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Past Performance of My All-ETF Portfolio and A Little Modification

Yesterday, I posted an all-ETF portfolio that I’d like to have if I have to start all over again to build my investments. What I want to achieve with that portfolio are: Diversification: I want to have key asset classes included in the portfolio so it will provide balanced risk-reward with relatively high growth potential; […]

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Creating a Virtual All-EFT Portfolio

I like ETFs. I bought my first ETF, PowerShares Golden Dragon USX China (PGJ), in December 2004 and since then, I have gradually added a few more exchange-traded funds to my investment portfolio, such as PGJ, PHO, and VBR. In the past, I have thought about creating an all-ETF portfolio and attempted to build model […]

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Add Wind to Your Portfolio with PowerShares Global Wind Energy ETF

So what are alternative energies? According to Wikipedia, alternative energy sources include biomass, geothermal, solar energy, wind energy, and wave power. In late April, Glaymore Securities launched a Solar Energy exchange-traded fund, TAN, which lets investors in solar energy providers as well as solar energy related equipment and material suppliers. Early this month, PowerShares introduced […]

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International ETFs Suffer as US Stocks Plunge

International ETFs, especially emerging market ETFs, have been generous to investors in the past couple of years (remember the good “old” days of high-flying Chinese stocks?). However, things turned a little bit sour since the financial crisis triggered by subprime mortgage in the summer of 2007. On surface, the trouble here in this country seems […]

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Vanguard to Split Three ETFs

I often heard of stock splits, but this is the first time I learned splits of shares of exchanged-traded funds (anybody else has done that already?). Of course, since ETFs are traded just like stocks, the split shouldn’t be a surprise at all. Mutual fund giant Vanguard, which is also becoming a major player in […]

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State Street Launched Global Real Estate ETF (RWO)

Investing in global real estate just got a little easier. Early last month, State Street Global Advisors launched yet another global real estate ETF. The SPDR DJ Wilshire Global Real Estate ETF (RWO) is the third REIT exchange-traded fund introduced by SSgA (the other two are DJ Wilshire REIT ETF (RWR) and DJ Wilshire REIT […]

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Green Your Portfolio with Claymore’s Solar Energy ETF

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day and one of the topic being discussed is how to live a green life and save our environment. On this year’s Earth Day, the government also announced a plan to boost fuel efficiency by 25%, increasing per gallon mileage from 27.5 to 35.7, on the same day when the […]

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PowerShares Launched Four Active ETFs

Less than a month after Bear Stearns became the first firm ever to offer actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF), PowerShares, an major player in the ETF arena, introduced its own active ETFs last Friday. The four new ETFs, including both equity and fixed income funds, are: PowerShares Active AlphaQ Fund (PQY) PowerShares Active Alpha Multi-Cap […]

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