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  1. Martin Small's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (BLK)

    Learn more about BlackRock's current U.S. head of iShares ETF market, including information about his education and previous ...
  2. Michael Crinieri's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (GS, MS)

    Learn about Michael Crinieri and the key role he is playing at Goldman Sachs in building its ETF business. He is a pioneer ...
  3. BND: Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Performance Case Study

    Learn about some of the performance trends of the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF, and discover which times of year the fund ...
  4. 10 Markets Where Vanguard Offers the Cheapest Option (VTI, VV)

    Discover the markets where Vanguard offers the cheapest ETFs. Vanguard is the market leader in providing low-cost diversified ...
  5. 2 Funds that Invest in Bitcoin (GBTC, ARKW)

    Find out how investors can participate more easily and more efficiently in the bitcoin phenomenon by investing in exchange-traded ...
  6. The 3 Largest Global Ex-U.S. ETFs (VEU, VXUS)

    Discover global ex-U.S. exchange-traded funds and why you may want to use them in your portfolio, and learn about the three ...
  7. GDX: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the Market Vectors Gold Mining ETF since 2012 and the reasons behind the fund's underperformance ...
  8. CDC vs. DLN: Comparing Dividend-Oriented ETFs

    Take a look at an overview and comparison of two dividend-oriented ETFs to learn the respective advantages and disadvantages ...
  9. JJE vs. UBN: Comparing Energy ETFs

    Take a look at an overview, comparison and evaluation of two lesser-known commodity ETFs that offer exposure to the energy ...
  10. The 3 Best Smart Beta ETFs for 2016 (PRF, FNDX)

    Compare ETF performance histories when investing in smart beta ETFs for improved value investing strategy and weighting by ...
  11. ETF Case Study: Do Utilities ETFs Protect in Down Markets? (XLU, VPU)

    Explore the historical performance of large utilities ETFs relative to market indexes during bear markets to find out if ...
  12. Trends in Capital Flows: U.S. Equities

    Analyze asset flow data for U.S. equity mutual funds and ETFs from 2014 and 2015 to identify changes in demand, investor ...
  13. ETF Flows: Large Cap U.S. Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (SPY, QQQ)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in U.S. large-cap equities that experienced the largest year-to-date ...
  14. EWW: Mexico Capped ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the returns of the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF since 2012, including the seasonal patterns that have generated ...
  15. QQQ vs. OEF: Comparing Large Cap ETFs

    Discover and compare two large-cap exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Learn about their purposes, strategies, characteristics ...
  16. Are ETFs Appropriate for High Net Worth Investors?

    Take a look at some of the main reasons why exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered excellent investment choices for ...
  17. (QQQ) Powershares ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Discover which institutions are investing in the popular PowerShares QQQ ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling and who owns ...
  18. The 3 Largest Currency ETFs (UUP, EUO)

    Learn about the world's foreign exchange markets, and read about the three largest currency-focused exchanged-traded funds ...
  19. Technology ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLK, VOX)

    Exercise caution before buying shares of a biotech ETF based on a belief that the biotech sector will follow the broader ...
  20. TNA vs. TZA: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Small-Cap Equity ETFs

    Compare the differences and similarities between the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF and the Direxion Daily Small Cap ...
  21. ETF Flows: Emerging Markets Bond ETFs Shedding Assets (EMB, LEMB)

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in emerging market bonds and experienced large capital ...
  22. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Global Equities (RWM, EUM)

    Learn about three global equity ETFs that profit from declining equity prices. Look at how these funds have performed and ...
  23. (DIA) SPDR Dow Jones IA ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF, and who is buying and ...
  24. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Gold (DGZ, GLL)

    Discover the best ways to gain short gold exposure, including 100% short exposure, 200% short exposure and 300% short exposure, ...
  25. The 5 Largest Japan ETFs (EWJ, DXJ)

    Discover several of the largest Japan ETFs, as measured by assets under management, and learn about the investment exposure ...
  26. SPLV vs. LGLV: Comparing Low-Volatility ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two competitive low-volatility ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your ...
  27. The 3 Best ProShares ETFs to Short the S&P 500 (SH, SDS)

    Discover the best three exchange-traded-funds to short the S&P 500, and learn how to avoid the negative compounding effect ...
  28. iShares Silver Trust ETF: Who Is Invested? (SLV)

    Discover the top institutional owners of the iShares Silver Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF), their exact ownership and their ...
  29. TZA: Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear ETF Performance Case Study

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares ETF and the performance patterns that have emerged since its launch ...
  30. SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the iShares Silver Trust ETF since January 2012, and analyze the seasonal trends that emerge ...
  31. UCO: Crude Oil ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore how double-leveraged exposure to oil prices has affected the performance of the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ...
  32. ETF Flows: Japan ETFs Winning Assets (FJP, HEWJ)

    Learn about the factors currently affecting the Japanese economy, and discover which Japan-focused ETFs are drawing the most ...
  33. (SH) ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF and who's buying, who's selling, and who holds ...
  34. 3 Infrastructure ETFs Worth Considering (IGF, NFRA)

    Discover the infrastructure asset class and why it may be a good addition to your portfolio, and learn about three unique ...
  35. 3 Reasons Global Bond ETFs Should Be in Your Portfolio (GHYG, GTIP)

    Learn about the global bond market and discover three reasons to include this asset class in your portfolio, along with two ...
  36. 2 Cybersecurity ETFs to Consider (CIBR, HACK)

    Consider these two cybersecurity ETFs. Cybercrime is among the the top five global risks, and the cybersecurity market is ...
  37. 4 ETFs to Play the New Iran Deal (XOP, XLFS)

    Learn which industries may benefit from the Iran nuclear deal, and discover the exchange-traded funds that can be used to ...
  38. Trends in Capital Flows: Fixed Income

    Explore capital flow data to discover trends in the fixed-income market, and learn what mutual fund and ETF holdings indicate ...
  39. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Emerging Markets Equities (EUM, EEM)

    Discover the emerging markets equity asset class, and learn about three different ETFs you can use to get varying amounts ...
  40. Generate Income in Retirement Using ETFs

    There are many effective strategies that retirement investors can utilize to fill their income gap. Here are some ideas that ...
  41. DBA: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund since 2012, as well as the factors that have pressured share ...
  42. The 4 Largest Small-Cap ETFs (IWM, IJR)

    Learn about how U.S. small-cap stocks have performed in 2016 and over the past year, and the top four largest U.S. small-cap ...
  43. iShares U.S. Construction vs. SPDR Homebuilders: Comparing Homebuilder ETFs (ITB, ...

    Learn why the U.S. housing sector may soon take off in 2016, and discover how to easily gain exposure to the sector, through ...
  44. TVIX: An ETN Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the the VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN since 2012, including the reasons behind the ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. FEZ vs. IEV: Comparing Europe ETFs

    Discover and compare two European exchange-traded funds. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and investor ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. (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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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, ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. (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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. (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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. (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 ...
  82. PID: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF since 2012 and the role that energy prices ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. (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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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) ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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