Funds tracking commercial real estate and retail are likely to be active.
Profit from Moody's recent downgrade of Ireland.
The investor has a considerable interest in the company, which expects growth in its core business next year.
A broad fund may be the best way to play a rocky period for the airline industry in 2011.
To avoid correlation with the US dollar, try microcap stock funds.
Skip the gadgets and jewelry and consider giving exchange-traded funds that invest in gold and coal.
This fund is headlined by stable industry leaders such as Google, Amazon and Yahoo.
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