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  1. Global Equity ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (EEM, EDC)

    Learn how to diversify your investments internationally. Discover the best and worst performing global ETFs for your portfolio ...
  2. 3 Large-Cap Value ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (VTV, PWV)

    Discover three value stock ETFs that have delivered double-digit returns for five years and that can add portfolio protection ...
  3. Looking for Yield? Check Out This Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)

    Take a look at a review of the performance of the most popular preferred stock ETF, the iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF ...
  4. Best ETFs to Bet On an Uptick in M&A (MNA, MRGR)

    Take a look at a review of three promising merger and acquisition (M&A) ETFs for investors to consider adding to their portfolios ...
  5. VV: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Discover the seasonal trading patterns of the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF, including the three months of the year that have generated ...
  6. Breaking Down KBE: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Review the holdings in the KBE ETF to identify three attractive banking stocks based on valuation metrics, fundamentals and ...
  7. ETF Flows: 2 Telecom ETFs Winning Assets (VOX, FCOM)

    Learn how the telecommunications sector has outperformed the market year to date and how investors are reaping the rewards ...
  8. USD vs. SOXL: Comparing Leveraged Semiconductor ETFs

    Discover and compare two semiconductor exchange-traded funds. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and investor ...
  9. Natural Resources ETF: IGE or GNR?

    Explore a comparison between IGE and GNR, and learn about the differences between the two ETFs, and their top holdings and ...
  10. Legal Risk Study: XLV, How Much Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Learn the reasons behind the fines paid by the top three pharmaceutical companies held by XLV, and why they might not prevent ...
  11. 4 Large-Cap Growth ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (QQQ, IWF)

    Compare the performances of large-cap and mega-cap ETFs during bull and bear markets, and observe how higher market capitalization ...
  12. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of Increased Mortgage Rates (REM, VMBS)

    Obtain a comparative review and analysis of three of the top-performing ETFs that are poised to generate profits from increased ...
  13. Financials ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (BIZD, ARCC)

    Read an analysis of the best- and worst-performing financial equities ETFs so far in 2016, along with a look at the sector's ...
  14. Breaking Down XLY: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three top-performing stocks in the Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR Fund ETF, and learn which one may be the most ...
  15. SDS vs. SPXU: Comparing Short Leveraged U.S. Equity ETFs

    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that profit when the S&P 500 declines, and learn what type of investors ...
  16. 5 Reasons Airline ETFs Are Doing Well Despite Oil Bounce (JETS, AAL)

    Learn why airline stocks and exchange-traded funds are increasing their profits consistently as oil prices are also on the ...
  17. Breaking Down XLU: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    Discover three attractively undervalued components companies in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn which ones ...
  18. The 4 Best ETFs that Pay Monthly Dividends (DIV, PFF)

    Find out which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the best for paying monthly dividends while offering high yields and steady ...
  19. 3 Best Dividend-Paying International Financials ETFs (IXG, EUFN)

    Discover the ETFs that pay the highest dividends to contrarian investors while they wait for a rebound in the international ...
  20. Looking for Non-U.S. Yield? Consider This Powershares EM ETF (PCY)

    Explore an analysis of the PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF, and learn about its characteristics and whether ...
  21. The 3 Largest Latin America ETFs (EWZ, EWW)

    Discover the investment strategies offered by the largest Latin America ETFs, including single-country funds and broad exposure ...
  22. 8 1x Inverse ETFs to Hedge the Market (SH,EUM,RWM)

    These 1x inverse ETFs can provide a simpler way to hedge the markets than options or short selling.
  23. Invest Like Buffett With These Two ETFs (VOO,SHY)

    If you think Warren Buffett’s simple yet effective approach to investing might be for you, consider these two ETFs.
  24. How a 1% Annual Fee Can Ruin Your Nest Egg

    What kind of impact does an annual 1% fee have on your portfolio? The answer may surprise you.
  25. Low-cost Investments for Retirees

    Retirees need to be mindful of investment fees and focus on low-cost investments.
  26. These Technology ETFs are Taking a Beating (AAPL)

    Thanks to their exposure to Apple these tech ETFs have taken a hit.
  27. DIG vs. DRIP: Comparing Leveraged Oil ETFs

    Explore the financial profile of two leveraged oil ETFs, and learn about what types of investors may be interested in investing ...
  28. REW vs. ROM: Comparing Leveraged Technology ETFs

    Explore the similarities and differences between ProShares Ultra Technology and ProShares UltraShort Technology.
  29. ZSL vs. DSLV: Comparing Short Leveraged Silver ETFs

    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that bet on declining silver prices, and learn what type of investors ...
  30. (DBA) PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover who owns the most shares of the PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF, and learn what the largest holders are doing with ...
  31. 4 Large-Cap Core ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (SPHQ, SPLV)

    Learn how U.S. large-cap stocks have fared thus far in 2016, and four ETFs to choose for gains during a bull or bear market ...
  32. The 4 Largest Natural Gas ETFs (UNG, UGAZ)

    Discover the four largest natural gas exchange-traded funds as ranked according to assets under management, and their major ...
  33. 4 Best Dividend-Paying European Equity ETFs (FDD, IDVY)

    Investors seeking dividends from eurozone-based companies might consider ETFS. These securities provide many opportunities ...
  34. First Trust Launches Three ETFs Sub-Advised by RiverFront (RFEU, RFAP)

    Consider currency-hedged international ETFs to avoid losses due to changing currency exchange rates when the dollar begins ...
  35. ETF Update: How Is the First Actively Managed MLP ETF Faring? (AMZA, AMLP)

    Take a look at how the first actively managed Active MLP ETF, the InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMZA), has performed since ...
  36. BIB vs. LABU: Comparing Leveraged Biotech ETFs

    Discover a comparison between BIB and LABU, and learn about the characteristics and historical performance of these leveraged ...
  37. ETFs: Exploring Expenses in 2016 (BLK, ITOT)

    Take a good look at the latest trends in ETF costs. While passively managed funds have become less expensive, actively managed ...
  38. The 3 Largest Tech ETFs (XLK, VGT)

    Peruse the holdings of the largest tech ETFs, and try not to have flashbacks about the dotcom bubble. Amazon is the only ...
  39. 4 Small-Cap Core ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (DGRS, IJR)

    Learn about the state of U.S. small-cap stocks and four ETFs to consider for returns during a bull or bear market in small-cap ...
  40. The 4 Largest Micro-Cap ETFs (IWC, FDM)

    Find out about investing in micro-cap exchange-traded funds, which experience thin trading volumes. Learn about four of the ...
  41. 5 Best High-Yielding Japan Bond ETFs (BNDX, ISHG)

    Discover five different investments that provide exposure to Japanese bonds and that can potentially give your portfolio ...
  42. Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Performance Review: YTD March 2016 (AXJL, AXJV)

    Find out which of the Asia Pacific ex-Japan equity ETFs got off to a strong start in 2016, as well as which ones placed near ...
  43. The 3 Largest Emerging Markets ETFs (VWO, EEM)

    Obtain details on the top three largest, in terms of total assets under management (AUM), ETFs in the category of emerging ...
  44. 3 ETF Trends in 2016 (SPY, QQQ)

    Learn the top ETF trends for 2016. The ETF market is expected to be optimistic in the coming year, with millennials and robo-advisors ...
  45. 4 Mid-Cap Core ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (DON, IJH)

    Learn about how U.S. mid-cap stocks have performed thus far in 2016 and four mid-cap ETFs to consider for gains during bull ...
  46. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Small-Cap U.S. Equities (SBB, TWM)

    Get analyses of the top three ETFs to short the U.S. small-cap equity market, and learn about their characteristics and historical ...
  47. (TZA) Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Learn about the Direxion Small-Cap Bear 3X ETF and why it is only suitable for sophisticated investors, speculators and day ...
  48. GLD vs. UBG: A Gold ETF vs. ETN Case Study

    Explore the financial profile of two gold exchange-traded products, and discover what types of investors may be interested ...
  49. BND vs. AGG: Comparing Bond ETFs

    Compare structure and performance for the two largest domestic bond ETFs, the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF and the ...
  50. (USO) United States Oil ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the United States Oil ETF and who's buying, who's selling and who holds the ...
  51. EMLB vs. LLEM: Comparing Leveraged Emerging Markets ETFs

    Discover the emerging market equity asset class, and see a comparison between two different leveraged emerging market equity ...
  52. QUAL vs. PRF: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    Determine whether the expense ratio for a smart beta ETF is cost-effective by comparing its performance against its competitors ...
  53. 3 Specialty ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, XLI)

    Study these specialty exchange-traded funds that suffered substantial outflows in 2015 and early 2016 to get a better sense ...
  54. 3 Best High-Yielding Blended Bond ETFs (ELD, EMAG)

    Learn how blended bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) mitigate risk by incorporating multiple fixed-income strategies within ...
  55. Oil ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review

    Discover what the best- and worst-performing oil ETFs in early 2016 were and the investment strategies that caused these ...
  56. BIS vs. TQQQ: Comparing Leveraged NASDAQ ETFs

    Explore the ProShares UltraPro QQQ ETF and ProShares UltraShort NASDAQ Biotech, and learn why these funds are for short-term ...
  57. DIA: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the returns of the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF since 2012 as well as the seasonality trends that generated ...
  58. FEZ: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF since 2012, and learn the seasonal trading patterns that drive ...
  59. What All Investors Should Know About ETFs

    ETFs have become popular for their versatility and variety, but that doesn't mean they're always the right choice and that ...
  60. AGQ vs. USLV: Comparing Leveraged Silver ETFs

    Explore the financial profile of two leveraged silver ETFs, and learn about what types of investors may be interested in ...
  61. 4 Emerging Markets Equity ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (VWO, EEMV)

    Learn about how emerging markets stocks have fared in 2016 and four ETFs to consider for a bull and bear market in emerging ...
  62. 5 Reasons to Pick ETFs Over Mutual Funds

    Discover five reasons why average investors and sophisticated hedge funds choose ETFs instead of mutual funds to meet their ...
  63. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Energy ETFs (XLE, IXC)

    Find out the best dividend-paying exchange-traded funds in the energy sector, and why the best funds do not always have the ...
  64. The 3 Largest Oil ETFs/ETNs (USO, OIL)

    Discover the key differences among the three largest oil exchange-traded products, including liquidity, tax reporting and ...
  65. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Driverless Car Revolution (CARZ, ARKQ)

    Take a look at some ETFs that investors can utilize to obtain exposure to companies in the forefront of developing driverless ...
  66. QQQ: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore how seasonal trading trends have helped the PowerShares QQQ ETF beat its tracking index since 2012, including the ...
  67. Vanguard Launches 2 Dividend-Oriented International ETFs (VIGI, VYMI)

    Find out about two international dividend ETFs launched by Vanguard in March 2016, patterned after its Dividend Appreciation ...
  68. GAZ vs. NAGS: Comparing Natural Gas ETFs

    Explore the viability of two exchange-traded funds offering exposure to natural gas prices, including advantages, issues ...
  69. XLG vs. MGC: Comparing Mega-Cap ETFs

    Discover how mega-cap stocks have fared in 2016 and read a comparative analysis of the Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF and ...
  70. UNG: US Natural Gas ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the United States Natural Gas Fund since 2012, including the influence of contango and backwardation ...
  71. CHAU vs. YINN: Comparing Leveraged China ETFs

    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that invest in China, and learn about what types of investors may find ...
  72. (PID) PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio, and who's buying ...
  73. (UNG) U.S. Natural Gas ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Discover which institutions are investing in the U.S. Natural Gas ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling, and the biggest ...
  74. The 3 Largest Energy ETFs (XLE, VDE)

    Find out which exchange-traded funds are the largest in the energy sector in terms of assets under management, and discover ...
  75. NUGT vs. DGP: Comparing Leveraged Gold ETFs

    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that invest in gold, and learn what type of investors may find these ...
  76. 4 Best Dividend-Paying Global Equity ETFs (YYY, KBWD)

    Review these global equity ETFs to learn more about opportunities for robust dividends. These funds provide some of the highest ...
  77. The 5 Cheapest U.S. Equity ETFs (ITOT, SCHB)

    Find out how you can improve your returns by selecting exchange-traded funds with low expense ratios, and learn more about ...
  78. DXD vs. DDM: Comparing Leveraged Dow Jones Equity ETFs

    Discover two exchange-traded funds that give leveraged exposure to Dow Jones equity, and see a comparison of their structures, ...
  79. The 5 Largest Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    Learn more about the five largest bond ETFs in the world, ranging from Treasurys to junk, all of which focus on the domestic ...
  80. 3 Global Equity ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (VXUS, DOL)

    Learn about three top global ETFs to own for the long term. The best way to preserve and grow assets is to remain fully invested ...
  81. The 3 Largest Frontier Markets ETFs (FM, FRN)

    Discover what frontier markets are and why you may want to invest in them, and learn about the three largest frontier market ...
  82. DGZ vs. GLL: Comparing Short Leveraged Gold ETFs

    Discover what leveraged and inverse gold exchange-traded notes and funds could offer investors, when a gold rally reverses ...
  83. SSO vs. UPRO: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Equity ETFs

    Discover how the leveraged exchange-traded-fund SSO compares to UPRO, and determine which one is the right fit for your portfolio ...
  84. The 5 Largest China ETFs (FXI, MCHI)

    Learn about the five largest ETFs that focus on the Chinese equity market, including the first to offer direct A-shares exposure ...
  85. 3 Mid-Cap Growth ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (RFG, MDYG)

    Compare the bull market performances of mid-cap growth ETFs with their declines during bear markets to assess upmarket capture ...
  86. PID vs. DWX: Comparing International Dividend ETFs

    Learn about global stock ETFs through comparative analysis of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF and the ...
  87. 3 Small-Cap Growth ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (PRFZ, FYC)

    Discover three small-cap growth ETFs that perform well in bull markets and bear markets and learn which one can help your ...
  88. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  89. 3 Expensive U.S. Mid/SMID Cap ETFs Worth Your While (PDP, MVV)

    Discover the mid-cap ETFs that compensate for their high expense ratios with a combination of alternative strategies and ...
  90. The 3 Largest Alpha-Seeking ETFs (PKW, PDP)

    Learn the tactics of the three largest alpha-seeking ETFs, such as tracking share buybacks and and finding companies with ...
  91. IWM: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the dynamics behind the returns of the iShares Russell 2000 ETF since 2012, including which months are best for investing ...
  92. PFF vs. PGX: Which Preferred Stock ETF is Better?

    Get a review and analysis of the two most popular preferred stock ETFs for investors looking for yield to consider adding ...
  93. The 5 Largest Global Bond ETFs (BOND, TOTL)

    Review a list of the five largest global fixed-income ETFs in 2016, including one made up almost entirely of preferred stocks ...
  94. DBS vs. USV: Comparing Silver ETFs

    Learn about the financial profile of two silver exchange-traded funds and discover what types of investors may be interested ...
  95. GSLC: Goldman's Large Cap ActiveBeta ETF

    Learn about Goldman Sachs' new ActiveBeta exchange-traded funds, and discover an analysis and the characteristics of the ...
  96. (BND) Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover which institutions are investing in the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF. Find out who's buying, who's selling and ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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