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Metals Melt Down

Uncertainty in Europe and China and a growing threat of a double-dip recession in the US has resulted in a rapid decline in the price of base metals.

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Dollar Benefits from Flight to Safety

As investors abandon stocks and precious metals, the US dollar has rallied. The PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (UUP) is up over 3% in the past 3 months compared to a 11% decline in equities over the same time period.

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Bonds Hold Up Better than Stocks

Investors looking for an alternative to the volatile equity markets may want to consider corporate bonds. The PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Fund (CORP) is up nearly 3% in the past 3 months while equities have declined nearly 4% over the same time period.

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French Equities Tumble

Investors are pulling money out of European stocks and the French equity market has been particularly hard hit. In the past 3 months, the MSCI France Index Fund (EWQ) is down 28% compared to a 10% decline for the S&P 500 Index (SPY) over the same period.

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Van Eck’s MORT – a first look

Income investors have a new ETF choice with this week’s launch of a mortgage REIT fund by Van Eck Global (MORT). The ETF tracks an index of publicly traded mortgage REITS which make money not by investing in real estate, but by investing in mortgages.

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Van Eck Introduces Mortgage REIT Income ETF

Van Eck Global launched an ETF that provides exposure to publicly traded mortgage REITs this week. The Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT) tracks an index of 25 REITs in the commercial and/or residential markets.

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Investing in a Declining Dollar

While stocks have been flat with increasing volatility, a strong performer over the past couple of quarters has been a bet against the US dollar. With uncertainty in Europe holding back the Euro, a better declining dollar play has been the Swiss Franc.

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Gold Continues to Outperform

Last week’s swoon in the equity markets was accompanied by another strong performance by gold. The last peak for stocks was on July 7 when the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) closed above $135. Since then, stocks are down over 11%.

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Uncertainty Points to Gold

As the US continues to wrestle with fiscal policy and the EU debt crisis remains unresolved, investors have been returning to gold to ride out the uncertainty.

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REITs Hold Up Better Than Stocks

While stocks have faded back to January levels, real estate investment trusts or REITs are still up for the year. The Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) is up over 5% in 2011 while the performance of the S&P 500 has been nearly flat.

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