sector investing

Inflation Hedge - Strategies for Hedging Your Investments in High Inflation

With the easy monetary policies of the last few years, many investors are looking for an inflation hedge for their investments. Some of the traditional inflation hedges have fallen on hard times recently, so with that in mind here are some other strategies for hedging against high inflation.

Silver ETF - Pros and Cons of the Silver ETF (SLV)

The silver ETF (SLV) gives investors the option to track silver prices in their portfolio without the cost and inconvenience of holding the actual silver. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of trading the silver ETF.

Gold ETF - Diversify Your Portfolio with Gold

Gold mutual funds and gold company ETFs are a good way to diversify your portfolio, but one of the disadvantages is that the price of the gold companies don’t always track exactly with the price of gold. But if you want an investment that will do that, but don’t want to hold gold itself, there is an alternative. Here’s a look a the gold ETF.

Oil ETF - Fund Investors Can Trade the Oil Market

Investing in oil stocks is an attractive way to diversify away from the overall market. Another alternative that is now available is trading an oil ETF. It is a low cost way for the average investor who doesn’t trade commodities to take a position in the oil market. Here’s a look at how the oil ETF trades.

Sector Rotation - Better Than Market Timing?

Sector rotation is a strategy that some think is the same as market timing, but in fact is significantly different. Sector rotation can successfully traded in time frames as short as a month (like this sector rotation system that trades narrow sector funds) or as long as the economic cycle. Here’s a look at the sectors that typically do well in the different phases of the economic cycle.

Foreign Currency ETFs - A Look at Foreign Currency Funds

One of the largest markets in the world are the foreign currency exchanges, but the average investor doesn’t have access to trading in those currencies. With the introduction of foreign currency exchange traded funds, these ETFs make it possible for even the small investor to take a position in these markets. This article takes a look at the markets that are being traded now.

Foreign ETFs - A Look at Foreign Country Exchange Traded Funds

The Wisdom of Foreign Sector ETFs

By Carl Delfeld

Investing in overseas sectors has been a hit and miss proposition until Wisdom Tree recently rolled out its ten foreign sector ETFs. How do these compare with other options such as global sector and country specific ETFs?

ETFs are a convenient, flexible, transparent, low-cost and tax-efficient way for investors to gain some international exposure but the choices can be overwhelming. They include country-specific, ADR, global, global sector, regional, foreign currency, and the new international sector ETFs.

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