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How Leveraged and Inverse ETFs Can Fool You With Absolute vs. Relative Returns

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Leveraged and Inverse Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become a very popular tool for investors trying to super charge their gains from the volatility in market movements. Leveraged ETFs promise to provide a multiple of the returns on the underlying index they track. An inverse ETF on the other hand tries to deliver returns that are […]

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Leverage 101 – The Real Cause of the Financial Crisis

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Much of the current financial market crisis is blamed on two main factors – poor risk management by company executives and the ultra-depressed housing market. Company management is paying the penalty with most failed CEO’s fired and years of lawsuits and regulatory probes ahead for implicated senior executives. The second factor, a depressed housing market, […]

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