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  1. Robo-Advisors vs. Passively Managed Funds: Which Is Better?

    Expense is the main distinction between the two, but each has its plusses and minuses, depending on the type of investor ...
  2. 4 Risks of Shorting REIT ETFs

    Discover the four risks to consider when short selling real estate exchange-traded funds and learn how to determine if the ...
  3. When Multi-Factor ETFs Make Sense

    Multi-factor ETFs are a logical progression from single-factor smart beta ETFs. Here's when it makes sense to use them in ...
  4. Top 3 ETFs to Invest in Rice (RJA, INDA)

    Learn about the world's total rice production, and discover a few exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that either directly or indirectly ...
  5. A Look At 3 Smart Beta Bond ETFs (PHB,VBND,AGGP)

    A look at three smart beta bond ETFs that may have passed under your radar.
  6. Top 3 Health Care REIT ETFs in 2016

    These three REIT ETFs give individuals the opportunity to invest in health care-oriented real estate.
  7. Annuities vs. Fixed-Income ETFs: Which One Is Better (PFF)

    Find out which investment vehicle is better for a retirement investor: an income annuity or a fixed-income exchange-traded ...
  8. Top 3 A Share ETFs of 2016 (ASHR, PEK)

    Risk-tolerant investors looking to gain diversified exposure to China's A shares market should consider these top three A ...
  9. Why Gold-Backed ETFs Have More Gold Reserves Than China

    Uncover the factors behind investors' increased demand for gold while discovering the impetus behind the surge in bullion-backed ...
  10. Vanguard Preps to Enter Active ETF Arena

    Vanguard has filed with the SEC to launch actively-managed ETFs, a first for the index fund giant.
  11. Fidelity Readies Actively-Managed ETF Hybrid

    Fidelity has filed with the SEC to launch ETFs that provide active management in the same way as closed-end funds, but without ...
  12. The Top Residential/Apartment REIT ETF in 2016 (REZ, HCN)

    Pay attention to whether rising rents in the residential real estate sector provide more opportunities for investing in residential ...
  13. Top 10 Investments for Your Retirement Plan (XOM, VNM)

    Discover 10 of the best investments through which to reach retirement savings goals, regardless of whether your career is ...
  14. Top 3 Global REIT ETFs in 2016

    The prevailing low-interest-rate environment generally favors international REITs, at the moment. These three ETFs track ...
  15. Insure Your ETF Investments With Options

    Learn how to insure and hedge against unfavorable moves in ETF investments using options strategies, such as the protective ...
  16. DSEEX, PXTIX: Smart Beta Mutual Funds vs. Smart Beta ETFs

    These two smart beta mutual funds offer potential, but are their ETF counterparts a better option?
  17. VTSMX, VGTSX: Portfolio Making with Vanguard Mutual Funds

    Find out how to construct the ideal investment portfolio utilizing Vanguard's tools, resources and the company's low-cost ...
  18. A Look Into Creating a Trust Fund With ETFs (VCIT, SDIV)

    Learn the basics of how a trust works and the two most common types. Discover how to use ETFs to fund a trust and the different ...
  19. Top 5 Schwab ETFs of 2016

    Schwab's strategy of offering funds with low expense ratios has attracted significant assets to its five largest exchange-traded ...
  20. The Top 3 iShares ETFs With High Dividend Yields (REM, QTLC)

    Learn about the three highest-yielding iShares ETFs, complete with a summary of each fund's investment objective, fund characteristics ...
  21. Is Your Low-Cost Index Fund Really Low Cost?

    Index funds and ETFs tend to have lower expense ratios than actively managed investments, but costs can vary widely among ...
  22. FKGRX, FRSGX: Franklin Templeton’s Top Funds for Retirement

    These are Franklin Templeton's top mutual funds and ETFs for a diversified retirement portfolio.
  23. 5 Ways You Can Invest in Colombia From Abroad (CIB, GXG)

    Learn five ways to invest in Colombia from abroad through stock, ETFs, real estate, investment sectors or establishing a ...
  24. 3 Inverse REIT ETFs for Betting Against Real Estate (REK, SRS)

    Discover three inverse exchange-traded funds that you can use to bet against the real estate markets in varying degrees of ...
  25. Will Popularity Be the Downfall of Smart Beta ETFs?

    Will the popularity of smart beta ETFs also be their downfall?
  26. Smart Beta Pioneer Rob Arnott Issues a Warning

    Rob Arnott, one of the pioneers of smart beta, thinks the ballooning popularity of these funds creates a reasonable probability ...
  27. PQIDX,PONDX,PBDDX: Pimco's Top Funds for Retirement Income

    Once you're living off the money you've saved for retirement, is it invested in the right assets? Here are some from PIMCO ...
  28. How to Use Leveraged ETFs and Not Lose Your Shirt

    To trade or not to trade leveraged ETFs? That is the question.
  29. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  30. Buying and Selling ETFs: It's Easy, Here's How to Start

    Learn the basics of exchange-traded funds, including how they are bought and sold, how they differ from mutual funds, and ...
  31. Pros and Cons: Preferred Stock ETFs vs. Bond ETFs

    A look at the differences between preferred stock ETFs and bond ETFs and when you should invest in one over the other.
  32. 4 Advantages of ETFs in the Stock Market

    ETFs offer some features that individual stocks do not, making them an attractive option for individuals who want to invest ...
  33. Build a Portfolio with Fidelity ETF & Mutual Funds

    Learn how to assemble a balanced investment portfolio using the best actively and passively managed Fidelity mutual funds ...
  34. ETF for FTSE High Dividend Yield Index (VYM)

    Discover a high dividend yielding exchange-traded fund (ETF) that almost perfectly mimics the performance and behavior of ...
  35. Is USO a Good Way to Invest in Oil?

    The United States Oil Fund is better suited to short-term investors who actively manage their portfolios.
  36. Two ETFs to Consider for Now

    Amid a murky global economic outlook, investors who want to hedge their exposure to interest-rate sensitivity and emerging-market ...
  37. The Vanguard Effect: Lower Expenses, Higher Returns

    Vanguard distinguishes itself by being the low-cost provider in a crowded field of mutual funds and ETFs.
  38. What Differentiates similar ETFs & Mutual Funds? 

    Learn about how factors such as management style, sector allocation, expenses and dividend yields differentiate between similar ...
  39. Know the Similarity and Differences of these Funds

    Mid Cap mutual fund vs. ETF: explore the similarities and differences between VIMSX and MDY.
  40. Don’t Buy What You Don’t Understand

    Risk management can only happen when investors truly evaluate their investments through comprehensive due diligence.
  41. The 5 Top Performing ETFs So Far This Year (JNUG)

    These five gold and silver ETFs have crushed the market so far this year.
  42. 4 ETFs With FANG Exposure (FDN,PNQI,QQQ,SKYY)

    These four ETFs offer exposure to FANG stocks, each in a different way.
  43. Shorting an ETF vs. Buying an Inverse ETF

    Investors who want to bet against specific sectors or indexes can either short an ETF or buy an inverse ETF. Which is better ...
  44. Top 5 Small-Cap ETFs (IWM,IJR,VB,VBR,IWO)

    These five small-cap ETFs have all appreciated since their inception, have low expense ratios and pay a dividend.
  45. Smart Beta ETFs: Popular but Advisors Are Wary

    Smart beta ETFs are exploding in popularity among investors, but many financial advisors remain skeptical of them.
  46. 3 ETFs That Beat the S&P 500 (SPLV,RSP,NOBL)

    These three ETFs have consistently beat the S&P 500 since their inception.
  47. Difference Between Short Selling And Put Options

    Short selling and put options are used to speculate on a potential decline in a security or index or hedge downside risk ...
  48. How Oil ETFs Perform Relative to the Oil Price (USO, SZO)

    Oil price volatility presents opportunities for investors, but ETFs that track oil may not be fit for the purpose.
  49. ETF Vs Mutual Fund: Who Wins?

    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  50. 3 iShares REIT ETFs to Watch (IYR, REET)

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have outperformed the S&P 500 index his year. Here'a a look at three ETFs that are ...
  51. How to Buy Gold With Your 401(k) (FSAGX, IAU)

    Investors seeking to invest in the gold market through their 401(k) account have a long list of options, a lot more than ...
  52. 3 ETFs That Track the S&P 500 (SPY,IVV,VOO)

    A look at three popular ETFs that track the S&P 500.
  53. The Top 5 Commercial REIT ETFs of 2016 (VNQ, IYR)

    Investors can get major exposure to commercial real estate in some of the most inexpensive REIT ETFs. The vehicles also provide ...
  54. Top 5 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (SPY, VTI)

    ETFs that are appropriate for long-term portfolio holdings, including those focused on stocks, bonds, international markets ...
  55. 3 iShares Energy ETFs to Keep an Eye On (IYE, IXC)

    Three ETFs offered by BlackRock iShares that track the energy industry.
  56. The 5 Best Performing iShare ETFs in 2016 (SLVP, RING)

    Find out what the best-performing ETFs in 2016 are, from the world's largest ETF provider, iShares.
  57. Top 3 ETFs That Short the FTSE 100 (XUKS, SUK2)

    As Brexit looms, these three ETFs can be used to gain short exposure to the U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index.
  58. The Top 4 Leveraged (2x & 3x) China ETFs of 2016 (YINN, YANG)

    Discover four leveraged ETFs that can be used to gain exposure to China, the world’s second-largest economy.
  59. Utilities Case Study: XLU (ETF) vs. VUIAX (Mutual Fund)

    Learn about the differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Compare and contrast a utilities sector mutual ...
  60. FSHCX, OSMAX: Overview of 3 Low-Beta Mutual Funds

    Consider low-beta ETFs to help keep your portfolio stable. When markets fluctuate sharply, these funds are designed to experience ...
  61. Global Equity Funds: VHGEX (Mutual Fund) vs. ACWI (ETF)

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, performance and structures of VHGEX and ACWI. Find out why ...
  62. Studying Financial Sector: XLF (ETF) vs. VFAIX (Mutual Fund)

    Explore the similarities and differences between securities that are exposed to the financial sector, XLF and VFAIX.
  63. 3 Reasons You Should Understand Investing

    Everyone should learn a few investing basics, even if you plan to hire an investment professional.
  64. Why Average Investors Can't Make Money (XOP)

    Average Investors are dramatically underperforming the market. Here's a look at how they can fix those mistakes and make ...
  65. 5 Reasons to Find Asset Managers Who Use ETFs

    Learn why investors should seek out asset managers who invest in ETFs and discover the superior advantages ETFs offer over ...
  66. The 3 Biggest iShare Bond ETFs (AGG, LQD)

    The characteristics, yields and duration of the three largest bond ETFs offered by BlackRock iShares.
  67. Top Mortgage REIT ETFs in 2016 (REM, MORT)

    Low interest rates could be good news for REITS. Here are two that have done well in 2016.
  68. Owning High Beta Stocks: Mutual Funds (BRSIX) vs. ETFs (IWC)

    Explore differences between accessing high beta stocks with either mutual funds or ETFs, as well as the best options for ...
  69. How Risky Is Growth Investing in Today’s Market?

    Discover how to identify high-growth investment strategies to outperform standard market returns and to help your profits ...
  70. Top 3 ETFs With Exposure to Diamonds (PICK, SLX)

    Learn the benefits of investing in diamonds. Discover three ETFs that have exposure to companies that are major players in ...
  71. Top 3 ETFs With Exposure to Gasoline and Refineries (CRAK, PXE)

    Learn why refinery stocks are outperforming in the energy sector. Discover three ETFs with strong exposure to refineries ...
  72. 5 Largest BlackRock ETFs and Mutual Funds (BLK, IVV)

    Learn about BlackRock's largest exchange-traded funds and mutual funds, which provide exposure to stocks, bonds and active ...
  73. 3 Mutual Funds with Exposure to ETFs (UGOFX, ETFFX)

    Find out why some mutual funds invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and learn about three that invest almost exclusively ...
  74. Top 2 ETFs With Exposure to Uranium (URA, NLR)

    Examine a comparison review and analysis of two ETFs that offer significant exposure to the uranium market.
  75. What the Future Holds for ETFs

    The popular ETF market is maturing. Here’s a look at where it may be headed as the industry moves forward.
  76. Retail Sector ETF (XRT) vs. Mutual Fund (VCDAX) Case Study

    Discover if the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Fund Admiral Shares is the better investment over the SPDR S&P Retail ETF, ...
  77. Top 3 ETFs With Exposure to Palladium (PALL, SPPP)

    Discover why palladium is considered a precious metal, and learn about some of the ETF options that provide investors exposure ...
  78. 18 Most Traded Inverse ETFs by Sector in 2016 (FAZ, ERY)

    Learn about the largest and most-traded inverse ETFs that cover each sector of the U.S. stock market. Discover which sectors ...
  79. Where to Invest Your Money? 10 Steps to Financial Success

    Learn where to invest your money ten steps. Included is how to develop a proper investment plan, different investment products ...
  80. Buying ETFs Online Is Easy: Here's How

    Learn how and where to purchase exchange-traded funds (ETFs) online and bypass the standard broker commission that must be ...
  81. Manage Your Own 401(k) or IRA, John Oliver Style

    Read about a few simple and easy steps to help manage your own finances, John Oliver style, even if you don't have a lot ...
  82. What ETF Fund Managers Do

    Find out about the typical day in the life of an ETF portfolio manager, and learn about the primary job responsibilities ...
  83. Top 3 ETFs Tracking the MSCI World Index (URTH, VT)

    Morgan Stanley's Capital International World Index top three ETFs that can give you access to the investments it tracks...
  84. Materials Sector ETF (XLB) vs. Mutual Fund (VMIAX) Study

    Discover fund investment options in the materials sector, including an ETF, The Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB), and a ...
  85. Are ETFs Liquid Enough for a Bear Market Exodus?

    Are ETFs liquid enough for a mass exodus that could come with the next major market downturn?
  86. Top 3 Infrastructure ETFs (EMLP, IGF)

    Discover three of the most widely held and best-performing ETFs for investors looking to obtain exposure to infrastructure ...
  87. Is Your Financial Advisor Not Using ETFs? Beware!

    Discover why financial advisors should be offering low-cost ETFs to clients, and learn why it is considered concerning if ...
  88. Is Now the Time for Convertible Bonds?

    Convertible bonds offer a competitive rate of return in what is a very tough market right now. Here's how they work.
  89. Telecom ETF (IYZ) vs. Mutual Fund (VTCAX) Case Study

    Compare a popular telecommunications industry exchange-traded fund (ETF) to a similar mutual fund, and see which one comes ...
  90. 3 Safest Fixed-Income ETFs of 2016 (VCSH, BSV)

    Learn about the investment profiles of three very safe fixed-income ETFs and discover why they are all excellent ways to ...
  91. 6 ETFs With Netflix Exposure (NFLX,FDN,ARKW,PNQI)

    If you want exposure to Netflix but who also want diversification consider these ETFs.
  92. Behind Chevron's 71% Rise in 10 Years (CVX)

    Analyze Chevron's historical price movements to determine which factors have influenced returns. Examine the effects of crude ...
  93. 3 Sectors With the Most Leveraged ETFs (ROM, UYG)

    Learn about leveraged ETFs and why they are used. Discover which sectors have the most leveraged ETFs, and learn the identities ...
  94. Breaking Down the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank ETF (QABA)

    Get an analysis of the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank ETF, the single best pure-play ETF for investors seeking exposure ...
  95. Behind Bank of America's 72.2% Drop in 10 years (BAC)

    Analyze Bank of America's historical stock price performance to determine the effects of the financial crisis, low interest ...
  96. Is Investing in Stock Splits Profitable? (TOFR)

    Is it possible to beat the S&P 500 by investing in a basket of stocks that split?
  97. 5 ETFs With Amazon Exposure (AMZN,XLY,FDN,RTH)

    These ETFs all have Amazon as their top holding, which gives investors exposure to the stock as well as diversification. ...
  98. How Big Is the Global ETF Market? (BLK, STT)

    Discover why ETFs are growing much faster than mutual funds, and why some experts predict the ETF market will double by 2 ...
  99. Active vs. Passive ETF Investing

    Active or passive ETF investing? Find out which one is for you.
  100. What Your Clients Must Know About ETFs

    Like any investment, ETFs come with some fine print. Here is what advisors should reveal to their clients about these hugely ...
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