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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. How to Go Long or Short Japan via ETFs (EWJ,DX)

    These ETFs offer ways to go long or short Japan.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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, ...
  8. How to Invest in Clean Energy via ETFs (PBW,ICLN)

    Clean energy is heating up. Here are some ETFs for your watch list.
  9. 3 Ways to Avoid High ETF Fees

    Interested in trading ETFs? Here are three ways to avoid unnecessary fees.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A Look at the Trends in the ETF Industry

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

    Looking for safety in an uncertain world? Consider these liquid muni bond ETFs.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. The 5 Largest Telecom ETFs (VOX, IYZ)

    Explore the five largest telecommunications sector ETFs, as measured by assets under management. Learn the tracking indexes, ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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, ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. The 4 Largest Silver ETFs (SLV, SIVR)

    Learn the names of the four largest silver ETFs by asset size. Discover some basic facts about each of these ETFs and what ...
  22. The 3 Largest High-Yield Bond ETFs (HYG, JNK)

    Discover different strategies offered by the three largest high-yield ETFs, including maximizing yield while minimizing interest ...
  23. Sector ETFs to Capitalize on America's Aging Population (IBB, IXJ)

    Learn about four categories of ETFs that offer excellent potential for capital appreciation as the U.S. population continues ...
  24. JPIN Overview: A Smart Beta ETF to Consider in 2016

    Discover a smart beta exchange-traded fund in the international equity category, and learn why this fund's strategy makes ...
  25. Long Term Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (VGLT, VCLT)

    Find out how long-term bond exchange-traded funds have been performing YTD in 2016, and how each fund is performing in the ...
  26. 3 Expensive Large-Cap ETFs Worth Your While (DVP, GVAL)

    Learn why three large-cap ETFs with very high expense ratios have compelling characteristics that make them excellent investment ...
  27. Energy ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ENY, FRAK)

    Exploring the best and worst total returns through March 18, 2016, from Energy ETFs to understand how ETFs can be used in ...
  28. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Industrials ETFs (XLI, FIDU)

    Give your portfolio an extra boost by considering dividend yields as well as capital appreciation opportunities when selecting ...
  29. The 3 Largest Global ETFs (VEU, ACWI)

    Discover the benefits of the largest global ETFs, including exposure to emerging and developed markets, the full range of ...
  30. 3 Best High-Yielding Convertible Bond ETFs (CWB, ICVT)

    Discover how convertible bond ETFs can offer investors growth and income while hedging fixed income portfolios in a rising ...
  31. 3 Expensive International ETFs Worth Your While (VIDI, SDIV)

    Explore the international ETFs that have high expense ratios but are still worth a look from investors seeking low risk, ...
  32. 4 Ways Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Fixed-Income ETFs (VGLT, HYG)

    Negative interest rates policies are in force in Japan, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. Learn how these policies affect ...
  33. 5 Dividend Growth ETFs to Consider (NOBL,REGL)

    These five ETFs track some of the most consistent dividend-growth companies in the world.
  34. The 3 Largest Europe ETFs (HEDJ, VGK)

    Discover the range of investing strategies offered by the three largest Europe equity ETFs, including currency hedging and ...
  35. TVIX vs. UVXY: Comparing Leveraged Volatility ETFs

    Learn about the characteristics of two leveraged volatility exchange-traded products, and discover a comparative analysis ...
  36. QAI vs. MNA: Comparing Alternative ETFs

    Discover the performance and risk characteristics of two alternative investment ETFs, the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ...
  37. 5 Best Dividend-Paying International Equity ETFs (SDIV, LVL)

    Discover five of the highest dividend-yielding ETFs that are available for investors seeking portfolio exposure to international ...
  38. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Japanese Equity ETFs (DBJP, DXJR)

    Obtain an overview of the three ETFs that offer the highest dividend yields for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio ...
  39. The 3 Largest U.S. Government ETFs (TIP, SHY)

    Learn about the benefits of U.S. government ETFs, and explore the three largest government funds available on the market ...
  40. The 3 Fastest Growing iShares ETFs (AGG, IEFA)

    Take a closer look at three of the fastest growing exchange-traded funds in the world, and learn more about the investment ...
  41. The 3 Largest Consumer Noncyclical ETFs (XLP, VDC)

    Find out which consumer noncyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest, in terms of most assets under management, ...
  42. ETF Flows: Short-Term Corporate Bond ETFs Are Winning Assets (VCSH, BSCI)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds that invest in short-term corporate bonds and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  43. Vanguard Raises Fees on 52 Funds...Or Did It?

    A Vanguard expense ratio watcher claims that it raised fees on 52 funds over the last 6 months. Vanguard says it didn't. ...
  44. Consumer Staples ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (XLP, VDC)

    Learn about how the consumer staples sector reacts in times of market volatility and discover which ETFs in this sector have ...
  45. High-Yield Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ANGL, HYXU)

    Find out how high-yield bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016 and which are the best and ...
  46. The 3 Largest Asset Allocation ETFs (MDIV, AOR)

    Explore asset allocation funds, and learn about the three largest exchange-traded funds in this category based on assets ...
  47. GDX vs. PSAU: Comparing Gold ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two competitive gold-mining ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your ...
  48. ETF Flows: Large-Cap U.S. Equity ETFs Winning Assets (VOO, SPLV)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. large-cap stocks and experienced large year-to-date capital inflows ...
  49. The True Costs of a Smart Beta ETF (IVV, USMV)

    Consider smart beta ETFs, which can provide superior risk-adjusted returns, but also carry numerous costs and potential pitfalls.
  50. Long-Term Treasury Bond ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (TLT, TLH)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury long-term bonds and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  51. ETFs or Mutual Funds: How to Know Which One to Use

    When are mutual funds—and not ETFs—a better choice for your portfolio? And when is the opposite true?
  52. ETF Flows: Emerging Markets Equity ETFs Winning Assets (EEM, IEMG)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds that invest in emerging market equities and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  53. Established Wealth Managers with Robo-Advisors

    These established wealth management firms offer robo-advisor platforms or have one in the works.
  54. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    Find out the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs going into 2016 and how the large investment company is able ...
  55. The 3 Largest Asia-Pacific ETFs (EWJ, DXJ)

    Discover the Asia-Pacific region's investment potential, and learn about many of the largest exchange-traded funds in the ...
  56. PIMCO and BlackRock See Inflation on Horizon

    PIMCO and BlackRock see inflation on the horizon. If you think they are correct here's how to invest.
  57. ETF Flows: Japan ETFs Shedding Assets (DXJ, EWJ)

    Learn about three exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of Japanese companies and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  58. These Two Gold ETFs Are Attracting Capital (GLD, IAU)

    Learn about the two largest, low-cost Gold ETFs and why they have rallied in the first three months of 2016 after being in ...
  59. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Australia Equity ETFs (EWA, QAUS)

    Take a look at three ETFs in the category of Australian equities that offer the highest dividend yields available for ETFs ...
  60. 3 ETFs for Income-Hungry Gold ETF Investors (GLDI, GLD)

    Discover three unique gold and gold-related investments that can increase your portolio's exposure to gold while providing ...
  61. ETF Flows: Industrials ETFs Shedding Assets (FXR, IYJ)

    Discover four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in stocks of industrial companies and experienced large year-to-date ...
  62. Health Care ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (IHI, XBI)

    Find out how the health care sector has been performing in 2016, and which health care ETFs have been the best and worst ...
  63. Consumer Staples ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLP, VDC)

    Find out how the consumer staples sector is performing year-to-date in 2016, and which are its best- and worst-performing ...
  64. ETF Flows: Global Equity ETFs Winning Assets (VOO, SPLV)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of global companies and experienced large capital inflows as ...
  65. Assessing The VIX in Q1 2016

    Discover how the VIX Index, or "fear gauge," began 2016 above the historical mean, and learn how this relates to past spikes ...
  66. 3 Expensive Global ETFs Worth Your While (FIGY, DEW)

    Learn why 3 global ETFs that have very high expense ratios relative to their peers represent excellent opportunities for ...
  67. 3 Best Dividend-Paying South America Equity ETFs (DBBR, EWZS0)

    Discover the highest dividend-paying South America equity ETFs and learn about the strategies of each fund, including maximizing ...
  68. 3 Expensive Mid-Cap ETFs Worth Your While (DIM, RWK)

    Discover which three mid-cap ETFs with high expense ratios have attractive valuation and return parameters that make them ...
  69. REITs vs. ETFs: Which Are Better for Retirees?

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) both offer the potential to earn passive income in ...
  70. Looking to Buy UWTI Options? Better Luck Next Time

    Options are not available for the VelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN. Discover alternative strategies than can be used ...
  71. Do Liquid Alts Deliver During Volatile Markets?

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  72. The 3 Best High-Yielding Short-Term Bond ETFs (HYS, SJNK)

    Discover the short-term high-yielding exchange-traded funds that have low interest rate sensitivity but pay interest comparable ...
  73. ETF Flows: Global Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (SPY, IVV)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in global equities and experience large year-to-date capital outflows as ...
  74. The Top 3 Inverse Oil ETFs for 2016 (DNO, DTO)

    Discover how inverse oil ETFs can be used to play price declines on oil, as well as the reason why these funds are not suitable ...
  75. IBLN: Overview of Drexion iBillionaire ETF

    Learn how the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF works and see if investors can actually buy an ETF that works exactly like ...
  76. ETF Flows: These 2 High Yield Bond ETFs Are Attracting Investors (HYG, JNK)

    Discover the reasons behind the billion-dollar inflows to the largest high-yield corporate bond ETFs in February 2016.
  77. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV, XOM)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top three U.S. dividend-paying financials ETFs, which have trailing 12-month dividend yields ...
  78. High Yield Bonds Thankful After Start of Year Outflows (TFCIX, HYG)

    Learn the reasons behind the inflows to high-yield bond ETFs in February 2016 after a year of outflows, and decide whether ...
  79. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Emerging Markets Equity ETFs (DVYE, EDIV)

    Analyze the top three emerging market ETFs available that offer the highest dividend yields.
  80. IELG vs. IESM: Reviewing iShares U.S. Enhanced ETFs

    Examine two actively managed equity ETF offerings from iShares, one focused on large-cap stocks and the other focused on ...
  81. The Evolution of ETFs

    Key 20th-century financial theories changed the way investors viewed markets and created the circumstances in which ETFs ...
  82. Technology is Making 401k's More Accessible to All Employees

    Despite the $5.5 trillion invested in retirement and savings plans, many Americans are primed for a lower standard of living ...
  83. ETF Flows: Financials ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, IYF)

    Learn about the three exchange-traded funds that invest in financial sector stocks and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  84. The 6 Cheapest SPDRs ETFs to Date in 2016 (BNDS, SPY)

    Learn about the SPDR ETF family's provider, State Street Global Advisors, and discover which of the SPDR ETFs carry the lowest ...
  85. 3 Expensive High-Yield ETFs Worth Your While (HYLS, HYS)

    Discover which high-yield bond ETFs that come with high expense ratios might make good investments as part of a broader portfolio.
  86. 5 Unique ETFs Yielding 20% or More (SPY, AGG)

    Discover five unique and high-yielding investments that you can use to boost the potential yield and total return of your ...
  87. 4 Best High-Yielding Inflation Protected (TIPS) Bond ETFs (LTPZ, TIP)

    Learn how to protect a portion of your portfolio against the effects of inflation, and discover four different investments ...
  88. Smart Beta ETFs: Understanding the Risks

    Smart Beta ETFs have grown in popularity in recent years. These are the risks that advisors and their clients need to understand. ...
  89. ETF Flows: Europe ETFs Shedding Assets (HEDJ, EZU)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of European companies and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  90. IEV iShares Europe ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the top five holdings of the iShares Europe ETF, which come from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France.
  91. 5 Best Free Online Tools for ETF Investors (VDF, XLE)

    Make educated decisions by utilizing some of the numerous free online resources for investors and traders, brought on by ...
  92. The 5 Cheapest iShares ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, IVV)

    Learn about BlackRock's iShares family of exchange-traded funds and discover which of the company's ETFs carry the lowest ...
  93. 4 Reasons ETFs Might Be Good for Your 401(k)

    Should you include ETFs in your 401(k)? Perhaps. But there are cautions to observe, particularly if you intend to day trade ...
  94. 2 Real Estate ETFs Winning Assets (VNQ, RWR)

    Discover two exchange-traded funds that invest in real estate operating companies and witnessed year-to-date capital inflows ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  99. 4 Dividend ETFs for Your Watch List (VIG,DVY,VYM)

    These four dividend ETFs can help simplify your investing strategy.
  100. 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 ...
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