ETF Street

  • ETF Strategist

    In the second edition of CNBC's special report, we take a look at the volatile, yet lucrative world of commodities and what's in the sights of both bulls and bears.

  • ETF Strategist | Commodities

    While individual commodities are subject to a lot of momentum—they are a good alternative to stocks and bonds and commonly used for diversification, and hedging investments.

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    Corn, energy and some industrial metals look particularly well positioned for gains in the year ahead, thanks to  tight inventory levels and potential supply shocks.

  • In targeting the most promising subsectors or individual commodities, consider platinum, palladium, copper and corn.

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    With commodities enjoying a robust start to 2012, some traders are concerned that crude oil and other hard assets are ripe for a fall.

  • If abundance is the enemy of commodity traders, the current landscape is a veritable  minefield.

  • Volatility Playbook: The ETF Play

    Are ETFs systematically buying most VIX futures and should investors stay away? Matt Hougan, ETF Analytics president, weighs in.

  • Materials stood out as the one sector ETF that has yet to reverse an intermediate-term downtrend, Peak Theories Research’s Abigail Doolittle said.

  • Bullish Case for Turkey & Brazil

    Is it time to look outside the U.S. for growth opportunities? The Fast Money traders with a look at investing in Turkey and Brazil.

  • Clean tech has become a major destination for investors, from venture capital firms to ordinary shareholders. The large and diverse sector, which covers everything from energy to transportation to construction, touches all sorts of industries and often blurs with other areas. Clean tech, like green, was once closely associated with the socially responsible investing movement, but its sheer size today, has created a wealth of investment vehicles in alternative, as well as concepts such as energy

    As clean-tech investing can be volatile, investment strategists generally advise dipping into this space as part of a larger, diversified portfolio plan. Here’s a look at the largest funds, based on market capitalization.

  • For nearly 20 years,  have been available to investors, offering instant diversification to portfolios while also providing the liquidity and tradability of a stock. ETFs are usually based on a variety of asset classes, but can also be specialized to cater to individual strategies — such as leveraged long or short ETFs and actively managed funds. So far in 2012, the stock market has seen stong upward momentum, with the S&P 500 rising 7.9 percent year-to-date — but many of the top ETFs have far s

    Although experts an make a bull case or bear case for 2012, some of the top performing ETFs reflect broad market trends.

  • Stocks vs. ETFs

    Mike Shinnick, Wasatch Long/Short Fund, discusses the pros and cons of investing in the stock market and ETFs.

  • Microsoft Shares Hit 4- Year High

    The Fast Money crew with the trade on Microsoft's momentum, and Adam Holt, Morgan Stanley, provides analysis on upward pressure on Microsoft, as index funds and ETFs increase the percentage of holdings in the tech giant.

  • Despite higher confidence among home builders, Steve Cortes revealed his contrarian trade.

  • ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.

  • Though diversity is important, seek an overweighting in corporate, municipal and emerging market bond funds.

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    It's only a matter of time before the central bank's easy-money policy affects inflation expectations and inflation itself, spooking investors.

  • U.S. Treasuries should bear the brunt of rising interest rates, so think TIPS and ultra-short funds.

  • Options Action: EEM Risk Reversal Trade

    An options play on emerging markets, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • No Huddle Offense: GLD Best ETF

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts on why he doesn't like the stock basket of ETFs, and prefers the GLD.

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