June 01, 2011 at 19:29 PM EDT
ETF Insider: Greedy In A Fearful Environment
There is an old Warren Buffett mantra that advises investors to be greedy when others are fearful (and vice versa). In the current environment, there is certainly no shortage of fear–or of opportunities. Despite a holiday-shortened week U.S. equity markets have been extremely volatile, surging in Tuesday trading only to crater on Wednesday thanks to a deluge of bad economic data. Both employment figures and manufacturing data came in very weak, suggesting to many that Friday’s crucial jobs report could bring bad news as well. While the sell-offs have taken some of the air our of our all-ETF portfolio, they have also created some opportunities. Week To Date Investors came back on Tuesday and were in a buying mood after the long holiday weekend. However, optimistic buying was a little overdone in our eyes as equity markets failed to discount the awful S&P Case-Schiller housing data, which showed U.S. home [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: ETF Insider: Weak Dollar Creates Opportunities ETF Insider: Debuting Our All-ETF Portfolio FactorShares “Spread ETF” Available Commission Free February ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures FactorShares Debuts New Breed Of Leveraged ETFs
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