I Won't Give Up on FCGPosted 03/05/2010 7:48 a.m. EST Both the United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG) and the First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas ETF ( FCG) moved lower this afternoon as investors digested the government's latest natural gas supply data. As of 3:30pm, FCG had dropped 2.11%, while UNG had fallen more than 3.8%. Supplies of natural gas may not be dropping as quickly as expected, but FCG's going to be a hard habit to break -- and I'm not sure I'm ready yet. Since I
Stand By Your Gold ETFPosted 03/03/2010 11:01 a.m. EST Long-term investors in gold ETFs backed by physical holdings of the precious metal should stick to their guns, despite recent net outflows. Recently released 13-F filings from December show that everyone, from
Revolutionary TradePosted 03/01/2010 03:17 p.m. EST We're enjoying a golden age of the data-driven Internet, and it's not too late to get on board. This Internet revolution is unlike the last. While investors wildly speculated about how much tech companies were worth during the Internet bubble, no one has to speculate anymore about how ingrained companies like Google ( GOOG), Yahoo! ( YHOO) and Amazon ( AMZN) are in American culture. Just think of the daily activities now shaped by the Internet:
- Want to buy a stock? Use an online broker like TD Ameritrade (AMTD) or E*Trade (ETFC). The floor of the NYSE looks desolate in the wake of an online brokerage revolution.
- Traveling? Search for tickets at Priceline (PCLN) or Expedia (EXPE). Have you noticed how many people are bypassing lines at the airport by printing out their paid-in-advance tickets online?
- Release your inner hypochondriac -- or investigate your stuffy nose -- using WebMD's (WBMD) database. (Who can afford health care anyway?)