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4 ETFs Beating the Dow by a Mile by Martin D. Weiss
4 ETFs Beating the Dow by a Mile
Martin here with a quick update on four of our favorite exchange traded funds (ETFs).
From the first trading day in May through this past Friday, November 5, the Dow is up 4 percent.
That's actually somewhat better than we expected for U.S. stocks — given the still-somber state of the American economy.
But we don't feel we missed much by avoiding Dow stocks.
Quite the contrary, we're very glad we did ... because in the same time frame ...
• Our gold ETF (GLD) is up 18.2 percent, or more than four times better than the Dow.
• Our favorite ETF that tracks agricultural commodities (DBA) is up 21.8 percent, more than five times better than the Dow.
• The performance of our favorite emerging market ETF — IDX which owns Indonesia's blue chips — is very similar. It's up 22.5 percent, or nearly six times better than the Dow.
• And the Chile ETF (ECH) has trumped them all — up 38.6 percent or over NINE times better than the Dow.
P.S. Be sure to check out Thursday's Money and Markets TV show, we broke down what's already been a momentous month in America ... the historic mid-term elections, the Federal Reserve's decision and the October jobs report have created a new political and economic landscape, and contributed to an atmosphere of optimism on Wall Street.
If you missed that episode or would like to see it again at your convenience — it's now available at www.weissmoneynetwork.com.