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Invest in Emerging Markets using these new ETF’s

By Faisal Laljee

Lately, it seem like new ETF’s sprout almost every week. ETF’s are a very popular and cheap way to invest in a group of stocks that share common traits. KOL for coal related stocks, MOO for agriculture related names, EEB for BRIC countries, and a plethora of others for shorting or investing in global... »

Top Ten Stock Tweets to Follow

By Faisal Laljee

The Twitterverse is getting larger by the minute and sites like Stocktwits are gaining strong popularity among financial bloggers. But amidst all the hoopla, it can get mighty difficult to weed out the noise and focus on the opinions that matter to you. My list of Twitter “friends” and followers is public information but... »

Solar Stocks and Clean Energy in a Perfect Storm

By Faisal Laljee

It wasn’t too long ago that Oil prices were at $35 a barrel and energy bears were betting on it hitting $20. But as I have pointed out time and again on this blog, oil, much like the rest of this market, does not trade rationally. Inventory, supply, demand – all these are a... »

Top ETFs to Buy Now – Part 1

By Faisal Laljee

United States Natural Gas Fund – UNG Natural Gas has been one of the hardest hit areas of the market, getting beaten down even worse than Oil, losing 80% of its value since July 2008. Earlier this week, natural gas futures hit their highest point in 3 months, indicating a recovery is in the... »

Top Stocks to Buy in 2009 Part 3

By Faisal Laljee

Get Cramer’s best stock picks & his latest bestseller FREE. To learn how, CLICK HERE I realize this post is a couple of months late. Markets have rallied over 30% since March 9th, which was the lowest point in US equity markets in over 12 years. So I apologize to those that follow this... »

Triple Your Gains … or Losses

By Faisal Laljee

Direxion this week, launched eight ETFs (4 long and 4 short) that are an extension of the previously existing double leveraged Ultra ETF’s from ProShares. So while EEV, SSO, SDS, QID, QLD and DUG provide a way for investors to make or lose 200% of the daily performance they track, these new ETF’s from... »

Range-bound Market no Longer for Stock Pickers

By Faisal Laljee

The market seems to be oscillating vigorously every day and there are seldom days when the market does not trade up or down in triple digits. Today is no exception as the Dow looks like it will close down 700 points. The last few years have seen the term “This is a Stock-picker’s Market”... »

Hedge Your Longs Using the Bounce Today

By Faisal Laljee

Ok so Dow is up 400 points today and one might be tempted to forget the feeling of doom and gloom yesterday when it fell 778 points. But rest assured, the market has not bottomed. There is plenty of uncertainty and equity markets are for the time being, at the mercy of the US... »

Selling into Rallies

By Faisal Laljee

The DJIA is up triple digits two days in a row and 3 out of the last 4 days. I am using this opportunity to sell some stocks and increase my short exposure. I just feel that the market needs one strong leg down before I can start buying long positions again. So I... »

Fancy Exchange Traded Funds for all Appetites

By Faisal Laljee

ETF’s are a relatively safe way to invest in the stock market. It is often the preferred way to invest for inexperienced investors or those who don’t have much to invest. It allows you to diversify even the smallest of portfolio’s without the cost of buying many different stocks. With the markets in recession... »

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