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  1. Time to Bring Active Back into a Portfolio?

    While stocks have rallied since the economic recovery in 2009, many active portfolio managers have struggled to deliver investor ...
  2. Buying Vanguard Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs

    Learn about the differences between Vanguard's mutual fund and ETF products, and discover which may be more appropriate for ...
  3. ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds: Choosing For Your Retirement

    Learn about the difference between using mutual funds versus ETFs for retirement, including which investment strategies and ...
  4. How to Reinvest Dividends from ETFs

    Learn about reinvesting ETF dividends, including the benefits and drawbacks of dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) and manual ...
  5. Best 3 Vanguard Funds that Track the Top 500 Companies

    Discover the three Vanguard funds tracking the S&P 500 Index, and learn about the characteristics and historical statistics ...
  6. How to Buy Chinese Yuan

    Discover the different options that are available to investors who want to obtain exposure to the Chinese yuan, including ...
  7. ETF Fees: Why BlackRock is the Latest to Cut Them

    Low expense ratios are a big selling point for ETFs, but are they being focused on too much?
  8. The Semiconductor Sector is On the Verge of a Breakout

    The semiconductor sector may be on the verge of a major breakout that provides market leadership in 2016.
  9. Going Long China with Leveraged ETFs (YINN, YANG)

    Leveraged ETFs, especially those related to the China story, present significant opportunities and substantial risk. Here's ...
  10. How Vanguard Index Funds Work

    Learn how Vanguard index funds work. See how the index sampling technique allows Vanguard to charge low expense ratios that ...
  11. How to Invest in the Philippines' Stock Market

    The Philippines offers more long-term growth potential than most economies around the world. Here's how to play it.
  12. The Next Big ETFs Might Be From Latin America

    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  13. Understanding High Yield Fund Performance

    For exchange traded fund, not all high-yield ETFs are the same. So, we take a look at one high yield investment in particular ...
  14. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUP

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  15. Five ETFs for Contrarian Investors

    Here are five ETF ideas that can be used by the contrarian investor.
  16. Finding the Right Mutual Fund: Top Tips

    Here's how to find the right mutual fund using five considerations to narrow down your choices.
  17. Scared By ETF Risks? Try Hegding With ETF Options

    With more ETFs to trade, the risks associated with these investments have grown. To mitigate these risks, ETF options are ...
  18. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  19. Trading Mutual Funds for a Living: Is It Possible?

    Find out why trading mutual funds for a living isn't your best bet, including how funds discourage short-term trading and ...
  20. The 3 Best and Most Popular Vanguard Index Funds

    Learn about three popular Vanguard Index Funds. See how index funds provide an easy way for investors to gain exposure to ...
  21. 3 Vanguard Funds with the Lowest Fees

    Learn about the top three Vanguard funds that have the lowest expense ratios and follow different investment objectives by ...
  22. Are Vanguard ETFs a safe investment?

    Learn about safe ETF funds available from Vanguard. Learn why bond funds have low volatility, but still do have certain risks ...
  23. These New ETFs Have Seen Huge Inflows

    Should you consider these five new, popular ETFs?
  24. Are Vanguard ETF Fees Competitive?

    Find out if Vanguard is still a leading low-cost ETF provider, and why investors should care about operating expenses as ...
  25. 5 Reasons to Choose Mutual Funds over ETFs

    Discover five reasons to choose mutual funds over ETFs, such as the wide variety of funds available, the higher service quality ...
  26. Water Investments: Will They Sink or Swim?

    Will these water-related investments sink or swim?
  27. Best 3 Vanguard Funds in the Healthcare Sector

    Discover information about some Vanguard funds that provide exposure to the health care sector, and find out about their ...
  28. The Most Liquid ETFs/ETNs: Should You Invest?

    If you want liquidity, here's a list of popular ETFs and ETNs. But investors should be aware of outside factors that could ...
  29. Picking the Right ETFs for Your 529 Plan

    Learn about the characteristics of ETFs that make them appropriate for a 529 portfolio, and discover how 529s should turn ...
  30. 3 ETFs That Invest in Semiconductors

    Obtain information on three of the most widely traded ETFs that investors utilize to gain investment exposure to the important ...
  31. Ultra ETFs Are Not Your Father's ETFs

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  32. Want ETFs But Hate To Buy And Hold? Try Active ETFs

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  33. For More And More Investors, ETFs Are A Godsend

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  34. Investing and Analysing the Vanguard REIT ETF

    Learn about the Vanguard REIT ETF and how it provides an easy and inexpensive way to diversify portfolios into the real estate ...
  35. Betterment vs Wealthfront: A Fee & Fund Comparison

    A comparison of Betterment and Wealthfront's investment options and fee structures.
  36. Investment Rotation Strategies Using ETFs

    Timely rotation of your investments across multiple sectors and regions can yield higher returns. Here are the basics of ...
  37. Who Are the Owners of Vanguard Group?

    Learn about the unique ownership of Vanguard Group. Understand how this ownership structure benefits investors with low expense ...
  38. Best Vanguard Funds Suitable for a Dividend Strategy

    Learn about options from Vanguard for dividend investing strategies. Learn about the risks of investing in funds focused ...
  39. Time to Add Emerging Markets to Your Portfolio?

    Now that emerging markets are out of favor, is it time to add them to your portfolio?
  40. Are Your ETFs Too Risky? Learn How to Evaluate Them

    Learn how to identify ETFs with greater risk and volatility. See why some investors include higher volatility ETFs in pursuit ...
  41. The Top 7 ETFs For Day Trading

    ETFs that offer cost efficiency with high liquidity are ideal for day trading. Here are some of the top ETFs for day trading.
  42. Don’t Let Emerging Markets Scare You

    Concerns over global growth and rising rates have pushed emerging markets in a diversified portfolio out of this space, but ...
  43. Why Advisors Should Study Up on ETFs

    Advisors need to know the details around how ETFs can be constructed as well as the potential pitfalls that these funds may ...
  44. T. Rowe Price’s Top Funds for Retirement

    Finding a retirement fund with strong long-term potential in this environment is like finding a needle in a haystack.
  45. Top Mutual Funds for Aggressive Investors

    Do you like high risk and high reward? If so, these mutual funds — believe it or not — might interest you.
  46. Top BRIC-related ETFs

    Interested in playing the BRICs? Then check out these popular ETFs.
  47. The Top 4 Equity Proxies For the Futures Markets

    Futures markets have highly liquid equity proxies for nearly all major contracts, offering greater choices for traders and ...
  48. Pros & Cons of ETF-Only 401(k) Plans

    Exchange-traded funds are hot; will 401(k)s offering them exclusively get even hotter? The pluses and minuses associated ...
  49. 4 Companies That Offer ETF-Only 401(k) Plans

    While the universe of 401(k) plans with just exchange-traded funds is small, these companies offer them to small-to-midsize ...
  50. Top 2 Vanguard Energy ETFs and Mutual Funds

    Read detailed analyses of an energy exchange-traded fund (ETF) and an energy mutual fund issued by Vanguard, and learn about ...
  51. These ETFs Are the Most Popular with Advisors

    These ETFs are popular among financial advisors. Here's why.
  52. Will 2016 Bring a Bear Market?

    Timing the market is very difficult. Here are the current economic conditions that can hint at when a bear market will arrive. ...
  53. 4 Reasons Most ETFs are Passively Managed

    Find out the top four reasons most ETFs are passively managed, including the benefits of lower costs, greater tax efficiency ...
  54. ETFs Can be Tax Efficient: Here’s How

    Learn about the primary reasons ETFs are highly tax-efficient, including how their unique structure allows them to reduce ...
  55. Why Are ETF Fees Lower Than Mutual Funds?

    Discover all the reasons ETFs typically have lower fees than mutual funds, including their passive management and the absence ...
  56. A Surprising Way to Seek Income as Rates Rise

    As an alternative investment, income-seeking investors may turn to dividend-paying exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a way ...
  57. 3 ETFs with the Lowest Expense Ratios

    Read detailed analyses of three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have low expense ratios, and learn about the pros and cons ...
  58. Top Asia-Pacific ETFs

    A look at some of the popular exchange traded funds providing access to the Asia-Pacific region.
  59. How Henry Kravis Built Private Equity Giant KKR

    An overview of how Henry Kravis built one of the world's largest private equity firms.
  60. Top 3 ETF Dividend Plays

    Pure equity growth and income funds look like the best bets for dividend investors.
  61. Are Target-Date Funds Safer in a Reeling Market?

    A look at whether or not target-date funds are safer when markets are volatile.
  62. What This Market Timing Ruling Means for Investors

    What the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing means for investors and advisors.
  63. Top Stocks to Play a Cold U.S. Winter

    Predicting a cold winter? Consider warming up your portfolio with these stocks.
  64. Where Do Chinese Equities Go from Here?

    Is it time to go long or short on Chinese equities?
  65. The 3 Steps to Preparing for Rising Interest Rates

    Let’s examine three steps you can take to understand the rate environment, how it relates to your investments and decide ...
  66. Be Recession-proof With the Top 6 Bear Market ETFs

    Worried about a recession? Here are the top ETFs which are recession-proof, and their historical performance analysis.
  67. Want to Invest in the Philippines? Eye These ETFs

    The Philippines offers more potential than most markets throughout the world. These two ETFs will give you exposure.
  68. Bearing Down on ETFs

    Bearish investors with robust risk appetites can mobilize ETFs in short sales from textbook strategies to ETFs that replicate ...
  69. Picking Single Stocks? Don't Waste Your Time

    A buy and hold strategy with individual stocks presents significant risks at this time. Consider these two alternatives instead.
  70. How Are ETFs Rated?

    Exchange-traded funds are popular among many investors. Examine and educate yourself about which variables are rated to determine ...
  71. The 4 Best Total Market Index Funds

    Learn about the top four mutual and exchange-traded funds that specialize in investing in broad total market indices of the ...
  72. The 4 Best S&P 500 Index Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of the best S&P 500 Index funds, and learn about their characteristics, historical statistics ...
  73. Do Senior Loans Belong in Your Porfolio?

    Fixed income is supposed to be a stable part of an investment portfolio. How do senior loans fit in and at what risk?
  74. Best ETFs for the Remainder of 2015

    These ETFs might not hit their stride in 2015, but they should outperform the market over the next 1-3 years.
  75. Are ETFs a Good Fit for 401(k) Plans?

    The popularity of ETFs among investors and advisors continues to grow. But are they a good fit for 401(k) plans?
  76. The Top Vanguard Emerging Market ETF

    Learn why growth investors should consider investing in VWO's portfolio of emerging market stocks.
  77. How to Pick the Best Muni Bonds and Muni Bond ETFs

    Municipal bonds are a good addition to a diversified portfolio as long as you choose correctly based on population and local ...
  78. Top 3 Emerging Markets Bond Mutual Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of the top three mutual funds offering exposure to the emerging markets bonds, and learn about ...
  79. The ABCs of Bond ETF Distributions

    How do bond exchange traded fund (ETF) distributions work? It’s a question I get a lot. First, let’s explain what we mean ...
  80. Top Tips for Diversifying with Exotic Currencies

    Is there an opportunity in exotic currencies right now, or are you safer sticking to the major ones?
  81. The 3 Biggest Mutual Fund Companies in the US

    Compare and contrast the rise of America's big three institutional asset managers: BlackRock Funds, The Vanguard Group and ...
  82. 5 Top-Rated Funds for Your Retirement Portfolio

    Mutual funds are a good choice for emotional investors. Here are five popular funds to consider.
  83. The 4 Best Buy-and-Hold ETFs

    Explore detailed analyses of the top buy-and-hold exchange traded funds, and learn about their characteristics, statistics ...
  84. How ETFs May Save You Thousands

    Being vigilant about the amount you pay and what you get for is important, but adding ETFs into the investment mix fits well ...
  85. 3 Fixed Income ETFs in the Mining Sector

    Learn about the top three metals and mining exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and explore analyses of their characteristics and ...
  86. Top Tips for Diversifying with Mutual Funds

    Are mutual funds becoming obsolete? If they have something to offer, which funds should you consider for diversification? ...
  87. Top Stocks to Short, Go Long On to Beat the Market

    A long/short portfolio can help weather a variety of market scenarios. Here's how to put one together.
  88. Top 4 Asia-Pacific ETFs

    Learn about four of the best-performing exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that offer investors exposure to the Asia-Pacific ...
  89. Top 3 Japanese Bond ETFs

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in sovereign and corporate bonds issued by developed countries, ...
  90. 6 Reasons Hedge Funds Underperform

    Understand the hedge fund industry and why it has grown exponentially since 1995. Learn about the top six reasons why the ...
  91. Top Three Transportation ETFs

    These three transportation funds attract the majority of sector volume.
  92. Tops Tips for Trading ETFs

    A look at two different trading strategies for ETFs - one for investors and the other for active traders.
  93. Top 4 Investment Grade Corporate Bonds ETFs

    Discover detailed analysis and information about some of the top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer exposure to the ...
  94. Top 5 Emerging Market ETFs

    Find out which emerging markets ETFs have enough of an asset base, trading volume and low fees to be considered top choices ...
  95. How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs

    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  96. The Best Currency ETFs

    We look at the best currency ETFs for gaining exposure to various global currencies, based on daily volume and performance.
  97. Top 3 German Bonds ETFs

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in sovereign and private bonds issued by Germany with ...
  98. Using Short ETFs to Battle a Down Market

    Instead of selling your stocks to get gains, consider a short selling strategy, specifically one that uses short ETFs that ...
  99. The 4 Biggest Bond Myths

    Bonds can be a great addition to a portfolio but be aware of these four myths.
  100. Looking to Invest In Ukraine? Here is How

    We examine a number of ways to invest in Ukraine, including ETFs, managed funds, corporate investments, and Eurobonds.
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