I’ve been playing the stock market for a few years now. Like everyone, I’ve taken my share of losses, but I’ve also made more than I lost so I can’t complain. I’ve done hot stocks and trend following and traditional trading, but I never got involved in the ETF market until recently.
I like the idea of ETFs, because you can invest in an industry without committing to one company This presents a lower risk for the individual investor like me. Biotech is a great investment market, but a lot of new biotech issues don’t do especially well. When you invest in a biotech ETF, even if one issue doesn’t do well, you have other companies that make a profit and cover the loss on the company that loses money.
The problem with low risk investments is that they are usually low return. I can turn a quick profit on a hot stock if I time it right, but ETFs take longer and tie up your capital. You also have to pay the annual fee on ETFs because they are a mutual fund. They are cheaper to trade though, and you can usually buy in for less than with other investments.
I was thinking about buying some ETFs to add to my portfolio with my other long term investments. I started checking out websites that brokered ETFs and I came across ETF Trading Signals. ETF Trading Signals is a site that keeps track of the highest performing ETFs on the market. They even send alerts and give advice on the most profitable ETFs every month. I already keep track of hot stocks and this looked like a good idea.