks. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Abby Woodham, ETF Strategist for Deutsche Asset Management, at the 2017 Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago April 26-28 to talk how currencies influence an international equity position.
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do After a decade of rapidly growing demand for semiconductors, the industry experienced slower growth in 2015. This trend is expected to continue in 2016, due to a slowdown in the personal computer market, a stronger U.S. dollar, economic contraction in Japan and weak economic conditions in Europe. The correction in Chinese stocks has hit the industry particularly hard, as China accounts for 50% of global semiconductor consumption. Slower growth may see consolidation within the industry, as companies look for ways to increase revenues and reduce costs. With the slowdown in the PC market, semiconductor companies must explore new markets, such as those in the automobile and medical industries, where semiconductor use may experience increased demand as new and innovative technologies emerge. Leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a cost-effective way for short-term investors to take advantage of price fluctuations in the semiconductor industry by returning the daily performance of an index multiplied by the fund's leveraged amount. For example, if the fund is leveraged three times, it should theoretically return triple the performance of the benchmark index it tracks. Short-term investors who want to play the semiconductor industry on the long side with leveraged ETFs may want to consider either the ProShares Ultra Semiconductors ETF (NYSEARCA: USD) or the Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X ETF (NYSEARCA: SOXL). ProShares Ultra Semiconductors ETF The ProShares Ultra Semiconductors ETF attempts to provide two times the exposure to the Dow Jones U.S. Semiconductors Index before all fees and expenses. The index tracks the performance of large U.S. semiconductor companies. This ETF lacks liquidity compared to other leveraged sector funds. The fund's top stock holdings include Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) with a 22.16% holding, Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) with an 11.09% holding, Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) with an 8.37% holding and Broadcom Ltd. with an 8.31% (NASDAQ: AVGO). The fund has an annual turnover of 50%, which is lower than the category average of 165%. This ETF has $22.6 million in net assets, with an expense ratio of 0.95%, which is in line with the category average of 0.91%. The five-year, three-year and year-to-date annualized returns were 14.45%, 35.06% and -4.04%, respectively, as of April 20, 2016. USD is not suitable for risk-averse investors, due to its leveraged nature and low liquidity. Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X ETF The Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X ETF attempts to provide three times the exposure to the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index before all fees and expenses. The index tracks the performance of companies that are involved in the design, distribution, manufacture and sale of semiconductors. While the fund primarily holds U.S. companies, foreign companies with American depositary receipts (ADRs) are eligible for inclusion. Returns are somewhat muted, as the fund limits the weighting at 8%. T
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A big picture technical overview of all major market trends and price action analysis. STOCKS & ETFs FEATURED: DIA - Dow Jones Industrial average SPX - S&P500 Large Cap Index COMPQ - Nasdaq Composite RUT - Russell 2000 Small Cap Index NYAD - Cumulative NYSE Advance-Decline Line NYHL - NYSE # 52Week (Highs - Lows) VIX - Volatility Index USD - US Dollar Index JNK - Barclays High Yield Bond ETF MSWORLD - MSCI World (ex USA) EEM - Emerging Markets ETF TLT - 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF GLD - Gold Shares ETF SLV - Silver Trust ETF WTIC - Light Crude Oil Continuous Contract NATGAS - Natural Gas Continuous Contract LEARN MORE & CONNECT WITH US: ►Newsletter: https://www.theTradeRisk.com/newsletter ►Swing Trade Alerts: https://www.theTradeRisk.com/swing-trade-alerts ►Prebuilt TC2000 Scans: https://www.thetraderisk.com/tc2000-easyscan-pcf-solutions/ ►Custom Coding: https://www.thetraderisk.com/tc2000-ninjatrader-coding/ ►Consulting: https://www.thetraderisk.com/consulting ►Subscribe YouTube: http://bit.ly/YouTubeTTR ►Follow Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/evanmedeiros THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! This video is intended for educational purposes only. Nothing is a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell securities. You are responsible for your own financial decisions. #TheTradeRisk #StockMarket #Stocks
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If you are new to stock investing or do not like the risk of investing in individual company shares, ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) offer you a simple and easy way to build a winning investment portfolio. Learn about the different types of ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) and how to achieve consistent profits with minimal risks through dollar cost averaging or trend following a diversified portfolio of ETFs. Stock investing & trading insights by Adam Khoo shows you how profitable trading and investment opportunities in today's stock markets. These are essential strategies for stock investing and traders who want to improve their stock investing and trading performance. Adam Khoo is a professional stocks and forex trader and the best-selling author of 'Winning the Game of Stocks" and "Profit from the Panic". Thousands of students have profited from his sharp investment insights into the world of stock investing and trading. Helpful links Learn about Wealth Academy live seminars at http://bit.ly/2JVKnGf Learn about our Online Professional Trading Courses at http://bit.ly/2qF99Ce Visit Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group at http://bit.ly/2JVZJu3 Facebook https://facebook.com/adamkhoosuccess
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Dollar Index Composition: https://www.theice.com/publicdocs/futures_us/ICE_Dollar_Index_FAQ.pdf Dollar Index ticker: http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/index/dxy/charts
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In today's technical analysis of the stock market video I review the market action and look at the indicators and key ETFs and U.S Dollar Index. Stocks in focus are Whole Foods Market (WFM), U.S. Steel (X), Yelp (YELP), Yahoo! (YHOO) and Facebook (FB). My post today is "Black Swan Events Revisited" at http://joehentges.net Video Timeline: Indices (daily) [00:00] Indices (weekly) [06:21] Indicators [09:45] Key ETFs & US Dollar Index [13:44] Sector ETFs [19:10] WFM [22:46] X [24:04] YELP [25:09] YHOO [26:23] FB [28:48]
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http://www.inthemoneystocks.com This morning, the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures (ES-U2) are trading lower by 5.00 points to 1353.50 per contract. The decline in the stock futures market comes as the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX-U2) trades higher by 0.22 cents to $83.39 per contract. As you all know by now, the major stock indexes continue to trade inverse to the U.S. Dollar. Earlier today, Germany auctioned off €4.173 in two year notes at a negative yield. This tells us that investors are continuing to run for safety in Europe. Traders can expect most of the leading European equities to be volatile today. Some leading equities that could be in play include the ProShares UltraShort Euro (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EUO), iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWG), UBS AG (USA) (NYSE:UBS), and the Ishares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund (NASDAQ:EUFN).
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http://trade-technicals.blogspot.com Sorry for any poor grammar in this article. Grammar is by far not my expertise. The stock market is very speculative in my opinion. Am I to believe everything that has been told? I don't work behind the scenes where the money flows in big numbers, but if they refuse to tell us the casino similarities I feel there has to be more. ETFS: Jan 29/08 UUP (1x Long Dollar) $23.40 Sep 9/09 UUP - $22.90 (-0.50, -2.1%) Jan 29/08 UDN (1x Short Dollar) $27.81 Sep 9/09 UDN - $27.84 (+0.03 +0.1%) --Interesting how these two numbers do not match on a single yield stock. The percentages are close, but not accurate. Triples and double yield funds have been known for this to happen based on their design. The truth is the design of % gains and losses do not match. Usually if one of these gains 3%, the other may lose 3.03%. The problem is this: The up and down percentage between the two ETFS should be designed that the higher percentage gain a little more in #s than smaller. If going from 100 to 105 is 5%, the opposite should be 4.76% with the calculation of (5/105). Instead when one of these ETFS makes 5% the other usually loses a share over it and maybe lower. (usually greater) The 3x financials show us a great example of this. 3X Long & Short Financials Since Nov 21/08 - FAS (Long) $80.00 Sep 9/09 FAS - $76.03 (-3.97, -5.0%) Since Nov 21/08 - FAZ (Short) $1452.00 Sep 9/09 FAZ - $23.42 (-1428.58, - -98.4%) FAZ and FAS were never that high at the time. It is because they gave these ETFS a reverse split to make them look bigger. These babies are designed to lose long run. If you know they were designed to be losers long run, is that a fair rule to have with these funds? Yes it would be, and the reason for that is the extra gains can be huge if you have good timing. However, if you wanted to be safe and not play the volatility would it be better to play the single short financials instead ? No, this game seems rigged when you have the following: Financials Long XLF and Short SEF for July 11-08 to today XLF Then - $18.68 Today - $14.50 (-22.4%) SEF Then - $79.70 Today - $46.36 (-41.8%) We see the longs down a lot and the shorts more! This is because of the higher volatility that comes in this sector and most likely price fixing. last week XLF lost 3.59% on a day where SEF gained +3.29%. By theory if XLF losses 3.59 that would be an equivalent of losing 3.59 on 100 (Drop to 96.41.) Therefore 3.59 gain on 96.41 works out to 3.72%. This should have been the gain based on XLF losses. Instead it gets 3.29% which is a significant penalty when there are 52 weeks and around 250 trading days in a year. The Gold isn't as affected (I wonder why LOL) as both the single and double gold are only down under 1% each since the February top. Still, they are both down. Not mentioned in this video is USO (which tracks OIL). USO JULY08 HIGH - $119.17 USO FEB09 LOW - $22.74 CURRENT - $36.94 OIL COMEX JULY08 HIGH - $146.65 JAN09 LOW - $32.70 CURRENT - $71.73 The Oil Comex has done better than double from its January bottom where USO has only gained around 50% and their bottom was a month later. This means that it has been a part of serious hits. Those investors whom played for oil going higher have been quite frankly screwed for playing USO. The comex needs to double to get to their current highs, and USO needs to gain more than 200% to get back to their levels. Thank you for reading this article and watching my video
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