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  • GLD ETF: 3 Red Flags To Consider [View article]
    Thanks for the comment and very interesting chart you attached to it. I tend to think there will be bargains ahead over the near term as well.
    Mar 29, 2012. 03:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GLD ETF: 3 Red Flags To Consider [View article]
    Thank you.
    Mar 29, 2012. 03:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GLD ETF: 3 Red Flags To Consider [View article]
    I appreciate the comment and I wish I knew the answer. An inverse head and shoulders pattern is a possibility. Adding the current overall market sentiment towards risk/riskier assets however, makes me lean towards a bearish pattern.
    Mar 29, 2012. 03:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No Gold? Top 10 Precious Metals ETPs In 2012 [View article]
    Good point. This list didn't include leveraged and inverse ETPs. I should have mentioned that.

    USLV is off to a screaming start to 2012. The VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN has gained over 82% year to date according to Index Universe data.

    Only one ETP has outperformed USLV this year, the Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3X ETF (RUSL), an 83% gainer.
    Mar 28, 2012. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Mar 26, 2012. 10:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ETF Autopsy: Learning From The Best And Worst Dividend ETFs [View article]
    Thanks for the comment. I did research the data for the article and your comment and assumption is not correct.

    VIG holds about $12.5 billion in assets. About $2.5 billion in mutual fund shares and a bit over $10 billion in ETF shares.

    Here's the U.S. dividend ETF AUM high low ranking from Index Universe's ETF Data Tool showing VIG as the largest dividend ETF. http://bit.ly/HbfPJ4
    Mar 26, 2012. 11:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ETF Autopsy: Learning From The Best And Worst Dividend ETFs [View article]
    Thanks for the comment.
    I chose to use autopsy because I initially wrote an article on all dividend ETFs. Afterward, I wanted to go back and do an "autopsy" on two of the funds from the old/dead article.
    I did think of dissection though.
    Mar 26, 2012. 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Domestic Dividend ETFs In 2012? Vanguard [View article]
    Yes, it's a great comparison. I believe the actual legal requirement to be a domestic fund is 80% of assets in domestic securities.
    Mar 25, 2012. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Domestic Dividend ETFs In 2012? Vanguard [View article]
    Thanks for the comment. This article was focused on domestic ETF offerings. VDIGX from Vanguard is a mutual fund. With that being said it has outperformed all domestic dividend ETFs this year. A quick portfolio check shows VDIGX has close to 5% in international holdings however.
    Mar 24, 2012. 07:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GDX: Contrarian Opportunity Or Trap? [View article]
    Thanks for the comment and link. I do like gold and miners over the long term but wonder how much downside can/should be avoided or hedged against when it comes to miners.
    Mar 23, 2012. 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Dividend ETF In 2012? You'll Never Guess... [View article]
    Good point. This was an examination of what's working in the first quarter of this year. VIG is leading all domestic ETFs year to date in performance btw.
    Mar 23, 2012. 08:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GDX: Contrarian Opportunity Or Trap? [View article]
    Thanks for the comments. Interesting call on NUGT and will be watching for a reversal.
    Mar 22, 2012. 03:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Dividend ETF In 2012? You'll Never Guess... [View article]
    Good comment Matt. The index the ETF tracks owns ADRs and local shares so there is an FX impact.

    Brazil and Australia have had a positive impact in the low to mid single digits versus the USD over the last few months according to the Currency Impact report from Index Universe referenced below. I can't confirm Canada's impact over the last three months but it has been positive over the last six.

    Index Universe has a Currency Impact Report available on the top right of its website under the Data Tools heading, that is a great way to assess the currency impact on ETFs that own foreign shares. Here's the link to the current report: http://bit.ly/GI17eU
    Mar 22, 2012. 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Dividend ETF In 2012? You'll Never Guess... [View article]
    AMLP is classified as an Energy ETF by Index Universe so it was not included in this comparison. If it was included AMLP would have ranked as the 21st of 29 ETFs in total return at 4.31% year to date as of today.
    Mar 22, 2012. 01:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Dividend ETF In 2012? You'll Never Guess... [View article]
    Good point on the volume as it is important to note when examining an ETF.

    Remember the liquidity of an ETF is not based on shares traded in the ETF, it is really based on the shares traded (liquidity) of the underlying securities it holds. Here's a link to one explanation of this concept and a great example using the Russell Top 50 ETF (XLG). http://bit.ly/GMcAuG
    Mar 22, 2012. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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