Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

You can still practically smell the wreckage. Stocks of the nation’s largest banks, most of which were overexposed to toxic subprime assets, crashed and burned during the financial crisis. The KBW Bank Index (an index of the largest American banks) fell from a high… Read More

China hogs most of the headlines these days, given it represents an extremely compelling growth market for investors. I recently explained why investing in other countries can make more sense, naming India as an example of a country that may have more compelling long-term prospects for investors. But it doesn’t… Read More

It’s become a bit of a holiday tradition. Each year in October, I step back and take a long hard look at where I think the market will be heading for the next year. It’s easy to get caught up in the trivial aspects of day-to-day market… Read More

Investing guru Warren Buffett doesn’t think much of diversification . In his view, it’s for investors who don’t really know what they’re doing. Those who do can actually lessen risk by betting big on a few investments they thoroughly understand, Buffett asserts, and will earn the greatest returns in the… Read More

Since the financial crisis in 2008, corporate executives have taken a cautious approach to making big decisions. This has been especially the case with mergers & acquisitions (M&A). But according to a recent survey from Thomson Reuters and Freeman (a consulting firm), it looks like 2011 is… Read More