Exchange Traded Funds Articles

  1. What Is A Short ETF?

    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying index or asset gains in price.
  2. What Are The Best Real Estate REIT ETFs?

    In a period of low interest rates, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer great income potential.
  3. Your Core Portfolio: How to choose the right ETFs

    The U.S. ETF landscape continues to grow, investors have a vast selection of products to choose from, but not all ETFs are created equal.
  4. How to Calculate the Value of an ETF

    An ETF is a good way to get broad exposure without taking on specific risk, but calculating performance may be a bit tricky.
  5. The World's Largest ETFs

    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  6. 7 Investments Beating The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

    Seven contenders for your investment dollars — assets that simultaneously diversify your portfolio as well as increase your risk-adjusted performance.
  7. Buyback ETFs: U.S. & International Strategies

    Buyback ETFs: Hold Off On The U.S. Version, Evaluate The International Adaptation.
  8. Are Stock ETF Investors Placing Too Much Faith In The Fed?

    For one thing, inflation-adjusted spending declined over the last few months. That cannot be a strong sign for the U.S
  9. 3 Midyear Portfolio Tune Up Tips For ETF Investors

    The midpoint of the year is often a great time to step back and assess your ETF portfolios strengths and weaknesses relative to your investment goals.
  10. The Income Buyers Guide to REIT ETFs

    Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, have come a long way from the drubbing they experienced this time last year.
  11. How to Day Trade Volatility ETFs

    A primer on the ideal time to day trade volatility ETFs, and how to do it.
  12. Avoid ETFs With These Traits

    Deciding which ETFs to avoid can be as important an investment decision as deciding in which ones to invest.
  13. Day-Trading Gold ETFs: Top Tips

    Learn when is the most favorable time to day-trade gold ETFs and how to take advantage.
  14. This Asian Nation Is Poised For Steady Growth

    This Southeast Asian nation's growth has analysts calling it a ‘Tiger Cub’, ‘a Next Eleven economy’ and ‘a new Tiger of Asia.’ Here's why.
  15. Buyout Cycle Boosts Biotech ETFs

    The 230% single day gain that IDIX experienced as a result of the buyout had a huge impact on the SPDR Biotechnology ETF (XBI), which rose more than 6% that day
  16. Synthetic vs Physical ETFs

    New and advanced versions of ETFs have been developed over the years.
  17. Will The High Times In High Yield Continue?

    With junk bond yields at around 5% now, investors are wondering whether the risk is worth the reward.
  18. 3 “Risk-Off” Signs For ETF Investors

    Warning signs that ETF investors may wish to follow.
  19. A Guide For Buying ETFs On Margin

    "Buying on margin" is like shopping with a credit card, as it allows you to spend more than you have in your wallet.
  20. Should India Be On Investors' Radars?

    Policy paralysis and investor indifference have defined India for some time, but a new government bent on cutting red tape and ramping up infrastructure spending could put the country back on "buy" lists.
  21. Top 10 Factors When Buying Country ETFs

    Here are our Top Ten factors to consider when buying a country ETF.
  22. “Old Tech” ETFs Are Better Risk-Reward Prospects Than “New Tech” ETFs

    Scores of investors often regard Benjamin Graham as the grandfather of value investing. Even those who shun Graham’s methods of analyzing securities tend to revere quotes attributed to him.
  23. 5 Funds to Fight Inflation

    Judging by the price action and performance of conventional inflation hedges over the last 12 months, it appears the investing public's worries over inflation are nearly non-existent.
  24. Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds

    The emerging markets fixed income space continues to see some volatility, but there are some potentially attractive entry points.
  25. Bargain ETFs Are Sitting In Plain View

    Last week, at the same time that the Dow had been hitting an all-time high, the Russell 2000 had been crossing below its long-term 200-day trendline.
  26. Preparing Your Portfolio For Climate Change

    A recent White House's report paints an alarming picture of coming climate change. How will you adjust your portfolio to protect your assets?
  27. ETF “Technology” Gaining Ground: What it means for Your Portfolio

    A new report from Greenwich Associates reveals that institutional investors are increasingly embracing ETF “technology”. Daniel Gamba takes a closer look at the results and reveals what investors can learn from this trend.
  28. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere in the fourth quarter of the game. What does that mean for Berkshire Hathaway investors?
  29. 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    Key strategies you can employ that will allow you to get out ahead of near-term volatility.
  30. 3 Defensive Equity ETFs For Turbulent Times

    Investors that are concerned about the recent volatility in the stock market may want to consider looking at conservative equity strategies to protect their assets.
  31. Top 2014 Muni Bond ETFs

    April 15 came and went, but the memory of how much of your pay the IRS helped itself to should remain clear. As should the realization that you probably should have done more to limit your tax burden.
  32. 3 Intriguing Canada ETFs For Your Portfolio

    Canada offers many attractive qualities for investors seeking exposure to North America, including plentiful natural resources, a sound economy, and welcoming business environment.
  33. Are Mutual Funds Doomed?

    Decreases in mutual fund classes and the growing use of ETFs means the future of mutual funds will be anything but smooth.
  34. Why The Winklevoss Twins' New Bitcoin ETF Matters

    The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, currently moving towards regulatory approval and expected out later this year, will be a Bitcoin ETF. Currently, such an investment vehicle is only available to wealthy investors, through funds like the Bitcoin Investment Trust.
  35. PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  36. The Risks Of Investing In Emerging Markets

    In a volatile market, domestic investing can be risky. Many investors choose to look overseas for diversification - but that strategy comes with its own unique threats.
  37. J.P. Morgan's Long-Awaited ETF: Playing Close To The Vest

    Why is J.P. Morgan getting into the ETF game now?
  38. Strategic Beta ETFs

    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of different types of investment scheme proliferates. It was only a few decades ago when someone first pooled together various individual stocks to create the first mutual fund, which was seen at the time as novel and perhaps unduly complicated.
  39. Building A Better Mousetrap With Smart Beta ETFs

    More smart beta and altermative indexed funds are coming to brokerage account near you. But what exactly are these funds and how can use them in a portfolio?
  40. Bitcoin Mass Hysteria: The Disaster that Brought Down Mt. Gox

    The disastrous halt in trading on Mt. Gox, a popular Bitcoin-trading web site, sent the Bitcoin world into a panic.
  41. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing in it.
  42. Introduction to Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged exchange-traded funds have appeared that are designed to move either conversely or inversely to their underlying benchmark, which may be either a financial index or a specific segment or sub-segment of the markets.
  43. The Best-Performing Sectors Of 2013

    A sector represents a high-level way in which analysts and investors group similar companies together. Analyzing Standard & Poor’s Depositary Receipts, or SPDRs, serves as one of the best proxies to determine the best-performing areas of the economy.
  44. Should You Invest In Stocks Or Commodities In 2014?

    It's the dawn of a new year and investors are facing an array of fresh challenges. One of the intriguing investment parlor games is to contemplate whether stocks or commodities loom as the vehicles offering the best returns. Stocks enjoyed a spectacular showing in 2013.
  45. A Fresh Look At The Financial Markets

    Different markets provide unique opportunities and risks for investors. Find out more here.
  46. An Inside Look At ETF Construction

    If you're an investor who likes to understand how and why your investment products work, this article is for you!
  47. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  48. Pay Attention To Your Fund’s Expense Ratio

    Despite trends indicating an overall decrease in fees across many fund categories, investors should still pay attention to expense ratios: even small differences in fees can have a significant impact on your investment over time.
  49. What Are Factor Model ETFs?

    Given that stock picking is not generally effective, trackers that simply follow an index have become very popular. However, trackers have their disadvantages, too, so hybrid models between the two extremes have naturally and logically evolved.
  50. Using ETFs To Replace Your Expensive Mutual Funds

    Fees associated with many mutual funds looks small. Some are barely over 1% or even lower. But over time those fees erode the overall value of your portfolio. And even in the near term, as in the example used in this article, you could end up paying nearly 20% of your gains just for the privilege of holding a fund.
  51. Understanding And Playing The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index and how to interpret its movements.
  52. Multi-Asset Funds Or Your Own Mix?

    The underlying concept of mixed funds is very appealing. Discover if you're better off with professional management or creating a mixed fund of your own.
  53. The Best ETFs For Your 401k

    ETFs can be a good alternative to traditional retirement fund options because of their low cost, superior performance and liquidity.
  54. Why You Should Invest In Municipal Bond ETFs

    These versatile instruments have become popular with investors in higher tax brackets and fill a specific niche in the wide selection of fixed-income offerings.
  55. The Best Way To Buy Silver

    Discover whether ETFs or physical bullion is the best way for investors to get exposure to silver.
  56. The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing

    Are tactical ETFs reasonable and effective investment strategies or just plain speculative behavior?
  57. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

    Blackrock's line of offerings can provide liquidity, diversity and transparency for both sophisticated and novice buyers.
  58. The Most Affordable Way to Buy Gold: Physical Gold or ETFs?

    Investing in gold has never been easier than it is today. Check out this article to learn more about gold ETFs and other ways that you can add gold to your portfolio.
  59. Affordable ETF Alternatives

    Due diligence should be conducted in knowing the different costs related to ETFs before undertaking an investment in one. The return you get from an ETF investment is dependent on cost factors like the expense ratio.
  60. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  61. Investing In IPO ETFs

    Learn the history, rules and risks of investing in IPO exchange-traded funds.
  62. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  63. Build A Model Portfolio With Style Investing

    This sophisticated approach will add flair to your returns.
  64. The Emerging Trend For High Risk Investments

    There appears to be little doubt that investors are adopting higher-risk strategies in the quest for sizable financial reward.
  65. 3 Misconceptions About Purchasing ETFs

    The many advantages of ETF investing include safety, tax and cost efficiency, and portfolio diversification.
  66. Emerging Market ETFs For Your Retirement Accounts

    Emerging market ETFs are typically seen as riskier investments, but some of them may be able to strengthen your retirement accounts.
  67. The Most Affordable Precious Metals ETFs

    Precious metals ETFs invest in both physical commodities and futures contracts for precious metals.
  68. Charles Schwab Announces Commission-Free ETF Trading

    Here's what the Schwab ETF OneSource will mean to the average investor's portfolio and the potential decrease in costs for purchasing ETFs.
  69. 5 Common Misconceptions About ETFs

    The rise in these funds' popularity has contributed to misinformation about what they are and how they work. Learn more here.
  70. ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?

    ETFs are exponentially larger in collective volume than ETNs, but ETFs receive more attention from retail investors.
  71. How Tax Treatments Of ETFs Work

    Here is a look at how ETFs are taxed and the effects that the tax treatment of ETFs will have on investors when they purchase them.
  72. Most Affordable Commodity ETFs

    Here are the most affordable commodity ETFs based on expense ratios.
  73. Most Affordable Currency ETFs

    The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has grown into a trillion dollar business. We will take a look at the more popular currency ETFs on the market.
  74. 7 Easy To Understand ETFs To Replace A Savings Account

    If you have a savings account or certificate of deposit (CD), you’re probably not making much more than 1% each year from interest.
  75. 5 Misconceptions About ETFs In Retirement Accounts

    The simplicity of ETFs and their low fees make them perfect for retirement accounts.
  76. How Tax Treatment Of ETFs Can Benefit Purchasers

    ETFs often post fewer and lower capital gains distributions than traditional mutual funds, because there is usually a much lower rate of portfolio turnover in ETFs.
  77. Best ETFs For An Early Retirement

    Based on today's markets, which ETFs could you buy in 2013 that'll provide the best opportunity for an early retirement?
  78. 5 ETFs For Retirees

    These are some of the good choices for ETFs if you are in the late stages of retirement planning.
  79. ETFs On A Budget

    Here's how to apply personal finance skills such as budgeting and saving to purchasing ETFs.
  80. Using ETFs To Build A Cost-Effective Portfolio

    ETFs are a viable alternative to mutual funds, but before you invest, there are a few things you should know.
  81. Can Regular Investors Beat The Market?

    With the big name competition out there, hard-working people who invest have a tough time beating the market.
  82. Reinvesting Capital Gains In Leveraged Portfolios

    Don't get forced into action. Learn how to plan properly to avoid making rash decisions.
  83. Hedging With ETFs: A Cost-Effective Alternative

    The benefits of ETFs for hedging are clear and investors of all sizes are taking notice.
  84. Going Green With Exchange Traded Funds

    As investors become more environmentally conscious, the exchange traded fund market is following.
  85. Who Benefits From ETFs In 529 Plans?

    With more states adding exchange traded funds to their 529 plans, the benefactors will be investors and their lower student loan bills.
  86. Cutting Edge Options Trades: The Zero-Premium Hedge

    This options trade is essentially free and can have huge profit potential, but it's not without its risks.
  87. Advantages And Disadvantages Of ETFs

    You've probably heard that ETFs are better than mutual funds, but you need to consider all aspects before investing.
  88. Speculating With Exchange Traded Funds

    More and more investors have been drawn to the often volatile ETFs. Learn how you can use this instrument for big returns.
  89. 4 Ways To Use ETFs In Your Portfolio

    To take full advantage of these vehicles, you need to know how they can fulfill certain strategies.
  90. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  91. An Introduction To Pairs Trading With ETFs

    This strategy can help investors reduce portfolio volatility and make money in uncertain markets.
  92. How To Invest In Commodities

    Find out which futures, options or funds will be your perfect commodity portfolio fit.
  93. Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors

    Find out how these second-generation ETFs are changing the marketplace.
  94. Ways You Can Short Europe

    Solutions addressing the woes of the eurozone are varied. Here are some ways you can weather the storm.
  95. Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?

    On May 6, 2010, the DJIA plunged 998.5 points in twenty minutes. Find out more about what happened that day.
  96. Build Stable Wealth With Infrastructure

    Investors who want to build long-term, stable and inflation-resistant wealth should look no further than infrastructure assets.
  97. Leveraged Investment Showdown

    Margin loans, futures and ETF options can all mean better returns, but which one should you pick?
  98. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
  99. How To Invest On A Shoestring Budget

    Money is tight when you're young, but don't let that stop you from pursuing future riches.
  100. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
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