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  1. 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 ...
  2. 3 iShares Energy ETFs to Keep an Eye On (IYE, IXC)

    Three ETFs offered by BlackRock iShares that track the energy industry.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 3 Reasons You Should Understand Investing

    Everyone should learn a few investing basics, even if you plan to hire an investment professional.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. The 3 Biggest iShare Bond ETFs (AGG, LQD)

    The characteristics, yields and duration of the three largest bond ETFs offered by BlackRock iShares.
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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, ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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?
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 6 ETFs With Netflix Exposure (NFLX,FDN,ARKW,PNQI)

    If you want exposure to Netflix but who also want diversification consider these ETFs.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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?
  44. 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. ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Active vs. Passive ETF Investing

    Active or passive ETF investing? Find out which one is for you.
  47. 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 ...
  48. FLPSX: Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the five largest holdings of common stock for Fidelity’s Low-Price Stock Fund (FLPSX) and the key performance ...
  49. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  50. The 4 Most Traded 2x and 3x Gold ETFs (DUST, NUGT)

    Learn how leveraged ETFs use futures contracts to achieve their objectives, and discover which gold-focused leveraged ETFs ...
  51. Wrap It Up: Terms And Benefits Of Managed Money

    Find out if you should have your money managed by professionals.
  52. Why the Popularity of Liquid Alternatives Has Slowed

    Alternative liquid funds have experienced both fat and lean years. Time will tell whether they are able to adapt and become ...
  53. Top 3 Homebuilders ETFs (ITB, XHB)

    Discover analyses of the top three ETFs tracking the homebuilding industry, and learn about their characteristics and historical ...
  54. Top 4 Money Market Fund ETFs of 2016 (SHV, NEAR)

    Learn about four money market ETFs and why they make safe additions to the short-term, conservative portion of an investor's ...
  55. Behind Exxon's 51.2% Rise in 10 years (XOM)

    Analyze Exxon Mobil's price history to determine the factors driving fluctuations. Assess the impact of crude oil price, ...
  56. XLI, VINAX: Industrial Sector ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, pricing, returns and structure of Industrial Sector ETF vs. ...
  57. Top 3 ETFs With Exposure to Hedge Funds

    Get a detailed review of three top-performing ETFs that offer investors the opportunity to profit from hedge fund investing ...
  58. Millennials: Manage Your Own Portfolio With ETFs

    Learn how robo-advisors such as Wealthfront and Betterment help millennials take control of their own portfolios with ETF ...
  59. 10 Most Traded ETFs Following Financial Indexes (XLF, KRE)

    Learn about the 10 most actively traded ETFs from the financial sector, and discover how many shares these funds trade on ...
  60. XLK, VITAX: Technology ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Read an in-depth comparison of a widely held technology sector ETF versus a popular technology sector mutual fund, and see ...
  61. The Risks of Exchange-Traded Notes

    Learn exactly what the principal advantages and risks, such as tax advantages and credit risk, for investors considering ...
  62. The 4 Largest Gold ETFs

    Learn what is behind rising gold prices, and discover the top four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that can be used to gain ...
  63. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  64. Should Retirees Take a Gamble on Leveraged ETFs?

    Leveraged ETFs offer the potential for big rewards, but retirees must weigh the risks before adding them to their portfolio. ...
  65. Going the ETF Route? What You Should Know

    ETFs have a number of advantages for investors who are saving for retirement. Here's a list of why that's so.
  66. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  67. 4 Ways to Hedge the Next Recession (MDY, ASHR)

    Discover how the next recession will be different and how you can use hedging strategies to ensure a positive outcome for ...
  68. Janus Launches Obesity ETF (SLIM,OLD,FITS,ORG)

    Janus has launched four thematic ETFs, including an obesity ETF, designed to track changing demographic and consumer trends.
  69. Why Goldman Sachs' EPS Forecast Is Too High (GS)

    Explore the reasoning behind Goldman Sachs' projected earnings for the Standard & Poor's 500, as well as the factors that ...
  70. A Look at Vanguard's Global Dividend ETFs (VYMI)

    Global dividend ETFs offer competitive yields. Here are two from Vanguard to consider.
  71. Interested in Investing in Europe? Eye These ETFs

    Want exposure to the European markets? Check out these ETFs.
  72. Smartphone Markets Are Maturing: Should You Still Own QQQ?

    Explore the ramifications of maturing smartphone and PC markets for the PowerShares QQQ ETF, as well as a fund risk greater ...
  73. Best and Worst Performing ETFs After Brexit (XLU)

    Following the Brexit vote, these are the ETFs that have performed the best and worst.
  74. Morgan Stanley Preps to Launch First ETFs

    Morgan Stanley has filed with the SEC to launch active and passive ETFs, its entry into this booming market.
  75. Smart Beta ETFs and Market Timing: The Lowdown

    Smart beta ETFs are all the rage, but before investing in them, investors and their advisors should know what is behind each ...
  76. Top ETF Tools: An Overview

    Here are some of the best online tools for finding the best ETF for your portfolio.
  77. Legal Risk Study: XLK, How Many Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Learn how component companies of the Technology Select SPDR ETF's sector have recently had to pay fines for monopolistic ...
  78. Fidelity vs. Vanguard: Which Is Better Suited to You?

    Learn whether Fidelity or Vanguard is better for the aggressive, conservative, cost-conscious or service-oriented/tech-savvy ...
  79. Is Hedging With ETF Indexes a Relevant Strategy? (QQQ, PSQ)

    Discover four viable hedging strategies with index-based ETFs, including the use of inverse and leveraged funds, as well ...
  80. 3 Top British Pound ETFs Suffer After Brexit Vote

    ETFs focused specifically on the British pound (GBP) have taken a beating on the heels of Britain's 'leave' vote.
  81. Why ETFs and Millennials are a Good Match

    Here's why ETFs are a great way for Millennials to get started with investing.
  82. 7 ETFs that Track Economies (SPY,EWJ,FXI,EEM)

    These seven ETFs offer exposure to different economies around the world.
  83. 4 Ways to Invest in Gold (GLD, FSAGX)

    Discover four different investment vehicles that investors can utilize to obtain exposure to the gold market in the precious ...
  84. Could Smart Beta ETFs Be a $1 Trillion Market by 2020? (BLK)

    Find out why ETF giant, BlackRock Inc., believes the smart beta ETF market will grow at double the pace of the overall ETF ...
  85. ETFs and Taxes: What Investors Need to Know

    It's true that ETFs can offer tax efficiency, but that's not always the case. Here's what investors need to watch out for.
  86. ETFs and Taxes: What Investors Need to Know

    It's true that ETFs can offer tax efficiency, but that's not always the case. Here's what investors need to watch out for.
  87. Leveraged ETFs: 3 Benefits Over Options (SSO, SPY)

    Find out how options function like leveraged instruments and learn about the ways in which leveraged ETFs might be more suitable ...
  88. FXY: Should You Short the Yen?

    Discover several reasons why investors may profit from short selling the Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar.
  89. 3 Cases Against Buying XLP

    Discover some reasons why the consumer staples sector might be one that investors should avoid, despite its recent strong ...
  90. Why Smart Beta Is Not Popular in Asia (BLK)

    Find out the primary reasons for Asian investors lagging behind U.S. investors in the amount of investment capital committed ...
  91. 3 Risks When Using Smart Beta Strategies in Equities

    Explore three primary smart beta categories, including their inherent risks and the shift of risk management from portfolio ...
  92. How Smart Beta Offers No Due Diligence for Investors

    Explore the challenges presented by smart beta funds regarding due diligence, including proprietary methods for stock selection ...
  93. How Safe are U.S. Oil Stocks in Your Portfolio? (XLE, FRAK)

    Explore the factors that can determine the relative safety of oil stocks, including diversified operations, dividends, indebtedness ...
  94. Are All Smart Beta Strategies Really Smart? (PKW, SPYB)

    Explore the methodologies used by smart beta funds and the reasons their strategies for stock selection may not be all that ...
  95. Why Banks Are Tightening Credit Lines for Oil Drillers (WFC, BAC)

    Discover the reasons lenders cut back credit lines of dozens of oil drillers and why the growing number of bankruptcies has ...
  96. Suzuki: Yet Another Japanese Company Caught in Scandal (SZKMY)

    Discover information about Suzuki's and Mitsubishi's scandals, and explore brief introductions of some funds that provide ...
  97. SPDR: Top 5 High Dividend-Yield Sector ETFs (XLRE, XLU)

    Learn about the risk factors present in several high dividend-yielding sector ETFs, and discover which sector investors may ...
  98. Are Mega-Cap ETFs a Safe Bet? (DIA,FEZ,OEF)

    Can mega-cap ETFs keep you safe during turbulent markets?
  99. The Top 5 Growth ETFs (MTUM,IWF,VUG,IWM,IJT)

    All five of these ETFs have delivered solid or strong gains since their inception.
  100. Smart Beta ETF: Why This Central Bank Is Getting Involved (JPN, JPXN)

    Learn how the Japanese government and central bank led to a rise in a new breed of smart beta ETFs that have attracted interest ...
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