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  1. Top 3 ETF Dividend Plays (DHS, FVD)

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

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

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

    Predicting a cold winter? Consider warming up your portfolio with these stocks.
  5. Where Do Chinese Equities Go from Here?

    Is it time to go long or short on Chinese equities?
  6. The 3 Steps to Preparing for Rising Interest Rates

    Let’s examine three steps you can take to understand the rate environment, how it relates to your investments and decide ...
  7. Be Recession-proof With the Top 6 Bear Market ETFs

    Worried about a recession? Here are the top ETFs which are recession-proof, and their historical performance analysis.
  8. Want to Invest in the Philippines? Eye These ETFs

    The Philippines offers more potential than most markets throughout the world. These two ETFs will give you exposure.
  9. Bearing Down on ETFs

    Bearish investors with robust risk appetites can mobilize ETFs in short sales from textbook strategies to ETFs that replicate ...
  10. Picking Single Stocks? Don't Waste Your Time (XLP, VIG)

    A buy and hold strategy with individual stocks presents significant risks at this time. Consider these two alternatives instead.
  11. How Are ETFs Rated?

    Exchange-traded funds are popular among many investors. Examine and educate yourself about which variables are rated to determine ...
  12. The 4 Best Total Market Index Funds

    Learn about the top four mutual and exchange-traded funds that specialize in investing in broad total market indices of the ...
  13. The 4 Best S&P 500 Index Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of the best S&P 500 Index funds, and learn about their characteristics, historical statistics ...
  14. Do Senior Loans Belong in Your Porfolio? (BKLN, BXFZX)

    Fixed income is supposed to be a stable part of an investment portfolio. How do senior loans fit in and at what risk?
  15. Best ETFs for the Remainder of 2015 (TLT, EUM)

    These ETFs might not hit their stride in 2015, but they should outperform the market over the next 1-3 years.
  16. Are ETFs a Good Fit for 401(k) Plans?

    The popularity of ETFs among investors and advisors continues to grow. But are they a good fit for 401(k) plans?
  17. The Top Vanguard Emerging Market ETF (VWO)

    Learn why growth investors should consider investing in VWO's portfolio of emerging market stocks.
  18. How to Pick the Best Muni Bonds and Muni Bond ETFs (SHM)

    Municipal bonds are a good addition to a diversified portfolio as long as you choose correctly based on population and local ...
  19. Top 3 Emerging Markets Bond Mutual Funds (GSDAX, JEDAX)

    Discover detailed analysis of the top three mutual funds offering exposure to the emerging markets bonds, and learn about ...
  20. The ABCs of Bond ETF Distributions

    How do bond exchange traded fund (ETF) distributions work? It’s a question I get a lot. First, let’s explain what we mean ...
  21. Top Tips for Diversifying with Exotic Currencies (UUP, EUO)

    Is there an opportunity in exotic currencies right now, or are you safer sticking to the major ones?
  22. The 3 Biggest Mutual Fund Companies in the US

    Compare and contrast the rise of America's big three institutional asset managers: BlackRock Funds, The Vanguard Group and ...
  23. 5 Top-Rated Funds for Your Retirement Portfolio

    Mutual funds are a good choice for emotional investors. Here are five popular funds to consider.
  24. The 4 Best Buy-and-Hold ETFs

    Explore detailed analyses of the top buy-and-hold exchange traded funds, and learn about their characteristics, statistics ...
  25. How ETFs May Save You Thousands

    Being vigilant about the amount you pay and what you get for is important, but adding ETFs into the investment mix fits well ...
  26. Top Tips for Diversifying with Mutual Funds (SEQUEX, JACTX)

    Are mutual funds becoming obsolete? If they have something to offer, which funds should you consider for diversification? ...
  27. Top Stocks to Short, Go Long On to Beat the Market

    A long/short portfolio can help weather a variety of market scenarios. Here's how to put one together.
  28. 6 Reasons Hedge Funds Underperform

    Understand the hedge fund industry and why it has grown exponentially since 1995. Learn about the top six reasons why the ...
  29. Top Three Transportation ETFs (IYT, XTN)

    These three transportation funds attract the majority of sector volume.
  30. Tops Tips for Trading ETFs

    A look at two different trading strategies for ETFs - one for investors and the other for active traders.
  31. Top 4 Investment Grade Corporate Bonds ETFs (LQD, VCSH)

    Discover detailed analysis and information about some of the top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer exposure to the ...
  32. Top 5 Emerging Market ETFs (EEM, GMM)

    Find out which emerging markets ETFs have enough of an asset base, trading volume and low fees to be considered top choices ...
  33. How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs (VXX, VIX)

    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  34. The Best Currency ETFs (UUP, FXE)

    We look at the best currency ETFs for gaining exposure to various global currencies, based on daily volume and performance.
  35. Top 3 German Bonds ETFs (GGOV, BNDX)

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in sovereign and private bonds issued by Germany with ...
  36. Using Short ETFs to Battle a Down Market

    Instead of selling your stocks to get gains, consider a short selling strategy, specifically one that uses short ETFs that ...
  37. The 4 Biggest Bond Myths

    Bonds can be a great addition to a portfolio but be aware of these four myths.
  38. Looking to Invest In Ukraine? Here is How

    We examine a number of ways to invest in Ukraine, including ETFs, managed funds, corporate investments, and Eurobonds.
  39. 3 Low Volatility ETFs to Ride Out Market Turmoil 

    Volatility is part of the current environment, but that doesn't mean investors can't be safe and also capitalize. ETFs can ...
  40. Top 4 Inverse Equities ETFs (SH, SDS)

    Explore analysis of some of the most popular inverse and leveraged-inverse ETFs that track equity indexes, and learn about ...
  41. The Risks of Investing in Inverse ETFs

    Discover analyses of the risks inherent to inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors must understand before considering ...
  42. Should You Avoid Biotech Stocks Right Now? (LABD, IBB)

    Biotech has been on fire but investors are starting to get burned.
  43. Top 2 ETFs For Investing in Singapore (EWS, EWSS)

    Discover information about the two primary exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that offer investors exposure to the emerging ...
  44. Top 3 New York Municipal Bond ETFs (NYF)

    Explore analysis of the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer exposure to the New York state municipal bond market, ...
  45. A Look At the Growth Of the ETF Industry

    Explore the phenomenal growth rate of the ETF industry, and learn some of the principal reasons why ETFs are projected to ...
  46. Are Mutual Funds Suitable For Millennials?

    Find out how millennial investors are different than older Americans, and whether mutual funds are a suitable investment ...
  47. Robo-Advisors Now Entering the 401(k) Market

    A look at Betterment's plans to offer an all-ETF online 401(k) plan.
  48. How Oil and Gas Can Fuel Your Retirement Account

    Investors who choose oil and gas assets inside a tax-deferred retirement account can reap substantial rewards. Here's how ...
  49. 3 ETFs to Play the Fed's Interest Rate Decision (VNQ, XLU)

    These three ETFs offer strong ways to play the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise rates.
  50. Got Diversification? Check Out These ETFs (VB, BND)

    ETFs are an excellent way to add diversification to your portfolio, but only if you choose the right ones.
  51. Top 3 China Bonds ETFs (DSUM, KCNY)

    Explore detailed analysis of three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the Chinese bond market, and learn about the suitability ...
  52. Top 4 Treasurys ETFs (SHY, IEI)

    Learn about the specifics of the top four U.S. Treasury ETFs and how investors can buy ETFs that invest in bonds along the ...
  53. What Blackrock's Roboadvisory Entry Means

    A look at what BlackRock's acquisition of FutureAdvisor means for both roboadvisors and traditional advisors.
  54. Top 5 TIPS ETFs

    Learn about exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities of different durations and ...
  55. How to Day Trade Using Leveraged ETFs

    Think you have the stomach to handle these volatile instruments? Then read on to find out how you can profit from their wild ...
  56. Alpha and Beta for Beginners

    An in-depth look at what alpha and beta are and what they measure.
  57. Is it Too Late for MLPs? (GLPAX, AMLP)

    MLPs were in high demand for several years. Where do they stand now?
  58. Smart Beta ETFs: The Pros and Cons

    Smart beta strategies are all the rage. Here's how they work, but consulting with an adivsor is essential to know if they ...
  59. 3 Reasons Market Timing Is Hard for ETF Investors (VIX)

    Market timing is tough for ETF investors because these popular instruments can move for many reasons unrelated to spreadsheets ...
  60. 5 Ways Successful Investors Choose ETFs

    Sometimes when confronted with too many choices while investing, it’s easier to just do nothing, or pick the first thing ...
  61. Is Private Equity the Right Move Now? (PSP, PEX)

    With equities extremely volatile, does it make sense to move to private equity?
  62. Do Bear Market Funds Make Sense for Investors?

    Bear market funds have their place. But are they right for individual investors?
  63. ETF Gross vs. Net Expense Ratios: How They Differ

    If you're going to invest in ETFs, you should know the intricacies of expense ratios.
  64. Top 4 Inverse Commodities ETFs (DWTI, DGZ)

    Learn about inverse commodity exchange traded funds that investors may want to consider to take a short position in certain ...
  65. 3 Ways to Avoid High ETF Fees

    Interested in trading ETFs? Here are three ways to avoid unnecessary fees.
  66. Top 3 Bank Loan ETFs (SRLN, BKLN)

    Explore analyses of the top three exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that track the senior bank loan market, and learn about ...
  67. Top 4 Municipal Bond ETFs (TFI, MUB)

    Explore analyses of four popular ETFs that track the municipal bond market, and learn how these ETFs are beneficial to investors ...
  68. Top 4 Inverse Bonds ETFs

    Explore analysis of popular inverse bond ETFs that track the U.S. Treasury market, and learn how to use the ETFs as a tactical ...
  69. Top 4 International Treasury Bond ETFs (BWX, EMB)

    Learn about the top four international treasury bond funds that hold sovereign foreign bonds, which can be denominated in ...
  70. Top 3 International Corporate Bond ETFs (IBND, IHY)

    Explore detailed analysis of international bond ETFs that track the investment-grade and high-yield sectors of the corporate ...
  71. How to Day Trade Sector ETFs Every Day

    Sector ETFs provide a liquid asset that day traders can trade each and every day. Here's how to find which sector ETFs to ...
  72. 7 Very Affordable ETFs: Should You Invest?

    If you prefer low-cost ETFs, here are seven that should be good bets in a bull market.
  73. Why These 7 Leveraged ETFs Are 2015's Best (ERY, BIB)

    2015's top-performing leveraged ETFs come with significant risks. Are they right for you?
  74. A Statistical Look at Passive Vs. Active Management

    Find out what the data has to say about the passive management Vs. active management debate, and why there isn't necessarily ...
  75. The Lipper Rating System Explained

    Take a closer look at how Lipper Inc., a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, determines the ratings for mutual funds in its Lipper ...
  76. Top 3 High-Yield Muni Bond ETFs (HYMB, HYD)

    Explore detailed analysis and information of some of the most popular exchange-traded funds tracking the long- and short-term, ...
  77. These Top Vanguard Funds Will Help You Diversify (VTSAX, VTIAX)

    These Vanguard funds offer diversification and low fees for retirement savers.
  78. Insider Buying: Is this ETF in the KNOW?

    KNOW is unlike any other ETF because it tracks insider buying. Here's why it should be on your watch list.
  79. ETF Analysis: U.S 12 Month Natural Gas (UNL)

    Learn about the United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund, an exchange-traded fund that invests in 12-month futures contracts ...
  80. Top 5 Japan Mutual Funds (MJFOX, DFJSX)

    Discover five of the most popular and best-performing mutual funds offering investors direct exposure to equities of Japanese ...
  81. Comparing ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds For Tax Efficiency

    Explore a comparison of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, and learn what makes ETFs a significantly more tax-efficient ...
  82. Whole or Term Life Insurance: Which Is Better?

    Learn the difference between term life insurance and whole life insurance. Understand when it is beneficial to buy each type ...
  83. Top 3 Switzerland ETFs (EWL, HEWL)

    Explore detailed analysis and information of the top three Swiss exchange-traded funds that offer exposure to the Swiss equities ...
  84. 7 Best ETF Trading Strategies for Beginners

    Exchange-traded funds are ideal instruments for beginning traders and investors. Learn the seven best strategies for trading ...
  85. How Hedge Funds Front-Run Index Funds to Profit

    Understand what front running is, and learn how hedge funds use this investing strategy to profit from the anticipated stock ...
  86. ETN Analysis: Rogers Intl Commodity Energy Total Return (RJI, RGRC)

    Learn more about the Rogers International Commodity Total Return, which is an exchange-traded note that tracks a broad index ...
  87. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap exchange-traded fund, which invests in small-cap firms traded at the ...
  88. ETF Analysis: WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings

    Discover the WisdomTree Small Cap Earnings ETF, a fund with a special focus on small-cap and micro-cap stocks with positive ...
  89. The 2 Financial Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    Learn about the financial sector and the companies that operate within the sector. Understand why the two best-performing ...
  90. Are Hedge Fund ETFs Suitable for Your Portfolio?

    Are hedge fund ETFs right for you? Here's what investors need to consider.
  91. Benefits of Regional Bank ETFs over Commercial Banks (KRE, KBE)

    The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF offers a stable local alternative to broad-based multinational commercial banking sector ...
  92. Why Leveraged ETFs Are Not a Long-Term Bet

    Leveraged ETFs aren't for the average investor. They can, however, present significant upside potential for the right type ...
  93. 6 Reasons Why Every Investor Should Consider ETFs

    Once you understand the benefits of ETFs, you’ll see how they could be an exciting and smart way to help meet your financial ...
  94. The 8 Best ETFs for Rising Rates, Flagging Stocks (MINT, RAVI)

    With the markets starting to sag, should you go on the defensive? If so, which ETFs should you consider?
  95. What's The Difference Between Bond & Equity ETFs?

    Learn how different stock ETFs and bond ETFs are, though they actually have quite a few things in common.
  96. Currency-Hedged ETFs: Should You Invest?

    Currency-hedged ETFs offer many more pros than cons when compared to their counterparts, but there is still one big con. ...
  97. Looking To Begin Trading In The Stock Market?

    If you are a new trader, we explain the differences between penny stocks and options so you can make the best decision for ...
  98. State Street Shifts to Hedge Funds

    ETF pioneer State Street has been losing market share to its peers. Here's how it plans to turn that around.
  99. ETF/ETN Analysis: VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil (DWTI, UWTI)

    Learn more about the VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil exchange traded note, or ETN, a triple-leveraged debt security backed ...
  100. ETF/ETN Analysis: VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil (UWTI, DWTI)

    Learn more about the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil exchange-traded note, or ETN, a triple-leveraged debt security backed ...
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