Seana Smith Archive
Published November 19, 2012
The rush to sell insurance stocks in preparation for Hurricane Sandy pushed prices lower, triggering a fall in exchange traded funds with top holdings in property and casualty insurers.
Published October 19, 2012
Despite a bullish start to the year, tech-based ETFs are struggling to keep hold of their gains after a drop in Apple stock, and Google's surprise third-quarter earnings miss.
Published September 21, 2012
Not all investors looking to bet on Apple’s success can afford to buy shares at $700 a pop. Alternative investments offer retail investors and the general public a cheaper way to play one of the top-performing stocks.
Published September 13, 2012
Investors in gold and silver exchange-traded funds get a big boost from QE3, as the metals move inversely to the price of the U.S. dollar.
Published August 31, 2012
Fantasy football has grown into a lucrative business, generating profits in excess of $1 billion through cable deals, advertisements, draft guides, buy-in fees and various endorsements.
Published August 23, 2012
Homebuilder exchange-traded funds are trending higher this week as the housing market proves to be a bright spot in the sluggish economic recovery.
Published August 02, 2012
Commodity focused exchange-traded funds have been on a run since June, offering investors a hedge against rising food prices.
Published July 25, 2012
The National Hockey League’s current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire September 15, and as we inch closer to the deadline, the NHL’s future appears to be on increasingly shaky ground.
Published July 19, 2012
Gold has always been considered a safe haven in a volatile trading environment, but gold ETFs might be losing their luster.
Published July 06, 2012
The global exchange-traded funds industry is off to its best start in history, posting record inflows of more than $100 billion during the first half of 2012, a 16% increase from one year ago.