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  1. Energy Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLE, XOM)

    Discover the two industries that form the energy sector of the S&P 500 index, and learn which companies may be the right ...
  2. 5 Popular Tech ETFs in 2016 (XLK, AAPL)

    Discover the five most popular technology ETFs for 2016, as measured by assets under management.
  3. 5 Popular Japan ETFs in 2016 (EWJ, BLK)

    Learn the top five popular picks for investment in Japan through exchange-traded funds that focus on different aspects of ...
  4. 5 Popular Energy ETFs in 2016 (XLE, USO)

    Discover how investors are using the most popular energy ETFs of 2016 as contrarian plays and to track oil prices for diversification.
  5. 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Leveraged ETFs

    Learn the common mistakes made with leveraged ETFs, and discover how you can lose money even if you are right on the direction ...
  6. 3 Popular Healthcare ETFs in 2016 (XLV, IBB)

    Find out which health care exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular in 2016 based on their numbers of assets under ...
  7. (XLB) Materials SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings, including DuPont, Dow Chemical, Monstanto, LyondellBasell ...
  8. Are Specialty ETFs Right for Your Portfolio?

    Specialty ETFs give investors exposure to alternative asset classes. But they aren't for everyone. Here's why.
  9. Preparing for the Return of Volatility

    Although markets have been relatively stable the last couple of weeks, that doesn’t necessarily mean the turbulence we’ve ...
  10. High Quality Stocks: Why Now Might Be the Time for Them

    The market has rallied in a big way, but many investors are still seeking a flight to quality. These three ETFs offer quality ...
  11. Are NextShares the Future of Funds? (EVSTC)

    Eaton Vance's NextShares are expected to revolutionize both the ETF and mutual fund industries
  12. IBB Vs. IYH: Comparing Health Care ETFs

    Discover the similarities and differences between IBB and IYH, two iShares health care ETFs, and learn about their characteristics ...
  13. USO Vs. DBO: Comparing Oil ETFs

    Discover two major oil ETFs, The United States Oil Fund and The PowerShares DB Oil Fund, and the major differences between ...
  14. Guggenheim Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (GPAM)

    Take a closer look at Guggenheim Partners Asset Management, the Santa Monica-based domestic investment wing of Guggenheim ...
  15. VGT Vs. SMH: Comparing Technology ETFs

    Consider investing in a technology sector ETF as interest rates rise. Recent bearish trading activity brings bargains for ...
  16. The 3 Riskiest Oil ETFs for 2016 (CVX, XOM)

    Discover the characteristics of the riskiest oil ETFS in 2016. Opportunities may exist, but are only for the most risk-tolerant ...
  17. DRR Vs. EUO: Comparing Short Europe ETFs

    Learn about how European investments have held up in 2016, and review comparative analysis between the Market Vectors and ...
  18. Janus Capital Group: Investment Manager Highlight (JNS)

    Learn about Janus Capital Group, including its investment management profile, the average tenure of its portfolio managers ...
  19. IYC Vs. VCR: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    Learn how the consumer discretionary sector is poised to rise. Discover analyses, similarities and differences of two consumer ...
  20. Northern Trust: Investment Manager Highlight (NTRS)

    Discover one of the world's premier asset and wealth management firms, Northern Trust, an iconic financial giant that treats ...
  21. VNQ Vs. IYR: Comparing Real Estate ETFs

    Compare two popular real estate ETFs to determine which provides the most convenient exposure to the real estate industry.
  22. IXP Vs. VOX: Comparing Telecom ETFs

    Explore exchange-traded funds administered and managed by Vanguard and iShares that invest in stocks of various telecommunication ...
  23. VGK Vs. GUR: Comparing Europe ETFs

    Learn about European stocks and how they have fared so far in 2016, and review a comparative analysis between the Vanguard ...
  24. 12 Alternative Energy ETFs

    Alternative energy has generated a lot of excitement, but not consistent returns. This should change in a major way in the ...
  25. The 6 Best Alternative Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment (HYHG, TBF)

    Discover six of the best alternative investments that can either help you hedge against or take advantage of rising interest ...
  26. PGF Vs. KBE: Comparing Financials ETFs

    Compare two financial sector ETFs that offer a specific banking industry focus: the PowerShares Financial Preferred ETF and ...
  27. ILF Vs. GML: Comparing Latin America ETFs

    Examine two popular ETFs that offer exposure to Latin American equities among emerging market economies.
  28. UYG Vs. FAS: Comparing Leveraged Financials ETFs

    Read analyses of two leveraged financials exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and learn about the similarities and key differences ...
  29. This is How Robo-Advisors Use ETFs

    Understand how robo-advisors use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to invest clients' money, and learn about the benefits investors ...
  30. XLF Vs. KRE: Comparing Financials ETFs

    Analyze two SPDR financials exchange-traded funds, and learn about the similarities and differences between these ETFs.
  31. DFE Vs. DEW: Comparing Europe Dividend ETFs

    Learn about WisdomTree's Europe SmallCap Dividend ETF and Global High Dividend ETF, their Europe dividend stock allocation, ...
  32. GLL Vs. DZZ: Comparing ETFs That Short Gold

    Learn about how gold prices have fared in 2016, and compare the ProShares UltraShort Gold ETF and the Deutsche Bank Double ...
  33. 3 ETFs Your FA Should Have Recommended This Year (RING, GDX)

    Learn about the top-performing ETFs in early 2016 that contain no leverage or short-selling ability, and discover how gold's ...
  34. VHT vs. XLV: Comparing Health Care ETFs

    Compare two of the top health care ETFs, the Vanguard Health Care ETF and the SPDR Health Care ETF, and find out which one ...
  35. 5 Popular High Yield ETFs in 2016 (HYG, JNK)

    Discover the five most popular high-yield ETFs for 2016, as measured by assets under management, and the differences that ...
  36. RWR Vs. RWX: Comparing Real Estate ETFs

    The real estate market is still booming in 2016. Discover analyses of two real estate ETFs, and learn about the similarities ...
  37. Comparing Short Gold ETFs (DGZ, GLL)

    Gold prices have started off 2016 with a rally, but with Goldman Sachs analysts calling to short gold, should you consider ...
  38. 3 Different ETF Strategies for Your Portfolio

    If the world of investing feels like it’s become more confusing lately, you’re not imagining things. Market volatility has ...
  39. The 3 Riskiest Gold ETFs and ETNs for 2016 (GS, DGLD)

    Learn about the gold markets, where experts see gold heading in 2016 and three of the riskiest gold ETFs to capture up or ...
  40. DBC Vs. GSG: Comparing Commodities ETFs

    Analyze two of the most widely held commodity index ETFs, and see how they stack up against each other.
  41. EWG iShares Germany ETF: Top 5 Holdings (BAYR, SAP)

    Find out what the top five holdings are in the iShares MSCI Germany ETF. These stocks range in sectors and make up a large ...
  42. Gold Investing: Inverse ETF Vs. Shorting a Stock (GLL, DGLD)

    Discover how to play the short side of gold in your IRA, and learn the advantages and disadvantages of shorting gold shares ...
  43. How to Invest Your Excess Cash in Exotic Derivatives (QAI, SPXL)

    Learn whether hedged or leveraged ETFs are right for your portfolio. Discover the factors that should be considered before ...
  44. Investing in Gold: Direct Vs. Professional Management (ABX, GG)

    Find out how you can access the gold market through common stock, futures contracts, and actively managed or passively managed ...
  45. UUP Vs. UDN: Comparing Bull Vs. Bear Dollar ETFs

    Learn about U.S. dollar tracking ETFs UUP and UDN. Find out how the funds are structured similarly, and discover the differences ...
  46. JSC Vs. EWJ: Comparing Japan ETFs

    Learn about the Japanese markets, the challenges faced in 2016 and comparative analysis of the SPDR Small Cap Japan ETF and ...
  47. SCO Vs. DTO: Comparing Short Oil ETFs

    Learn about the DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN and the ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, two funds that let investors ...
  48. VPU Vs. XLU: Comparing Utilities ETFs

    Discover why utilities is the only U.S. stock sector that has managed to gain in early 2016, and review a comparative analysis ...
  49. XLI Vs. VIS: Comparing Industrials ETFs

    Learn about the industrials sector, how it has fared during the market selloff, and read a comparative analysis of SPDR and ...
  50. VEU Vs. VT: Comparing Global Equity ETFs

    Compare two of the most widely held ETFs, both offered by Vanguard, that provide investors broad exposure to the global equities ...
  51. These 3 ETFs Are Safer than Cash (SHY, IEI)

    Learn how investors wanting to safeguard their principals may consider ETFs based on U.S. Treasurys; these securities are ...
  52. UNG Vs. UGA: Comparing Gas ETFs

    Discover the main similarities and differences between two major energy sector ETFs: The United States Natural Gas Fund and ...
  53. The 3 Safest Oil ETFs and ETNs for 2016 (USL, OLO)

    Learn about oil's outlook for 2016 and where to find the "safest" exposure toward oil exchange-traded products and the risks ...
  54. XLP Vs. VDC: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    Discover the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF and the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, which are exchange-traded funds ...
  55. John Hancock Investments: Investment Manager Highlight

    Learn about John Hancock Investments, its leaders and its unique manager-of-managers approach to the asset management business.
  56. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  57. Vanguard International Equity Funds Overview (VXUS, VPL)

    Get an overview of the Vanguard international equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, with a summary of each strategy ...
  58. 5 Gold ETFs That Pay Dividends (SGDM, GDX)

    Take a look at the available gold ETFs that, in addition to offering exposure to stocks of gold mining companies, also pay ...
  59. BlackRock: Investment Manager Highlight (BLK)

    Explore an overview of the world's largest investment management firm BlackRock, and learn about its executives, mutual funds ...
  60. Top 5 Positions in David Swensen's Portfolio

    Learn about David Swensen and the top five positions in his portfolio.
  61. Top 5 Positions in Bruce Kovner's Portfolio

    Learn about Bruce Kovner, how he accumulated his wealth and the top five holdings in his portfolio.
  62. Top 5 Positions in J.P. Morgan's Portfolio (JPM, SPY)

    Learn about the top five holdings that JPMorgan Chase & Co. uses as a base for its $2.4 trillion investment portfolio.
  63. Gold ETFs Vs. Oil ETFs: Which Should I Choose for 2016?

    Discover why making a decision between an oil or a gold ETF may not be as important as the structure and holdings of each ...
  64. Looking to Hedge Volatility? Try These 2 ETFs

    The U.S. equity market has been experiencing turbulence in 2016. Discover analyses of two exchange-traded funds to hedge ...
  65. 3 ETFs to Profit From China's Bear Market (CHAD, YXI)

    China's economy has taken a turn for the worse in recent times sending its markets into turmoil. Here are three ETFs that ...
  66. 4 ETFs To Trade the Euro (FXE, ULE)

    Learn how investors can utilize ETFs to trade major currencies such as the euro without the requirement of having a separate ...
  67. Gold ETFs Vs. Bull Markets (GLD, IAU)

    Explore the relationships between gold ETFs and bullish equity markets. Learn how prices have correlated historically and ...
  68. UWTI Can't Go to Zero: Here is Why

    Learn how UWTI can't go to zero due to endless reverse splits and the acceleration clause that will allow for liquidation ...
  69. These Robo-Advisors are Growing the Fastest

    The growth of robo-advisors has been impressive in recent years. Here are the ones that are growing the fastest.
  70. This ETF Just Might Help You Sleep at Night (XLP)

    This ETF offers growth, resiliency, diversification and a low expense ratio...and it just might help you sleep at night.
  71. Top 5 Positions in Raymond Dalio's Portfolio (VWO, SPY)

    Discover analyses of the top five positions in the famous hedge fund manager Raymond Dalio's portfolio at the end of the ...
  72. Are Smart Beta ETFs Active, Passive or Both?

    Are smart beta ETFs a form of passive management, active management or a hybrid of both?
  73. How to Use Leveraged ETFs and Not Lose Your Shirt

    To trade or not to trade leveraged ETFs? That is the question.
  74. Top 5 Positions in Morgan Stanley's Portfolio (MS, SPY)

    Learn about Morgan Stanley and the type of business it operates. Understand what makes up its portfolio as well as the top ...
  75. Examining ETFs From An Objective Perspective

    An objective analysis of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), focusing on a specific, significant element: style drift.
  76. The 2016 Outlook For Oil Refiners

    Many refiners have benefited from wide crack spreads in recent years but profits may suffer when crude oil stabilizes.
  77. Top 4 Broad-Based Energy ETFs (XLE, XOP)

    These four broad-based ETFs offer highly liquid long and short exposure to the energy industry.
  78. What is a Bond ETF?

    Learn about the basics of bond ETFs. As a reminder, an ETF is a fund that trades on an exchange like a stock that bundles ...
  79. The Top 6 Russian ETFs (RSX, ERUS)

    Six Russian ETFs offer broad exposure to that country’s publically-traded companies, with Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) ...
  80. New Goldman ETF Uses Its Own Hedge Fund Research

    Goldman Sachs is about to launch an ETF that follows popular hedge fund holdings. No brainer or high risk?
  81. 4 Most Traded ETFs This Year (SPY, XLF)

    Take a closer look at the ETFs with the highest trading volumes in 2016, and learn more about the investment exposure each ...
  82. 3 ETFs Suitable for Young Investors (IUSG, VWO)

    Discover detailed analyses of three exchange-traded funds with growth strategies, and learn about their suitability for young ...
  83. Top 5 Asset Management Firms for Portfolios in 2016 (PIMCO, BLK)

    Learn how finding the right asset management firms may be difficult and discover the top five asset management firms to consider ...
  84. Heavy Metals Rising (DBB, SLV, AKS)

    Metals and even heavy metals are rallying. Here's the outlook and the opportunities.
  85. Why Gold May No Longer Be a Safe Haven

    Gold is widely seen as a safe haven investment. Is that still the case?
  86. 3 ETFs for High Net Worth Individuals (CSM, QAI)

    Examine some of the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are designed to appeal to high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) through ...
  87. 3 ETFs that Replicate Buffett's Investment Strategy (MOAT, XLF)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors seeking to emulate the investment strategies of Warren Buffett ...
  88. How to Invest Your Excess Cash in Commodities ETFs

    Discover how commodity-based ETF investments can help diversify your investment portfolio.
  89. Better for Young Investors: ETFs or Mutual Funds?

    Choosing ETFs versus mutual funds can be a tough decision for young investors. Here are some things to consider for each.
  90. The Top 3 ETFs That Hold T-Mobile Stock (TMUS, IYZ)

    Obtain information about some of the exchange-traded funds in the telecom sector that have the highest percentage of portfolio ...
  91. Gold ETFs Top Performers: Is It Too Far Too Fast? (GLD,GDX)

    Gold ETFs have surged in recent weeks. Is it too far too fast? Here’s the short-term and long-term outlook.
  92. 3 Best ETFs in a Rising Rate Environment (KIE, KRE)

    Get information on a list of recommended exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors can use in a rising interest rate environment.
  93. Should You Be Betting with Buffett Right Now?

    Following Warren Buffett's stock picks has historically been a good strategy. Is considering his biggest holdings in 2016 ...
  94. Pimco’s Top Funds for Retirement Income

    Once you're living off the money you've saved for retirement, is it invested in the right assets? Here are some from PIMCO ...
  95. ETFs Can Be Safe Investments, If Used Correctly

    Learn about how ETFs can be a safe investment option if you know which funds to choose, including the basics of both indexed ...
  96. The Top 5 Large Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VUG, SPLV)

    Look out for these five ETFs in 2016, and learn why investors should closely watch how the Federal Reserve moves heading ...
  97. Top 10 Most Traded Leveraged ETFs (UVXY, SDS)

    Discover how leveraged ETFs work and why they are popular among traders. Learn about the 10 most traded leveraged ETF in ...
  98. India: Why it Might Pay to Be Bullish Right Now

    Many investors are bullish on India for all the right reasons. Does it present an investing opportunity?
  99. Building My Portfolio with BlackRock ETFs and Mutual Funds (ITOT, IXUS)

    Find out how to construct the ideal investment portfolio utilizing BlackRock's tools, resources and its popular low-cost ...
  100. 3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies ...
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