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  1. The Top 3 Retirement Income ETFs for 2016

    Discover why including ETF investments can benefit an individual's retirement portfolio, and look at three of the best ETFs ...
  2. The Best Energy ETFs For Swing Trading (XLE, XOP)

    Energy sector commodity and equity ETFs offer excellent swing trades, thanks to high liquidity, low expenses and wide range ...
  3. 10 Most Traded Oil ETFs

    Discover detailed analyses of the most traded oil-related exchange-traded products, and learn about the characteristics of ...
  4. AIA: iShares Asia 50 ETF

    Read more about BlackRock's iShares Asia 50 Fund, an ETF that follows the four "Asian Tiger'' nations plus China.
  5. FXH: First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ETF

    Learn more about the First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX exchange-traded fund, an indexed fund that uses an advanced stock selection ...
  6. KBWB: PowerShares KBW Bank ETF

    Consider an examination and analysis of the PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF, considered one of the primary financial sector ...
  7. DOL: WisdomTree International LargeCp Div ETF

    Learn more about the WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend fund, an income-based international equities ETF that focuses ...
  8. EDIV: SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF

    Learn more about the SDPR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend Fund, a yield-focused exchange-traded fund tracking global emerging ...
  9. Looking to Add Oil Into Your IRA or Roth IRA? Here's How

    Learn the different ways investors can gain exposure to the price of oil and oil companies in their IRAs. See how individual ...
  10. FXG: First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX ETF

    Read an in-depth analysis of the First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund, a strong defensive fund with a unique stock ...
  11. HYLS: First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF

    Find out more about the First Trust Tactical High Yield fund, a debt security-focused ETF designed to produce high income.
  12. BSJI: Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 HY Corporate Bond ETF

    Find out about the Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, and get information about this ETF that focuses ...
  13. Comparing Wealthfront and Betterment Vs. Indexed Funds

    Find out how Wealthfront and Betterment differ from traditional indexing. Learn about the benefits of diversification, automation ...
  14. Looking to Hedge on Currency Volatility? Consider...

    In an attempt to dampen down the impact of the stronger dollar, investors have been turning to currency hedged exchange traded ...
  15. Financial Engineering: What it Means for Investors

    A look at financial engineering, what it means for investors and how to play it.
  16. Charles Schwab’s Best Funds for Retirement Savings

    Here's a list of Schwab’s funds for retirement, intended to make planning, diversification and saving for later in life just ...
  17. These Are the Top-Performing ETFs, ETNs of 2015

    These are the best performing ETFs and ETNs of 2015 (thus far). Should they be on your radar?
  18. The 10 Best Income-generating International ETFs

    A look at ten income-generating international ETFs.
  19. A Look at EAFE Index (EFA) ETF

    The iShares MSCI EAFE is a unique ETF with exposure to high quality companies, but is it likely to be a good bet going forward? ...
  20. The Top 5 Restaurant ETFs for 2016

    Find out which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer the greatest exposure to the growing restaurant industry, including a newer ...
  21. The Top 5 Short-Term Bond ETFs for 2016

    Read about five short-term bond ETFs that investors should consider if the Federal Reserve triggers a rising interest rate ...
  22. The 4 Best Inflation-Protected Funds To Invest In (SCHP)

    Discover how Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) work, and learn about five funds in this segment that make good ...
  23. 4 Reasons Why ETFs Are Not Dangerous

    Discover four reasons why ETFs can be one of the safer investments on the market, including their transparency, low cost ...
  24. The Top 5 Alternative Energy ETFs for 2016 (TAN, PBW)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top five alternative energy ETFs, and learn about their characteristics and why they may ...
  25. Want to Short Stocks? Check Out These Inverse ETFs

    If you want to short stocks, consider inverse ETFs instead. Here's why.
  26. The Key Differences Between ETFs And Mutual Funds

    Given the distinctions between the two kinds of funds, which one is better for you? It depends, so read on.
  27. How Dividend-Paying ETFs Work

    Understand how ETFs that hold dividend-paying securities collect and pass along those dividends proportionally to the shareholders ...
  28. 4 Ways to Reduce Retirement Plan Fees

    Learn about why fee minimization is important for retirement investors and discover how to avoid some of the most common ...
  29. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  30. Is Your Financial Advisor Picking the Right ETFs?

    Learn about the factors you should keep an eye on to ensure your financial advisor is choosing the right ETFs for you based ...
  31. The Top 5 High Yield Bond Funds for 2016 (JNK, HYG)

    Learn about mutual funds and ETFs that invest in high-yield bonds. Read about the risks and rewards associated with investing ...
  32. 3 ETFs to Consider Before an Interest Rate Hike (XRLV)

    Learn about potential impacts of the Federal Reserve boosting interest rates and three ETFs that can help you capitalize ...
  33. A Complete Guide to Tax Loss Harvesting With ETFs

    Using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to harvest tax losses can be a smart way to maximize your portfolio's tax efficiency. ...
  34. Why ETFs Are a Smart Investment Choice for Millennials

    Exchange-traded funds offer an investment alternative to cost-conscious millennials who want to diversify their portfolios ...
  35. Should Investors Take a BITE Out of This New ETF?

    ETF BITE offers a full menu of restaurants. Is now the right time to invest?
  36. 5 Things All Financial Advisors Should Know About ETFs

    Discover five things all financial advisors should know about ETFs, including when ETFs may be a better choice for your clients ...
  37. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the Nasdaq in 2016 (FTEC, QQQ)

    Check out five ETFs tracking the NASDAQ that investors should consider heading into 2016, including the famous PowerShares ...
  38. Time to Bring Active Back into a Portfolio?

    While stocks have rallied since the economic recovery in 2009, many active portfolio managers have struggled to deliver investor ...
  39. Buying Vanguard Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs

    Learn about the differences between Vanguard's mutual fund and ETF products, and discover which may be more appropriate for ...
  40. ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds: Choosing For Your Retirement

    Learn about the difference between using mutual funds versus ETFs for retirement, including which investment strategies and ...
  41. How to Reinvest Dividends from ETFs

    Learn about reinvesting ETF dividends, including the benefits and drawbacks of dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) and manual ...
  42. Best 3 Vanguard Funds that Track the Top 500 Companies (VOO)

    Discover the three Vanguard funds tracking the S&P 500 Index, and learn about the characteristics and historical statistics ...
  43. How to Buy Chinese Yuan

    Discover the different options that are available to investors who want to obtain exposure to the Chinese yuan, including ...
  44. ETF Fees: Why BlackRock is the Latest to Cut Them

    Low expense ratios are a big selling point for ETFs, but are they being focused on too much?
  45. The Semiconductor Sector is on the Verge of a Breakout (SMH, INTC)

    The semiconductor sector may be on the verge of a major breakout that provides market leadership in 2016.
  46. Going Long China with Leveraged ETFs (YINN, YANG)

    Leveraged ETFs, especially those related to the China story, present significant opportunities and substantial risk. Here's ...
  47. How Vanguard Index Funds Work

    Learn how Vanguard index funds work. See how the index sampling technique allows Vanguard to charge low expense ratios that ...
  48. How to Invest in the Philippines' Stock Market (EPHE, PIE)

    The Philippines offers more long-term growth potential than most economies around the world. Here's how to play it.
  49. The Next Big ETFs Might Be From Latin America

    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  50. Understanding High Yield Fund Performance

    For exchange traded fund, not all high-yield ETFs are the same. So, we take a look at one high yield investment in particular ...
  51. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUP

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  52. Five ETFs for Contrarian Investors

    Here are five ETF ideas that can be used by the contrarian investor.
  53. Finding the Right Mutual Fund: Top Tips

    Here's how to find the right mutual fund using five considerations to narrow down your choices.
  54. Scared By ETF Risks? Try Hegding With ETF Options

    With more ETFs to trade, the risks associated with these investments have grown. To mitigate these risks, ETF options are ...
  55. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  56. Trading Mutual Funds for a Living: Is It Possible?

    Find out why trading mutual funds for a living isn't your best bet, including how funds discourage short-term trading and ...
  57. The 3 Best and Most Popular Vanguard Index Funds (VTI, VXUS)

    Learn about three popular Vanguard Index Funds. See how index funds provide an easy way for investors to gain exposure to ...
  58. 3 Vanguard Funds with the Lowest Fees (VOO, BND)

    Learn about the top three Vanguard funds that have the lowest expense ratios and follow different investment objectives by ...
  59. Are Vanguard ETFs a safe investment? (BND, VCIT)

    Learn about safe ETF funds available from Vanguard. Learn why bond funds have low volatility, but still do have certain risks ...
  60. These New ETFs Have Seen Huge Inflows

    Should you consider these five new, popular ETFs?
  61. Are Vanguard ETF Fees Competitive?

    Find out if Vanguard is still a leading low-cost ETF provider, and why investors should care about operating expenses as ...
  62. 5 Reasons to Choose Mutual Funds over ETFs

    Discover five reasons to choose mutual funds over ETFs, such as the wide variety of funds available, the higher service quality ...
  63. Water Investments: Will They Sink or Swim?

    Will these water-related investments sink or swim?
  64. Best 3 Vanguard Funds in the Healthcare Sector (VHT)

    Discover information about some Vanguard funds that provide exposure to the health care sector, and find out about their ...
  65. The Most Liquid ETFs/ETNs: Should You Invest?

    If you want liquidity, here's a list of popular ETFs and ETNs. But investors should be aware of outside factors that could ...
  66. Picking the Right ETFs for Your 529 Plan

    Learn about the characteristics of ETFs that make them appropriate for a 529 portfolio, and discover how 529s should turn ...
  67. 3 ETFs That Invest in Semiconductors (SOXX, SMH)

    Obtain information on three of the most widely traded ETFs that investors utilize to gain investment exposure to the important ...
  68. Ultra ETFs Are Not Your Father's ETFs

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  69. Want ETFs But Hate To Buy And Hold? Try Active ETFs

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  70. For More And More Investors, ETFs Are A Godsend

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  71. Investing and Analysing the Vanguard REIT ETF

    Learn about the Vanguard REIT ETF and how it provides an easy and inexpensive way to diversify portfolios into the real estate ...
  72. Betterment vs Wealthfront: A Fee & Fund Comparison

    A comparison of Betterment and Wealthfront's investment options and fee structures.
  73. Investment Rotation Strategies Using ETFs

    Timely rotation of your investments across multiple sectors and regions can yield higher returns. Here are the basics of ...
  74. Who Are the Owners of Vanguard Group?

    Learn about the unique ownership of Vanguard Group. Understand how this ownership structure benefits investors with low expense ...
  75. Best Vanguard Funds Suitable for a Dividend Strategy

    Learn about options from Vanguard for dividend investing strategies. Learn about the risks of investing in funds focused ...
  76. Time to Add Emerging Markets to Your Portfolio?

    Now that emerging markets are out of favor, is it time to add them to your portfolio?
  77. Are Your ETFs Too Risky? Learn How to Evaluate Them

    Learn how to identify ETFs with greater risk and volatility. See why some investors include higher volatility ETFs in pursuit ...
  78. The Top 7 ETFs For Day Trading

    ETFs that offer cost efficiency with high liquidity are ideal for day trading. Here are some of the top ETFs for day trading.
  79. Don’t Let Emerging Markets Scare You

    Concerns over global growth and rising rates have pushed emerging markets in a diversified portfolio out of this space, but ...
  80. Why Advisors Should Study Up on ETFs

    Advisors need to know the details around how ETFs can be constructed as well as the potential pitfalls that these funds may ...
  81. T. Rowe Price’s Top Funds for Retirement

    Finding a retirement fund with strong long-term potential in this environment is like finding a needle in a haystack.
  82. Top Mutual Funds for Aggressive Investors

    Do you like high risk and high reward? If so, these mutual funds — believe it or not — might interest you.
  83. Top BRIC-related ETFs

    Interested in playing the BRICs? Then check out these popular ETFs.
  84. The Top 4 Equity Proxies For the Futures Markets (SPY, IWM)

    Futures markets have highly liquid equity proxies for nearly all major contracts, offering greater choices for traders and ...
  85. Pros & Cons of ETF-Only 401(k) Plans

    Exchange-traded funds are hot; will 401(k)s offering them exclusively get even hotter? The pluses and minuses associated ...
  86. 4 Companies That Offer ETF-Only 401(k) Plans

    While the universe of 401(k) plans with just exchange-traded funds is small, these companies offer them to small-to-midsize ...
  87. Top 2 Vanguard Energy ETFs and Mutual Funds (VDE)

    Read detailed analyses of an energy exchange-traded fund (ETF) and an energy mutual fund issued by Vanguard, and learn about ...
  88. These ETFs Are the Most Popular with Advisors (SPY, GDX)

    These ETFs are popular among financial advisors. Here's why.
  89. Will 2016 Bring a Bear Market?

    Timing the market is very difficult. Here are the current economic conditions that can hint at when a bear market will arrive. ...
  90. 4 Reasons Most ETFs are Passively Managed

    Find out the top four reasons most ETFs are passively managed, including the benefits of lower costs, greater tax efficiency ...
  91. ETFs Can be Tax Efficient: Here’s How

    Learn about the primary reasons ETFs are highly tax-efficient, including how their unique structure allows them to reduce ...
  92. Why Are ETF Fees Lower Than Mutual Funds?

    Discover all the reasons ETFs typically have lower fees than mutual funds, including their passive management and the absence ...
  93. Consider Dividend-Paying ETFs if Interest Rates Rise

    As an alternative investment, income-seeking investors may turn to dividend-paying exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a way ...
  94. 3 ETFs with the Lowest Expense Ratios (TFLO)

    Read detailed analyses of three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have low expense ratios, and learn about the pros and cons ...
  95. Top Asia-Pacific ETFs

    A look at some of the popular exchange traded funds providing access to the Asia-Pacific region.
  96. How Henry Kravis Built Private Equity Giant KKR

    An overview of how Henry Kravis built one of the world's largest private equity firms.
  97. Top 3 ETF Dividend Plays (DHS, FVD)

    Pure equity growth and income funds look like the best bets for dividend investors.
  98. Are Target-Date Funds Safer in a Reeling Market?

    A look at whether or not target-date funds are safer when markets are volatile.
  99. What This Market Timing Ruling Means for Investors

    What the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing means for investors and advisors.
  100. Top Stocks to Play a Cold U.S. Winter (MTN, CMP)

    Predicting a cold winter? Consider warming up your portfolio with these stocks.
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