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October 17, 2014
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October 15, 2014
Weekly ETF Report

The Easiest Way to Get to the Exits As I write today’s Weekly ETF Report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 450 points, or 2.8%, and it now has fallen forcefully below the 16,000 level. The selling in the Dow isn’t unique, as we’ve seen big declines in nearly every major domestic market index, as well as in virtually every major equity market around the world. With everyone seemingly packing up and rushing to get out of equity positions, things are getting rather crowded at the exits. I’ve written and spoken at length for years about why I love exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Two key reasons why are that ETFs are both simple to understand and easy to use. It is the ease of use aspect of ETFs that I really love, especially when everyone is racing for the crowded exits. Because ETFs allow you to sell at any time, and with just a few clicks of your mouse, they are much more efficient in terms of allowing you to get out of positions before any real damage is done. It was this ability to buy and sell ETFs intraday that actually began my love affair with these versatile investment vehicles some 15 years ago. You see, back in 1999 we were in a roaring bull market, a bull market that I knew wouldn’t last much longer. At that time, mutual funds were all the rage, and greedy investors were blinded to the fact that the market was […]

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October 17, 2014

The Easiest Way to Get to the Exits As I write today’s Weekly ETF Report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 450 points, or 2.8%, and it now has fallen forcefully below the 16,000 level. The selling in the Dow isn’t unique, as we’ve seen big declines in nearly every major domestic market index, as well as in virtually every major equity market around the world. With everyone seemingly packing up and rushing to get out of equity positions, things are getting rather crowded at the exits. I’ve written and spoken at length for years about why I love exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Two key reasons why are that ETFs are both simple to understand and easy to use. It is the ease of use aspect of ETFs that I really love, especially when everyone is racing for the crowded exits. Because ETFs allow you to sell at any time, and with just a few clicks of your mouse, they are much more efficient in terms of allowing you to get out of positions before any real damage is done. It was this ability to buy and sell ETFs intraday that actually began my love affair with these versatile investment vehicles some...

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Investors have become complacent. Stocks are near all-time highs. Volatility is low. It's almost like investors are blind to the three coming catastrophes that can crash the market 30% or more in 2013:...
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