Are the days of passive ETF investing over? Here’s why stock-picking is going to once again come back in focus.
There are now over 6,000 ETFs on 60 exchanges and ETFs exist for everything from corporate bonds to gold bars to oil futures. Like the USB port or a gas pump, ETFs have basically standardized the entire universe of investing so that everything under the sun now trades like shares of Apple. But what, exactly is an ETF and why have they become so popular? Bloomberg explains in this short video.
Think you know why inflation isn’t higher? We bet you’re wrong. Here’s the truth on why inflation isn’t higher, and how the Fed uses inflation targeting, with real examples and dates to show you how the Fed has managed to keep inflation down despite increasing the money supply through Quantitative Easing (QE).
A look at the record equity outflows and bond inflows and what it means for the stock market, a recap of the mysterious deaths of finance workers last week, and a the outlook for gold and gold stocks in 2014.
A look at the capital control central banks around the world are imposing on its citizens, the mysterious deaths of finance workers this week and how it relates to the market, and hand how to gauge gold prices.
The details on the Bitcoin ETF to be offered by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss to track the performance of the average price of Bitcoins
A look at how China’s problems, both fudged numbers and liquidity crunch, affects Canada, and the looming financial disaster that’s bigger than subprime.
In this letter, Ivan Lo reveals the Shocking Truths About High Frequency Trading, how it affects our markets, how and why it works, and the dangers involved
In this week’s Letter, Ivan Lo talks about the world’s four biggest developed-market monetary authorities collaborating on the world’s biggest monetary injection, how to play Japan, America’s declining labour participation force, how gold is slipping through Italy’s borders, and what’s happening in North Korea.
It’s funny how the stock market works. It seems every week we have the fight of intraday bulls against the weekend selloff bears.
While scratched and bruised, neither of the beasts are winning.
As bright as the markets may look at times, there’s still a lot of economic issues that have yet to be fixed. From foreclosure troubles to unemployment, the markets remain shaky for all of the right reasons.
But have no fear…