Exchange Traded Funds Articles

  1. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  2. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  3. Sugar: A Sweet Deal For Investors

    From sugar beet to sugar cane, this sector is growing despite a lot of sour challenges.
  4. Strong Bond ETFs In A Bond-Eroding Economy

    The ETF boom has given the average retail investor the ability to add some alternative bond types to a portfolio.
  5. Don't Ignore These Emerging Markets

    BRIC nations aren't the only emerging markets worth investing in. Poland, Indonesia and Peru are also on the rise.
  6. Using Closed-End Funds To Build Your Core At A Discount

    Closed-end funds offer portfolios a chance to buy assets at discounts to intrinsic values. This is most apparent in the blue-chip stock space.
  7. Practical And Affordable Hedging Strategies

    Learn how to find and use the most cost-effective ways to transfer risk.
  8. Canada's Commodity Currency: Oil And The Loonie

    When the price of oil goes up, don't worry about how much gas is going to cost - get even by making a play on the Canadian dollar.
  9. How To Reduce Taxes On ETF Gains

    Boost your returns by learning the tax tricks and loopholes for your exchange-traded funds.
  10. A Primer For Investing In Agriculture

    In this article, we'll look at the agriculture sector and the different ways investors can approach it.
  11. 3 Ways To Invest In A Volatile Environment

    Here are three different ways to use the low volatility index to invest in a volatile market.
  12. 5 Ways You're Paying Too Much To Invest

    You can't control what the markets will do in the future, but you do have some control over how much you pay to invest.
  13. The Challenges Of Investing In A Modern World

    In this article we'll look at some of the unique challenges modern investors face.
  14. 5 ETFs For A Tanking Economy

    If the economy has you worried, here are five low volatility ETFs that can keep your money on safer ground.
  15. 5 Hot ETFs You Don't Know About

    There are more than 1,000 ETFs currently offered to investors. Here are five that have seen impressive growth as of late.
  16. 5 ETF Classes To Avoid

    Before you wade into ETF investing, take a closer look at these sectors.
  17. 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 for your IRA.
  18. How To Avoid Common Investing Problems

    Learn to overcome eight hurdles that can keep you from realizing the best returns.
  19. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Energy

    There are a number of choices to gain exposure to the energy sector. We go over some of the more prominent options.
  20. Natural Resource Investing

    ETFs and futures are just some of the various investment options available to natural resource investors.
  21. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: European Equities

    Find out which one offers the easiest, most cost effective options.
  22. 3 Reasons Why You Need To Understand Investing

    Everyone should learn a few investing basics, even if you plan to hire an investment professional.
  23. In Praise Of Portfolio Simplicity

    Find out how you can streamline your investments for greater returns.
  24. Closed-End Vs. Open-End Funds

    Open-end products may be a safer choice than closed-end, but closed-end funds might produce a better return.
  25. Invest Without Stress

    Have anxiety? Don't worry. We have your worry-free investing guide right here.
  26. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Small Cap Stocks

    For individual investors, a passive strategy may be best when investing in the small-cap realm of equities.
  27. Investing In Oil And Gas UITs

    Unit investment trusts provide direct exposure to the energy sector, fueling better returns.
  28. Open Your Eyes To Closed-End Funds

    Although less popular than their open-ended counterparts, these investment vehicles are worth a second look.
  29. Technology Sector Funds

    Evaluate past performance before investing in these types of gadget funds, as technology investors have been on a wild ride for a few years.
  30. 5 Ways To Invest $5,000

    If you've found yourself with some extra cash, it might be wise to read this before buying that big TV.
  31. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  32. Go International With Foreign Index Funds

    As global trade continues to expand and the world's economies grow, spice up your portfolio with these exciting opportunities.
  33. Index Mutual Funds Vs. Index ETFs

    When considering an index mutual fund versus the ETF variety, investors should consult an experienced professional.
  34. Beginner's Guide To ETFs And Currency Risk

    ETFs that invest overseas can offer a relatively low-cost vehicle, but there is a risk that should be understood.
  35. Hedge Against Exchange Rate Risk With Currency ETFs

    Currency moves are unpredictable and can have an adverse effect on portfolio returns. Find out how to protect yourself.
  36. Shifting Focus To Sector Allocation

    Investing in sectors may trump international investments for providing diversification.
  37. 4 Traits Of A Great Index Fund

    If you're planning to fill your portfolio with index funds, here's what you should look for in a high-quality fund.
  38. ETFs For Your 401(k)?

    Investor ownership of ETFs has grown a lot over the last decade. Discover how they can fit into your retirement plan.
  39. What Are SPDR ETFs?

    Spiders are exchange-traded funds based on an index and can be a great vehicle both for making money and hedging against other risks.
  40. 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 both instruments.
  41. Banking On Blue Chip Stocks

    Discover what makes blue chip stocks such attractive investments.
  42. Ways To Invest In Developing Countries

    Here is a review of potential investments in the BRIC nations and other developing countries around the world.
  43. Mutual Funds That Reduce Your Taxes

    It may be best to opt for ETFs over mutual funds, which allow wiser investors to reduce their tax obligations.
  44. Should You Buy Stock Or An ETF?

    Not all investors are the same. By the same token, not all investment types are suited for each individual investor.
  45. Modernize Your Portfolio With ETF Futures

    Gain access to premier, highly liquid ETFs with lower capital requirements.
  46. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  47. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.
  48. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  49. Key Strategies To Avoid Negative Bond Returns

    It is difficult to make money in bonds in a rising rate environment, but there are ways to avoid losses.
  50. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  51. The Difference Between Active And Passive Investing

    Deciding whether to take an active or passive approach is among the most important decisions you'll make.
  52. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  53. Do ETFs Drive Up The Cost Of Commodities?

    Find out if speculators are controlling the price of commodities and using exchange-traded funds to do it.
  54. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  55. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  56. Rolling LEAP Options

    The rewards of using LEAP call options can be a lower cost of capital, higher leverage and no risk of margin calls.
  57. The Evolution Of ETFs

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  58. ETF Tracking Errors: Protect Your Returns

    Tracking errors tend to be small, but they can still adversely affect your returns. Learn how to protect against them.
  59. 4 Misconceptions That Sink Emerging Market Investors

    As an emerging markets investor, there are some traps to be aware of. Learn what to watch out for.
  60. How To Invest If You're Broke

    Here are a few ideas for those people who don't see any available funds for investing.
  61. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight

    Both indexes include the same stocks, but their weightings give them very different properties.
  62. Evaluating Green Equity Investments

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  63. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  64. ETFs Provide Easy Access To Energy Commodities

    Hedge against rising energy prices and diversify your portfolio with these funds.
  65. Sharpen Your Portfolio With Intelligent ETFs

    Intelligent ETFs are innovative funds that pursue above-average returns and can be similar to actively managed mutual funds.
  66. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they fit your investment needs.
  67. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  68. 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.
  69. Finding Fortune In Foreign-Stock ETFs

    Think beyond your borders to reduce the impact of local market downturns.
  70. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  71. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  72. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  73. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  74. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

    Actively managed ETFs offer increased earnings, but are the cons worth the potential payoff?
  75. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: A Comparison

    Comparing the structure of mutual funds and ETFs can help you decide which is right for your portfolio.
  76. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  77. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

    Learn how ETFs have become the most popular investment vehicle in less than 20 years.
  78. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Grantor Trusts

    These funds offer a very hands-off experience for the low-involvement investor.
  79. What Is An ETF?: An Infographic

    Sometimes words just aren't enough. Learn about ETFs with this easy-to-understand infographic.
  80. Pros And Cons Of U.S. Exchange Traded Funds

    Thinking about getting into ETFs? We tell you what to watch out for, what benefits there are and the different types of ETFs.
  81. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  82. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  83. All I Want For Christmas Are These ETFs

    Back in the day, parents or grandparents used to buy children savings bonds. Today, it may be shares in an ETF.
  84. Easy-To-Understand ETFs

    Investing doesn't have to be difficult. These popular ETFs make it easy to invest.
  85. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ETFs.
  86. ETFs For The Buy And Hold Investor

    ETFs are an investment product of choice. Learn how the buy-and-hold investor can profit from them.
  87. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance.
  88. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  89. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  90. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  91. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  92. Understanding Stocks, Mutual Funds And ETFs

    Three common products, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and equities are similar but function very differently in a portfolio.
  93. Investing In Credit Card Companies

    This investment requires keeping an eye on consumer indexes and the overall health of the economy.
  94. 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.
  95. Valuing Small-Cap Stocks

    When done right, small-cap investing can improve the performance of your portfolio without adding a great degree of risk.
  96. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  97. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  98. The 5 Best Performing Gold ETFs

    Gold ETFs are at bargain prices. Here are the five best performers to add to your portfolio.
  99. 5 ETFs Destined For The Graveyard

    The investing public doesn't like these five ETFs, and it looks like the current costs of running the funds might put them six feet under.
  100. 3 Steps To A Profitable ETF Portfolio

    Achieve your investing goals with this simple process.
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