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Commodity Stocks vs. Commodity ETFs – Which is Better?

Commodities can have great trends and represent a diversification alternative for longer term profit opportunities. However, very few individual investors are willing to trade futures, which is traditionally how traders get access to that market. There are some excellent low cost alternatives to futures but which method is best really depends on what your investing objectives are. (more…)

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Using A Strategic ETF to Outperform the Market

An ETF that we would call "strategically" indexed would include much more rigorous fundamental and technical criteria. The ProShares 130/30 fund (CSM) is a good example of such an ETF. The fund looks for a lengthy list of positive and negative fundamental characteristics when evaluating stocks to short and stocks to buy.
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