New ETNs to Track Correlation Levels

R-Squared Advisors, a new fund sponsor, launched three new exchange-traded notes today (April 1, 2010).  The new offerings are the first of what the company calls its “correlation series” of exchange-traded products.  These funds offer a unique ability to ensure portfolio diversification and provide... 

Goldman Really Does Rule The World

In Wednesday’s edition of the Invest With An Edge newsletter (to which you really should subscribe if you haven’t already), our Quote of the Week came from Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. He said “We’re very important… I’m doing God’s work.” Yes, Blankfein... 

Economic Recovery: Determining the Undeterminable

Ask five economists what the economy will do and you’re likely to get five different explanations.  Unlike calculus which has right and wrong answers, economics is a combination of math, art, science, and divination.  That’s why there’s so much disagreement.  Where one economist’s tea leaves... 

Bond Junkies Lathered Up: 3X Leverage Is Here!

If Xander Cage (AKA Triple X) were ripping trades on a fixed income desk, he’d be in a tizzy today.  Moreover, our boy Vin Diesel would be slipping into his outstanding Boiler Room persona named Chris to talk about what’s new in town – and that would be the Direxion Shares 3x Bond... 

Record Number of ETFs Launched

April is beginning with a blast. More than 15 new ETFs are being launched today, setting some sort of record in the process. We won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here are the new ETFs: The Dow is down 200 points – do you know where your fund manager is? With the OnGuard Manager Twitter... 

Chuck Norris Named Economy Czar

WASHINGTON – President Obama named tough-guy TV star Chuck Norris as the administration’s new Director of National Economic Vengeance today. Mr. Norris will “whip the American economy back into shape,” said the president in remarks before boarding Marine One. “We all know... 

Starless Funds

The year 1997 had an extensive amount of fodder for an April Fool’s edition of the award-winning All Star Fund Trader. In honor of this day to poke a little fun at just about everyone and everything, we are reproducing it for you. We hope you enjoy it. For a downloadable copy, please click here. 10... 

The Amazing Disappearing Billionaire

According to Forbes magazine, which diligently monitors these things, nearly a third of the world’s billionaires have disappeared since last year.  The people aren’t gone, just their money.  Or at least enough of it to put them back in the company of mere centimillionaires, those with a... 

Market Maker – Home Edition

Do you ever dream about being a market maker?  You know, one of those “savvy” traders making a few pennies from other people’s trades and keeping the markets liquid. I bet you thought only the big dogs could do that.  Not anymore.  Now it’s possible for everyone to be a market... 

Cash Under Your Mattress: The SAFE T Bed

The reality of the worldwide economic plight is reflected in stock prices.  We have been trumpeting cash as the best position until economic conditions stabilize.  However, we don’t even have a guess as to when “stabilization” will occur, nor does anybody else.  It could be years... 

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