Tough Times? Try Investing the “Buffett Way”

Does Warren Buffett have a bulletproof formula for making money on Wall Street? It sure seems that way. Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (Stock Quote: BRKB), is estimated to have $47 billion in assets – making him among the top three wealthiest individuals in the world. Wall Street certainly thinks so. Berkshire stock is one … Read more

Dividend ETFs: Income Option For Troubled Times

John D. Rockefeller once had this to say about happiness. “Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends come in.” Old man Rockefeller had it right. At a time when investors crave regular income, dividend ETFs are in demand, and when they  “come in”, they’re making a lot … Read more

Sun Shines On Solar/Green Energy ETFs

While scientists fight it out over climate change; i.e. what the damage is, who’s causing it, and what to do about it, investors are looking to make hay on solar energy ETFs. It’s one of the most highly-funded investment areas by world governments, and those investments are expected to rise substantially in the next year … Read more

Industrial ETF’s Flex Their Muscles

By Brian O’Connell (June 2011) With the economy seemingly on a slower pace, if not stalled out completely, anxious Americans – and anxious investors – are turning back to basics. That means more buying more consumer staples, more bonds, and more consumer industrials. That’s right  – industrials. Stocks like John Deere (Stock Quote: DE), IBM … Read more

Preferred Customer: ETF Makes Elite Stocks Open For Everyone

By Brian O’Connell If you’re rich enough – or otherwise have access to your local private country club’s locker room – sooner or later you’ll hear a pair of wealthy golfers discussing their preferred stock holdings. It’s a sad fact that you usually find preferred stockholders in elite enclaves – think the country club locker … Read more

Have ETF, Will Travel: Emerging Markets a Natural For Global Investing

By Brian O’Connell Exchange traded funds (ETF’s) are big business – no doubt about that. According to a recent study by Black Rock International, at the end of February 2011, the global ETF industry had 2,557 ETFs with 5,802 listings and assets of $1.3 trillion (in U.S. dollars) from 140 providers on 48 exchanges around … Read more

Gold ETF’s Shine In Inflationary Times

By Brian O’Connell What to make of the current inflationary economic climate? To hear a government economist tell it, it’s basically “nothing to worry folks. Nothing to see here.” That’s pretty much what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a press conference on April 27. Bernanke spoke of “keeping inflation low”, a theme that … Read more