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  1. How to Access Hedge Fund Strategies via ETFs (QAI)

    ETFs that track hedge funds haven’t been performing that well as a group, though they are still outperforming individual ...
  2. Three ETFs/ETNs to Profit From Low Volatility

    The CBOE's Volatility Index has been at lows since February. Here are three ETFs that are shorting a future rise in the S&P ...
  3. ETF Flows: Emerging Market Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (EEM, VWO)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in emerging market equities and experienced large year-to-date capital outflows ...
  4. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  5. 4 Dividend ETFs for Your Watch List (VIG,DVY,VYM)

    These four dividend ETFs can help simplify your investing strategy.
  6. 3 Tax Things to Consider for Your Investment Portfolio

    If you are getting frenetic with the tax season and haven't seen the connection between taxes and investments, here are three ...
  7. 4 Ways to Get International Exposure in Your Portfolio

    International investing provides diversification, which is needed these days. When it comes to investing in foreign stocks, ...
  8. (Re)emerging Markets?

    Find out why after a volatile 2015, many investors seem to be returning to emerging markets (EM).
  9. How to Evaluate Smart Beta ETF Strategies

    ETF providers are rolling out new smart beta products at a rapid pace. Here are some ways to evaluate them.
  10. Why Advisors Are Likely to See More Fee Compression

    Advisors have experienced fee compression for years. Here's why that is likely to continue.
  11. BlackRock Suspends IAU ETF Issuance

    Dig deeper into the March 4 suspension of new share issuances by BlackRock's iShares Gold Trust Fund, and why the investment ...
  12. The 3 Fastest Growing Vanguard ETFs (VOO)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds managed by the Vanguard Group that witnessed their assets under management grow most ...
  13. The 3 Best ETFs to Bet On a U.S. Shale Industry Rebound (XES, PSCE)

    Learn three ETF strategies and corresponding ETFs to bet on a rebound for U.S. shale oil, including indirect plays, hedging ...
  14. (IWM) iShares Russell 2000 ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF. This includes an analysis of its top five holdings along with their corresponding ...
  15. XLI vs. VINAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, pricing, returns and structure of VINAX and XLI. What factors ...
  16. 3 Expensive U.S. Fixed Income ETFs Worth Your While (FPE, PGF)

    Consider the impressive yields and capital appreciation opportunities presented by preferred stock ETFs when selecting fixed-income ...
  17. (XLE) The ETF Attracting Millions in 2016

    Find out why the Energy Select Sector ETF has experienced hundreds of millions of dollars of inflows in the first three months ...
  18. Exploring Schwab's Suite of Inexpensive U.S. Equity ETFs (SCHX, SCHB)

    Discover Schwab's most popular low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for equities, which are also highly ranked by Morningstar.
  19. ETF Flows: Utilities ETFs Stand Tall in 2016

    Find out which utilities exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have benefited the most from the huge surge in fund inflows in the ...
  20. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Healthcare ETFs (FHLC)

    Find out which U.S. health care exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are paying the highest dividends. They are worth considering ...
  21. The Best ETFs for Investing in Luxury Goods

    With an unbroken demand for luxury products and services, diversified ETFs offer an attractive investment option.
  22. The 3 Major BRIC Exchange-traded Funds

    A diversified investment in the BRIC nations by means of major ETFs, provide interesting investment opportunities for private ...
  23. 4 Popular Short Term Bond ETFs in 2016 (BSV, SHY)

    Find out which short-term bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016, based on assets under management.
  24. XLE vs. VGENX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  25. FSENX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Discover the portfolio trends in Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio and learn how it's positioned to grow with the rebound ...
  26. 3 Best High-Yielding Long Term Corporate Bond ETFs (LWC, VCLT)

    Learn about the best high-yielding exchange-traded funds that specialize in investing in corporate bonds with a focus on ...
  27. VIMSX vs. MDY: Mutual Fund vs. ETF Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between VIMSX and MDY. Compare and contrast the structure, holdings, performance ...
  28. 3 Popular Industrials ETFs in 2016 (XLI, VIS)

    Compare the performances of the most popular industrials sector ETFs with their expense ratios, and consider the cost efficiency ...
  29. 3 Expensive Growth ETFs Worth Your While (PWB, QQXT)

    Compare the performances of three growth ETFs with their expense ratios, and consider the cost efficiency of the ETFs having ...
  30. How Do the 5 Most Liquid ETFs, ETNs Perform?

    These highly liquid ETFs (and ETN) are extremely popular. Does popularity equal investment appreciation?
  31. 5 Popular Materials ETFs in 2016 (GDX, XLB)

    Learn how the five most popular materials ETFs for 2016 can provide exposure to large-cap materials companies, homebuilders ...
  32. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  33. How to Invest if Morgan Stanley is Right (XLU,XLV)

    Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker has lowered his expectations for the S&P 500. Here's why as well as where you might consider ...
  34. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV)

    Find out which U.S. equity dividend-paying exchange-traded funds are the best for dividend yield, total return performance ...
  35. 3 Best High-Yielding Intermediate Corporate Bond ETFs (HYG, HYS)

    Discover the best high-yield intermediate-term corporate bond ETFs for increasing fixed income yields while also providing ...
  36. The Largest Emerging Markets ETFs

    An investment in Emerging Markets comes with risks to consider – however, a diversified investment in majorEM ETFs give an ...
  37. 5 Popular Municipal Bond ETFs in 2016 (MUB, SHM)

    Learn how the five most popular national municipal bond ETFs can generate income that is exempt from state taxes, as well ...
  38. XRT vs. VCDAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Discover if the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Fund Admiral Shares is the better investment over the SPDR S&P Retail ETF, ...
  39. 5 Popular Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETFs in 2016 (FXI, EWY)

    Read about five of the top Asia-Pacific ETFs designed to exclude Japan's dominant influence, and learn more about the exposure ...
  40. 6 Popular Global Bond ETFs in 2016 (EMB, BNDX)

    Discover some of the most popular global bond ETFs, as measured by assets under management, including the investment exposure ...
  41. VHGEX vs. ACWI: Mutual Fund vs. ETF Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, performance and structures of VHGEX and ACWI. Find out why ...
  42. The 5 Biggest Tech Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, AAPL)

    Learn about the information technology sector's presence in the S&P 500 and discover the five largest technology components ...
  43. The 5 Lowest Expense Ratio ETFs (SCHB, SCHX)

    Discover why some ETFs are able to charge next to nothing in fees, and learn about the five ETFs that have the marketplace's ...
  44. NAESX vs. SLYG: Mutual Fund vs. ETF Case Study

    Learn about how factors such as management style, sector allocation, expenses and dividend yields differentiate between similar ...
  45. 3 Expensive Small Cap ETFs Worth Your While (FFTY, BBC)

    Learn about three small-cap ETFs that have above-average expense ratios but that may still make sense in a portfolio due ...
  46. 5 Popular European Country ETFs in 2016 (EWG, BAYRY)

    Discover the investment strategies available in five popular European country ETFs for 2016, measured by assets under management, ...
  47. XLU vs. VUIAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Learn about the differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Compare and contrast a utilities sector mutual ...
  48. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, PG)

    Find out which dividend-paying consumer staples exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered the best in their fund category ...
  49. (IYW) iShares U.S. Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the iShares U.S. Technology ETF and its top five equity holdings, which are Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet ...
  50. ETF Flows: 2 Financials ETFs Winning Assets

    Discover two exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of financial services firms, and that received positive capital ...
  51. 7 Vanguard ETFs Reducing Fees in 2016 (VEU, VSS)

    Discover seven exchange-traded funds administered and managed by the Vanguard Group that had their expense ratios lowered, ...
  52. 3 Unique ETFs Yielding 10% or More (MLPJ, SEA)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds that have distribution yields above 10% and offer unique perspectives on equity and ...
  53. 3 Popular Latin & South America ETFs in 2016 (EWZ, EWW)

    Discover the three most popular exchange-traded funds by assets under management that invest in stocks of companies located ...
  54. 3 Cheap REIT ETFs That Stand Out (SCHH, FREL)

    Discover three low-cost exchange-traded funds that hold stocks of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and provide unique ...
  55. 3 Best High-Yielding Long Term Government Bond ETFs (EDV, ZROZ)

    Learn about three exchange-traded funds that invest in long-term U.S. government bonds and offer high distribution yields ...
  56. 3 Best High-Yielding Intermediate Government Bond ETFs (MBSD, VGIT)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. government and agency fixed-income securities, and that have high12-month ...
  57. The 5 Biggest Financials Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, BRK-B)

    Explore the five largest financial sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out which types of financial companies are ...
  58. The 20 Cheapest ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, SCHB)

    Discover how expense ratios affect the performances of exchange traded funds (ETFs), and learn about 20 of the cheapest ETFs ...
  59. The Advantages of ETFs Compared to Index Funds

    With the ongoing ETF boom, ETFs gain more variety and increased competition in the market leads to further investors' advantages ...
  60. The Retiree Conundrum: ETFs or Mutual Funds?

    Choosing between ETFs and mutual funds depends on your knowledge of the stock and bond markets – and on how hands-on you ...
  61. The 5 Biggest Energy Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, XOM)

    Explore the 5 largest energy sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much each stock contributes to the ETF ...
  62. The Relationship Between Gold and Gold ETFs

    Here's how the price of gold ETFs corresponds to the price of actual gold.
  63. How is an ETC different from an ETF? (IAU)

    An exchange traded commodity (ETC) has many similarities to an exchange traded funded (ETF), but also a few differences. ...
  64. Franklin Templeton’s Top Funds for Retirement

    These are Franklin Templeton's top mutual funds and ETFs for a diversified retirement portfolio.
  65. The 5 Biggest Consumer Staples Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, PG)

    Explore the five largest consumer staples holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much of the portfolio is weighted ...
  66. (VT) Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Find out which of the world's most valuable companies hold the top five positions in the Vanguard Total World Stock Index ...
  67. (VPU) Vanguard Utilities ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Identify the five largest holdings in the Vanguard Utilities exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's performance ...
  68. (VOX) Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Watch the share price movements of Verizon and AT&T impact the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF as these two stocks ...
  69. (VNQ) Vanguard REIT ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the top five holdings of the Vanguard REIT exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's fundamentals ...
  70. (VHT) Vanguard Healthcare ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Health Care exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each holding's business ...
  71. (VGT) Vanguard Information Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Information Technology exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's ...
  72. (VEU) Vanguard All World ex-US. ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Find out which large, multinational companies occupy the first five positions in the Vanguard All World ex-U.S. ETF based ...
  73. (VDC) Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Identify the five top holdings in Vanguard's Consumer Staples exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate the financial position ...
  74. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
  75. (XLP) Consumer Staples SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the key holdings of the Consumer Staples Select SPDR Fund. Learn about the top five holdings and what their recent ...
  76. (VAW) Vanguard Materials ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Materials exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's fundamentals ...
  77. 4 Defensive ETFs Worth Your While (VHT, PGX)

    Find out which top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) would be well worth your consideration when deploying a defensive investment ...
  78. The 3 Biggest Industrials Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, GE)

    Learn which industrials stocks are featured most heavily in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, and explore the benefits of ETF investing.
  79. The Most Popular German Equity ETFs

    If you're looking to increase equity exposure to Europe’s strongest economy, German ETFs provide an attractive investment ...
  80. (XLV) Healthcare SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the top five stocks in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund, and learn if they can help power your portfolio ...
  81. 5 Popular Corporate Bond ETFs in 2016 (LQD, VCSH)

    Discover the key metrics of the five most popular corporate bond ETFs, and how they can provide solutions for investors seeking ...
  82. State Street Global Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (STT)

    Read about the investment operations of State Street Global Advisors, an international investment giant with more than $2.2 ...
  83. (XLK) Technology SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the top five largest technology holdings in the XLK technology ETF, and learn how these stocks may help power your ...
  84. 3 Popular Telecom ETFs in 2016 (VOX, IYZ, FCOM)

    Identify three of the most popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the telecommunication services sector, and evaluate the ...
  85. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  86. 5 Popular Utilities ETFs in 2016 (XLU, NEE)

    Discover how the five most popular utilities ETFs for 2016 can add growth and income to your portfolio. Four of these utilities ...
  87. The 3 Biggest Healthcare Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, JNJ)

    Discover the three biggest health care companies in the SPY ETF, and learn how they could power your portfolio performance ...
  88. 5 Popular Real Estate ETFs in 2016 (VNQ, IYR)

    Discover how the most popular real estate ETFs of 2016 can be used to generate capital gains, diversify portfolios and increase ...
  89. 5 Financial Sector ETFs Popular in 2016 (XLF, VFH)

    Discover overviews of the five most widely held exchange-traded funds that provide broad exposure to the financial services ...
  90. 4 Popular Global Equity ETFs in 2016 (EFA, VWO)

    Learn how to gain exposure to international equities by considering global ETFs, which provide quick and cheap diversification ...
  91. XLK vs. VITAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Read an in-depth comparison of a widely held technology sector ETF versus a popular technology sector mutual fund, and see ...
  92. 4 Funds to Short the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EUM, EEV)

    Discover several strategies to short The MSCI Emerging Markets Index using these four ETFs.
  93. (XLI) Industrials SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the top five holdings in the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund, and learn which companies could be the right stock ...
  94. (IYR) iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Take a look inside the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF, and obtain an overview of the top five holdings that make up the fund's ...
  95. XLF vs. VFAIX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between XLF and VFAIX. Find out which types of investors would be interested in ...
  96. 3 Popular Leveraged Financial ETFs in 2016 (UWTI, DWTI)

    Discover how leveraged ETFs work and the risks that come with investing in them. Learn about the three largest leveraged ...
  97. XLB vs. VMIAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Discover fund investment options in the materials sector, including an ETF, The Materials Select Sector SPDR, and a mutual ...
  98. Investing in Gold: Mutual Funds vs. ETFs (GLD, IAU)

    Find out the difference between gold mutual funds and gold ETFs, and how to determine which is the best gold investment option ...
  99. 3 Expensive Value ETFs Worth Your While (PKW, SPY)

    Compare the performances of smart beta value ETFs with simply market cap-weighted, value ETFs and determine whether higher ...
  100. VFINX vs. SPY: Mutual Fund vs. ETF Case Study

    Identify subtle differences between two excellent investment opportunities, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund and the SPDR S&P ...
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