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    best ETFs to own for 2015

    There's no disputing stocks had a great first quarter - the S&P 500 tacked on more than 4.6%. In my Capital Wave Forecast service, we notched some nice double- and triple-digit gains, as well.

    The market's exchange-traded funds (ETFs), in particular, smashed records. Worldwide, investors plowed more than $197 billion into the popular vehicles, and this is coming after a record-breaking $390-plus billion ride in 2016.

    All good, right?

    Wrong.

    See, the surging popularity of ETFs isn't a bad thing, per se, but it's taking place at the same time as a surge in passive investing.

    And passive investing isn't a bad thing, either, per se, especially not when stocks are going ballistic.

    But the two together - passive investing and ETFs - could have an absolutely catastrophic impact on the markets and unprepared investors.

    But, as I'll show you in a minute, there's a juicy, fast opportunity in this...

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Two Huge Catalysts Are About to Reward Pot Stock Investors

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Last week, I showed you just how profitable "frontier investing" can be.

It's a deceptively simple, powerful approach I take for my Nova-X Report readers: Research a good investment, build a thesis, target the best stock before Street analysts know it exists, and let the profits come to you as the crowd piles in.

Silicon Valley is a hotbed of this kind of investing; one where we've made a killing. Biotech and the life sciences are two others.

Cannabis investing is the latest and most profitable.

It's easier now than it's ever been to get wired into the growth.

And, thanks to what I'm about to show you, there's plenty of that on the way...

The Top Oil ETFs to Watch Now

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Oil ETFs are a great way to benefit from rising oil prices after the new OPEC deal.

Crude oil prices have jumped above $50 a barrel after the oil cartel agreed to a production cut last month.

That's why we've made an oil ETFs list to help investors find some of the easiest ways to get into a complex market.

Silver ETF List: 6 to Watch Now

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Silver prices have continued to outperform the broader markets in 2016, despite a recent pullback.

And we see silver prices continuing to climb as we head into 2017.

That's why we've compiled this silver ETF list for people looking to investing in silver without owning the precious metal physically...

When It Comes to ETFs, Keep Your Eye on These Three Metrics

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When it comes to ETFs, these three metrics can mean the difference between riches and financial ruin.

So let's break them down - here's how to evaluate exchange-traded funds for maximum profitability...

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

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...