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  • Four Reasons Bond ETFs Still Have Appeal [View article]
    Thanks for all the great comments!
    Mar 12, 2010. 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Four Reasons Bond ETFs Still Have Appeal [View article]
    Gillprogger - you can act accordingly by looking at the ETFs listed in the article or similar funds. Certain bond types, especially long-term bonds, and asset classes could get hit when interest rates rise.
    Mar 11, 2010. 10:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Solar Energy ETFs May Start to Pick Up After a Rocky Start [View article]
    Thanks for your comments! Good thoughts.
    Mar 10, 2010. 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interest Rate Hikes Are Coming: Five ETFs to Help You Prepare [View article]
    Good suggestion for investors who don't want the leverage.
    Mar 9, 2010. 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Europe ETFs That Sidestep the Ailing Countries [View article]
    Mar 8, 2010. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Australia ETF: Steady Growth, But Is Inflation Too Low? [View article]
    Thanks for your comments (and thanks for tackling the question, fix).
    Mar 8, 2010. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Real Estate ETFs May Be Undervalued [View article]
    Thanks for your comments!
    Mar 8, 2010. 10:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Russia ETFs: Emerging Illusion? [View article]
    Because we hope it generates discussion! Some economic situations aren't as cut-and-dry as others.
    Mar 5, 2010. 10:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mitigating Biotech Risk With ETFs [View article]
    A good point - thank you. FBT was one of the exceptions, rocketing up about 45% last year. Others had respectable gains (15%-20%), but they were nothing like the gains seen in other areas, such as emerging markets!
    Mar 4, 2010. 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Approaching 2010 Highs, Will ETFs Follow? [View article]
    Thank you for your comment! You bring up good points. The headline question was more can't predict anything, especially in these markets!
    Mar 4, 2010. 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chile ETFs: The Costs of the Earthquake [View article]
    Thank you for your insightful comments!
    Mar 4, 2010. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fundamentals Are Favoring Platinum and Palladium ETFs [View article]
    Thank you for your comments!

    Our data provider calculates moving averages at the start point of the specified time frame of the chart (or in this case, the start of the fund's existence) and doesn't take into account historical data. Providers all vary in their approach to this.
    Mar 4, 2010. 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Homebuilder ETFs Quietly Surging Ahead [View article]
    We’ve found through research and experience that not every data source is prefect. We can’t guarantee our data is 100% correct, but it is as accurate as it can be. We recommend looking at a couple of data sources, such as Yahoo Finance and the ETF providers’ site.

    Yahoo Finance's charts take into account historical pricing in calculating their moving averages in relation to the starting point. Our data provider does not do that; they use the time frame the user inputs (in this case, one year), then starts the moving average AT that time frame and takes nothing before it into account. All data providers, depending on their capabilities, will vary in their approach.

    For this reason, it's better to use a longer time frame to get a sense of where an ETF is in relation its trend line more recently and, as noted above, to check a variety of sources.
    Mar 3, 2010. 06:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • India's ETFs: Preparing to Take Off? [View article]
    Depends on the kind of sector exposure you want; both funds are weighted differently in certain sectors. For example, financials are the largest part of EPI with 22, while energy makes up 25% of PIN.
    Mar 3, 2010. 05:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Homebuilder ETFs Quietly Surging Ahead [View article]
    Hi all, Thanks for your comments.

    Where the funds are in relation to their trend lines is correct when using the one-year EMA. The data provider has the charts starting at a different point than Yahoo Finance, which accounts for the different look, but they're correct.
    Mar 3, 2010. 02:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment