• U.S. Small-Cap Fund Outperforms Dividend-Paying Peers

    This article will focus on the top-performing U.S. domestic dividend equity fund for the first half of 2015.

  • The Three Bears Have Arrived

    There’s no Goldilocks in the markets right now. There are only the three bears — and those bears are growling with ferocity.

  • Protection from a Stronger U.S. Dollar

    IHDG seeks to provide exposure to developed market companies outside the United States or Canada while also limiting fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies.

  • The Truth about Currency Manipulators

    The big news rocking global markets early this week was China and its surprise move to devalue its currency not once, but twice in two days.

  • Small-Cap Dominance with International Dividends

    This fund was the second-strongest performer in the International Dividend category for the first half of this year.

  • Caution in the Hot Zone

    The high temperatures surrounding me lately reminded me of the heat in the markets this time of year, which is something I call the “hot zone.”

  • Top International Dividend ETF is Worth Considering

    A dividend payment not only puts cash in investors’ hands, but it also is a sign of strength if a company can afford to distribute cash to its shareholders.

  • The Caution of Commodities

    One of the most startling charts I’ve seen in a long time is the DB Commodities Tracking Index Fund (DBC).

  • Mix-And-Match Sector Fund Boosts Performance

    We round out our review of the top three best-performing U.S. equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) of 2015’s first half with the bronze medalist.

  • A Weak Week in Equities

    Stocks faltered this week, a far cry from where stocks stood seven days ago, when the S&P 500 enjoyed a 2.4% surge.

  • Small-Cap Fund Shows Big Results

    This fund tracks a subset of the S&P SmallCap 600 index. It chooses its holdings based on sales growth, earnings increases and, like the most successful fund of the half, momentum.

  • Right Back to Y2K Highs

    If I didn’t know better, I would think that we were right back to Y2K in the NASDAQ.

  • Momentum Fund Speeds into First Place

    Just because the U.S. market isn’t offering easy money doesn’t mean it isn’t possible for individual investors to win with the right picks.

  • Everything with a Yield is in Trouble

    From Greece to China to the corner of Wall St. and Broad St., things were indeed wild.

  • This Fund Gives You Diversity and Dividends

    Today’s featured fund, BDC Income ETF (BIZD), pools together a collection of BDCs and offers a high dividend yield.

  • A Q2 ETF Roundup

    So, how did things shake out during the first half of the year? How about during the second quarter?

  • Diverse Dividends Offer Broad Appeal

    Conventional wisdom explains that it is vitally important for any investor to diversify his or her holdings. This is intended to minimize risk from movements or events that disproportionately hurt one type of investment. A fund that offers a way | Read More »

  • The ‘Big 3’ ETF Segment Divergence

    We are just days away from 2015’s halftime, and that’s a good excuse for us to take a look at how what I call the “Big 3” exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have performed this year.

  • Dividend Fund Provides Superb Income

    It seemed inevitable to me that an exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider sooner or later would pool together the best worldwide dividend-paying companies into a single fund.

  • Why Currency-Hedged ETFs are All the Rage

    the most recent data from May compiled by State Street Global Advisors, the company behind the Spiders, or SPDR ETFs, shows a distinct migration into international ETFs — more specifically, into currency-hedged ETFs.