Tag Archive for ETF

A Low-Cost S&P 500 Index Fund for Investors Looking for Diversified Exposure to U.S. Stocks

On Dec. 31, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio), the chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Fisher Investments, added Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) at an average price of $110.19, and is currently holding 902,575 shares of the ETF. Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) An ETF is a special type of fund that invests in a portfolio of stocks or bonds. The aim is to mimic the performance of a specified index. As well as the shares, they are traded in the secondary market at any time (market hours) and investors can sell short. The advantages of this investment vehicle are that they provide an efficient method of diversification because investors gain exposure to an index or a particular sector. Secondly,


World Cup’s Winning Trade on Brazil’s iShares MSCI Brazil Index

Millions of soccer fans around the world await the most important global sporting event, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Many media outlets have already started to hype different stocks, as well as statistics about the event. This brings about a question for us traders: Who is going to win and how can we profit? As technical traders, who study and trade from the charts, we are one step ahead of the news, and possibly even the game! With that in mind, let’s look to the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWZ) to help us pick the winning nation by analyzing the chart. We can clearly see the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (ETF)(NYSEARCA:EWZ) is retesting a major trendline break out, with