Why ETFs are taking over the global markets

A recent article in the publication Barron's pointed out one of the big success stories in 2010 has been the growth of the ETF market.  This market is expected to close out the year around $1 trillion up from $794 billion at year-end 2009.

For quite some time now we at MarketClub have been big fans of ETFs for investors. There are several reasons for this, but one of the great reasons is the easy way it allows investors to diversify their holdings not only across different markets, but also across different countries. We utilize this particular strategy in 2 popular ETF portfolios that we have constructed for MarketClub members.

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ALERT: RSX Monthly Trade Triangle Buy Signal

The Vectors Russia ETF (SYMBOL: RSX)  flashed a monthly green " Trade Triangle" signal at 33.08 today.

This ETF is part of MarketClub's Global Strategy Portfolio.

Let the carnival begin

Here is a market that we like a lot more than the US market. We really like the way its acting and it looks set to take out the highs that were seen in December of 2009. If that is the case, then we could see this market make all-time highs pretty quickly. You definitely want to have this one on your radar screen.

In this new short video, I show you what I'm looking at and how we showcased this market last week when we did our last webinar. This webinar is set to be rebroadcast on Friday, September 24th at 5pm EST/9pm GMT. Continue reading "Let the carnival begin"

Diversification Doesn’t Work Anymore


Investors have been told for years that diversification lowers risk. While that may be true in certain instances, it certainly isn't true in the world equity markets.

Let me give you an example: Had you purchased the five ETF's that we track in MarketClub's "Global Strategy Portfolio" on January 2, 2008, you would have seen your equity diminish 29% in the space of 30 months. However, had you followed the "Global Strategy Portfolio" with the same five ETF's, you would have seen your equity grow 23% in the same time-frame. With a 52% difference between the potential for profit and the potential loss, those are numbers that no investor can ignore.

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Rio 2016: Guide to Investing In Brazil

There was a lot of talk about potential host cities for the Olympics lately and the politics associated. That talk died down after Brazil was awarded the honor of hosting. You may be asking "how does that relate to trading"...well my friend Raul of the Shocked Investor is about to make that connection. He has been researching the Brazilian stocks and options recently and more importantly ones traded on American exchanges. Enjoy the article and be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts.


With Rio de Janeiro having just being awarded the Olympics 2016 there will be enormous activity and interest in Brazil. There will be tremendous investments made in the city and in the country. Whether the government itself makes a profit money-wise is a difficult proposition, and difficult to measure. However, the benefits to the country are long term and in many other indirect areas. Many companies and sectors will certainly boom and make considerable revenue. Continue reading "Rio 2016: Guide to Investing In Brazil"