Which Nickel ETF Is Right For You? JJN vs. NINI

Although many associate this silvery-white metal with the U.S. coinage system, nickel is actually one of the oldest known metals with its uses tracing back more than 5,000 years. Today, the vast majority of the world’s supply of nickel comes from only two places: a mine in Ontario, Canada and another one in Siberia, Russia. Nickel is generally prized for its anti-corrosive properties, as well as for its ferromagnetic characteristics. In regards to the U.S. five cent piece, nickel only makes up for a quarter of the coin’s composition, but it is still one of the biggest uses of  the metal [for more nickel news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Analyzing 5 High Yielding MLP Stocks

When you send your money out into the world, you want to be reasonably assured it can come home whenever it wants, hopefully grown up and enriched by the world. However, finding a steady return on investment in today’s financial markets is no easy task. As the fiscal cliff approaches, China is poised for a hard landing, Ben Bernanke hints at QE3, and Greece gets the boot from the Euro, credit is tightening and it’s easy to feel hesitant about sending your money off into volatility.

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Complete List Of New 2011 Commodity ETFs

This year saw a surge in popularity for commodity investing. As the years have passed, investors have seen the benefits of investing in the risky, but lucrative asset class. Commodities provide a protection against inflation as well as a low correlation to equities. One of the biggest problems within the industry was the lack of options available to investors just a few years ago. It used to be that only those with a complex futures account were able to add these securities to their portfolios. Now, there are hundreds of products to help even the smallest investor gain access to their favorite commodity investment. Below, we outline all of the commodity exchange traded products that hit the market this year [see also 12 High-Yielding Commodities For 2012].

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