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Wiser Wealth’s 2013 Outlook – Interview by SeekingAlpha.com

Casey Smith is President of Wiser Wealth Management, a Marietta, Georgia-based fee-only fiduciary wealth management firm offering asset management, tax preparation, estate planning and financial planning services. Wiser’s unique investing techniques have earned Casey speaking engagements at top ETF conferences around the world. When not running Wiser Wealth, Casey doubles as a pilot for an Atlanta-based commercial airline.
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Why use Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?

The University of Maryland has a study that shows only .06% of active fund managers from 1975 - 2007 beat their corresponding index.
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Can An ETF Collapse? The Study that was proven false.

Can an ETF Fail? A study by two PHD's makes one believe that ETFs are unsafe investments.
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Active Management Comes To Emerging Market Bond ETFs

WisdomTree has introduced an addition to the ETF landscape with an active ETF in the emerging market bond category. Emerging market bonds are a unique asset class with extraordinary characteristics which many ETF investors have made part of their portfolios for many reasons. Emerging market bonds have high absolute returns with low correlation to other markets and are high yielding vehicles.
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Closet Indexer

There is an old joke that financial news journalists write about the hot stock or mutual fund by day and privately invest in long term healthy index funds by night. Could this be true of active fund managers as well?
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Indexing Thought Brought to you by Today’s Mail

A look at look at 401k Maximizer, a active trading platform for airline employees and how this pie in the sky approach may leave some grounded in the long term.
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The Debt Problem in Bond ETFs

This article was written for www.etfmarketpro.com International bond ETFs are an asset we can no longer ignore, but as some industry experts have brought up in the past, bond ETF construction has many inherent flaws.
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Why Commodities are Different

This ariticle was also posted at ETFMarketPro.com Commodity ETFs are different than traditional, plain vanilla ETFs and investors need to be made aware of the risks.
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Commodity ETFs Having Problems

Recently, some commodity ETFs have been forced to stop the creation process of ETF creation units, meaning that the funds and trusts are being forced to act like closed in funds. 
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Another Advocate for Indexing

Yesterday, I met with a Captain from Atlantic Southeast Airline (Delta Connection). As soon as he walked in the door, he handed me an article from USA Today about a new book by Justin Fox. Justin Fox was unknown to me but the title of his book, “The Myth of the Rational Market,” quickly caught my eye.
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