ETF

Are We in A Boy Scout Market?

Are the days of passive ETF investing over? Here’s why stock-picking is going to once again come back in focus.

What is an ETF?

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.

Why Isn’t Inflation Higher? Inflation Targeting

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 Sign of Things to Come: Gold Outlook 2014

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.

Worldwide Capital Control

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.

Gold Mining ETF Investing Explained

Gold stocks are up over double digits over the last week. So what are some ways to play this boom? A look at the difference between the many gold mining ETFs and the popular names to play gold mining ETFs.

Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF: Dumb Money or Good Idea?

The details on the Bitcoin ETF to be offered by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss to track the performance of the average price of Bitcoins

How China’s Problems Affect Canada

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.

The Shocking Truths About High Frequency Trading

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

The Floodgates Have Opened: Central Banks Collaborate on Record Printing

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.

Equedia Select Portfolio Performance: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures?

In this week’s issue of the Equedia Weekly Letter, Ivan Lo goes over what to expect in 2013, why 2012 was a success for our portfolio, and reviews the companies in the Equedia Select Portfolio.

Conflicts of Interest

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…