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Wiser Wealth Named as Pioneer in ETF Investing

We firmly believe that investing in classic ETFs is a great strategy for investors of all risk tolerances. ETF Database recently noted Casey Smith as a leading advisor using ETFs. You can view their blog here.…

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ETFs in a 401k: The Wave is Building

There has been a lot of discussion concerning the use of exchange traded funds (ETFs) as the primary investment vehicle within 401k plans. The barriers that once stood in the way are being removed by innovative record keeping and the growing use of ETFs in private and institutional accounts. Continue reading

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Free ETF Trades at TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade offers 100 commission free ETFs. Continue reading

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How Poor Investments Happen

Investors tend to do poorly when they react to what the market does instead of preparing for what may happen and taking advantage of long-term forecasts. With a reactionary attitude, investors will rarely do well. Continue reading

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International Corporate Bond ETFs Have Arrived

PowerShares listed the second-ever international corporate bond ETF for trading this week, behind State Street Global Advisor’s international corporate bond product, falling right in step with the unfolding of the debt crisis in Europe. The PowerShares ETF provides a broad exposure to international, investment-grade corporate bonds issued in developed countries. Continue reading

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Efficient Market Theory and ETFs

One of the most popular ideas in the investing world, the Efficient Market Theory, argues, very simply, that a stock’s price equals its value. This would mean that a stock’s price reflects all publicly known data, including future expectations of the stock’s performance. Continue reading

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ETF Fixed Income Assets Climb in April

ETF cashflows have climbed despite worries about rising rates in fixed income ETFs. Investors also seem to be pouring money into global ETFs even though overseas markets continue to abound.

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A Dollar Hedged ETF; How To Allocate Around The Falling Euro

The end of 2009 saw the entry of a new ETF in the already dense ETF landscape:  a currency hedged ETF.  This new feature is of interesting significance due to its packaging inside an ETF.…

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My Boca Experience – Inside ETF Conference 2010

I was recently privileged to be on a panel at the Inside ETF Conference in Boca Raton, FL last week.  The event was a great success with over 800 attendees, and was broadcasted live by CNBC.…

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Indexing Inspiration + Gold

Irving Kristol, “an indexer is stock-picker who has been mugged by reality.” Continue reading

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Casey Smith and Kyle Waller Write a Cover Article for YTE Magazine

Casey Smith and Kyle Waller were asked a few months ago to write a 2000 word cover article about ETFs for Your Trading Edge Magazine. They took on the task. The Nov/Dec issue of YTE Magazine featuring their article on ETFs is now available. While Wiser Wealth takes a more …

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Casey Smith interviewed by IndexUniverse.com

Casey Smith was interviewed by IndexUniverse.com about Wiser’s annual rebalance and portfolio changes. You can view the article HERE.

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Correlations of the Crash

Correlation is generally defined as “the strength and direction of a linear relationship between two random variables.”…

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Trading ETFs

Trading ETFs

When investing in mutual funds, the investor is handing his money over to a mutual fund manager, giving him or her full discretion in trading the asset as he or she sees fit.  …

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Switching to ETFs

In an environment where the stock market recovers and the credit crisis is in the rearview mirror, will your investments recover with the stock market, lag behind or remain at today’s levels? The investment tool you are using will make the difference.…

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Hedge Fund ETFs: They’re Here

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IndexIQ, on March 25, 2009, launched its first hedge fund ETF. This is following in the wake of 2008 where many hedge funds were affected by mass withdrawals and highly leveraged bets went bad, causing many to shut down.…

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Diversification, Cost, and the Long Term: Part 1 Diversification

The title of this series is what we here at Wiser Wealth Management keep in mind when investing.  I wanted to explain this and show how these simple words can lead to great investment results.…

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Market Timing This Market

Market Timing has been and will continue to be a difficult strategy (especially when its not your original strategy) and many have found this particularly true this year, whether it was going to cash the day before a huge market rally or deciding the market had hit the bottom and …

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While I Was Gone: Target Funds

While I was out of town last week with my wife, several very interesting issues came into the ETF world; Target Date Funds.…

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The Most Defensive Small Cap ETF

The small cap asset class has performed well over the last decade and has done relatively well during this current bear market. …

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Hedge Funds, Index Funds, and Buffet’s $1,000,000 Bet

Warren Buffet has bet  with one million dollars going to charity that the S&P 500 will beat the top five hedge funds (picked by Protege, a hedge fund to fund) net of fees over a ten year period. …

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