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  1. Stocks, ETFs to Watch During Donald Trump's Presidency

    These stocks and ETFs could be good bets if Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office.
  2. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    You can get started as an investor with as little as $1000. Here's how.
  3. Top 3 Platinum ETFS for 2017

    These 3 ETFs are great choices for investors interested in exposure to platinum.
  4. The 4 Largest Natural Gas ETFs by Volume

    Commodities prices on the rise and fracking costs on the decline mean that now may be a great time to invest in natural gas. ...
  5. The 5 Largest Gold ETFs By Volume

    Gold ETFs offer a convenient way to take advantage of the volatility of the precious metals market.
  6. 7 Low-Overhead ETFs for Your 401(k)

    These 7 ETFs would make excellent long-term additions to your 401(k).
  7. Why You Should Want to Be a Wall Street Deadbeat

    There are now many ways to proactively minimize fees associated with our investment portfolios.
  8. Will Vanguard's Record Inflows Keep Up Under Trump?

    Vanguard saw record inflows in 2016. But will investors turn back to active management under Trump?
  9. Top 3 ETFs That Track the Dow

    Tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average is simple with these 3 exchange-traded funds.
  10. Top 5 Alternative Energy ETFs for 2017

    ETFs that focus on alternative energy have not produced positive returns but these 5 show promise.
  11. ETFs for Investing in Vietnam

    Vietnam offers some enticing opportunities for investors, and using ETFs to invest in that country offers an extra level ...
  12. Top 3 Transportation ETFs

    These 3 ETFs that specialize in transportation companies delivered stellar returns in 2016.
  13. The Top 3 British Pound ETFs

    If you’re betting on a recovery after Brexit, you might want to consider these British pound ETFs.
  14. Top 4 Copper ETFs by Volume

    After a rough year, copper futures are beginning to make a comeback. Here are the top copper ETFs by volume.
  15. ETF Bubble or No Bubble?

    Index funds are taking an ever larger piece of the ETF pie, and this raises liquidity concerns for investors.
  16. The 4 Most Promising ETFs for 2017 (FNCL, XLV)

    Looking for ways to beat the market in 2017? ETFs let you target promising sectors while hedging your risks.
  17. Top 3 ETFs for Investing in Water in 2017

    It may be time to look at a scarce commodity that isn’t getting the investor attention it deserves.
  18. Top 5 ETFs That Track the Dow by Volume

    These are the top 5 ETFs that track the Dow Jones Industrial Index, listed by average trading volume.
  19. What You Should Know About Preferred Stocks and Interest Rates

    These are the pros and cons of preferred stocks in a rising interest rate environment.
  20. Top 5 Inverse Volatility ETfs for 2017

    By seeking the inverse of the performance of the volatility index, some investors make strong returns.
  21. What Are White Label ETFs and Who Creates Them?

    A look at white label ETFs and how they are created.
  22. Top 5 Pharmaceutical ETFs for 2016

    It was a bad year for pharmaceutical stocks. These are the five biggest ETF players in the sector.
  23. All That Glitters: Top 3 Silver ETFs of 2016

    You can profit from the price movement of silver without physically owning the metal.
  24. Top 3 Auto Industry ETFs for 2017

    Diehard car fanatics may want to check out these attractive auto industry ETFs.
  25. Top 3 ETFs for Long-Term Investors In 2017

    Long-term investors may find these buy-and-hold ETFs very appealing.
  26. Top 3 Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETFs

    If you’re looking for a hedge against a volatile stock market, these ETFs are worth a look.
  27. Top 4 Bank ETFs for 2017

    2017 should be a great year for banks, financial stocks and bank ETFs.
  28. What ETF Investors Want Today

    Alternatives, fixed income and smart beta top investors' wish lists of what they want in ETFs.
  29. The Top 4 Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs of 2016

    Investors with high risk tolerance aiming to capitalize on a volatile space may like these funds.
  30. The Top 4 ETFs to Track the Nasdaq in 2017

    Investors seeking exposure to the tech sector may want to check out these Nasdaq ETFs.
  31. Why This Gender Diversity ETF is a Big Hit

    One of the most successful ETF launches of 2016 is State Street's SPDR Gender Diversity ETF, thanks in large part to CalPERS.
  32. 5 Tax-Efficient Portfolio Tips for High Income Earners

    High income earners can use these tips to make their portfolio more tax-efficient.
  33. ETF Update: How Is the First Actively Managed MLP ETF Faring? (AMZA, AMLP)

    Take a look at how the first actively managed Active MLP ETF, the InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMZA), has performed since ...
  34. What Are the Best Investments at 50 or Older?

    It’s always important to be diligent about choosing the right investments for your portfolio. What are the best investments ...
  35. Index Funds Turn 40: Vanguard's John Bogle Weighs In

    In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Vanguard's John Bogle reflects on the birth of the index fund and where the industry ...
  36. Robo-Advisor Grow Targets SRI Niche

    Recently launched robo-advisor Grow focuses on sustainable investments.
  37. ETFs: Coming Soon to 401(k) Plans

    The new fiduciary rule could drive more 401(k) plans to include ETFs, which are typically lower cost investments than mutual ...
  38. Why Passive Investing Isn't Always a Winning Strategy

    New research suggests that passive investors don’t come out ahead all of the time, and active portfolio management still ...
  39. Which Gold ETF is Best? (GLD, IAU)

    The pros and cons of two of the most popular Gold ETFs: SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  40. Best ETFs For An Early Retirement (PEY, AGG)

    Based on today's markets, which ETFs could you buy in 2013 that'll provide the best opportunity for an early retirement? ...
  41. The Best and Worst Bond ETFs as Rates Rise (EDV,BND)

    In a rising rate environment some bond ETFs have fared much better than others.
  42. The 5 Largest MLP ETFs and ETNs (AMLP, AMJ)

    Explore the strategies, holdings, tax treatments, yields and expense structures of the largest MLP ETFs and ETNs.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  46. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  47. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You? (SSO, DDM)

    This specialty vehicle promises dramatic short-term results, but can also magnify risk.
  48. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    Learn about the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs.
  49. Advisors: Don’t Let Clients Chase ETF Returns

    The ease of trading ETFs has some investors chasing performance. Here's how advisors can help clients avoid making mistakes. ...
  50. How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs (VXX, VIX)

    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  51. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  52. Comparing VIX ETFs/ETNs (XIV, SVXY)

    These two exchange-traded products offer exposure to short-term VIX futures, but have a different degree of credit risk. ...
  53. Top 3 Infrastructure ETFs (EMLP, IGF)

    Discover some of the most widely held and best-performing ETFs for investors looking to obtain exposure to infrastructure ...
  54. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  55. What Would a "President Clinton" Portfolio Look Like? (TAN, ITA)

    If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election these are the stocks and ETFs that should be on your watch list.
  56. Should You Buy Stock or an ETF?

    No all investment vehicles are suited for each individual investor.
  57. An Inside Look At ETF Construction

    Everything you need to know about these versatile and ubiquitous investment vehicles.
  58. Three ProShares ETFs to Short the S&P 500 (SH, SDS)

    Discover the best three exchange-traded-funds to short the S&P 500, and learn how to avoid the negative compounding effect ...
  59. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  60. 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.
  61. The Gold Showdown: ETFs Vs. Futures

    ETFs and gold futures are two ways to diversify into the metals asset class, but there are advantages and disadvantages to ...
  62. Energy ETFs vs. Energy Mutual Funds: Which are Better? (XLE, BNO)

    For investors looking to gain exposure to the energy sector in preparation for a rebound, there are a number of possible ...
  63. Better for Young Investors: ETFs or Mutual Funds?

    Choosing ETFs versus mutual funds can be a tough decision for young investors. Here are some things to consider for each.
  64. When Is the Right Time to Change From Mutual Funds to ETFs

    Find out how to determine when it's the right time for you to switch from mutual funds to ETFs, including the benefits of ...
  65. Why Leveraged ETFs Are Not a Long-Term Bet

    Leveraged ETFs aren't for the average investor. They can, however, present significant upside potential for the right type ...
  66. ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?

    ETFs are exponentially larger in collective volume than ETNs, but ETFs receive more attention from retail investors.
  67. 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.
  68. iShares Silver Trust ETF: Who Is Invested? (SLV)

    Discover the top institutional owners of the iShares Silver Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF), their exact ownership and their ...
  69. Are Loan Funds Right for Your Clients' Portfolios?

    Loan funds may be a good alternative for investors who are willing to take on a greater level of risk in order to receive ...
  70. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in a S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the one ...
  71. 3 ETFs That Track the S&P 500 (SPY,IVV,VOO)

    A look at three popular ETFs that track the S&P 500.
  72. How Schwab Is Improving Its Robo-Advisor Platform

    Here's the lowdown about the enhancements Charles Schwab is making to its robo-advisor platform, Institutional Intelligent ...
  73. How To Trade the Hong Kong Stock Exchange through ETFs (ETFC, EWH)

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the eighth largest in the world and easily accessible through ETFs.
  74. How Tax Treatments Of ETFs Work

    Here is a look at how ETFs are taxed and the effects of that tax treatment on investors.
  75. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch. ...
  76. Exchange Traded Notes: An Alternative To ETFs

    ETNs offer yet another way to track an index. Find out what they have to offer, and what's at stake.
  77. The Main Attractions of ETF Investing (SPY)

    As the popularity of ETFs soar, a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.
  78. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  79. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight (RSP, SPY)

    Both S&P 500 and S&P 500 EWI indexes include the same set of stocks, but different weighting strategies give them separate ...
  80. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  81. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  82. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how sector ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  83. ETFs Or Mutual Funds For Your IRA?

    Most actively managed mutual funds fail to beat the market over a long period of time, so it's probably best to go with ETFs ...
  84. Index Mutual Funds Vs. Index ETFs

    When considering an index mutual fund versus the ETF variety, investors should consult an experienced professional.
  85. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  86. 5 Best Smart Beta ETFs That Pay Dividends (PID, ICF)

    Get the lowdown on some of the top-performing smart beta ETFs that are designed to provide above-average dividend yields ...
  87. 300 Global ETFs to Get Morningstar Ratings

    Morningstar, an investment research provider, is adding 300 exchange-traded funds to its stable of 650 ETFs.
  88. How Baby Boomers are Pushing ETF Growth

    A new report reveals that Baby Boomers are the generation most interested in ETFs, the growth of which continues to mushroom. ...
  89. 2 ETFs That Hedge Dividend Stocks (DFND, DIVA)

    These two ETFs hedge dividend stocks by employing a long-short strategy.
  90. Smart Beta Bond ETFs: A Niche to Watch (BYLD, FIBR)

    While smart beta fixed-income funds represent a fairly small niche, the market for them is likely to increase in the future. ...
  91. Fiduciary Rule May Push ETF Assets to $10 Trillion

    Assets in exchange-traded products could hit $10 trillion by 2020 in the wake of the new fiduciary rule.
  92. Understanding How Exchange-Traded Funds Work

    An in depth look at how ETFs work and what investors need to consider when deciding if they should invest in these popular ...
  93. Why You Should Skip Mutual Funds and Go for ETFs

    Many people debate the merits of mutual funds versus ETFs. Here are some reasons why ETFs should come out on top.
  94. Target-Date ETFs in a 401(k)? Probably Not. Here's Why

    Target-date ETFs aren't likely to become a popular offering in defined contribution plans any time soon. Here's why.
  95. Business Development Companies: What Investors Should Know (ARCC, ACAS)

    Business development companies can provide investors with a higher yield, but these instruments also come with substantial ...
  96. How to Factor in Smart Beta for Client Portfolios

    Smart beta ETFs based on factors can be a tool for advisors and individual investors to diversify.
  97. 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.
  98. Top Smart Beta ETFs for High Dividend Stocks (DVY, DYM)

    A detailed look at the five largest smart beta ETFs which focus on high-dividend paying stocks.
  99. Understand the Risks of Trading Inverse ETFs

    Inverse ETFs sound like a great way to take advantage of market volatility. But it's important to understand how they work ...
  100. Passive Investing vs. Smart Beta: What's the Difference?

    Index funds and Smart Beta ETFs both maximize returns without any need for active fund managers but differ in key ways.
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