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  1. 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 ...
  2. FEZ vs. IEV: Comparing Europe ETFs

    Discover and compare two European exchange-traded funds. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and investor ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Commodities (DNO, SZO)

    Learn about the strategies of three inverse commodity ETFs, and discover why they offer an alternative method to bet on a ...
  13. ETF Flows: U.S. Investment Grade Muni ETFs Are Winning Assets (MUB, PZA)

    Discover four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in municipal fixed income securities and witnessed the most capital ...
  14. GLD: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the SPDR Gold Shares ETF since January 2012, and identify seasonal trends in the fund's performance ...
  15. Currency ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (FXY, FXC)

    Find out how currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016. Learn which are the best- and worst-performing ...
  16. (IWM) iShares Russell 2000 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and who's buying, who's selling ...
  17. The 3 Largest Thematic ETFs (GUNR, IGE)

    Discover thematic exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and learn about the three largest thematic funds available based on assets ...
  18. SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF, and who's buying, who's selling, and ...
  19. VXX: An ETN Performance Case Study

    Examine the five-year performance of the volatility ETF VXX. Break down the performance by analyzing monthly and daily average ...
  20. Telecom ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (FCOM, VOX)

    Pay attention to recent price performance when considering a telecom sector ETF. While some telecom ETFs provide strong returns, ...
  21. The 3 Largest Health Care ETFs (XLV, IBB)

    Find out which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in terms of total assets under management (AUM) in the health ...
  22. 3 Actively Managed ETFs Worth the Cost (EMLP, AADR)

    Learn about the strategies and investments of three actively managed ETFs that are expensive but have produced excellent ...
  23. Europe Equity ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (EWN, DFE)

    Discover how Europe exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016, and learn which are the best and worst ...
  24. VTI: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF from 2012 to present, and identify seasonal trends in the ...
  25. Mick McLaughlin's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (DB, BLK)

    Learn about the path Mick McLaughlin took from his first job as a financial advisor to the head of distribution for the Deutsche ...
  26. (TOFR) Playing Stock Splits with the TOFR ETF

    Explore an analysis of the USCF Stock Split ETF. Learn about its characteristics and recent performance, additions and deletions.
  27. 3 Expensive All-Cap ETFs Worth Your While (KNOW, PDP)

    Learn why high expense ratios may not matter when it comes to all-cap ETFs, as well as the funds that have outperformed their ...
  28. Passive Investing vs. Smart Beta Investing: A Compare & Contrast Case Study (VTSAX, ...

    Discover how different investment funds diversify their risks and maximize positive returns without any need for active fund ...
  29. OIL vs. OLEM: Comparing Crude Oil ETFs

    Discover the similarities and differences between two oil ETFs, the iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return and the iPath Pure ...
  30. 3 Reasons a Smart Beta ETF Should Be in Your 401(k) (FV, QDF)

    Find out the 3 best strategies for putting a smart beta ETF into your 401(k), if you are looking to take low risks with your ...
  31. SH: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the ProShares Short S&P500 exchange-traded fund (ETF) over the last five years, and recognize ...
  32. How Does Betterment Automate ETF Selection? (IBM, MSFT)

    Learn how Betterment uses automation to simplify the investing process and lower costs for investors. Discover why using ...
  33. Alternative Investments: How The Game Has Changed for Retail Investors

    Learn how retail investors are using liquid alternative investments to diversify their portfolios. These funds are not correlated ...
  34. The 2 Best Home-Builders ETFs in 2016 (XHB, ITB)

    Compare the portfolio holdings of the two largest homebuilder ETFs to determine which might deliver better returns in a particular ...
  35. (GLD) SPDR Gold Shares: Who Is Invested?

    Learn about SPDR Gold Shares, including why it may be a good way to diversify a portfolio, who owns it and how it has performed ...
  36. 3 ETF Trends in Q1 2016 (XLU, VNQ)

    Learn about the major ETF trends in the first quarter of 2016, and the reasons why some of the biggest trends from 2015 have ...
  37. (UNG) U.S. Gas ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Learn about the five largest holders of UGA, and discover which firms hold UGA as an investment and which hold it on behalf ...
  38. PID: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF since 2012 and the role that energy prices ...
  39. SDOG vs. NOBL: Comparing Dividend-Oriented ETFs

    Read an overview and comparative analysis of two ETFs that employ different approaches to stock selection based on dividend ...
  40. 3 Reasons to Consider an ETN vs. an ETF in Your Portfolio

    Understand the differences between standard exchange-traded funds and exchange-trade notes, and learn what potential advantages ...
  41. Why Investors are Bailing on Japanese Stocks

    Foreign investors have pulled out of Japanese equities to the tune of $46 billion so far this year.
  42. 3 Strategies to Mitigate Currency Risk (EUFX)

    Discover the often overlooked risk known as currency risk, and learn three strategies to mitigate or eliminate it in your ...
  43. (GDX) Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF: Who is Invested?

    Look inside the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF to see the types of investors who hold this fund and who has been buying and ...
  44. USO: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the United States Oil ETF since 2012, as well as the seasonality patterns that have generated ...
  45. ETF Flows: Health Care ETFs Are Shedding Assets in 2016 (FXH, XLV)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in the health care sector and experienced large year-to-date (YTD) ...
  46. Utilities ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (UPW, FXU)

    Discover the best and worst performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) within the domestic and international utilities sector ...
  47. The 4 Largest Financials ETFs (XLF, VFH)

    Learn about the current environment for financials and discover the top four exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain ...
  48. Why ETFs Are So Popular with Financial Advisors

    Liquidity, convenience, diversification, transparency and tax efficiency at a low cost: It's no wonder why financial advisors ...
  49. 4 Trends in the ETF Market to Date in 2016 (SPY)

    Learn about four emerging ETF trends in 2016, including what they signal about broader trends in investing and the financial ...
  50. Are ETFs Going to Replace Hedge Funds?

    Examine whether ETFs can take significant market shares from hedge funds. Hedge funds have seen their heyday, but ETFs are ...
  51. The 4 Largest Commodity ETFs (GLD, IAU)

    Learn about the pros and cons of commodity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as well as the four largest commodity ETFs and the ...
  52. ETF Fees and Waivers: The Devil Is in the Details

    ETFs are popular because of their low costs. But just how cheap they really are depends on whether there is a fee waiver ...
  53. Japan Equity ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (JPMV, DXJF)

    Discover how Japan equity ETFs performed through the first quarter of 2016, including a review of the best and worst performers ...
  54. Government Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ZROZ, EDV)

    Find out how government bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing YTD in 2016, and which are the best and worst performers.
  55. Investment Banks Should Start Developing an Iran ETF

    After three decades of pent-up economic demand in Iran, international investors can use ETFs to participate in the country's ...
  56. The 4 Largest Utilities ETFs (XLU, VPU)

    Learn about the utilities sector, and discover the top four exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain investment exposure ...
  57. 4 Markets in Which Vanguard Doesn't Offer the Cheapest ETF

    Discover which ETFs in non-Vanguard sectors offer the lowest expense ratios, and learn why you may still want to purchase ...
  58. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Safe? (BLK, WETF)

    Discover why leveraged ETFs are not necessarily a doomsday product. Learn the opinions of BlackRock’s Larry Fink and other ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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, ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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, ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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.
  83. How to Go Long or Short Japan via ETFs (EWJ,DX)

    These ETFs offer ways to go long or short Japan.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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, ...
  88. How to Invest in Clean Energy via ETFs (PBW,ICLN)

    Clean energy is heating up. Here are some ETFs for your watch list.
  89. 3 Ways to Avoid High ETF Fees

    Interested in trading ETFs? Here are three ways to avoid unnecessary fees.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. A Look at the Trends in the ETF Industry

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

    Looking for safety in an uncertain world? Consider these liquid muni bond ETFs.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. The 5 Largest Telecom ETFs (VOX, IYZ)

    Explore the five largest telecommunications sector ETFs, as measured by assets under management. Learn the tracking indexes, ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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, ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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