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  1. DBA vs. USAG: Comparing Agriculture ETFs

    Read a comparison of USAG and DBA, and learn about the characteristics, strategies and performance statistics of these agriculture ...
  2. 3 Reasons Tracking Error Matters

    Discover three ways investors can use tracking error to measure performance for a mutual fund or ETF, whether indexed or ...
  3. The 5 Largest Middle East & Africa ETFs (MENA)

    Learn about the five largest Middle Eastern and African equity ETFs. Explore the AUM, trading volume, expense ratio and dividend ...
  4. PWC vs. VTHR: Comparing Total Market ETFs

    Learn about the similarities and differences between PWC and VTHR. Explore the characteristics of the ETFs that impact investor ...
  5. IWM vs. VTWO: Comparing U.S. Small-Cap ETFs

    Find out how two of the largest small-cap exchange-traded funds, the iShares Russell 2000 and the Vanguard Small-Cap ETF, ...
  6. DIA vs. IWL: Comparing ETFs with the Largest U.S. Companies

    Find out how the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF compares with the iShares Russell Top 200 as mega-cap exchange-traded ...
  7. Real Estate ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (KBWY, FRI)

    Find out how real estate exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016, and which ones are the best and ...
  8. Muni Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (MUB, XMPT)

    Learn how municipal bond exchange-traded funds have performed year-to-date in 2016, and which ones have performed the best ...
  9. What Happens to Bond ETFs in Stressed Markets?

    We are going to dive a little deeper today at how bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) fare when the markets are stressed.
  10. Corporate Bond ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (CLY, LWC)

    Find out how corporate bond exchange-traded funds have been performing year-to-date in 2016 and which funds have been the ...
  11. The 3 Largest Materials ETFs (XLB, VAW)

    Find out which three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in the basic materials sector, and how they are performing ...
  12. XSD vs. SOXX vs. PSI: Comparing Semiconductor ETFs

    Explore the similarities and differences between semiconductor ETFs: PSI, SOXX and XSD. Learn which ETF is most suitable ...
  13. The 4 Largest Industrials ETFs (XLI, VIS)

    Learn about the industrials sector performance in 2016, what is driving gains in the sector, and a look at the top four largest ...
  14. VGT: A Tech ETF Still Attracting Flows

    Learn about the strong inflows of Vanguard's Information Technology Index ETF during market weakness, suggesting its popularity ...
  15. Don't Focus Too Much on ETF Fees

    Not all funds are created equal, and that goes for ETFs. But investors who only focus on fees associated ETFs can end up ...
  16. 4 Things to Know Before Choosing an ETF

    ETFs are a low-cost way to get exposure to different markets. But they're not all the same. Investors should research the ...
  17. The Top ETFs for a Rebound in Financials (XLF,PGF)

    Financials have been hit hard. Here's how to play it if you think a bottom is approaching.
  18. Where to Invest if the Fed Stays Dovish (XLU,XTL)

    If you think the Fed will remain dovish it might be time to seek yield and some appreciation with these utilities and telecom ...
  19. Gold vs. Gold Miner ETFs: Comparing Shades of Gold (GLD, GDX)

    Compare commodity-based gold ETFs with equity-based gold ETFs to find out which is most likely to provide investors with ...
  20. iShares in Top Spot for Fastest Growing ETFs (BLK, IGG)

    Discover seven of the fastest-growing funds in the iShares family of ETFs, all ranking among the industry's 10 fastest-growing ...
  21. The 5 Largest Large-Cap ETFs (SPY, IVV)

    Learn about the five largest exchange-traded funds that invest in large-cap companies. Discover how these highly liquid, ...
  22. SLV vs. SIVR: Comparing Silver ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two competitive silver ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your portfolio ...
  23. The 3 Largest Extended Market ETFs (VXF, PRFZ)

    Discover extended market ETFs, who they are suitable for, and learn about the three largest U.S. based extended market ETFs ...
  24. How to Play Emerging Markets Rebound with ETFs

    Emerging markets are on the rebound, but not everyone is a believer. Here's how to play it either way with ETFs.
  25. How to Go Long or Short Japan via ETFs (EWJ,DX)

    These ETFs offer ways to go long or short Japan.
  26. Investing in Oil: Direct vs. Professional Management (XOM, VGENX)

    Examine the advantages and disadvantages of the direct investment and professional management approaches to investing in ...
  27. Will Staples ETFs Continue to be a Safe Haven

    Consumer staples stocks and ETFs that track them can be a haven during tough market times.
  28. VV vs. SCHX: Comparing U.S. Large-Cap ETFs

    Learn the similarities and differences between VV and SCHX, complete with a summary of their investment methodology, internal ...
  29. 3 Key Questions to Ask Prior to an ETF Investment

    Discover which factors to consider before investing in an ETF, such as the goal of your investment, the preferred asset class, ...
  30. How to Invest in Clean Energy via ETFs (PBW,ICLN)

    Clean energy is heating up. Here are some ETFs for your watch list.
  31. 3 Ways to Avoid High ETF Fees

    Interested in trading ETFs? Here are three ways to avoid unnecessary fees.
  32. How ETFs Fit Into Your Portfolio

    ETFs can be used to construct a portfolio that meets almost any type of investment objective. Here's a quick guide.
  33. Chinese ETFs: The Long and Short of It (FXI,EWH)

    If you think you know where the Chinese markets are heading, here's how to capitalize on it.
  34. A Look at the Trends in the ETF Industry

    We take a look at some of the trends characterizing the current ETF market.
  35. The 6 Most Liquid Muni Bond ETFs (MUB,SHM,TFI,ITM)

    Looking for safety in an uncertain world? Consider these liquid muni bond ETFs.
  36. XIV vs. SVXY: Comparing VIX ETFs/ETNs

    Explore a comparison between two exchange-traded products that offer exposure to short-term VIX futures, and learn about ...
  37. USMV vs. FVD: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    Explore a comparison between two smart beta ETFs, the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF and the First Trust Value Line ...
  38. The 5 Largest Telecom ETFs (VOX, IYZ)

    Explore the five largest telecommunications sector ETFs, as measured by assets under management. Learn the tracking indexes, ...
  39. The 5 Largest MLP ETFs and ETNs (AMLP, AMJ)

    Learn about the five largest MLP ETFs and ETNs. Explore the strategies, holdings, tax treatments, yields and expense structures ...
  40. VTI vs. IWV: Comparing Total Market ETFs

    Find out how the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF compares with the iShares Russell 3000 ETF in terms of portfolio composition, ...
  41. The 3 Largest Real Estate ETFs (VNQ, IYR)

    Find out which real estate exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed over ...
  42. Short-Term Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ISHG, IBDK)

    Find out how short-term bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016 and which funds have been the ...
  43. The 4 Largest Silver ETFs (SLV, SIVR)

    Learn the names of the four largest silver ETFs by asset size. Discover some basic facts about each of these ETFs and what ...
  44. The 3 Largest High-Yield Bond ETFs (HYG, JNK)

    Discover different strategies offered by the three largest high-yield ETFs, including maximizing yield while minimizing interest ...
  45. Sector ETFs to Capitalize on America's Aging Population (IBB, IXJ)

    Learn about four categories of ETFs that offer excellent potential for capital appreciation as the U.S. population continues ...
  46. JPIN Overview: A Smart Beta ETF to Consider in 2016

    Discover a smart beta exchange-traded fund in the international equity category, and learn why this fund's strategy makes ...
  47. Long Term Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (VGLT, VCLT)

    Find out how long-term bond exchange-traded funds have been performing YTD in 2016, and how each fund is performing in the ...
  48. 3 Expensive Large-Cap ETFs Worth Your While (DVP, GVAL)

    Learn why three large-cap ETFs with very high expense ratios have compelling characteristics that make them excellent investment ...
  49. Energy ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ENY, FRAK)

    Exploring the best and worst total returns through March 18, 2016, from Energy ETFs to understand how ETFs can be used in ...
  50. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Industrials ETFs (XLI, FIDU)

    Give your portfolio an extra boost by considering dividend yields as well as capital appreciation opportunities when selecting ...
  51. The 3 Largest Global ETFs (VEU, ACWI)

    Discover the benefits of the largest global ETFs, including exposure to emerging and developed markets, the full range of ...
  52. 3 Best High-Yielding Convertible Bond ETFs (CWB, ICVT)

    Discover how convertible bond ETFs can offer investors growth and income while hedging fixed income portfolios in a rising ...
  53. 3 Expensive International ETFs Worth Your While (VIDI, SDIV)

    Explore the international ETFs that have high expense ratios but are still worth a look from investors seeking low risk, ...
  54. 4 Ways Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Fixed-Income ETFs (VGLT, HYG)

    Negative interest rates policies are in force in Japan, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. Learn how these policies affect ...
  55. 5 Dividend Growth ETFs to Consider (NOBL,REGL)

    These five ETFs track some of the most consistent dividend-growth companies in the world.
  56. The 3 Largest Europe ETFs (HEDJ, VGK)

    Discover the range of investing strategies offered by the three largest Europe equity ETFs, including currency hedging and ...
  57. TVIX vs. UVXY: Comparing Leveraged Volatility ETFs

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

    Discover the performance and risk characteristics of two alternative investment ETFs, the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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, ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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. ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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?
  75. Established Wealth Managers with Robo-Advisors

    These established wealth management firms offer robo-advisor platforms or have one in the works.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. Do Liquid Alts Deliver During Volatile Markets?

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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