Exchange Traded Funds Articles

  1. Profit From Forex With Currency ETFs

    There's always a bull market somewhere - and now you can find it with currency ETFs.
  2. Why Gold Could Go Even Higher

    While no one knows for certain, there are strong arguments in favor of gold's continued rise.
  3. The Least Accessible Markets To Investors

    International investing is a great idea, but investors will find that many markets are largely closed to them.
  4. Investing In The Metals Markets

    Learn the many options available for investing in the earth's chemical elements, such as gold, silver and rare-earth metals.
  5. Style Drift Can Hurt Mutual Fund Returns

    Small, gradual changes in a portfolio manager's stated strategies can be a big risk for investors.
  6. How To Pick A Stock

    So you've finally decided to start investing. But what should you put in your portfolio? Find out here.
  7. Wrap It Up: The Terms And Benefits Of Managed Money

    Find out if fee-based investing is right for you, by learning its terminology and types of investment vehicles.
  8. An Introduction To Weekly Options

    The weeklys are a powerful tool that can create quick profits or quick losses, depending on how you use them.
  9. Strategies For Determining The Market's True Worth

    Learn the strengths and weaknesses of passive and active management when trying to uncover the overall market's worth.
  10. 4 Alternatives To Traditional Mutual Funds

    A rich offering of attractive alternatives have the open-ended mutual fund facing obsolescence.
  11. 3 Investments On The Rise In 2011

    These investments offer more precise bets on the market, reduced fees and greater diversification to investors.
  12. Is Your Portfolio Light On Stocks? It May Be Time For A Switch

    Low risk investments only offer low rewards. Investors may find it advantageous to put at least some money back into the stock market.
  13. Traders: Which Markets Should You Trade?

    Being aware of other markets and other trading methods can help traders fine tune methods, save costs and add profits.
  14. Forget Gold, These Investments Are Poised For A Strong 2011

    While gold grabs the headlines, there are other commodity investments that aren't getting quite as much attention.
  15. Introduction To Currency Futures

    The forex market is not the only way for investors and traders to participate in foreign exchange.
  16. Enhanced Index Funds: Can They Deliver Low-Risk Returns?

    These funds may look appealing. Find out whether they can really live up to all of their promises.
  17. Invest In Real Estate With $1,000 (Or Less)

    Here are some options to get you started in real estate for a fraction of what it would cost to buy an actual property.
  18. Introduction To Exchange-Traded Funds

    Get into ETFs and enjoy the benefits of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock.
  19. 5 Trendy Investment Ideas

    Here are some hot investing ideas a bit off the beaten paths.
  20. 7 Reasons To Pick ETFs Over Stocks

    ETFs have some significant advantages that investors should not ignore.
  21. A Goldbug's ETF Plays

    There are quite a few ways to play gold using only ETFs, and here are some of the more popular ones.
  22. 5 Ways To Invest In Currencies

    As the economies of some countries sputter and former third-world countries are beginning to emerge, currency investing is becoming more intriguing. Learn ways to make money on money with the foreign exchange market.
  23. Easy Ways To Diversify Your Portfolio

    Diversification is a vital investment tool, and well within the reach of even small investors.
  24. Trading The QQQQ With In-The-Money Put Spreads

    Even beginners may use this strategy to trade a bullish outlook.
  25. Portfolio Basics For The Beginner Investor

    By following some broad allocation guidelines, new investors can build the portfolio they want.
  26. 5 New ETFs You've Never Heard Of

    There are ETFs that cover China-specific sectors, lithium, the IPO market and much more.
  27. Top 10 Investments For Baby Boomers

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  28. 5 Ways Debt Can Make You Money

    While debt can be a negative, it can also be a positive thing if used properly. Find out how debt can actually make you richer.
  29. Profit On Your Home's Price - Even If It's Falling

    These investment vehicles can protect you - and even help you profit - when the real estate market falls.
  30. Greece: The Worst-Case Scenario

    What could happen if the Greek debt crisis gets even worse?
  31. Master Futures Trading With Trend-Following Indicators

    The futures market is a lot less scary when these indicators are used to establish current trends.
  32. Investing In Brazil 101

    Brazil is well positioned for future growth, and luckily for investors, it also has a very liberal investing climate.
  33. College Rejection Letter: Ticket To Success?

    If you got rejected from college, you're in good company, so did some of the most successful people in the world.
  34. Top Ways To Invest Your Tax Refund

    Investing your tax refund will give you the best possible return.
  35. Investing In Emerging Market Debt

    This asset class has left much of its unstable past behind. Find out how to invest in it.
  36. A Guide To Investing In Consumer Staples

    These companies may not be flashy but they offer investors structure and diversification.
  37. Is There A Right Way To Invest In Gold?

    Purists like physical bullion, but most investors prefer ETFs.
  38. The Future Of Mutual Funds

    Decreases in mutual fund classes and the growing use of ETFs means the future of mutual funds will be anything but smooth.
  39. The Perfect Investment For Chocolate-Lovers

    With mounting production problems, it might be time for investors to enjoy some hot cocoa ... investments.
  40. Is Your Portfolio Overweight?

    As time passes, in order to remain profitable, investors need to put certain parts of their portfolio on a diet.
  41. The Truth About Micro-Cap Index Funds

    They don't exist, because micro-caps are too small for index funds and ETFs to invest in.
  42. Understanding BRIC Investments

    Brazil, Russia, India and China are becoming more popular for investing, but there is still plenty of risk among BRIC countries.
  43. Freebies From Your Health Insurance Company

    Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking or just take overall better care of yourself you may have a surprising ally: your health insurance company.
  44. The Future Of Green Technology Investing

    Other endeavors may be experiencing a credit crunch, but investing in energy conservation, sustainable energy and resource maximization is on the rise.
  45. Don't Be Fooled By SPINdex Funds

    Active managers now spin their products as index funds and ETFs.
  46. Did You Miss The Gold Rush?

    Even if you missed out on gold, there are other shiny ways to play precious metals.
  47. Investments That Would've Made You Rich In 2009

    If you could've seen the future, these would have been your sure-fire investment picks.
  48. ETFs: Losing At Leverage

    Leveraged ETFs have been mass marketed, but there are far safer ways to invest.
  49. Using Mutual Funds To Profit From Market Dips

    Stop hoping for the indexes to go up and start investing in the reverse.
  50. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  51. Protect Yourself From A Falling U.S. Dollar

    The U.S. dollar falling affects everyone. Make sure your portfolio is protected against it.
  52. Annuities: The Last Of The Safe Investments?

    Fixed annuities are a safe bet for any investor - even in today's volatile market.
  53. Top-Down Analysis: Finding The Right Stocks And Sectors

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in.
  54. These Financial Products Are Too Complex For The Average Joe

    Structured financial products are so elaborate that investors are unable to assess costs and risk.
  55. Guru Investing Advice For Today's Market

    When looking for ways to invest, it's best to get your tips from the top.
  56. 80 Years After Black Tuesday

    It has been 80 years since the stock market experienced a one-day slide of $14 billion. Find out what's changed - and what hasn't.
  57. Securities Lending: Cause Of The Next Financial Crisis?

    Securities lending can pose risks to investor's portfolios and the entire financial system.
  58. Is Biased Investing Holding You Back?

    Risk aversion seems to come to us naturally, preventing us from stepping into unfamiliar territory. But feeling comfortable isn't always the best thing for your portfolio.
  59. For Maximum Market Returns, Get Creative With Hedges

    Proper hedges help to contain your losses while still allowing profits to grow.
  60. Financial Funds Provide Diversity ... And Risk

    Sector funds can provide maximum exposure to financial industry stocks, but this benefit is a double-edged sword.
  61. Costless Collars: Because Asset Allocation Is Not Enough

    Collars are extremely flexible, and can be much more beneficial to your portfolio than asset allocation.
  62. Rules For Post-Recession Investing

    Market volatility causes investors to lose confidence, yet history shows that market exposure is the path to returns.
  63. Build Your Portfolio With Infrastructure Investments

    Mutual funds devoted to keeping roads, structures and communities safe can make you money.
  64. Your Mutual Fund May Be Cross-Dressing

    Are your mutual funds really hedge funds in disguise?
  65. Leveraged ETFs: Too Risky For Their Own Good?

    With regulatory oversight under fire, the smart money might place an inverse bet on the future of these products.
  66. 5 ETF Classes To Know

    Exchange-traded funds have become very popular. Here's a simple breakdown of five classes you should know.
  67. Why The Dow Matters

    Although the DJIA only includes 30 stocks, it can tell you a lot about the market as a whole.
  68. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Indexes are a hands-off way for investors to access the markets, but in some cases, nothing beats active investing.
  69. On This Day In Finance: July 20 - Congress Approves The Bretton Woods Agreement

    United States Congress officially approves the Bretton Woods Agreement, thus including the U.S. in the Bretton Woods System.
  70. On This Day In Finance: July 8 - John D. Rockefeller Is Born

    On this day in history, American industrialist John D. Rockefeller was born.
  71. Playing It Safe In Foreign Stock Markets

    Find out some of the lower-risk ways to invest in foreign markets.
  72. Socially Responsible Stocks: Do Good Deeds Punish Profits?

    Socially responsible investing doesn't mean accepting lower returns. Find out why squeaky-clean stocks shine as investments.
  73. Trading The Gold-Silver Ratio

    This method may seem arcane, but many well-established strategies rely on it.
  74. Having A Plan: The Basis Of Success

    It ensures that you have a realistic outlook, and a solid strategy. We show you why and how.
  75. Investing In The Healthcare Sector

    Perform a thorough checkup to uncover a medical stock with a clean bill of health.
  76. Stocks Then And Now: The 1950s And 1970s

    The "good old days" of investing were actually fraught with limited opportunities and methods.
  77. Getting Positive Results With Market-Neutral Funds

    Find out how these mutual funds can add some flavor to your bland portfolio.
  78. Commodity Funds 101

    These funds make investing in gold, oil or grain an easier prospect.
  79. Stocks Are No.1

    Historically, stocks provide the highest returns - but only under certain conditions.
  80. Timber Investments Cut Down Portfolio Risk

    Timber's low correlation to other asset classes can enhance your portfolio's growth.
  81. How To Use Gann Indicators

    This trendline-like technical analysis tool has been around for decades - but it still works.
  82. Socially Responsible Investing Vs. Sin Stocks

    Can your principles make you richer or poorer? Find out if it pays pick your portfolio based on ethics.
  83. GICS Vs. ICB: Competing Systems For Classifying Stocks

    Global Industry Classification Standards and the Industrial Classification Benchmark separate stocks into sectors.
  84. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  85. Buy High And Sell Low With Relative Strength

    The RS strategy seems counterintuitive, but there is evidence to show that it works.
  86. Benchmark To Show Winning Returns

    You can't win if you don't keep score. Read on to learn how to measure your returns.
  87. Market Bottom: Are We There Yet?

    No one rings a bell when the bear market's over, but that doesn't mean there's no way to predict a bottom.
  88. Hedge Funds Go Retail

    Find out how average investors are breaking into what was once reserved for the ultra rich.
  89. Mitigate Your Equity Risk

    If you think holding a few different stocks is enough, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
  90. Surf's Up With Filtered Waves

    With an appropriate filter, you can ride the waters to rising profits.
  91. Pursuing Alpha In A Well-Diversified IRA

    This strategy is not as complex as some investment gurus would like you to believe.
  92. Fatal Seduction Of The Municipal Bond Insurers

    Learn how a foray into CDOs and other exotic products ruined an industry's image.
  93. The Quest To Build A Unified Managed Account

    Find out why the convenient, customizable UMA should be the next big thing in managed money.
  94. Does It Still Pay To Invest In Gold?

    This asset's appeal dates back thousands of years. Find out whether it can live up to the hype.
  95. Bear-Proof Your Retirement Portfolio

    Find out how to protect your assets so you can live out your dreams in style.
  96. ETN Credit Risk May Outweigh Benefits For Some

    Exchange-traded notes have many benefits, but they may not be suited to risk-averse investors.
  97. Survival Tips For A Stormy Market

    Learn which stocks to watch and which to avoid when the Dow starts to sink.
  98. Why Invest In International Equity Mutual Funds?

    Going global may help increase your portfolio return but is the unique risk worth it?
  99. Stock Market Risk: Wagging The Tails

    The bell curve is an excellent way to evaluate stock market risk over the long term.
  100. The Midas Touch For Gold Investors

    Find some golden opportunities by investing in gold commodities or futures contracts.
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