Exchange Traded Funds Articles

  1. FLPSX: Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the five largest holdings of common stock for Fidelity’s Low-Price Stock Fund (FLPSX) and the key performance ...
  2. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  3. The 4 Most Traded 2x and 3x Gold ETFs (DUST, NUGT)

    Learn how leveraged ETFs use futures contracts to achieve their objectives, and discover which gold-focused leveraged ETFs ...
  4. Wrap It Up: Terms And Benefits Of Managed Money

    Find out if you should have your money managed by professionals.
  5. Why the Popularity of Liquid Alternatives Has Slowed

    Alternative liquid funds have experienced both fat and lean years. Time will tell whether they are able to adapt and become ...
  6. Top 3 Homebuilders ETFs (ITB, XHB)

    Discover analyses of the top three ETFs tracking the homebuilding industry, and learn about their characteristics and historical ...
  7. Top 4 Money Market Fund ETFs of 2016 (SHV, NEAR)

    Learn about four money market ETFs and why they make safe additions to the short-term, conservative portion of an investor's ...
  8. Behind Exxon's 51.2% Rise in 10 years (XOM)

    Analyze Exxon Mobil's price history to determine the factors driving fluctuations. Assess the impact of crude oil price, ...
  9. XLI, VINAX: Industrial Sector ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, pricing, returns and structure of Industrial Sector ETF vs. ...
  10. Top 3 ETFs With Exposure to Hedge Funds

    Get a detailed review of three top-performing ETFs that offer investors the opportunity to profit from hedge fund investing ...
  11. Millennials: Manage Your Own Portfolio With ETFs

    Learn how robo-advisors such as Wealthfront and Betterment help millennials take control of their own portfolios with ETF ...
  12. 10 Most Traded ETFs Following Financial Indexes (XLF, KRE)

    Learn about the 10 most actively traded ETFs from the financial sector, and discover how many shares these funds trade on ...
  13. XLK, VITAX: Technology ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Read an in-depth comparison of a widely held technology sector ETF versus a popular technology sector mutual fund, and see ...
  14. The Risks of Exchange-Traded Notes

    Learn exactly what the principal advantages and risks, such as tax advantages and credit risk, for investors considering ...
  15. The 4 Largest Gold ETFs

    Learn what is behind rising gold prices, and discover the top four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that can be used to gain ...
  16. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  17. Should Retirees Take a Gamble on Leveraged ETFs?

    Leveraged ETFs offer the potential for big rewards, but retirees must weigh the risks before adding them to their portfolio. ...
  18. Going the ETF Route? What You Should Know

    ETFs have a number of advantages for investors who are saving for retirement. Here's a list of why that's so.
  19. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  20. 4 Ways to Hedge the Next Recession (MDY, ASHR)

    Discover how the next recession will be different and how you can use hedging strategies to ensure a positive outcome for ...
  21. Janus Launches Obesity ETF (SLIM,OLD,FITS,ORG)

    Janus has launched four thematic ETFs, including an obesity ETF, designed to track changing demographic and consumer trends.
  22. Why Goldman Sachs' EPS Forecast Is Too High (GS)

    Explore the reasoning behind Goldman Sachs' projected earnings for the Standard & Poor's 500, as well as the factors that ...
  23. A Look at Vanguard's Global Dividend ETFs (VYMI)

    Global dividend ETFs offer competitive yields. Here are two from Vanguard to consider.
  24. Interested in Investing in Europe? Eye These ETFs

    Want exposure to the European markets? Check out these ETFs.
  25. Smartphone Markets Are Maturing: Should You Still Own QQQ?

    Explore the ramifications of maturing smartphone and PC markets for the PowerShares QQQ ETF, as well as a fund risk greater ...
  26. Best and Worst Performing ETFs After Brexit (XLU)

    Following the Brexit vote, these are the ETFs that have performed the best and worst.
  27. Morgan Stanley Preps to Launch First ETFs

    Morgan Stanley has filed with the SEC to launch active and passive ETFs, its entry into this booming market.
  28. Smart Beta ETFs and Market Timing: The Lowdown

    Smart beta ETFs are all the rage, but before investing in them, investors and their advisors should know what is behind each ...
  29. Top ETF Tools: An Overview

    Here are some of the best online tools for finding the best ETF for your portfolio.
  30. Legal Risk Study: XLK, How Many Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Learn how component companies of the Technology Select SPDR ETF's sector have recently had to pay fines for monopolistic ...
  31. Fidelity vs. Vanguard: Which Is Better Suited to You?

    Learn whether Fidelity or Vanguard is better for the aggressive, conservative, cost-conscious or service-oriented/tech-savvy ...
  32. Is Hedging With ETF Indexes a Relevant Strategy? (QQQ, PSQ)

    Discover four viable hedging strategies with index-based ETFs, including the use of inverse and leveraged funds, as well ...
  33. 3 Top British Pound ETFs Suffer After Brexit Vote

    ETFs focused specifically on the British pound (GBP) have taken a beating on the heels of Britain's 'leave' vote.
  34. Why ETFs and Millennials are a Good Match

    Here's why ETFs are a great way for Millennials to get started with investing.
  35. 7 ETFs that Track Economies (SPY,EWJ,FXI,EEM)

    These seven ETFs offer exposure to different economies around the world.
  36. 4 Ways to Invest in Gold (GLD, FSAGX)

    Discover four different investment vehicles that investors can utilize to obtain exposure to the gold market in the precious ...
  37. Could Smart Beta ETFs Be a $1 Trillion Market by 2020? (BLK)

    Find out why ETF giant, BlackRock Inc., believes the smart beta ETF market will grow at double the pace of the overall ETF ...
  38. ETFs and Taxes: What Investors Need to Know

    It's true that ETFs can offer tax efficiency, but that's not always the case. Here's what investors need to watch out for.
  39. ETFs and Taxes: What Investors Need to Know

    It's true that ETFs can offer tax efficiency, but that's not always the case. Here's what investors need to watch out for.
  40. Leveraged ETFs: 3 Benefits Over Options (SSO, SPY)

    Find out how options function like leveraged instruments and learn about the ways in which leveraged ETFs might be more suitable ...
  41. FXY: Should You Short the Yen?

    Discover several reasons why investors may profit from short selling the Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar.
  42. 3 Cases Against Buying XLP

    Discover some reasons why the consumer staples sector might be one that investors should avoid, despite its recent strong ...
  43. Why Smart Beta Is Not Popular in Asia (BLK)

    Find out the primary reasons for Asian investors lagging behind U.S. investors in the amount of investment capital committed ...
  44. 3 Risks When Using Smart Beta Strategies in Equities

    Explore three primary smart beta categories, including their inherent risks and the shift of risk management from portfolio ...
  45. How Smart Beta Offers No Due Diligence for Investors

    Explore the challenges presented by smart beta funds regarding due diligence, including proprietary methods for stock selection ...
  46. How Safe are U.S. Oil Stocks in Your Portfolio? (XLE, FRAK)

    Explore the factors that can determine the relative safety of oil stocks, including diversified operations, dividends, indebtedness ...
  47. Are All Smart Beta Strategies Really Smart? (PKW, SPYB)

    Explore the methodologies used by smart beta funds and the reasons their strategies for stock selection may not be all that ...
  48. Why Banks Are Tightening Credit Lines for Oil Drillers (WFC, BAC)

    Discover the reasons lenders cut back credit lines of dozens of oil drillers and why the growing number of bankruptcies has ...
  49. Suzuki: Yet Another Japanese Company Caught in Scandal (SZKMY)

    Discover information about Suzuki's and Mitsubishi's scandals, and explore brief introductions of some funds that provide ...
  50. SPDR: Top 5 High Dividend-Yield Sector ETFs (XLRE, XLU)

    Learn about the risk factors present in several high dividend-yielding sector ETFs, and discover which sector investors may ...
  51. Are Mega-Cap ETFs a Safe Bet? (DIA,FEZ,OEF)

    Can mega-cap ETFs keep you safe during turbulent markets?
  52. The Top 5 Growth ETFs (MTUM,IWF,VUG,IWM,IJT)

    All five of these ETFs have delivered solid or strong gains since their inception.
  53. Smart Beta ETF: Why This Central Bank Is Getting Involved (JPN, JPXN)

    Learn how the Japanese government and central bank led to a rise in a new breed of smart beta ETFs that have attracted interest ...
  54. Is Smart Beta a Boom That Will Bust? (BLK, LM)

    Find out what is behind the popularity of smart beta funds and who they benefit more, the investors or the investment companies.
  55. The Most Aggressive Way to Short Market Via ETFs

    These 3x leveraged ETFs can make you a lot of money in a short period of time but the risks are high.
  56. At What Point Does Indexing Get Top Heavy?

    More than 40% of all investment assets are now held in index funds. Are they becoming too popular?
  57. How to Yield Hunt in a Low Interest Rate Environment (KO, WMT)

    Discover the factors that can increase the safety of portfolios when investors go yield hunting, as well as the considerations ...
  58. 5 Best Smart Beta ETFs That Pay Dividends (PID, ICF)

    Get the lowdown on some of the top-performing smart beta ETFs that are designed to provide above-average dividend yields ...
  59. 3 Ways to Assess Smart Beta Fees

    Explore three ways to asses the expense ratios of smart beta ETFs, including comparisons with passive funds, within the smart ...
  60. The Biggest ETF Risks

    ETFs have become so popular because of the many advantages they offer. Still, investors must keep in mind that they aren't ...
  61. 3 Reasons to Use ETF Options Over Futures (SPY, QQQ)

    Learn about exchange-traded fund (ETF) options and index futures, and why it might be a better decision to use ETF options ...
  62. IBB & XBI: Should You Short the Biotech Industry? (IBB, XBI)

    Explore an analysis of the biotech industry, and learn why XBI and IBB may be short candidates based on Jim Chanos' short ...
  63. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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. ...
  75. 5 ETFs With Facebook Exposure (FB,FDN,XLK,QQQ)

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

    These eight ETFs had the biggest outflows in May.
  77. 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.
  78. Franklin Resources Launches 4 Smart Beta ETFs

    Consider Franklin Templeton’s LibertyQ ETFs for portfolio diversification using a combination of smart beta methodology and ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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?
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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.
  89. Smart Beta: Do Low Volatility ETFs Make Sense?

    Do low volatility ETFs have a place in client portfolios as either core or satellite holdings?
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. How to Play the Biotech Rally (IBB,GILD,LABD)

    These ETFs and stocks are some of the best bets to play the biotech rebound.
  95. 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 ...
  96. Are There Too Many ETFs?

    ETFs have accumulated assets under management faster than any other financial product in history. Is supply starting to outstrip ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. Biotech Stocks: Are They Back?

    The bearish trends over the past year have started to reverse themselves which has benefted the biotech industry
  100. 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 ...
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