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Tag Archives: etf

When the anti-Wall Street rant morphs into just another sales pitch

I know there’s a movement spearheaded by indexers, Bogleheads, Efficient Market Hypothesists, Random Walkers and just plain haters of vampire squid to hate everything Wall Street.  This is not a post defending the barbarians at the gate or even the monkeys in charge of the business.  Rather, I’m riffing on a more recent phenomenon I’m … Continue Reading

Retail Brokerage Manifesto

I’ve been in the investment business for 10 years now wearing a variety of hats.  I’ve been a hedge fund analyst (small cap/tech/retail/food), ran business development for Seeking Alpha, and hold both a brokerage rep license (Series 7) and an investment advisory license (Series 65). For the nuanced, a broker makes a living transacting stuff … Continue Reading

Blowing up the fine print in financial product marketing

As a user of various financial products over the years, I sometimes wonder what it is I actually own (most of the time this occurs sometime after hitting some single malt before bed and sometime before day break).  I dunno — I read the labels on food that I ingest.  Just thought it might be … Continue Reading

New tactical ETF products coming to market

Bit late to this, but Kudos to Mebane Faber and Cambria Investments for beginning the launch phase of new tactical ETFs with AdvisorShares. From the press release: AdvisorShares Investments, LLC, a developer of and investment adviser to actively managed Exchange Traded Funds, announced today a partnership with Cambria Investment Management, Inc., a Los Angeles based … Continue Reading

Crowdsourcing investments: it’s all about chosing the ‘right crowd’

We’ve spoken a lot about piggyback investing (mimicking the moves of top fund managers) and crowdsourcing ideas (using crowd sentiment to generate trading ideas) as two ‘new ways’ investors can devise profitable strategies.  The Internet is producing tons of information – the tradestream – that investors can plug into to get at this type of … Continue Reading

Read the fine print, investors: Some mutual fund fees higher than thought

We’ve written for a while that for certain purposes, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a better mousetrap. As Mutual Funds 2.0, ETFs have introduced: new ways to implement investing ideas (eg. country exposure to Poland, Chile, etc.) made existing ideas easier to trade (leveraged long and short funds, buy-write strategies) provided continuous pricing (unlike Mutual … Continue Reading

About Tradestreaming

Tradestreaming is a community of investors learning directly from experts. I’m Zack Miller, investor, entrepreneur, and founder of Tradestreaming.com and I literally wrote the book on how to invest in the age of Facebook and Twitter. Tradestreaming is the resource I’ve created to help me become a better investor.  I believe it will help you … Continue Reading