Don't shy away from niche sectors that these exchange traded funds give you exposure.
With geopolitical tensions mounting and a budget battle looming in Washington, it's hard to see when or why the worries might stop.
The S&P 500's fair value earnings analysis reveals that results so far do not match estimates.
The longer this sell-off continues, the greater the temptation will be for individual investors to rush to the exits. But then what?
They're easy to trade and offer the advantages of traditional mutual funds, but without the hefty fees charged by active managers.
Hindsight is 20/20, but can the charts also predict how the indexes will react?
It's great the Dow and S&P 500 have hit new highs and the Nasdaq is at a 12-year top. But beware the post-April slump.
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