Exchange Traded Funds Articles

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. SPDR ETF: Top 3 Components from Best Dividend Sector

    Explore three attractive components of the Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund, identified by their strong fundamentals and ...
  33. ETF Case Study: Assessing YOY U.S. Equity Sector Performance (XLY, XLP)

    Find out how the sectors have performed year over year, with a look at the Select Sector Standard & Poor's Depository Receipts ...
  34. 3 Futures-Based ETFs Worth Your While (USCI, DBE)

    Discover what futures-based exchanged-traded funds are, and learn about three funds in this category that may be worth including ...
  35. Restaurant ETFs: Should Investors Worry about Contagion Risk from Chipotle? (CMG)

    Determine the impact of Chipotle's recent media backlash on its overall financial performance and assess the response from ...
  36. 3 Socially Responsible ETFs to Consider in 2016 (DSI, KLD)

    Get an insight into three of the top-performing ETFs in 2016 that are available to investors in the category of socially ...
  37. XLP: 3 Most Attractive Components of Consumer Staples ETF

    Discover the top three undervalued components of the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn which stocks may ...
  38. (FAS) Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover the largest institutional holders of the Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares ETF, and learn how their trade ...
  39. Top 2 Currency-Hedged Japan ETFs (DXJ, DBJP)

    Discover currency-hedged exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and read a comparison of two of the largest Japan-focused ETFs in ...
  40. Real Estate Investing: 3 Methods For Exposure Other Than Physical Assets (O, VNQ)

    Find out the ways investors can participate in the growth and income of the real estate market without having to own physical ...
  41. Do Defensive ETFs Offer Value in Today's Market? (XLU, NEE)

    Discover why defensive ETFs are essential additions to equity portfolios, and learn about three defensive ETFs that combined ...
  42. DAG vs. AGA: Comparing Leveraged Agriculture ETFs

    Discover what makes the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund superior to the DB Agriculture Double Short ETN and learn how you ...
  43. Top 3 Currency Hedged Europe ETFs (HEZU, DBEU)

    Explore similarities and differences of the three top currency-hedged Europe ETFs, including geographic limitations and extra ...
  44. CMD vs. UCD: Comparing Leveraged Commodity ETFs

    Learn about the financial profiles of two leveraged commodities ETFs, and explore what types of investors may be interested ...
  45. Breaking Down XLI: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three top component stocks in the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn what makes the valuations so attractive ...
  46. What Does Global X Purchase Mean for JP Morgan?

    Discover what JPMorgan Chase gets for its minority interest acquisition of ETF provider Global X, and learn about what it ...
  47. 5 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Discretionary ETFs (RTH, RCD)

    Discover the five best dividend-paying consumer discretionary ETFs, which is one of the best-performing sectors in the market ...
  48. Legal Risk Study: XLB, How Much Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Discover three component companies in the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund that have had fines imposed, and learn why the ...
  49. Vanguard ETFs: 6 Thoughts on Fixed Income ETF Liquidity

    Find out whether concerns over rising interest rates and their impact on the liquidity of fixed-income exchange-traded funds ...
  50. (UCO) PowerShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF: Who is Invested?

    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the PowerShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, and who is buying ...
  51. The True Risks Behind Preferred Stock ETFs (PFF, FPE)

    Consider the risks of investing in preferred stocks, including lack of diversification and sector risks in preferred stock ...
  52. What to Watch Out for When Investing with ETFs

    ETFs have become a popular vehicle for various investment objectives, but that doesn't mean they're totally free of drawbacks.
  53. Breaking Down XLB: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Consider some stronger stocks from the materials sector as portfolio candidates at a time when many investors fail to acknowledge ...
  54. FAS: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the outsized returns of The Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X ETF, including the seasonal patterns that result in ...
  55. What Would a "President Trump" Portfolio Look Like?

    These stocks and ETFs could be good bets if Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office.
  56. 4 Global Market Trends in 2016 (FXI, IDU)

    Discover key global trends in the equity markets that you should be stalking in 2016, such as green bonds, interest rates ...
  57. Breaking Down XLF: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    Identify the three most attractive components of the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, and determine why attractive valuations ...
  58. 3 Cases When ETFs and Mutual Funds Are Not Comparable

    Explore the similarities and differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, including the areas where the two ...
  59. The 3 Largest Short-Term Bond ETFs (BSV, SHY)

    Discover vehicles used by the three largest short-term bond ETFs to generate yield, including corporate, sovereign, supranational ...
  60. (VV) Vanguard Large Cap ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover which institutional investors are investing in the Vanguard Large Cap ETF. Find out who's buying, who's selling ...
  61. Top 2 Currency-Hedged China ETFs (CNHX, ASHX)

    Discover and compare two currency-hedged China exchange-traded funds. Learn about their investment strategies, characteristics ...
  62. DGAZ vs. KOLD: Comparing Short Leveraged Gas ETFs

    Explore the similarities and the differences between the VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN and the ProShares UltraShort ...
  63. Breaking Down XLV: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three attractive component stocks in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn which company may be the ...
  64. EET vs. EMSA: Comparing Leveraged Emerging Markets ETFs

    Get a review of two leveraged emerging market funds, the iPath Short Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETN and the ProShares ...
  65. Breaking Down XAR: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    Discover three attractively valued component companies in the SPDR S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense ETF, and learn which stocks ...
  66. IEIS: Reviewing iShares International Small-Cap Enhanced ETF

    Discover why iShares Enhanced International Small-Cap deserves a second look from investors, even though enhanced ETFs have ...
  67. 2 Low Volatility ETFs That Keep Winning

    While the market bounces up and down, these two low-volatility ETFs keep delivering for investors.
  68. Breaking Down XLE: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three cheaply valued component companies in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn if they can help your portfolio ...
  69. IBLN: Top 5 Positions in Billionaires' Portfolios (IBLN, HUM)

    Discover the five largest holdings in the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF, as well as two key challenges faced by the fund ...
  70. Gold ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (GLD, IAU)

    Discover the best and worst performing exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) for investing in gold or gold mining companies for the ...
  71. 3 Liquid Alternatives High-Net-Worth Investors Should Consider (ASAIX, QSPIX)

    Review these liquid alternatives to learn more about funds that provide sophisticated investment strategies without locking ...
  72. 3 Small-Cap Value ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (VBR, DES)

    Discover the stock selection strategies and characteristics that make these three small-cap value exchange-traded funds suitable ...
  73. Breaking Down GDX: Which Holdings Are Most Attractive?

    Get an in-depth look at the most promising component companies included in the portfolio of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ...
  74. SSgA Launches 2 ETFs Subadvised by DoubeLine Capital (STT, TOTL)

    Find out about State Street Global Advisor's two new actively managed exchange-traded funds and why it chose DoubleLine Capital ...
  75. 3 Physically Backed ETFs Worth Your While (GLD, SLV)

    Learn about physically backed ETFs, what they are and how they can help provide your portfolio with pure precious metals ...
  76. Breaking Down XITK: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Watch for changes in the fundamentals of the top holdings of the SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF after the release ...
  77. Global Equity ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (EEM, EDC)

    Learn how to diversify your investments internationally. Discover the best and worst performing global ETFs for your portfolio ...
  78. 3 Large-Cap Value ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (VTV, PWV)

    Discover three value stock ETFs that have delivered double-digit returns for five years and that can add portfolio protection ...
  79. Looking for Yield? Check Out This Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)

    Take a look at a review of the performance of the most popular preferred stock ETF, the iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF ...
  80. Best ETFs to Bet On an Uptick in M&A (MNA, MRGR)

    Take a look at a review of three promising merger and acquisition (M&A) ETFs for investors to consider adding to their portfolios ...
  81. VV: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Discover the seasonal trading patterns of the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF, including the three months of the year that have generated ...
  82. Breaking Down KBE: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Review the holdings in the KBE ETF to identify three attractive banking stocks based on valuation metrics, fundamentals and ...
  83. ETF Flows: 2 Telecom ETFs Winning Assets (VOX, FCOM)

    Learn how the telecommunications sector has outperformed the market year to date and how investors are reaping the rewards ...
  84. USD vs. SOXL: Comparing Leveraged Semiconductor ETFs

    Discover and compare two semiconductor exchange-traded funds. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and investor ...
  85. Natural Resources ETF: IGE or GNR?

    Explore a comparison between IGE and GNR, and learn about the differences between the two ETFs, and their top holdings and ...
  86. 3 Low-Beta Funds to Consider When Volatility Surges (FSHCX, OSMAX)

    Consider low-beta ETFs to help keep your portfolio stable. When markets fluctuate sharply, these funds are designed to experience ...
  87. Legal Risk Study: XLV, How Much Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Learn the reasons behind the fines paid by the top three pharmaceutical companies held by XLV, and why they might not prevent ...
  88. 4 Large-Cap Growth ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (QQQ, IWF)

    Compare the performances of large-cap and mega-cap ETFs during bull and bear markets, and observe how higher market capitalization ...
  89. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of Increased Mortgage Rates (REM, VMBS)

    Obtain a comparative review and analysis of three of the top-performing ETFs that are poised to generate profits from increased ...
  90. Financials ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (BIZD, ARCC)

    Read an analysis of the best- and worst-performing financial equities ETFs so far in 2016, along with a look at the sector's ...
  91. Breaking Down XLY: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three top-performing stocks in the Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR Fund ETF, and learn which one may be the most ...
  92. SDS vs. SPXU: Comparing Short Leveraged U.S. Equity ETFs

    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that profit when the S&P 500 declines, and learn what type of investors ...
  93. 5 Reasons Airline ETFs Are Doing Well Despite Oil Bounce (JETS, AAL)

    Learn why airline stocks and exchange-traded funds are increasing their profits consistently as oil prices are also on the ...
  94. Breaking Down XLU: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    Discover three attractively undervalued components companies in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn which ones ...
  95. The 4 Best ETFs that Pay Monthly Dividends (DIV, PFF)

    Find out which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the best for paying monthly dividends while offering high yields and steady ...
  96. 3 Best Dividend-Paying International Financials ETFs (IXG, EUFN)

    Discover the ETFs that pay the highest dividends to contrarian investors while they wait for a rebound in the international ...
  97. Accessing High Beta Stocks: ETFs vs. Mutual Funds (BRSIX, IWC)

    Explore differences between accessing high beta stocks with either mutual funds or ETFs, as well as the best options for ...
  98. Looking for Non-U.S. Yield? Consider This Powershares EM ETF (PCY)

    Explore an analysis of the PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF, and learn about its characteristics and whether ...
  99. The 3 Largest Latin America ETFs (EWZ, EWW)

    Discover the investment strategies offered by the largest Latin America ETFs, including single-country funds and broad exposure ...
  100. 8 1x Inverse ETFs to Hedge the Market (SH,EUM,RWM)

    These 1x inverse ETFs can provide a simpler way to hedge the markets than options or short selling.
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