Exchange Traded Funds Articles

  1. 3 Steps To A Profitable ETF Portfolio

    Achieve your investing goals with this simple process.
  2. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  3. Top 5 Reasons To Keep Leveraged ETFs To The Pros

    Leveraged ETFs can result in large gains, but also huge losses. Is it worth your time and money to look into them?
  4. 5 Reasons Why ETFs Work For Young Investors

    ETFs contain all of the characteristics that make them the perfect investment opportunity for young investors.
  5. Target Your Retirement With Life-Cycle ETFs

    These target-date funds provide asset allocation and rebalancing at a low cost.
  6. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  7. Should You Invest In Emerging Markets?

    Emerging markets are risky, but the rewards they can create make them a worthy addition to any portfolio.
  8. Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns

    These ETFs don't always provide the returns you expect. Find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.
  9. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  10. ETFs For Sector Rotation Strategies

    Find out how exchange-traded funds can take the bumps out of your investing style.
  11. The 3 Biggest Risks Faced By International Investors

    Investing internationally is a great way to diversify your portfolio, but you need to know the risks.
  12. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  13. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  14. Currency Positions You Can Take Now

    The foreign currency market is the largest financial market in the world, and investors in this market have many options.
  15. Active Vs. Passive ETF Investing

    You can use these securities for more than just indexing. Explore the spectrum of possible ETF strategies.
  16. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  17. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  18. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  19. What Investment Is Best For You?

    ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds and advisory firms are just some of the choices to consider.
  20. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You?

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.
  21. Uncovering The ETF Wrap

    Tax benefits, low expense ratios and flexibility - discover the advantages of this managed money product.
  22. The VIX: Using The "Uncertainty Index" For Profit And Hedging

    Learn the best ways to profit and hedge using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index.
  23. Introduction To Inflation-Protected Securities

    Inflation is an enemy to investors - except to those who invest in IPS, which guarantee a real rate of return with no credit risk.
  24. Water: The Ultimate Commodity

    Opportunities to invest in this scarce resource are flowing freely - dive in!
  25. 5 Inflation-Beating Bond Picks

    Look beyond traditional bonds when planning long-term. The alternatives can be extremely rewarding.
  26. An Introduction To Corporate Bond ETFs

    Learn about the pros and cons of these specialized ETFs, and get in on the opportunities they can provide.
  27. Shorting ETFs: Profit Or Peril?

    Although more detail and attention may be needed, ETFs can be shorted - and at a great profit.
  28. A Guide To Investor Fees

    Fees are one of the most important determinants of investment performance and something that every investor should know.
  29. Active ETFs: Higher Cost Vs. Added Value

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  30. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  31. 6 Proven Methods For Selling Stocks

    These common techniques can help investors take some of the emotion out of deciding when to sell a stock.
  32. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  33. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  34. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks.
  35. A Guide To Investing In Oil Markets

    Find out how to take advantage of this market without having to open a futures account.
  36. Profit From Forex With Currency ETFs

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

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

    International investing is a great idea, but investors will find that many markets are largely closed to them.
  39. 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.
  40. Style Drift Can Hurt Mutual Fund Returns

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

    So you've finally decided to start investing. But what should you put in your portfolio? Find out here.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 4 Alternatives To Traditional Mutual Funds

    A rich offering of attractive alternatives have the open-ended mutual fund facing obsolescence.
  46. 3 Investments On The Rise In 2011

    These investments offer more precise bets on the market, reduced fees and greater diversification to investors.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Introduction To Currency Futures

    The forex market is not the only way for investors and traders to participate in foreign exchange.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Introduction To Exchange-Traded Funds

    Get into ETFs and enjoy the benefits of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock.
  54. 5 Trendy Investment Ideas

    Here are some hot investing ideas a bit off the beaten paths.
  55. 7 Reasons To Pick ETFs Over Stocks

    ETFs have some significant advantages that investors should not ignore.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Easy Ways To Diversify Your Portfolio

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

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

    By following some broad allocation guidelines, new investors can build the portfolio they want.
  61. 5 New ETFs You've Never Heard Of

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

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. Greece: The Worst-Case Scenario

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

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

    Brazil is well positioned for future growth, and luckily for investors, it also has a very liberal investing climate.
  68. 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.
  69. Top Ways To Invest Your Tax Refund

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

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

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

    Purists like physical bullion, but most investors prefer ETFs.
  73. The Perfect Investment For Chocolate-Lovers

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

    As time passes, in order to remain profitable, investors need to put certain parts of their portfolio on a diet.
  75. 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.
  76. Understanding BRIC Investments

    Brazil, Russia, India and China are becoming more popular for investing, but there is still plenty of risk among BRIC countries.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. Don't Be Fooled By SPINdex Funds

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

    Even if you missed out on gold, there are other shiny ways to play precious metals.
  81. 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.
  82. ETFs: Losing At Leverage

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

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

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

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

    Fixed annuities are a safe bet for any investor - even in today's volatile market.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. Guru Investing Advice For Today's Market

    When looking for ways to invest, it's best to get your tips from the top.
  90. 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.
  91. Securities Lending: Cause Of The Next Financial Crisis?

    Securities lending can pose risks to investor's portfolios and the entire financial system.
  92. 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.
  93. For Maximum Market Returns, Get Creative With Hedges

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

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

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

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

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

    Are your mutual funds really hedge funds in disguise?
  99. 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.
  100. 5 ETF Classes To Know

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