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  1. TVIX vs. UVXY: Comparing Leveraged Volatility ETFs

    Learn about the characteristics of two leveraged volatility exchange-traded products, and discover a comparative analysis ...
  2. QAI vs. MNA: Comparing Alternative ETFs

    Discover the performance and risk characteristics of two alternative investment ETFs, the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ...
  3. 5 Best Dividend-Paying International Equity ETFs (SDIV, LVL)

    Discover five of the highest dividend-yielding ETFs that are available for investors seeking portfolio exposure to international ...
  4. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Japanese Equity ETFs (DBJP, DXJR)

    Obtain an overview of the three ETFs that offer the highest dividend yields for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio ...
  5. The 3 Largest U.S. Government ETFs (TIP, SHY)

    Learn about the benefits of U.S. government ETFs, and explore the three largest government funds available on the market ...
  6. The 3 Fastest Growing iShares ETFs (AGG, IEFA)

    Take a closer look at three of the fastest growing exchange-traded funds in the world, and learn more about the investment ...
  7. The 3 Largest Consumer Noncyclical ETFs (XLP, VDC)

    Find out which consumer noncyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest, in terms of most assets under management, ...
  8. ETF Flows: Short-Term Corporate Bond ETFs Are Winning Assets (VCSH, BSCI)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds that invest in short-term corporate bonds and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  9. Vanguard Raises Fees on 52 Funds...Or Did It?

    A Vanguard expense ratio watcher claims that it raised fees on 52 funds over the last 6 months. Vanguard says it didn't. ...
  10. Consumer Staples ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (XLP, VDC)

    Learn about how the consumer staples sector reacts in times of market volatility and discover which ETFs in this sector have ...
  11. High-Yield Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ANGL, HYXU)

    Find out how high-yield bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016 and which are the best and ...
  12. The 3 Largest Asset Allocation ETFs (MDIV, AOR)

    Explore asset allocation funds, and learn about the three largest exchange-traded funds in this category based on assets ...
  13. GDX vs. PSAU: Comparing Gold ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two competitive gold-mining ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your ...
  14. The True Costs of a Smart Beta ETF (IVV, USMV)

    Consider smart beta ETFs, which can provide superior risk-adjusted returns, but also carry numerous costs and potential pitfalls.
  15. ETF Flows: Large-Cap U.S. Equity ETFs Winning Assets (VOO, SPLV)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. large-cap stocks and experienced large year-to-date capital inflows ...
  16. Long-Term Treasury Bond ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (TLT, TLH)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury long-term bonds and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  17. ETF Flows: Emerging Markets Equity ETFs Winning Assets (EEM, IEMG)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds that invest in emerging market equities and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  18. ETFs or Mutual Funds: How to Know Which One to Use

    When are mutual funds—and not ETFs—a better choice for your portfolio? And when is the opposite true?
  19. Established Wealth Managers with Robo-Advisors

    These established wealth management firms offer robo-advisor platforms or have one in the works.
  20. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    Find out the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs going into 2016 and how the large investment company is able ...
  21. The 3 Largest Asia-Pacific ETFs (EWJ, DXJ)

    Discover the Asia-Pacific region's investment potential, and learn about many of the largest exchange-traded funds in the ...
  22. PIMCO and BlackRock See Inflation on Horizon

    PIMCO and BlackRock see inflation on the horizon. If you think they are correct here's how to invest.
  23. ETF Flows: Japan ETFs Shedding Assets (DXJ, EWJ)

    Learn about three exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of Japanese companies and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  24. These Two Gold ETFs Are Attracting Capital (GLD, IAU)

    Learn about the two largest, low-cost Gold ETFs and why they have rallied in the first three months of 2016 after being in ...
  25. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Australia Equity ETFs (EWA, QAUS)

    Take a look at three ETFs in the category of Australian equities that offer the highest dividend yields available for ETFs ...
  26. 3 ETFs for Income-Hungry Gold ETF Investors (GLDI, GLD)

    Discover three unique gold and gold-related investments that can increase your portolio's exposure to gold while providing ...
  27. ETF Flows: Industrials ETFs Shedding Assets (FXR, IYJ)

    Discover four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in stocks of industrial companies and experienced large year-to-date ...
  28. Health Care ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (IHI, XBI)

    Find out how the health care sector has been performing in 2016, and which health care ETFs have been the best and worst ...
  29. Consumer Staples ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLP, VDC)

    Find out how the consumer staples sector is performing year-to-date in 2016, and which are its best- and worst-performing ...
  30. ETF Flows: Global Equity ETFs Winning Assets (VOO, SPLV)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of global companies and experienced large capital inflows as ...
  31. Assessing The VIX in Q1 2016

    Discover how the VIX Index, or "fear gauge," began 2016 above the historical mean, and learn how this relates to past spikes ...
  32. 3 Expensive Global ETFs Worth Your While (FIGY, DEW)

    Learn why 3 global ETFs that have very high expense ratios relative to their peers represent excellent opportunities for ...
  33. 3 Best Dividend-Paying South America Equity ETFs (DBBR, EWZS0)

    Discover the highest dividend-paying South America equity ETFs and learn about the strategies of each fund, including maximizing ...
  34. 3 Expensive Mid-Cap ETFs Worth Your While (DIM, RWK)

    Discover which three mid-cap ETFs with high expense ratios have attractive valuation and return parameters that make them ...
  35. REITs vs. ETFs: Which Are Better for Retirees?

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) both offer the potential to earn passive income in ...
  36. Looking to Buy UWTI Options? Better Luck Next Time

    Options are not available for the VelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN. Discover alternative strategies than can be used ...
  37. Do Liquid Alts Deliver During Volatile Markets?

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  38. The 3 Best High-Yielding Short-Term Bond ETFs (HYS, SJNK)

    Discover the short-term high-yielding exchange-traded funds that have low interest rate sensitivity but pay interest comparable ...
  39. ETF Flows: Global Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (SPY, IVV)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in global equities and experience large year-to-date capital outflows as ...
  40. The Top 3 Inverse Oil ETFs for 2016 (DNO, DTO)

    Discover how inverse oil ETFs can be used to play price declines on oil, as well as the reason why these funds are not suitable ...
  41. IBLN: Overview of Drexion iBillionaire ETF

    Learn how the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF works and see if investors can actually buy an ETF that works exactly like ...
  42. ETF Flows: These 2 High Yield Bond ETFs Are Attracting Investors (HYG, JNK)

    Discover the reasons behind the billion-dollar inflows to the largest high-yield corporate bond ETFs in February 2016.
  43. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV, XOM)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top three U.S. dividend-paying financials ETFs, which have trailing 12-month dividend yields ...
  44. High Yield Bonds Thankful After Start of Year Outflows (TFCIX, HYG)

    Learn the reasons behind the inflows to high-yield bond ETFs in February 2016 after a year of outflows, and decide whether ...
  45. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Emerging Markets Equity ETFs (DVYE, EDIV)

    Analyze the top three emerging market ETFs available that offer the highest dividend yields.
  46. IELG vs. IESM: Reviewing iShares U.S. Enhanced ETFs

    Examine two actively managed equity ETF offerings from iShares, one focused on large-cap stocks and the other focused on ...
  47. The Evolution of ETFs

    Key 20th-century financial theories changed the way investors viewed markets and created the circumstances in which ETFs ...
  48. Technology is Making 401k's More Accessible to All Employees

    Despite the $5.5 trillion invested in retirement and savings plans, many Americans are primed for a lower standard of living ...
  49. ETF Flows: Financials ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, IYF)

    Learn about the three exchange-traded funds that invest in financial sector stocks and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  50. The 6 Cheapest SPDRs ETFs to Date in 2016 (BNDS, SPY)

    Learn about the SPDR ETF family's provider, State Street Global Advisors, and discover which of the SPDR ETFs carry the lowest ...
  51. 3 Expensive High-Yield ETFs Worth Your While (HYLS, HYS)

    Discover which high-yield bond ETFs that come with high expense ratios might make good investments as part of a broader portfolio.
  52. 5 Unique ETFs Yielding 20% or More (SPY, AGG)

    Discover five unique and high-yielding investments that you can use to boost the potential yield and total return of your ...
  53. 4 Best High-Yielding Inflation Protected (TIPS) Bond ETFs (LTPZ, TIP)

    Learn how to protect a portion of your portfolio against the effects of inflation, and discover four different investments ...
  54. Smart Beta ETFs: Understanding the Risks

    Smart Beta ETFs have grown in popularity in recent years. These are the risks that advisors and their clients need to understand. ...
  55. ETF Flows: Europe ETFs Shedding Assets (HEDJ, EZU)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of European companies and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  56. IEV iShares Europe ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the top five holdings of the iShares Europe ETF, which come from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France.
  57. 5 Best Free Online Tools for ETF Investors (VDF, XLE)

    Make educated decisions by utilizing some of the numerous free online resources for investors and traders, brought on by ...
  58. The 5 Cheapest iShares ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, IVV)

    Learn about BlackRock's iShares family of exchange-traded funds and discover which of the company's ETFs carry the lowest ...
  59. 4 Reasons ETFs Might Be Good for Your 401(k)

    Should you include ETFs in your 401(k)? Perhaps. But there are cautions to observe, particularly if you intend to day trade ...
  60. 2 Real Estate ETFs Winning Assets (VNQ, RWR)

    Discover two exchange-traded funds that invest in real estate operating companies and witnessed year-to-date capital inflows ...
  61. How to Access Hedge Fund Strategies via ETFs (QAI)

    ETFs that track hedge funds haven’t been performing that well as a group, though they are still outperforming individual ...
  62. Three ETFs/ETNs to Profit From Low Volatility

    The CBOE's Volatility Index has been at lows since February. Here are three ETFs that are shorting a future rise in the S&P ...
  63. ETF Flows: Emerging Market Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (EEM, VWO)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in emerging market equities and experienced large year-to-date capital outflows ...
  64. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  65. 4 Dividend ETFs for Your Watch List (VIG,DVY,VYM)

    These four dividend ETFs can help simplify your investing strategy.
  66. 3 Tax Things to Consider for Your Investment Portfolio

    If you are getting frenetic with the tax season and haven't seen the connection between taxes and investments, here are three ...
  67. 4 Ways to Get International Exposure in Your Portfolio

    International investing provides diversification, which is needed these days. When it comes to investing in foreign stocks, ...
  68. (Re)emerging Markets?

    Find out why after a volatile 2015, many investors seem to be returning to emerging markets (EM).
  69. How to Evaluate Smart Beta ETF Strategies

    ETF providers are rolling out new smart beta products at a rapid pace. Here are some ways to evaluate them.
  70. Why Advisors Are Likely to See More Fee Compression

    Advisors have experienced fee compression for years. Here's why that is likely to continue.
  71. BlackRock Suspends IAU ETF Issuance

    Dig deeper into the March 4 suspension of new share issuances by BlackRock's iShares Gold Trust Fund, and why the investment ...
  72. The 3 Fastest Growing Vanguard ETFs (VOO)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds managed by the Vanguard Group that witnessed their assets under management grow most ...
  73. The 3 Best ETFs to Bet On a U.S. Shale Industry Rebound (XES, PSCE)

    Learn three ETF strategies and corresponding ETFs to bet on a rebound for U.S. shale oil, including indirect plays, hedging ...
  74. (IWM) iShares Russell 2000 ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF. This includes an analysis of its top five holdings along with their corresponding ...
  75. XLI vs. VINAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, pricing, returns and structure of VINAX and XLI. What factors ...
  76. 3 Expensive U.S. Fixed Income ETFs Worth Your While (FPE, PGF)

    Consider the impressive yields and capital appreciation opportunities presented by preferred stock ETFs when selecting fixed-income ...
  77. (XLE) The ETF Attracting Millions in 2016

    Find out why the Energy Select Sector ETF has experienced hundreds of millions of dollars of inflows in the first three months ...
  78. Exploring Schwab's Suite of Inexpensive U.S. Equity ETFs (SCHX, SCHB)

    Discover Schwab's most popular low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for equities, which are also highly ranked by Morningstar.
  79. ETF Flows: Utilities ETFs Stand Tall in 2016

    Find out which utilities exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have benefited the most from the huge surge in fund inflows in the ...
  80. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Healthcare ETFs (FHLC)

    Find out which U.S. health care exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are paying the highest dividends. They are worth considering ...
  81. The Best ETFs for Investing in Luxury Goods

    With an unbroken demand for luxury products and services, diversified ETFs offer an attractive investment option.
  82. The 3 Major BRIC Exchange-traded Funds

    A diversified investment in the BRIC nations by means of major ETFs, provide interesting investment opportunities for private ...
  83. 4 Popular Short Term Bond ETFs in 2016 (BSV, SHY)

    Find out which short-term bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016, based on assets under management.
  84. XLE vs. VGENX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  85. FSENX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Discover the portfolio trends in Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio and learn how it's positioned to grow with the rebound ...
  86. 3 Best High-Yielding Long Term Corporate Bond ETFs (LWC, VCLT)

    Learn about the best high-yielding exchange-traded funds that specialize in investing in corporate bonds with a focus on ...
  87. VIMSX vs. MDY: Mutual Fund vs. ETF Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between VIMSX and MDY. Compare and contrast the structure, holdings, performance ...
  88. 3 Popular Industrials ETFs in 2016 (XLI, VIS)

    Compare the performances of the most popular industrials sector ETFs with their expense ratios, and consider the cost efficiency ...
  89. 3 Expensive Growth ETFs Worth Your While (PWB, QQXT)

    Compare the performances of three growth ETFs with their expense ratios, and consider the cost efficiency of the ETFs having ...
  90. How Do the 5 Most Liquid ETFs, ETNs Perform?

    These highly liquid ETFs (and ETN) are extremely popular. Does popularity equal investment appreciation?
  91. 5 Popular Materials ETFs in 2016 (GDX, XLB)

    Learn how the five most popular materials ETFs for 2016 can provide exposure to large-cap materials companies, homebuilders ...
  92. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  93. How to Invest if Morgan Stanley is Right (XLU,XLV)

    Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker has lowered his expectations for the S&P 500. Here's why as well as where you might consider ...
  94. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV)

    Find out which U.S. equity dividend-paying exchange-traded funds are the best for dividend yield, total return performance ...
  95. 3 Best High-Yielding Intermediate Corporate Bond ETFs (HYG, HYS)

    Discover the best high-yield intermediate-term corporate bond ETFs for increasing fixed income yields while also providing ...
  96. The Largest Emerging Markets ETFs

    An investment in Emerging Markets comes with risks to consider – however, a diversified investment in majorEM ETFs give an ...
  97. 5 Popular Municipal Bond ETFs in 2016 (MUB, SHM)

    Learn how the five most popular national municipal bond ETFs can generate income that is exempt from state taxes, as well ...
  98. XRT vs. VCDAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Discover if the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Fund Admiral Shares is the better investment over the SPDR S&P Retail ETF, ...
  99. 5 Popular Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETFs in 2016 (FXI, EWY)

    Read about five of the top Asia-Pacific ETFs designed to exclude Japan's dominant influence, and learn more about the exposure ...
  100. 6 Popular Global Bond ETFs in 2016 (EMB, BNDX)

    Discover some of the most popular global bond ETFs, as measured by assets under management, including the investment exposure ...
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