Exchange Traded Funds Articles

  1. 3 Cases When Not to Place Tight Stop-Loss Orders (IBB, XBI)

    Learn about using stop-loss orders for exchange-traded funds. Discover the circumstances when using a tight stop-loss order ...
  2. Are Smart Beta ETFs Hyped? (PRF, BLK)

    Pay attention to the percentage of smart beta ETFs that manage to survive after the next five years, proving or refuting ...
  3. 3 Reasons Why XLE & USO's Performances Will Be Limited

    Discover the three reasons why the United States Oil Fund and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund will likely underperform ...
  4. ETFs: Utilizing VWAP to Trade in a Low-Volume Market (SPY, IWM)

    Explore information about the VWAP, and learn how to calculate a security's VWAP and how to use the indicator to determine ...
  5. Why Low-Volatility ETFs Are Getting Expensive (SPY, SPLV)

    Learn about the growth of low-volatility ETFs, discover why they are getting more expensive and explore comparisons between ...
  6. Lowering Portfolio Volatility With Certain Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    Learn about how overall portfolio risk can be reduced by adding a variety of different types of bond ETFs to a primarily ...
  7. U.S. ETFs Reached Record Inflow (AGG, GLD)

    Find out about the record exchange-traded fund inflows year to date in 2016, what is driving them and where they are the ...
  8. 5 Popular Europe ETFs in 2016 (HEDJ, VGK)

    Discover why investors are considering Europe ETFs for their portfolios, and learn more about five of the most popular Europe ...
  9. TLT: Why Low Interest Rates Are Dangerous for Investors

    Explore how the rally in long-dated Treasury bonds has escalated the risks in ETFs such as the iShares iBoxx $ Investment ...
  10. Why E&P ETFs Are Trading Like Oil at $80 (RDS-A, CVX)

    Learn why oil exploration and production ETFs are trading as if oil is $80 a barrel. Discover how investors can profit from ...
  11. 4 Smart Beta ETFs That Pay Dividends (DVY, LMT)

    Learn about smart-beta exchange-traded funds. Discover four ETFs that have an investment strategy that focuses on dividends. ...
  12. 5 ETFs With Facebook Exposure (FB,FDN,XLK,QQQ)

    If you want exposure to Facebook while being diversified, consider these ETFs.
  13. These ETFs Had the Biggest Outflows in May (SPY)

    These eight ETFs had the biggest outflows in May.
  14. Smart Beta ETF: 6 Questions to Ask Before Buying (INDF, PY)

    Consider the six questions suggested by FINRA before purchasing shares for any smart beta ETF.
  15. Franklin Resources Launches 4 Smart Beta ETFs

    Consider Franklin Templeton’s LibertyQ ETFs for portfolio diversification using a combination of smart beta methodology and ...
  16. 3 Best High-Yielding Municipal Bond ETFs (HYMB, HYD)

    Discover and compare the characteristics of the top three high-yield municipal bond ETFs, including strategies to limit risk ...
  17. CEFL: UBS ETRACs Mortgage REIT ETN Analysis

    Read an analysis of the UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN, and learn about the ETN's characteristics ...
  18. These ETFs Had the Biggest Inflows in May (VTV)

    Following the money would lead you to these ETFs, which had the biggest inflows in May.
  19. 2 ETFs That Will Hurt From Rising Default Rates (HYG, JNK)

    Learn about two high-yield bond ETFs that could be adversely affected if the trend of increasing corporate default rates ...
  20. When is a Mutual Fund the Best Investment Option?

    ETFs and their multitude of strategies are super-popular, but when it a good old mutual fund the best choice?
  21. BDCL: UBS ETRACs Mortgage REIT ETN Analysis

    Discover the ETRACS 2X Leveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN, the index it tracks and how double leverage ...
  22. The Best Inverse ETFs to Short Oil (DWTI,DTO,SCO)

    If you think the price of oil will tank again, consider these inverse oil ETFs.
  23. With Another Rate Hike Unlikely, Are XLP and XLU Still Attractive?

    Discover how utilities and consumer staples stocks have fared lately, and learn whether or not each is an attractive investment ...
  24. 3 Reasons Why IWM's Price Performance Is Capped

    Discover three reasons why the iShares Russell 2000 ETF has limited upside, due to inaccurate valuations and a decline in ...
  25. Smart Beta: Are Low-Volatility ETFs Short-Sighted? (USMV, SPLV)

    Discover how smart beta low-volatility exchange-traded funds can help you avoid many of the risks involved with investing.
  26. Smart Beta: Do Low Volatility ETFs Make Sense?

    Do low volatility ETFs have a place in client portfolios as either core or satellite holdings?
  27. Fidelity Is Selling More Index Funds

    Learn about Fidelity Investments' presence in the index fund marketplace as of 2016 and discover what the company is doing ...
  28. BDCS: UBS Business Development ETN Analysis

    Learn about the ETRACS Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index ETN and how it offers exposure to early-stage ...
  29. Who Is Benefiting From Low Expense Ratio Funds? (VOO, SCHB)

    Find out who is benefiting as investors continue to shift away from actively managed funds and toward passively managed index ...
  30. MORL: UBS ETRACs Mortgage REIT ETN Analysis

    Learn about the UBS ETRAC Mortgage REIT ETN, and about the investments the ETN makes and its distribution and performance ...
  31. How to Play the Biotech Rally (IBB,GILD,LABD)

    These ETFs and stocks are some of the best bets to play the biotech rebound.
  32. 4 Dividend ETFs to Help Fund Your Retirement

    Investing in stocks that pay out dividends can be a smart way to establish a reliable income stream in retirement. Here are ...
  33. Are There Too Many ETFs?

    ETFs have accumulated assets under management faster than any other financial product in history. Is supply starting to outstrip ...
  34. Brexit: Contagion Risk and 3 ETFs to Avoid (FXB, GBB)

    Learn what the Brexit is, and several likely consequences if it occurs. Discover three exchange-traded products to avoid ...
  35. Japan ETFs: Will Mitsubishi and Toshiba Cause Contagion Risk? (MMTOF, TOSYY)

    Explore details about Mitsubishi's and Toshiba's scandals, and learn why some Japan ETFs may be affected by contagion risk ...
  36. Biotech Stocks: Are They Back?

    The bearish trends over the past year have started to reverse themselves which has benefted the biotech industry
  37. High Dividend ETF: iShares Core High Dividend vs. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ...

    Get a comparison review of two high dividend yield ETFs: the iShares Core High Dividend ETF and the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ...
  38. 2 Reasons to Be Wary of New ETFs (IFLY, EQLT)

    Pay attention to the number of thematic and smart beta ETFs that may fail to survive as a result of poor performance and ...
  39. ETF Investing: Is XLP Consumer Staples Still a Buy?

    Get a review of State Street's Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, and find out why this ETF may be a wise buy for investors ...
  40. The 5 Best Smart Beta ETFs (IWF,IWD,VIG,VTV,VUG)

    These five smart beta ETFs from BlackRock and Vanguard have been long-term winners.
  41. The 2 Best Smart Beta Mutual Funds (DSEEX,PXTIX)

    These two smart beta mutual funds offer potential, but are their ETF counterparts a better option?
  42. Smart Beta ETF Myths and Misconceptions

    Discover smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and learn about some of the common misconceptions and characteristics of ...
  43. 4 African ETFs Traded in the U.S.

    African markets have become more interesting for private and institutional investors. ETFs with exposure to Africa are an ...
  44. Why the Top-Performing Fund Isn’t the Best Choice

    The top-performing mutual fund or ETF isn't often the best choice for your portfolio. Here's why.
  45. Which Consumer-Related ETFs Should Investors Buy? (XLY, XLP)

    Analyze the fundamental performance and valuation of XLY and XLP to determine why XLY has grown faster. Find out which ETF ...
  46. Smart Beta vs. Active Management: Which is Better? (BLK, SCHB)

    Learn how smart beta funds combine the advantages of both active and passive management by tracking customized indexes without ...
  47. Germany ETFs: Will Volkswagen Cause Contagion Risk? (VOW3.DE)

    Find out about Volkswagen's emissions scandal, and learn about the reasons why investors of German ETFs should worry about ...
  48. Smart Beta: Investors Should Still Prefer Passive Investment (AAPL)

    Compare the attributes of passive investing versus smart beta funds, including three reasons to prioritize ETFs that track ...
  49. SPDR: Which ETF Dividends Grew the Most Since 2011 (XLF, XRE)

    Invest for dividend growth by looking at the top three SPDR ETFs with leading dividend growth rates to help you decide if ...
  50. EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Learn what you should know about the investors underlying the EWW exchange-traded fund in order to ensure a sound investment.
  51. 3 ETFs Affected by the Failed Pfizer-Allergan Merger (PFE, AGN)

    Discover three ETFs that were affected by the failed Pfizer and Allergan acquisition, and learn about the performances and ...
  52. Regional Bank ETF: Is KRE Still a Buy if Rate Hikes Are Unlikely?

    Get a review and analysis of the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE), and learn why it's a good investment even if interest ...
  53. Newest SPDR Industry ETF: FactSet Innovative Technology (XITK)

    Get an overview of ETF newcomer SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology, and determine if innovative tech belongs in your investment ...
  54. 4 Cases Against Smart Beta (RSP, SPY)

    Learn about the cases critics have outlined against Smart Beta funds. While these funds have drawn significant inflows, many ...
  55. 4 ETFs for a Rising U.S. Dollar (UUP, IWM)

    If the Federal Reserve hikes rates, these four ETFs might see some upside.
  56. 3 Highly Liquid Vanguard Bond ETFs (BND, BSV)

    Discover three of the most liquid Vanguard bond exchange-traded funds, and learn why they may be a good addition to your ...
  57. 3 Expensive Penny Stock Mutual Funds Worth Your While (CSF, FYX)

    Learn about three ETFs with high expense ratios that invest in penny stocks. Learn the characteristics of these funds that ...
  58. VHT: Vanguard Health Care ETF Performance Analysis

    Discover how the Vanguard Health Care ETF performed through bear and bull markets, and learn which holding is trouncing the ...
  59. XOP: Is the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Still a Buy?

    Read an analysis of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas E&P ETF. Learn why XOP may not be a buy now, but may be a buy in the near future ...
  60. 4 Ways to Evaluate ETFs Before Buying

    Learn four areas in which to evaluate an ETF investment to be sure that the investor has a clear understanding of the security ...
  61. Biotech ETFs: Why Valeant May Cause Contagion Risk (VRX)

    Learn about Valeant Pharmaceutical's scandal that caused its stock to plunge over 90%, and why biotech ETF investors should ...
  62. How New SEC Rule Would Hit Alternative Mutual Funds

    New rules proposed by the SEC could require some alternative mutual funds to scale back the use of derivatives.
  63. ERY vs. ERX: Comparing Leveraged Energy ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two leveraged energy ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your portfolio ...
  64. 2 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Shrinking Smartphone Market (QQQ, FONE)

    Watch for a rebound in global smartphone sales in 2017, after the remaining months of 2016 continue to bring an anticipated ...
  65. How State Street Could Reclaim the ETF Throne (SPY, STT)

    Follow the progress made by State Street Global Investors as it attempts to regain market share for its SPDR ETFs after falling ...
  66. The Top 5 J.P Morgan Shareholders (JPM)

    Examine the largest shareholders of JP Morgan Chase. Identify ownership patterns and discover how mutual funds and ETFs impact ...
  67. ETF Investing: XLE Energy Sector vs. Defensive Sectors

    Analyze XLE relative to defensive sector ETFs to determine if it is a long opportunity. Learn how energy prices have impacted ...
  68. The Best 2 ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates.
  69. Is Bigger Better with ETFs, Mutual Funds?

    Bigger can be better with an index or large-cap mutual fund, or in an ETF strategy, but it can be a curse in other cases. ...
  70. ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: How Investors Can Choose

    While ETFs and mutual funds are fundamentally different, they also provide many of the same benefits. Here's how to choose ...
  71. 3 ETFs to Hedge Against the Food Shortage Risk

    Learn about a possible global food shortage. Discover three exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain exposure to this ...
  72. 3 Expensive Frontier Markets Equity ETFs Worth Your While (FM, FRN)

    Explore the contrarian opportunities in frontier markets equity ETFs, including high dividends and participation in oil and ...
  73. Legal Risk Study: XLF, Top 3 Components With Legal Fines (GS, C)

    Discover three component companies in the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF that have had fines imposed. Learn why the companies ...
  74. Solar ETFs: Why SunEdison May Cause Contagion Risk (SUNEQ)

    Learn about SunEdison's bankruptcy and enormous debt, and why solar companies and exchange-traded funds may be subject to ...
  75. Strategic/Smart Beta: What Investors Should Know

    Here’s what your clients need to know about smart beta funds and how they can impact their portfolios.
  76. MBB: iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund ETF Analysis

    Explore the iShares MBS ETF and see how this fund composed of agency-issued mortgage debt compares to similar ETFs in the ...
  77. XLF vs. KRE: Which ETF Performs Better in Low Interest Rate Environments?

    Get a comparative review of two leading financial sector ETFs, XLF and KRE, and learn how each has performed in a protracted ...
  78. 3 Expensive Penny Stock ETFs Worth Your While (PZI, IWC)

    Learn how penny stock investors can utilize exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to obtain diversification and lower overall portfolio ...
  79. Global Bond ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (BWX, WIP)

    Learn about the year-to-date performance of noteworthy global bond ETFs as of May 2016. Find out which of these ETFs beat ...
  80. 2 Vanguard Dividend ETFs Posed for More Growth (VIG, VYM)

    Explore how the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF and the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF pick stocks that gear them for ...
  81. 3 Best High-Yielding Australia Bond ETFs (AUNZ, BOND.AX)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top three high-yielding Australian bond ETFs, and learn about their yields, duration and ...
  82. The 5 Largest Developed Market ETFs (EFA, VEA)

    Find out which developed-market ETFs manage the greatest asset base, and why major U.S. equity-only funds are not included ...
  83. BOIL vs. UGAZ: Comparing Leveraged Gas ETFs/ETNs

    Discover the natural gas industry, and learn about two exchange-traded products that provide leveraged exposure to this heavily ...
  84. 3 Expensive Global Bond ETFs Worth Your While (MINC, HYLS)

    Discover why high expense ratios in global bond ETFs are not as important as getting high distribution yields, limiting volatility ...
  85. 4 Best High-Yielding Global Bond ETFs (HYEM, IHY)

    Discover the strategies offered by four global high-yield corporate bond ETFs, including maximizing yield, and hedged and ...
  86. 5 Reasons Why Spinoff Companies Can Be a Buy for Investors (ABBV, ABT)

    Learn how investors can profit from investing in spinoff companies, and discover two ETFs that offer exposure to a basket ...
  87. What Would a "President Clinton" Portfolio Look Like?

    If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election these are the stocks and ETFs that should be on your watch list.
  88. Looking to Invest in Europe Equities? Try These 6 ETFs

    Despite geopolitical challenges, Europe’s economic strength is vast – ETFs provide interesting options for investors to increase ...
  89. 5 High-Dividend Paying ETFs for Income-Focused Investors (VIG, SDY)

    Take a look at five high-dividend paying ETFs for income-focused investors, including one that tracks a Buffett-like index ...
  90. 3 Smart Beta Gold ETFs To Consider (SGDM, GLDX)

    Take a look at three smart beta gold ETFs that utilize various strategies in attempting to outperform the market and provide ...
  91. Inverse ETFs See Big Inflows

    Inverse ETF inflows are about to surpass long leveraged ETF inflows. Does this hint at a bear market or should a contrarian ...
  92. 3 Highly Liquid Vanguard International ETFs (VWO, VEA)

    Learn about the financial and investment profiles of three liquid Vanguard ETFs that invest in international equities or ...
  93. ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: The Lowdown on Costs

    Confused about the full range of fees on ETF and mutual funds? Here's a quick guide on fees and expenses.
  94. 3 Expensive U.S. Large Cap ETFs Worth Your While (QQXT, FVD)

    Discover the three ETFs that, despite their high expense ratios, are worthy of consideration due to low beta, high dividends ...
  95. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  96. Breaking Down XLK: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Consider the less-significant holdings of the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF when hunting for tech stocks with growth ...
  97. 3 International (EAFE) ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (EFAV, QEFA)

    Discover three international EAFE exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are screened to limit volatility in bear markets and ...
  98. The 5 Most Traded REIT ETFs (VNQ,IYR,REM SCHH,RWR)

    These are the five most traded REIT ETFs. Four have appreciated over the past year while paying a healthy yield.
  99. The 3 Best ETFs to Short International Equities (EFZ, EFU)

    Discover the international equities asset class, and learn about three different ETFs you can use to get varying amounts ...
  100. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Global Financials ETFs (EUFN, IXG)

    Learn how contrarian investors are using three global financials ETFs to position for a rebound while earning the highest ...
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