Exchange Traded Funds Articles

  1. Protect Yourself From A Falling U.S. Dollar

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

    Fixed annuities are a safe bet for any investor - even in today's volatile market.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Guru Investing Advice For Today's Market

    When looking for ways to invest, it's best to get your tips from the top.
  6. 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.
  7. Securities Lending: Cause Of The Next Financial Crisis?

    Securities lending can pose risks to investor's portfolios and the entire financial system.
  8. 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.
  9. For Maximum Market Returns, Get Creative With Hedges

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

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

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

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

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

    Are your mutual funds really hedge funds in disguise?
  15. 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.
  16. 5 ETF Classes To Know

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

    Although the DJIA only includes 30 stocks, it can tell you a lot about the market as a whole.
  18. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Indexes are a hands-off way for investors to access the markets, but in some cases, nothing beats active investing.
  19. On This Day In Finance: July 20 - Congress Approves The Bretton Woods Agreement

    United States Congress officially approves the Bretton Woods Agreement, thus including the U.S. in the Bretton Woods System.
  20. On This Day In Finance: July 8 - John D. Rockefeller Is Born

    On this day in history, American industrialist John D. Rockefeller was born.
  21. Playing It Safe In Foreign Stock Markets

    Find out some of the lower-risk ways to invest in foreign markets.
  22. Socially Responsible Stocks: Do Good Deeds Punish Profits?

    Socially responsible investing doesn't mean accepting lower returns. Find out why squeaky-clean stocks shine as investments.
  23. Trading The Gold-Silver Ratio

    This method may seem arcane, but many well-established strategies rely on it.
  24. Having A Plan: The Basis Of Success

    It ensures that you have a realistic outlook, and a solid strategy. We show you why and how.
  25. Investing In The Healthcare Sector

    Perform a thorough checkup to uncover a medical stock with a clean bill of health.
  26. Stocks Then And Now: The 1950s And 1970s

    The "good old days" of investing were actually fraught with limited opportunities and methods.
  27. Getting Positive Results With Market-Neutral Funds

    Find out how these mutual funds can add some flavor to your bland portfolio.
  28. Commodity Funds 101

    These funds make investing in gold, oil or grain an easier prospect.
  29. Buy High And Sell Low With Relative Strength

    The RS strategy seems counterintuitive, but there is evidence to show that it works.
  30. Benchmark To Show Winning Returns

    You can't win if you don't keep score. Read on to learn how to measure your returns.
  31. Market Bottom: Are We There Yet?

    No one rings a bell when the bear market's over, but that doesn't mean there's no way to predict a bottom.
  32. Hedge Funds Go Retail

    Find out how average investors are breaking into what was once reserved for the ultra rich.
  33. Mitigate Your Equity Risk

    If you think holding a few different stocks is enough, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
  34. Surf's Up With Filtered Waves

    With an appropriate filter, you can ride the waters to rising profits.
  35. Pursuing Alpha In A Well-Diversified IRA

    This strategy is not as complex as some investment gurus would like you to believe.
  36. Fatal Seduction Of The Municipal Bond Insurers

    Learn how a foray into CDOs and other exotic products ruined an industry's image.
  37. The Quest To Build A Unified Managed Account

    Find out why the convenient, customizable UMA should be the next big thing in managed money.
  38. Does It Still Pay To Invest In Gold?

    This asset's appeal dates back thousands of years. Find out whether it can live up to the hype.
  39. Bear-Proof Your Retirement Portfolio

    Find out how to protect your assets so you can live out your dreams in style.
  40. ETN Credit Risk May Outweigh Benefits For Some

    Exchange-traded notes have many benefits, but they may not be suited to risk-averse investors.
  41. Survival Tips For A Stormy Market

    Learn which stocks to watch and which to avoid when the Dow starts to sink.
  42. Why Invest In International Equity Mutual Funds?

    Going global may help increase your portfolio return but is the unique risk worth it?
  43. Stocks Are No.1

    Historically, stocks provide the highest returns - but only under certain conditions.
  44. Timber Investments Cut Down Portfolio Risk

    Timber's low correlation to other asset classes can enhance your portfolio's growth.
  45. How To Use Gann Indicators

    This trendline-like technical analysis tool has been around for decades - but it still works.
  46. Socially Responsible Investing Vs. Sin Stocks

    Can your principles make you richer or poorer? Find out if it pays pick your portfolio based on ethics.
  47. GICS Vs. ICB: Competing Systems For Classifying Stocks

    Global Industry Classification Standards and the Industrial Classification Benchmark separate stocks into sectors.
  48. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  49. Stock Market Risk: Wagging The Tails

    The bell curve is an excellent way to evaluate stock market risk over the long term.
  50. The Midas Touch For Gold Investors

    Find some golden opportunities by investing in gold commodities or futures contracts.
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