Political Policy Changes Redefining One Industry and Creating Massive Opportunity

Matt Thalman - INO.com Contributor - ETFs


This summer investors have witnessed firsthand how political policy changes can affect commodity and equity prices. In July both France and the United Kingdom announced it would ban the sale of diesel and gasoline powered cars by the year 2040. Other countries like Norway and India have set goals of even earlier dates to no longer have oil based vehicles sold by 2025 and 2030.
India had even taken it one step further and announced that not only will gasoline vehicles not be sold after 2030, but all gasoline vehicles will need to be replaced with electric and battery powered vehicles by that year.

The Netherlands wants to switch to electric vehicles by 2025 while Germany intends to make the change by 2030, but neither has set these plans in written law. But, the most notable announcement comes from China, a country that has over 300 million registered vehicles. Chinese authorities have not yet set a deadline for the end of sales of internal-combustion vehicles, but they have made it clear that they are working on a timetable.

While the U.S. and some of the other leading countries around the world have yet to come out and formally announce a date of when internal combustion engines will no longer be allowed, many believe there will come a day that all first world countries have such a ban.

So from an investing perspective, cashing in on this opportunity is simply just buying investments today and waiting. Continue reading "Political Policy Changes Redefining One Industry and Creating Massive Opportunity"

3 ETF's 20 Something's Should Buy

Matt Thalman - INO.com Contributor - ETFs


There has never been a better time to be an investor. No Matter your age, investing experience, investing temperament or income level, there are a number of investment options that are right for you. I recently wrote a piece discussing a few of my favorite Exchange Traded Funds geared for all investors. Most investors should buy a few of the ETF's I mentioned in the piece or ETF's similar in nature and be set. But, after writing that piece, I began to think about how different age groups have different interests and different goals with their money and may want to further diversify their holdings based on their personal preferences.

So with that in mind, today we will be talking about three ETF's that investors in their 20's would be interested in. But before we get any further, everyone should remember the ETF's mentioned in the previous piece should still make-up a portion of your investment able assets, simply due to their stability and diversity. Continue reading "3 ETF's 20 Something's Should Buy"

ETF's That Let You Trade the Volatility Index "VIX"

Matt Thalman - INO.com Contributor - ETFs


One of the many great side effects to the rise in popularity of Exchange Traded Funds, ETF's, is that they have increased the types of investments individuals can buy into. The average investor can now easy buy and sell funds that hold actual commodities, indexes, bond portfolios, and even dabble in the options markets without ever making a signal put or call trade themselves.

Today, I would like to point out how investors can use ETF's to play the S&P 500 Volatility Index or VIX.

But, before we get into the ETF's that allow you to profit from the VIX's moves, let take a look at the VIX itself and what causes it to move in one direction or the other. The VIX is calculated using option pricing. It looks at the price of the call and put options because we know that higher option prices mean that investors believe there is a greater chance of volatility. Without getting into too much detail about options, the reason this works is because if an underlying security has high volatility it can make an option more or less valuable depending on what side of the trade you are on. Because the level of volatility will change the likelihood, the option will expire in or out of the money.

Are you confused yet? Continue reading "ETF's That Let You Trade the Volatility Index "VIX""

A New Immunotherapy ETF Has Launched

Noah Kiedrowski - INO.com Contributor - Biotech


Update

I previously wrote an article laying the groundwork for an exciting immunotherapy ETF launching in the second half of 2015, “A Niche ETF In The Potentially Promising Future Of Immunotherapy Is On The Horizon.” Loncar Investments has teamed up with an ETF firm and finally launched its immunotherapy ETF, Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF (ticker symbol: CNRC). I wanted to update readers on the latest information and launch of the ETF as many readers requested.

Introduction

Immunotherapy has emerged as an exciting therapeutic area that has experienced massive growth over the past few years in terms of research and development expenditures and a sheer number of clinical trials throughout the biotechnology sector. Immunotherapy ushers in a new class of potentially promising therapies by leveraging the immune system to recognize and eradicate debilitating diseases, specifically cancer and chronic viral infections. This immunotherapy approach may inevitably result in a paradigm shift from traditional medical intervention. Immunotherapy possesses holistic attributes by harnessing the body’s immune system to contend with the disease. Continue reading "A New Immunotherapy ETF Has Launched"

Chart to Watch

We've asked our friend Jim Robinson of profittrading.com to provide his expert analysis of charts to our readers. Each week he'll be be analyzing a different chart using the Trade Triangles and his experience.

Today he is going to take a look at the technical picture of SPDR ETf S&P 500. (SPY) Continue reading "Chart to Watch"