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  1. Which Consumer-Related ETFs Should Investors Buy? (XLY, XLP)

    Analyze the fundamental performance and valuation of XLY and XLP to determine why XLY has grown faster. Find out which ETF ...
  2. Smart Beta vs. Active Management: Which is Better? (BLK, SCHB)

    Learn how smart beta funds combine the advantages of both active and passive management by tracking customized indexes without ...
  3. Germany ETFs: Will Volkswagen Cause Contagion Risk? (VOW3.DE)

    Find out about Volkswagen's emissions scandal, and learn about the reasons why investors of German ETFs should worry about ...
  4. Smart Beta: Investors Should Still Prefer Passive Investment (AAPL)

    Compare the attributes of passive investing versus smart beta funds, including three reasons to prioritize ETFs that track ...
  5. SPDR: Which ETF Dividends Grew the Most Since 2011 (XLF, XRE)

    Invest for dividend growth by looking at the top three SPDR ETFs with leading dividend growth rates to help you decide if ...
  6. EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Learn what you should know about the investors underlying the EWW exchange-traded fund in order to ensure a sound investment.
  7. 3 ETFs Affected by the Failed Pfizer-Allergan Merger (PFE, AGN)

    Discover three ETFs that were affected by the failed Pfizer and Allergan acquisition, and learn about the performances and ...
  8. Regional Bank ETF: Is KRE Still a Buy if Rate Hikes Are Unlikely?

    Get a review and analysis of the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE), and learn why it's a good investment even if interest ...
  9. Newest SPDR Industry ETF: FactSet Innovative Technology (XITK)

    Get an overview of ETF newcomer SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology, and determine if innovative tech belongs in your investment ...
  10. 4 Cases Against Smart Beta (RSP, SPY)

    Learn about the cases critics have outlined against Smart Beta funds. While these funds have drawn significant inflows, many ...
  11. 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.
  12. 4 ETFs for a Rising U.S. Dollar (UUP, IWM)

    If the Federal Reserve hikes rates, these four ETFs might see some upside.
  13. 3 Highly Liquid Vanguard Bond ETFs (BND, BSV)

    Discover three of the most liquid Vanguard bond exchange-traded funds, and learn why they may be a good addition to your ...
  14. 3 Expensive Penny Stock Mutual Funds Worth Your While (CSF, FYX)

    Learn about three ETFs with high expense ratios that invest in penny stocks. Learn the characteristics of these funds that ...
  15. VHT: Vanguard Health Care ETF Performance Analysis

    Discover how the Vanguard Health Care ETF performed through bear and bull markets, and learn which holding is trouncing the ...
  16. XOP: Is the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Still a Buy?

    Read an analysis of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas E&P ETF. Learn why XOP may not be a buy now, but may be a buy in the near future ...
  17. 4 Ways to Evaluate ETFs Before Buying

    Learn four areas in which to evaluate an ETF investment to be sure that the investor has a clear understanding of the security ...
  18. Biotech ETFs: Why Valeant May Cause Contagion Risk (VRX)

    Learn about Valeant Pharmaceutical's scandal that caused its stock to plunge over 90%, and why biotech ETF investors should ...
  19. How New SEC Rule Would Hit Alternative Mutual Funds

    New rules proposed by the SEC could require some alternative mutual funds to scale back the use of derivatives.
  20. ERY vs. ERX: Comparing Leveraged Energy ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two leveraged energy ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your portfolio ...
  21. 2 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Shrinking Smartphone Market (QQQ, FONE)

    Watch for a rebound in global smartphone sales in 2017, after the remaining months of 2016 continue to bring an anticipated ...
  22. How State Street Could Reclaim the ETF Throne (SPY, STT)

    Follow the progress made by State Street Global Investors as it attempts to regain market share for its SPDR ETFs after falling ...
  23. The Top 5 J.P Morgan Shareholders (JPM)

    Examine the largest shareholders of JP Morgan Chase. Identify ownership patterns and discover how mutual funds and ETFs impact ...
  24. ETF Investing: XLE Energy Sector vs. Defensive Sectors

    Analyze XLE relative to defensive sector ETFs to determine if it is a long opportunity. Learn how energy prices have impacted ...
  25. The Best 2 ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates.
  26. Is Bigger Better with ETFs, Mutual Funds?

    Bigger can be better with an index or large-cap mutual fund, or in an ETF strategy, but it can be a curse in other cases. ...
  27. ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: How Investors Can Choose

    While ETFs and mutual funds are fundamentally different, they also provide many of the same benefits. Here's how to choose ...
  28. 3 ETFs to Hedge Against the Food Shortage Risk

    Learn about a possible global food shortage. Discover three exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain exposure to this ...
  29. 3 Expensive Frontier Markets Equity ETFs Worth Your While (FM, FRN)

    Explore the contrarian opportunities in frontier markets equity ETFs, including high dividends and participation in oil and ...
  30. Legal Risk Study: XLF, Top 3 Components With Legal Fines (GS, C)

    Discover three component companies in the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF that have had fines imposed. Learn why the companies ...
  31. Solar ETFs: Why SunEdison May Cause Contagion Risk (SUNEQ)

    Learn about SunEdison's bankruptcy and enormous debt, and why solar companies and exchange-traded funds may be subject to ...
  32. Strategic/Smart Beta: What Investors Should Know

    Here’s what your clients need to know about smart beta funds and how they can impact their portfolios.
  33. MBB: iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund ETF Analysis

    Explore the iShares MBS ETF and see how this fund composed of agency-issued mortgage debt compares to similar ETFs in the ...
  34. XLF vs. KRE: Which ETF Performs Better in Low Interest Rate Environments?

    Get a comparative review of two leading financial sector ETFs, XLF and KRE, and learn how each has performed in a protracted ...
  35. 3 Expensive Penny Stock ETFs Worth Your While (PZI, IWC)

    Learn how penny stock investors can utilize exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to obtain diversification and lower overall portfolio ...
  36. Global Bond ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (BWX, WIP)

    Learn about the year-to-date performance of noteworthy global bond ETFs as of May 2016. Find out which of these ETFs beat ...
  37. 2 Vanguard Dividend ETFs Posed for More Growth (VIG, VYM)

    Explore how the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF and the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF pick stocks that gear them for ...
  38. 3 Best High-Yielding Australia Bond ETFs (AUNZ, BOND.AX)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top three high-yielding Australian bond ETFs, and learn about their yields, duration and ...
  39. The 5 Largest Developed Market ETFs (EFA, VEA)

    Find out which developed-market ETFs manage the greatest asset base, and why major U.S. equity-only funds are not included ...
  40. BOIL vs. UGAZ: Comparing Leveraged Gas ETFs/ETNs

    Discover the natural gas industry, and learn about two exchange-traded products that provide leveraged exposure to this heavily ...
  41. 3 Expensive Global Bond ETFs Worth Your While (MINC, HYLS)

    Discover why high expense ratios in global bond ETFs are not as important as getting high distribution yields, limiting volatility ...
  42. 4 Best High-Yielding Global Bond ETFs (HYEM, IHY)

    Discover the strategies offered by four global high-yield corporate bond ETFs, including maximizing yield, and hedged and ...
  43. 5 Reasons Why Spinoff Companies Can Be a Buy for Investors (ABBV, ABT)

    Learn how investors can profit from investing in spinoff companies, and discover two ETFs that offer exposure to a basket ...
  44. Looking to Invest in Europe Equities? Try These 6 ETFs

    Despite geopolitical challenges, Europe’s economic strength is vast – ETFs provide interesting options for investors to increase ...
  45. 5 High-Dividend Paying ETFs for Income-Focused Investors (VIG, SDY)

    Take a look at five high-dividend paying ETFs for income-focused investors, including one that tracks a Buffett-like index ...
  46. 3 Smart Beta Gold ETFs To Consider (SGDM, GLDX)

    Take a look at three smart beta gold ETFs that utilize various strategies in attempting to outperform the market and provide ...
  47. Inverse ETFs See Big Inflows

    Inverse ETF inflows are about to surpass long leveraged ETF inflows. Does this hint at a bear market or should a contrarian ...
  48. 3 Highly Liquid Vanguard International ETFs (VWO, VEA)

    Learn about the financial and investment profiles of three liquid Vanguard ETFs that invest in international equities or ...
  49. ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: The Lowdown on Costs

    Confused about the full range of fees on ETF and mutual funds? Here's a quick guide on fees and expenses.
  50. 3 Expensive U.S. Large Cap ETFs Worth Your While (QQXT, FVD)

    Discover the three ETFs that, despite their high expense ratios, are worthy of consideration due to low beta, high dividends ...
  51. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  52. Breaking Down XLK: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Consider the less-significant holdings of the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF when hunting for tech stocks with growth ...
  53. 3 International (EAFE) ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (EFAV, QEFA)

    Discover three international EAFE exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are screened to limit volatility in bear markets and ...
  54. The 5 Most Traded REIT ETFs (VNQ,IYR,REM SCHH,RWR)

    These are the five most traded REIT ETFs. Four have appreciated over the past year while paying a healthy yield.
  55. The 3 Best ETFs to Short International Equities (EFZ, EFU)

    Discover the international equities asset class, and learn about three different ETFs you can use to get varying amounts ...
  56. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Global Financials ETFs (EUFN, IXG)

    Learn how contrarian investors are using three global financials ETFs to position for a rebound while earning the highest ...
  57. SPDR ETF: Top 3 Components from Best Dividend Sector

    Explore three attractive components of the Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund, identified by their strong fundamentals and ...
  58. ETF Case Study: Assessing YOY U.S. Equity Sector Performance (XLY, XLP)

    Find out how the sectors have performed year over year, with a look at the Select Sector Standard & Poor's Depository Receipts ...
  59. 3 Futures-Based ETFs Worth Your While (USCI, DBE)

    Discover what futures-based exchanged-traded funds are, and learn about three funds in this category that may be worth including ...
  60. Restaurant ETFs: Should Investors Worry about Contagion Risk from Chipotle? (CMG)

    Determine the impact of Chipotle's recent media backlash on its overall financial performance and assess the response from ...
  61. 3 Socially Responsible ETFs to Consider in 2016 (DSI, KLD)

    Get an insight into three of the top-performing ETFs in 2016 that are available to investors in the category of socially ...
  62. XLP: 3 Most Attractive Components of Consumer Staples ETF

    Discover the top three undervalued components of the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn which stocks may ...
  63. (FAS) Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover the largest institutional holders of the Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares ETF, and learn how their trade ...
  64. Top 2 Currency-Hedged Japan ETFs (DXJ, DBJP)

    Discover currency-hedged exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and read a comparison of two of the largest Japan-focused ETFs in ...
  65. Real Estate Investing: 3 Methods For Exposure Other Than Physical Assets (O, VNQ)

    Find out the ways investors can participate in the growth and income of the real estate market without having to own physical ...
  66. Do Defensive ETFs Offer Value in Today's Market? (XLU, NEE)

    Discover why defensive ETFs are essential additions to equity portfolios, and learn about three defensive ETFs that combined ...
  67. DAG vs. AGA: Comparing Leveraged Agriculture ETFs

    Discover what makes the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund superior to the DB Agriculture Double Short ETN and learn how you ...
  68. Top 3 Currency Hedged Europe ETFs (HEZU, DBEU)

    Explore similarities and differences of the three top currency-hedged Europe ETFs, including geographic limitations and extra ...
  69. CMD vs. UCD: Comparing Leveraged Commodity ETFs

    Learn about the financial profiles of two leveraged commodities ETFs, and explore what types of investors may be interested ...
  70. Breaking Down XLI: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three top component stocks in the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn what makes the valuations so attractive ...
  71. What Does Global X Purchase Mean for JP Morgan?

    Discover what JPMorgan Chase gets for its minority interest acquisition of ETF provider Global X, and learn about what it ...
  72. 5 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Discretionary ETFs (RTH, RCD)

    Discover the five best dividend-paying consumer discretionary ETFs, which is one of the best-performing sectors in the market ...
  73. Legal Risk Study: XLB, How Much Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Discover three component companies in the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund that have had fines imposed, and learn why the ...
  74. Vanguard ETFs: 6 Thoughts on Fixed Income ETF Liquidity

    Find out whether concerns over rising interest rates and their impact on the liquidity of fixed-income exchange-traded funds ...
  75. (UCO) PowerShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF: Who is Invested?

    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the PowerShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, and who is buying ...
  76. The True Risks Behind Preferred Stock ETFs (PFF, FPE)

    Consider the risks of investing in preferred stocks, including lack of diversification and sector risks in preferred stock ...
  77. What to Watch Out for When Investing with ETFs

    ETFs have become a popular vehicle for various investment objectives, but that doesn't mean they're totally free of drawbacks.
  78. Breaking Down XLB: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Consider some stronger stocks from the materials sector as portfolio candidates at a time when many investors fail to acknowledge ...
  79. FAS: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the outsized returns of The Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X ETF, including the seasonal patterns that result in ...
  80. 4 Global Market Trends in 2016 (FXI, IDU)

    Discover key global trends in the equity markets that you should be stalking in 2016, such as green bonds, interest rates ...
  81. Breaking Down XLF: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    Identify the three most attractive components of the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, and determine why attractive valuations ...
  82. 3 Cases When ETFs and Mutual Funds Are Not Comparable

    Explore the similarities and differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, including the areas where the two ...
  83. The 3 Largest Short-Term Bond ETFs (BSV, SHY)

    Discover vehicles used by the three largest short-term bond ETFs to generate yield, including corporate, sovereign, supranational ...
  84. (VV) Vanguard Large Cap ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover which institutional investors are investing in the Vanguard Large Cap ETF. Find out who's buying, who's selling ...
  85. Top 2 Currency-Hedged China ETFs (CNHX, ASHX)

    Discover and compare two currency-hedged China exchange-traded funds. Learn about their investment strategies, characteristics ...
  86. DGAZ vs. KOLD: Comparing Short Leveraged Gas ETFs

    Explore the similarities and the differences between the VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN and the ProShares UltraShort ...
  87. Breaking Down XLV: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three attractive component stocks in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn which company may be the ...
  88. EET vs. EMSA: Comparing Leveraged Emerging Markets ETFs

    Get a review of two leveraged emerging market funds, the iPath Short Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETN and the ProShares ...
  89. Breaking Down XAR: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    Discover three attractively valued component companies in the SPDR S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense ETF, and learn which stocks ...
  90. IEIS: Reviewing iShares International Small-Cap Enhanced ETF

    Discover why iShares Enhanced International Small-Cap deserves a second look from investors, even though enhanced ETFs have ...
  91. 2 Low Volatility ETFs That Keep Winning

    While the market bounces up and down, these two low-volatility ETFs keep delivering for investors.
  92. Breaking Down XLE: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three cheaply valued component companies in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn if they can help your portfolio ...
  93. Top 5 Positions in Billionaires' Portfolios (IBLN, HUM)

    Discover the five largest holdings in the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF, as well as two key challenges faced by the fund ...
  94. Gold ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (GLD, IAU)

    Discover the best and worst performing exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) for investing in gold or gold mining companies for the ...
  95. 3 Liquid Alternatives High-Net-Worth Investors Should Consider (ASAIX, QSPIX)

    Review these liquid alternatives to learn more about funds that provide sophisticated investment strategies without locking ...
  96. 3 Small-Cap Value ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (VBR, DES)

    Discover the stock selection strategies and characteristics that make these three small-cap value exchange-traded funds suitable ...
  97. Breaking Down GDX: Which Holdings Are Most Attractive?

    Get an in-depth look at the most promising component companies included in the portfolio of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ...
  98. SSgA Launches 2 ETFs Subadvised by DoubeLine Capital (STT, TOTL)

    Find out about State Street Global Advisor's two new actively managed exchange-traded funds and why it chose DoubleLine Capital ...
  99. 3 Physically Backed ETFs Worth Your While (GLD, SLV)

    Learn about physically backed ETFs, what they are and how they can help provide your portfolio with pure precious metals ...
  100. Breaking Down XITK: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Watch for changes in the fundamentals of the top holdings of the SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF after the release ...
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