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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. (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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. (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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. What Would a "President Trump" Portfolio Look Like?

    These stocks and ETFs could be good bets if Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. (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 ...
  30. Top 2 Currency-Hedged China ETFs (CNHX, ASHX)

    Discover and compare two currency-hedged China exchange-traded funds. Learn about their investment strategies, characteristics ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 2 Low Volatility ETFs That Keep Winning

    While the market bounces up and down, these two low-volatility ETFs keep delivering for investors.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. USD vs. SOXL: Comparing Leveraged Semiconductor ETFs

    Discover and compare two semiconductor exchange-traded funds. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and investor ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. Invest Like Buffett With These Two ETFs (VOO,SHY)

    If you think Warren Buffett’s simple yet effective approach to investing might be for you, consider these two ETFs.
  70. How a 1% Annual Fee Can Ruin Your Nest Egg

    What kind of impact does an annual 1% fee have on your portfolio? The answer may surprise you.
  71. Low-cost Investments for Retirees

    Retirees need to be mindful of investment fees and focus on low-cost investments.
  72. These Technology ETFs are Taking a Beating (AAPL)

    Thanks to their exposure to Apple these tech ETFs have taken a hit.
  73. DIG vs. DRIP: Comparing Leveraged Oil ETFs

    Explore the financial profile of two leveraged oil ETFs, and learn about what types of investors may be interested in investing ...
  74. REW vs. ROM: Comparing Leveraged Technology ETFs

    Explore the similarities and differences between ProShares Ultra Technology and ProShares UltraShort Technology.
  75. ZSL vs. DSLV: Comparing Short Leveraged Silver ETFs

    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that bet on declining silver prices, and learn what type of investors ...
  76. (DBA) PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover who owns the most shares of the PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF, and learn what the largest holders are doing with ...
  77. 4 Large-Cap Core ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (SPHQ, SPLV)

    Learn how U.S. large-cap stocks have fared thus far in 2016, and four ETFs to choose for gains during a bull or bear market ...
  78. The 4 Largest Natural Gas ETFs (UNG, UGAZ)

    Discover the four largest natural gas exchange-traded funds as ranked according to assets under management, and their major ...
  79. 4 Best Dividend-Paying European Equity ETFs (FDD, IDVY)

    Investors seeking dividends from eurozone-based companies might consider ETFS. These securities provide many opportunities ...
  80. First Trust Launches Three ETFs Sub-Advised by RiverFront (RFEU, RFAP)

    Consider currency-hedged international ETFs to avoid losses due to changing currency exchange rates when the dollar begins ...
  81. ETF Update: How Is the First Actively Managed MLP ETF Faring? (AMZA, AMLP)

    Take a look at how the first actively managed Active MLP ETF, the InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMZA), has performed since ...
  82. BIB vs. LABU: Comparing Leveraged Biotech ETFs

    Discover a comparison between BIB and LABU, and learn about the characteristics and historical performance of these leveraged ...
  83. ETFs: Exploring Expenses in 2016 (BLK, ITOT)

    Take a good look at the latest trends in ETF costs. While passively managed funds have become less expensive, actively managed ...
  84. The 3 Largest Tech ETFs (XLK, VGT)

    Peruse the holdings of the largest tech ETFs, and try not to have flashbacks about the dotcom bubble. Amazon is the only ...
  85. 4 Small-Cap Core ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (DGRS, IJR)

    Learn about the state of U.S. small-cap stocks and four ETFs to consider for returns during a bull or bear market in small-cap ...
  86. The 4 Largest Micro-Cap ETFs (IWC, FDM)

    Find out about investing in micro-cap exchange-traded funds, which experience thin trading volumes. Learn about four of the ...
  87. 5 Best High-Yielding Japan Bond ETFs (BNDX, ISHG)

    Discover five different investments that provide exposure to Japanese bonds and that can potentially give your portfolio ...
  88. Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Performance Review: YTD March 2016 (AXJL, AXJV)

    Find out which of the Asia Pacific ex-Japan equity ETFs got off to a strong start in 2016, as well as which ones placed near ...
  89. The 3 Largest Emerging Markets ETFs (VWO, EEM)

    Obtain details on the top three largest, in terms of total assets under management (AUM), ETFs in the category of emerging ...
  90. 3 ETF Trends in 2016 (SPY, QQQ)

    Learn the top ETF trends for 2016. The ETF market is expected to be optimistic in the coming year, with millennials and robo-advisors ...
  91. 4 Mid-Cap Core ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (DON, IJH)

    Learn about how U.S. mid-cap stocks have performed thus far in 2016 and four mid-cap ETFs to consider for gains during bull ...
  92. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Small-Cap U.S. Equities (SBB, TWM)

    Get analyses of the top three ETFs to short the U.S. small-cap equity market, and learn about their characteristics and historical ...
  93. (TZA) Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Learn about the Direxion Small-Cap Bear 3X ETF and why it is only suitable for sophisticated investors, speculators and day ...
  94. GLD vs. UBG: A Gold ETF vs. ETN Case Study

    Explore the financial profile of two gold exchange-traded products, and discover what types of investors may be interested ...
  95. BND vs. AGG: Comparing Bond ETFs

    Compare structure and performance for the two largest domestic bond ETFs, the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF and the ...
  96. (USO) United States Oil ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the United States Oil ETF and who's buying, who's selling and who holds the ...
  97. EMLB vs. LLEM: Comparing Leveraged Emerging Markets ETFs

    Discover the emerging market equity asset class, and see a comparison between two different leveraged emerging market equity ...
  98. QUAL vs. PRF: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    Determine whether the expense ratio for a smart beta ETF is cost-effective by comparing its performance against its competitors ...
  99. 3 Specialty ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, XLI)

    Study these specialty exchange-traded funds that suffered substantial outflows in 2015 and early 2016 to get a better sense ...
  100. 3 Best High-Yielding Blended Bond ETFs (ELD, EMAG)

    Learn how blended bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) mitigate risk by incorporating multiple fixed-income strategies within ...
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