ETF

EEM ETF

What is the EEM ETF?

Ishares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF is an Exchange-traded fund.

The EEM ETF seeks to mirror results that correspond to the price and yield performance of an index composed of large and mid cap emerging market equities. The Index is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The Fund may invest in securities of non-United States issuers that may trade in non-United States markets.

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DSLV ETF

What is the DSLV ETF?

The DSLV investment seeks to replicate, net of expenses, three times the opposite (inverse) of the S&P GSCI Silver index. The index comprises futures contracts on a single commodity. The fluctuations in the values of DSLV are intended generally to correlate with changes in the price of silver in global markets.

So what is DSLV in English? DSLV is a three times short of silver futures. DSLV is a good way to get exposure to the short silver market without shorting actual futures contracts. We have found that DSLV tracks closely with the inverse of SLV on the daily price chart.

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GLD ETF

What is the GLD ETF?

The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) is an Exchange-traded fund. The GLD ETF seeks mirror the performance of the gold market. The GLD ETF offers investors a way of participating in the gold bullion market without taking physical delivery of gold. The Gold ETF makes it easier of the small trader or investor to buy gold.

Can a trader trade GLD Options?

When trading options some things are just not worth it. Options have high volatility. A trader might be up 20% one second and down 50% the next when trading options. This can be fool’s gold. The main problem with some options is the difference in the bid/ask spread. If a stock or ETF does not have much volume usually the options bid/ask is so wide that just a purchase of that option would put the trader at more that 10% loss. When the trader goes to sell they would lose another 10% on that trade. A trader would have to make 21% to just break even. The GLD ETF has enough volume that the difference in the bid/ask make it ok to use to trade options.

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SPY ETF

What is the Spy ETF?

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is an Exchange-traded fund. The SPY ETF seeks mirror the performance of the S & P 500 Index. The SPY ETF offers exposure to companies that are in the S & P 500 index. The Spy ETF does not seek to gain or lose money it seeks to perform just as the index that it tracks.

What is the S & P 500 Index?

The S&P 500 (Standard & Poor’s 500) Index is an index that is based on the market capitalization of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ. Many people consider the S&P Index one of the best representations of the US stock market. Standard & Poor’s index began in 1957.

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IWM ETF

What is the ETF IWM?

Ishares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is an Exchange-traded fund. The IWM ETF seeks to mirror results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 index. The IWM ETF offers exposure to small public companies. It offers access to 2000 small cap domestic stocks in a single fund. The IWM ETF is seeks long-term growth.

What is the Russell 2000 Index?

The Russell 2000 index measures the performance of the small cap segment of the US equities. The Russell 2000 index includes approximately 2000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and a current membership. The Russell 2000 index provides a comprehensive and unbiased small cap barometer. The Russell 2000 index is completely reconstructed annually.

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USO ETF

What Is The USO ETF?

United States Oil Fund

The United States Oil Fund (USO ETF) is an ETF designed to track the daily price movements of West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) light, sweet crude oil. USO issues shares that may be purchased and sold on the NYSE.

The investment objective of the USO ETF is for the daily changes in percentage terms of its shares’ NAV to reflect the daily changes in percentage terms of the spot price of light, sweet crude oil delivered to Cushing, Oklahoma, as measured by the daily changes in price of USO’s Benchmark Oil Futures Contract, less USO’s expenses.

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QQQ ETF

What is the ETF QQQ?

The Power Shares QQQ ETF seeks to mirror results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the NASDAQ index. The adviser adjusts securities from time to time to maintain the correlation between the composition and weights of the securities in the trust and the stocks in the Nasdaq-100 Index. The composition and weighting of the securities portion of a portfolio deposit are also adjusted to conform to changes in the index.

What are the benefits of using the QQQ ETF?

One of the major benefits of using the ETF is that it tracks closely with the price of the NASDAQ. If you have a small account you don’t have to take the risk of buying a NASDAQ futures contract. One futures contract can be much more that the average trader has to trade with. When buying the QQQ ETF you can buy any amount you want. If you are a small trader you can trade the NASDAQ using this ETF. Trading the NASDAQ ETF allows a trader to incorporate a long term trading strategy in their trading system.

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SLV ETF

What is the ETF SLV?

SLV ETF is an ETF that seeks to mirror the performance of the price of silver. The SLV ETF generally seeks to reflect the performance of the price of silver. The SLV ETF also seeks to reflect performance before payment of the Trust’s expenses and liabilities. The SLV ETF is not actively managed. It does not engage in any activities designed to obtain a profit from, or to improve losses, caused by changes in the price of silver. The SLV ETF receives silver deposited with it in exchange for the creation of Baskets of Shares, sells silver as necessary to cover the SLV ETF’s expenses and other liabilities and delivers silver in exchange for Baskets of Shares surrendered to it for redemption.

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