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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Oil ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review

    Discover what the best- and worst-performing oil ETFs in early 2016 were and the investment strategies that caused these ...
  5. BIS vs. TQQQ: Comparing Leveraged NASDAQ ETFs

    Explore the ProShares UltraPro QQQ ETF and ProShares UltraShort NASDAQ Biotech, and learn why these funds are for short-term ...
  6. DIA: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the returns of the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF since 2012 as well as the seasonality trends that generated ...
  7. FEZ: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF since 2012, and learn the seasonal trading patterns that drive ...
  8. What All Investors Should Know About ETFs

    ETFs have become popular for their versatility and variety, but that doesn't mean they're always the right choice and that ...
  9. AGQ vs. USLV: Comparing Leveraged Silver ETFs

    Explore the financial profile of two leveraged silver ETFs, and learn about what types of investors may be interested in ...
  10. 4 Emerging Markets Equity ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (VWO, EEMV)

    Learn about how emerging markets stocks have fared in 2016 and four ETFs to consider for a bull and bear market in emerging ...
  11. 5 Reasons to Pick ETFs Over Mutual Funds

    Discover five reasons why average investors and sophisticated hedge funds choose ETFs instead of mutual funds to meet their ...
  12. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Energy ETFs (XLE, IXC)

    Find out the best dividend-paying exchange-traded funds in the energy sector, and why the best funds do not always have the ...
  13. The 3 Largest Oil ETFs/ETNs (USO, OIL)

    Discover the key differences among the three largest oil exchange-traded products, including liquidity, tax reporting and ...
  14. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Driverless Car Revolution (CARZ, ARKQ)

    Take a look at some ETFs that investors can utilize to obtain exposure to companies in the forefront of developing driverless ...
  15. QQQ: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore how seasonal trading trends have helped the PowerShares QQQ ETF beat its tracking index since 2012, including the ...
  16. Vanguard Launches 2 Dividend-Oriented International ETFs (VIGI, VYMI)

    Find out about two international dividend ETFs launched by Vanguard in March 2016, patterned after its Dividend Appreciation ...
  17. GAZ vs. NAGS: Comparing Natural Gas ETFs

    Explore the viability of two exchange-traded funds offering exposure to natural gas prices, including advantages, issues ...
  18. XLG vs. MGC: Comparing Mega-Cap ETFs

    Discover how mega-cap stocks have fared in 2016 and read a comparative analysis of the Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF and ...
  19. UNG: US Natural Gas ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the United States Natural Gas Fund since 2012, including the influence of contango and backwardation ...
  20. CHAU vs. YINN: Comparing Leveraged China ETFs

    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that invest in China, and learn about what types of investors may find ...
  21. (PID) PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio, and who's buying ...
  22. (UNG) U.S. Natural Gas ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Discover which institutions are investing in the U.S. Natural Gas ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling, and the biggest ...
  23. The 3 Largest Energy ETFs (XLE, VDE)

    Find out which exchange-traded funds are the largest in the energy sector in terms of assets under management, and discover ...
  24. NUGT vs. DGP: Comparing Leveraged Gold ETFs

    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that invest in gold, and learn what type of investors may find these ...
  25. 4 Best Dividend-Paying Global Equity ETFs (YYY, KBWD)

    Review these global equity ETFs to learn more about opportunities for robust dividends. These funds provide some of the highest ...
  26. The 5 Cheapest U.S. Equity ETFs (ITOT, SCHB)

    Find out how you can improve your returns by selecting exchange-traded funds with low expense ratios, and learn more about ...
  27. DXD vs. DDM: Comparing Leveraged Dow Jones Equity ETFs

    Discover two exchange-traded funds that give leveraged exposure to Dow Jones equity, and see a comparison of their structures, ...
  28. The 5 Largest Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    Learn more about the five largest bond ETFs in the world, ranging from Treasurys to junk, all of which focus on the domestic ...
  29. 3 Global Equity ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (VXUS, DOL)

    Learn about three top global ETFs to own for the long term. The best way to preserve and grow assets is to remain fully invested ...
  30. The 3 Largest Frontier Markets ETFs (FM, FRN)

    Discover what frontier markets are and why you may want to invest in them, and learn about the three largest frontier market ...
  31. DGZ vs. GLL: Comparing Short Leveraged Gold ETFs

    Discover what leveraged and inverse gold exchange-traded notes and funds could offer investors, when a gold rally reverses ...
  32. SSO vs. UPRO: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Equity ETFs

    Discover how the leveraged exchange-traded-fund SSO compares to UPRO, and determine which one is the right fit for your portfolio ...
  33. The 5 Largest China ETFs (FXI, MCHI)

    Learn about the five largest ETFs that focus on the Chinese equity market, including the first to offer direct A-shares exposure ...
  34. 3 Mid-Cap Growth ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (RFG, MDYG)

    Compare the bull market performances of mid-cap growth ETFs with their declines during bear markets to assess upmarket capture ...
  35. PID vs. DWX: Comparing International Dividend ETFs

    Learn about global stock ETFs through comparative analysis of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF and the ...
  36. 3 Small-Cap Growth ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (PRFZ, FYC)

    Discover three small-cap growth ETFs that perform well in bull markets and bear markets and learn which one can help your ...
  37. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  38. 3 Expensive U.S. Mid/SMID Cap ETFs Worth Your While (PDP, MVV)

    Discover the mid-cap ETFs that compensate for their high expense ratios with a combination of alternative strategies and ...
  39. The 3 Largest Alpha-Seeking ETFs (PKW, PDP)

    Learn the tactics of the three largest alpha-seeking ETFs, such as tracking share buybacks and and finding companies with ...
  40. IWM: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the dynamics behind the returns of the iShares Russell 2000 ETF since 2012, including which months are best for investing ...
  41. PFF vs. PGX: Which Preferred Stock ETF is Better?

    Get a review and analysis of the two most popular preferred stock ETFs for investors looking for yield to consider adding ...
  42. The 5 Largest Global Bond ETFs (BOND, TOTL)

    Review a list of the five largest global fixed-income ETFs in 2016, including one made up almost entirely of preferred stocks ...
  43. DBS vs. USV: Comparing Silver ETFs

    Learn about the financial profile of two silver exchange-traded funds and discover what types of investors may be interested ...
  44. GSLC: Goldman's Large Cap ActiveBeta ETF

    Learn about Goldman Sachs' new ActiveBeta exchange-traded funds, and discover an analysis and the characteristics of the ...
  45. (BND) Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover which institutions are investing in the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF. Find out who's buying, who's selling and ...
  46. Martin Small's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (BLK)

    Learn more about BlackRock's current U.S. head of iShares ETF market, including information about his education and previous ...
  47. Michael Crinieri's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (GS, MS)

    Learn about Michael Crinieri and the key role he is playing at Goldman Sachs in building its ETF business. He is a pioneer ...
  48. BND: Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Performance Case Study

    Learn about some of the performance trends of the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF, and discover which times of year the fund ...
  49. 10 Markets Where Vanguard Offers the Cheapest Option (VTI, VV)

    Discover the markets where Vanguard offers the cheapest ETFs. Vanguard is the market leader in providing low-cost diversified ...
  50. 2 Funds that Invest in Bitcoin (GBTC, ARKW)

    Find out how investors can participate more easily and more efficiently in the bitcoin phenomenon by investing in exchange-traded ...
  51. The 3 Largest Global Ex-U.S. ETFs (VEU, VXUS)

    Discover global ex-U.S. exchange-traded funds and why you may want to use them in your portfolio, and learn about the three ...
  52. GDX: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the Market Vectors Gold Mining ETF since 2012 and the reasons behind the fund's underperformance ...
  53. CDC vs. DLN: Comparing Dividend-Oriented ETFs

    Take a look at an overview and comparison of two dividend-oriented ETFs to learn the respective advantages and disadvantages ...
  54. JJE vs. UBN: Comparing Energy ETFs

    Take a look at an overview, comparison and evaluation of two lesser-known commodity ETFs that offer exposure to the energy ...
  55. The 3 Best Smart Beta ETFs for 2016 (PRF, FNDX)

    Compare ETF performance histories when investing in smart beta ETFs for improved value investing strategy and weighting by ...
  56. ETF Case Study: Do Utilities ETFs Protect in Down Markets? (XLU, VPU)

    Explore the historical performance of large utilities ETFs relative to market indexes during bear markets to find out if ...
  57. Trends in Capital Flows: U.S. Equities

    Analyze asset flow data for U.S. equity mutual funds and ETFs from 2014 and 2015 to identify changes in demand, investor ...
  58. ETF Flows: Large Cap U.S. Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (SPY, QQQ)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in U.S. large-cap equities that experienced the largest year-to-date ...
  59. EWW: Mexico Capped ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the returns of the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF since 2012, including the seasonal patterns that have generated ...
  60. QQQ vs. OEF: Comparing Large Cap ETFs

    Discover and compare two large-cap exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Learn about their purposes, strategies, characteristics ...
  61. Are ETFs Appropriate for High Net Worth Investors?

    Take a look at some of the main reasons why exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered excellent investment choices for ...
  62. (QQQ) Powershares ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Discover which institutions are investing in the popular PowerShares QQQ ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling and who owns ...
  63. The 3 Largest Currency ETFs (UUP, EUO)

    Learn about the world's foreign exchange markets, and read about the three largest currency-focused exchanged-traded funds ...
  64. Technology ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLK, VOX)

    Exercise caution before buying shares of a biotech ETF based on a belief that the biotech sector will follow the broader ...
  65. TNA vs. TZA: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Small-Cap Equity ETFs

    Compare the differences and similarities between the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF and the Direxion Daily Small Cap ...
  66. ETF Flows: Emerging Markets Bond ETFs Shedding Assets (EMB, LEMB)

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in emerging market bonds and experienced large capital ...
  67. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Global Equities (RWM, EUM)

    Learn about three global equity ETFs that profit from declining equity prices. Look at how these funds have performed and ...
  68. (DIA) SPDR Dow Jones IA ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF, and who is buying and ...
  69. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Gold (DGZ, GLL)

    Discover the best ways to gain short gold exposure, including 100% short exposure, 200% short exposure and 300% short exposure, ...
  70. The 5 Largest Japan ETFs (EWJ, DXJ)

    Discover several of the largest Japan ETFs, as measured by assets under management, and learn about the investment exposure ...
  71. SPLV vs. LGLV: Comparing Low-Volatility ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two competitive low-volatility ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your ...
  72. The 3 Best ProShares ETFs to Short the S&P 500 (SH, SDS)

    Discover the best three exchange-traded-funds to short the S&P 500, and learn how to avoid the negative compounding effect ...
  73. iShares Silver Trust ETF: Who Is Invested? (SLV)

    Discover the top institutional owners of the iShares Silver Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF), their exact ownership and their ...
  74. TZA: Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear ETF Performance Case Study

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares ETF and the performance patterns that have emerged since its launch ...
  75. SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the iShares Silver Trust ETF since January 2012, and analyze the seasonal trends that emerge ...
  76. UCO: Crude Oil ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore how double-leveraged exposure to oil prices has affected the performance of the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ...
  77. ETF Flows: Japan ETFs Winning Assets (FJP, HEWJ)

    Learn about the factors currently affecting the Japanese economy, and discover which Japan-focused ETFs are drawing the most ...
  78. (SH) ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF and who's buying, who's selling, and who holds ...
  79. 3 Infrastructure ETFs Worth Considering (IGF, NFRA)

    Discover the infrastructure asset class and why it may be a good addition to your portfolio, and learn about three unique ...
  80. 3 Reasons Global Bond ETFs Should Be in Your Portfolio (GHYG, GTIP)

    Learn about the global bond market and discover three reasons to include this asset class in your portfolio, along with two ...
  81. 2 Cybersecurity ETFs to Consider (CIBR, HACK)

    Consider these two cybersecurity ETFs. Cybercrime is among the the top five global risks, and the cybersecurity market is ...
  82. 4 ETFs to Play the New Iran Deal (XOP, XLFS)

    Learn which industries may benefit from the Iran nuclear deal, and discover the exchange-traded funds that can be used to ...
  83. Trends in Capital Flows: Fixed Income

    Explore capital flow data to discover trends in the fixed-income market, and learn what mutual fund and ETF holdings indicate ...
  84. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Emerging Markets Equities (EUM, EEM)

    Discover the emerging markets equity asset class, and learn about three different ETFs you can use to get varying amounts ...
  85. Generate Income in Retirement Using ETFs

    There are many effective strategies that retirement investors can utilize to fill their income gap. Here are some ideas that ...
  86. DBA: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund since 2012, as well as the factors that have pressured share ...
  87. The 4 Largest Small-Cap ETFs (IWM, IJR)

    Learn about how U.S. small-cap stocks have performed in 2016 and over the past year, and the top four largest U.S. small-cap ...
  88. iShares U.S. Construction vs. SPDR Homebuilders: Comparing Homebuilder ETFs (ITB, ...

    Learn why the U.S. housing sector may soon take off in 2016, and discover how to easily gain exposure to the sector, through ...
  89. TVIX: An ETN Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the the VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN since 2012, including the reasons behind the ...
  90. UGA: US Gasoline ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of United States Gasoline since 2012, how the fund tracks gasoline prices and the risks for buy-and-hold ...
  91. FEZ vs. IEV: Comparing Europe ETFs

    Discover and compare two European exchange-traded funds. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and investor ...
  92. Emerging Market ETFs Feel the Pinch (EEM, VWO)

    Learn which factors explain the poor performance in emerging markets, and why some believe these markets may have bottomed.
  93. How ETFs Are Being Used by Advisors

    The versatility of ETFs has earned the attention of financial advisors. Here's why they're well-suited to their needs and ...
  94. How to Evaluate ETF Performance

    Learn how to evaluate the performance of an ETF, whether it is before the purchase or after you have held the investment ...
  95. Why ETFs Will Eventually Trump Mutual Funds

    Exchange-traded funds are growing rapidly in popularity and may well overtake their traditional open-ended cousins at some ...
  96. GGGG: Pure Gold Miners ETF Performance Case Study

    Find out why the Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF barely made it off of the ground, closing before reaching its fourth full ...
  97. The 5 Largest Total Market ETFs (EFA, VTI)

    Learn about the five largest total market ETFs by assets under management. Explore the tracking indexes, yields, expense ...
  98. Consumer Discretionary ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLY, XRT)

    Do not expect big gains from all retail ETFs simply because the SPDR S&P Retail ETF leads the consumer discretionary sector ...
  99. The Best ETFs to Short Oil (DNO, SCO)

    Discover the best ways to get short oil exposure, including 100%, 200% and 300% short exposure, depending on your own personal ...
  100. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity ETFs (EPP, AXJL)

    Learn about three Asia-based exchange-traded funds that exclude investments in Japan. Discover why you may want to include ...
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