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Example trade of using a CFD to go short
ETFs  CFDs

Example trade of using a CFD to go short

What can you do to benefit when stock markets are falling? There are two choices: buy something that rises when other markets fall or go short.

ETFs  Stocks  Real Estate

Real estate: home to big returns despite the pandemic

Housing related stocks and ETFs have been doing surprisingly well in the last year, despite all that is going sideways. Tech might not be the only very profitable area to invest in.

Technology is not the only sector performing well this year.
ETFs  Stocks

Top ETF sectors of 2020

Sector performance since the start of the year: who are the winners and losers?  

Staples & tech sectors rising together is unusual
ETFs  Stocks

Staples & tech sectors rising together is unusual

The pandemic has led to an unusual parallel strong performance in both technology and consumer staples sectors, as demonstrated by Kroger Q2 earnings.

ETFs Inflows are still going strong in August, with a total of $30 billion.
ETFs

ETF Inflows remain strong in August

July was a great ETF flow month, with $50 billion of inflows. Although August was a little slower with $30 billion, the year to date total is no less than $282.7 billion, far ahead of last year’s corresponding year to date inflow which was sitting at $147.9 billion.  

The advantages and disadvantages of CFD trading
ETFs  CFDs

The advantages and disadvantages of CFD trading

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are derivatives that enable traders to speculate on financial markets without taking ownership of the underlying asset.

ESG niche ETFs
ETFs  SRI

ESG investing: Two “Niche” ETF ideas you have probably never heard of

There are now over 100 Environmental, social and governance (ESG) ETFs products on the market, which have collected more than $30 billion in investment assets. In a previous blog post, we looked at broadly diversified ESG ETFs. This time we highlight two “nice” product ideas within the ESG ETF space.

Client sentiment (good data) vs. Cambridge Analytica (bad data)
ETFs  Futures

Client sentiment tool (good data) vs. Cambridge Analytica (bad data)

Client sentiment collects the aggregate position of traders and displays the short and long positions as a percentage of the total.

ESG ETFs investing
ETFs  SRI

Investing into ESG ETFs

Demand for ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) equity ETFs has climbed in 2020, particularly low-cost and broadly diversified U.S. equity products.

How to trade Cannabis shares CFDs
ETFs  CFDs

How to trade Cannabis shares CFDs

CFDs are a financial product used to speculate on the price movement of cannabis shares or a cannabis index.

7Twelve portfolio strategy
ETFs

The 7twelve® portfolio strategy

In this blog post, learn about the 7twelve® portfolio strategy and how to replicate it with low-cost ETFs.

Room for Russian stocks to outperform with first coronavirus vaccine
ETFs  Stocks

Room for Russian stocks to outperform with first coronavirus vaccine

Russian stocks might have just gained an edge in global markets after Russia approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine.