Seeking Alpha

Everyday Finance

View as an RSS Feed
View Everyday Finance's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • Is The Turkey ETF A Great Emerging Market, Or Just The Best Of Europe? [View article]
    Turkey is an associate member of the EU; author noted that they are NOT part of the monetary union. Before you stop reading, read the rest of the sentence.

    btw, http://bit.ly/UJHGKF
    Oct 25 09:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Capitalize On Bond Market Inefficiency With These ETFs [View article]
    You disagree based on what? While passive funds usually beat actively managed, that was the point of this article - it defies the typical trend and full background/rationale included. The data is the data; the ETF is beating the indices over time.
    Oct 2 11:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New Sector Rotation ETF Launches With Market Beating Management [View article]
    Mmm, no. We review various ETFs weekly when they look interesting. Never any contact with ETF or mutual fund companies and this article was not overly "glowing", but factual. Take a look at some other articles for a feel on what we normally cover. Same vein as most ETF reviews, unless fo course you think every ETF company has contacted us.
    Aug 14 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best ETFs For A Romney-Ryan Republican Victory In 2012 [View article]
    If they enact legislation to reign in future entitlement spending, you don't think that would be a positive for the creditworthiness of the US?
    Aug 14 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best ETFs For A Romney-Ryan Republican Victory In 2012 [View article]
    Odds are for an Obama reelection;' the intent of this piece was to focus on what might happen in the event of a Republican win with Ryan's more hawkish budget recommendations compared to Romney's, well, lack of budget details at all... and the WH failing to publish a budget for 3 years running
    Aug 14 03:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best ETFs For A Romney-Ryan Republican Victory In 2012 [View article]
    The downgrade was only 1 of thousands of variables that have affected rates since then. Operation twist, Europe in flames, conflict in the middle east, etc. The world is a mess and the US is the "least ugly" option in a fearful market.
    Aug 14 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equal Weighted ETFs To Counteract the Apple Effect [View article]
    So, at this time, Apple is down 2.2%, SPY is down .79% and RSP is down .69%. If you like Apple so much, why don't you just buy the stock?

    From May2003 when started, RSP returned 95%, SPY returned 48%.

    Enough said
    Apr 13 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Really Like My 'No Apple' Tech ETF [View article]
    Or... you can always just check out the equal-weighted ETFs which negate the heavy-weighting of Apple and take a neutral stance on all stocks: http://seekingalpha.co...
    Apr 11 02:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Equal Weighted ETFs To Counteract the Apple Effect [View article]
    The performance speaks for itself; probably lower volatility, less prone to crashes since the highest beta stocks tend to fall faster than the market at large. Have an open mind!
    Apr 10 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shorting Leveraged ETFs to Profit in Any Market [View article]
    Yes, dividends owed will be equivalent to the leverage too. However, it's often a tech or commodity ETF or something with no/low ETF involved, so not so much of an issue. Something like Financials (back when they paid dividends) or even S&P500 might be more meaningful, but even at like 6% a year, pales in comparison to effect of value loss.
    Jan 4 08:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why The Social Media Bubble Is Sure To Burst [View article]
    Now we learn Zynga isn't doing so well either. And Groupon misled on revenues and had to restate. Anyone ready to eat their hat yet?
    Sep 27 07:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why The Social Media Bubble Is Sure To Burst [View article]
    Groupon is a mess; the storm is coming.
    Sep 27 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shorting Leveraged ETFs to Profit in Any Market [View article]
    Huh? I used SPY and UPRO bc they're based on the same underlying index. What does SPY have to do with ERX? Nothing.

    ERX and ERY - you've gotta go back and re-read the article. Since leveraged ETFs tend to decay in value over time, the whole point is by shorting pairs, you can make money regardless of market direction. Go plot ERX and ERY in google finance since inception. ERY is down 95%, ERX is up only 55%. So that's a net 40% gain. in 2.5 yrs. not too shabby
    Jun 2 04:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shorting Leveraged ETFs to Profit in Any Market [View article]
    I looked at that strategy too. Requires more capital obviously since you're holding the underlying, but if you believe the general trend of market over the long-term is up, as long as it doesn't move up rapidly without a correction (like it did in 2010 to present), you're OK. If it's a crazy up-move, you can still lose more in the short position than you gain in the long. Just chart out some scenarios and you'll see.
    Jun 2 04:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Hedged Summer Gas Prices With ETF UGA [View article]
    A couple thoughts.

    First off, I monitor the price and simply buy back the put if it drops appreciably below strike. When option premium still exists on the option, nobody on the other end is going to buy it back unless they're dumb. So, I allow premium to tick off and capture those dollars. Then, as your question asks, if it approached 45, then I'd simply buy back the put for what might amount to a $620 loss on paper as you suggest, so $10,000 not required.

    The part you didn't factor in though, is that if gas prices are that low, our personal family expenditures for gas will have dropped considerably as well, very much offsetting this $620 loss, as unlikely as that is to see a 25% drop in gas prices going into summer driving season.
    Apr 27 05:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
COMMENTS STATS
211 Comments
57 Likes