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How (and Why) to Trade Options on ETFs

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The markets have started the year in a significant nosedive. Any day that we get a bounce, even a slight one, the pundits start asking if this is the bottom.

And you start wondering where you should put your money. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about finding the perfect stock.

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a much better way to survive these markets. Here's why...

The Best Gold ETF to Buy in 2016 When Prices Rebound

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Buying into a gold ETF is one of our top recommendations for 2016, as Money Morning experts remain extremely bullish on gold prices.

And now is a great time to buy into a gold ETF, as Money Morning Resource Investing Specialist Peter Krauth says gold prices are set to soar in 2016...

How Biotech ETFs Have Performed During the Valeant Stock Crash (NYSE: VRX)

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Biotech ETFs have been the focus of many investors this week after Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl. Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares dropped more than 46% last week.

One biotech ETF with Valeant as a holding slumped 8.4% in the past three months, as VRX stock continues to fall.

Since August, shares of the drug giant - dubbed by short seller Citron Research as "pharma's Enron" - have plunged 56%. Year to date, VRX stock is down 22.4%...

The Smart, Easy Way to Turn a Market Sell-Off into an "Extreme Profit" Opportunity

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Most investors look at the stock market in a very conventional way: Bull markets are good. Bear markets are bad. You make money when stocks rise. You lose money when they fall.

As a tech investor friend of mine said, that's a "binary" view of the financial markets. With a perspective like that, you can't help but be frightened of what's coming just around the corner.

But I'm different. I'm a trader. And I believe there's always a place to make money, so I look for opportunities - wherever they are.

It's a lot easier than you think, and the windfall will be huge.

And today I'm going to show you exactly how to do it...

The Road to Wealth Begins with These 3 Tech Investing Plays

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People often ask me how to get started with tech investing.

I've got three investments will help you get started by providing a solid foundation for your portfolio, even in the very turbulent market we've been seeing all year long.

And I believe all three will crush the market over the next several years...

Why ETFs Are the First Step on the Road to Wealth

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Ask me to name the greatest retail product to ever come out of Wall Street and I'll point to exchange-traded funds - better known as ETFs.

ETFs are great for lots of reasons, and today I want to show you how to employ them to your maximum personal advantage.

This will help you establish a solid financial foundation that'll promise wealth for years to come.

Here's everything you need to know about ETFs...

Today's Fed Decision Can't Stop Our Journey to Extreme Profits

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Bets are being laid down in advance of today's Fed decision.

The bet itself is a simple one: Will Fed decision makers raise rates... or won't they?

However, there's another bet to place... another trade to make. No one else sees it but me - and now you...

ETF Black Magic: What's Really in the Hat?

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The first ETF debuted back in 1993. ETFs have displaced regular mutual funds as the investment of choice: The amount of money ETFs hold has skyrocketed more than 2,000% - compared with a paltry 120% for regular funds.

ETFs trade all day like stocks - making them "better" than mutual funds. ETFs are modern-day magical trading tools.

But if you know anything about magic, you know there are times where the trick goes awry...

Four Black Monday Takeaways Wall Street Hopes ETF Investors Never Understand

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Exchange-traded funds - ETFs for short - are billed as among the most investor-friendly products ever created, thanks to low fees, intraday pricing, and unprecedented flexibility versus the mutual funds they've ostensibly "replaced."

But unless you understand these four truths, they're just another way for Wall Street to separate ETF investors from their money...

Your Stock Market Crash Survival Plan

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Make no mistake about it: The stock market crashed last Monday.

Stocks bounced on Wednesday and Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining back more than 1,000 points.

Now investors want to know: Was last Monday's stock market crash a below-the-belt hit?

Here's the truth about last week, what's going to happen next, and what you should do...

Why Some ETFs Led the Markets Down Last Week

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Of all the scary things that happened last Monday when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,000 points, nothing was scarier than what happened with exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

They crashed and exacerbated the market sell-off. They're not all a bad risk, and there are some we like to recommend that are quite safe - even essential - during a market reversal.

Investors need to understand exactly what it is they're holding. But this opens a can of worms Wall Street would rather leave shut tight, because there's a danger to investors from some of these.

Here's the truth...

Buy This Small-Cap ETF for Market-Beating Gains in 2015

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Small-cap stocks are handily outperforming the larger markets year to date.

The trend is expected to continue as sustained strength in the U.S. dollar weighs on multinationals.

Buy this small-cap ETF to profit from fast moving tech stocks...

Is the SPDR Technology ETF (NYSE Arca: XLK) a Good Investment?

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Many Wall Street predictions show tepid returns across all markets for the rest of 2015, so we're recommending a tech investment for the rest of the year.

The play is the SPDR Technology ETF (NYSE Arca: XLK). It's a great stock to buy because it offers a profit play on the entire tech sector.

Here's why we're so bullish on this tech ETF now...

Invest in Today's Best Large-Cap Stocks with This ETF

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Large cap stocks tend to be stable, dividend-paying companies, large enough to handle stock market shocks.

Keep reading to find out how to get a basket of the best large-cap stocks via one exchange-traded fund (ETF)...

Buy This Top Technology ETF to Profit from Semiconductor M&A

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One of the best-performing subsectors in tech can be played with this technology ETF.

Additional gains are expected in this industry in 2015, thanks to growth prospects and M&A activity.

Keep reading for the best tech ETF to buy to play the industry's growth and M&A wave.