June 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM EDT
Five ETF Strategies For A Sideways Market
Most investors have a pretty good idea which ETFs will perform well in bull markets (generally any type of risky asset, including equities and commodities) and which will perform well in bear markets (low risk bonds and inverse equity ETFs, among other asset classes). But finding products that have the potential to deliver meaningful gains when equity markets are moving sideways can be a more challenging task. The very nature of such an environment eliminates the vast majority of equity ETFs, and bond funds are also unlikely to show much movement when equities move along sideways. A 0% return on a portfolio is obviously preferable to the losses many experienced in 2008, but no growth can be tough to swallow. No one sets up a portfolio expecting it simply to tread water, and those with little in the way of patience may be frustrated by investments that simply spin their [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: FactorShares “Spread ETF” Available Commission Free February ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures FactorShares Debuts New Breed Of Leveraged ETFs ETF Ideas For A Flat Market ProShares Files For More Leveraged Funds: Will The SEC Oblige?
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