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  1. Before you invest in that SPDR S&P 500 ETF (or any other ETF based on that index) here are a few things to consider.

    S&P 500 ETFs: What Every Investor Should Know

    September 4, 2014
    Before you invest in that SPDR S&P 500 ETF (or any other ETF based on that index) here are a few things to consider.
  2. The World's Largest ETFs

    July 10, 2014
    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  3. 3 Ways to Play the S&P 500 Rally with ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    January 23, 2013
    With nearly 72% of corporate earnings beating estimates and the decision of Republicans to vote on a four-month extension ...
  4. Why SPY Has No Love For Buffett And Berkshire

    January 7, 2013
    In addition to being one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world, the S&P 500 also serves as the basis for the ...
  5. Are UITs Better Than ETFs?

    November 26, 2012
    The term “ETF” is used by many investors to refer to a wide range of financial structures that aren’t technically 1940 Act ...
  6. 7 ETF Innovations To Be Thankful For

    November 22, 2012
    Innovation has become standard in the ETF industry over the past several years, as a wide range of issuers have launched ...
  7. Breaking Down The S&P 500 ETF Price War

    November 21, 2012
    The S&P 500 is one of the most widely-followed indexes in the world, offering exposure to a basket of U.S. stocks that ...
  8. iShares Debuts “Core” ETF Lineup

    October 23, 2012
    iShares, the largest ETF issuer by total assets, announced the launch of its “Core Series” of ETFs this week. The move involves ...
  9. VelocityShares Fills Pipeline

    September 28, 2012
    Investors endured another slow trading week with mixed economic data releases on Wall Street, paving the way for another ...
  10. First Trust Debuts “Tail Hedge” S&P 500 ETF (VIXH)

    August 31, 2012
    First Trust announced this week the launch of a new ETF that will combine exposure to one of the world’s most widely-followed ...
  11. ETFs vs. ETNs: How They Differ

    August 25, 2011
    Key differences between exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) can significantly impact overall returns, ...
  12. Power Up With Utility Stocks

    May 9, 2011
    The utility sector offers stable dividends and predictable cash flows for portfolios.
  13. Attack Of The Mega-Caps

    February 22, 2011
    These large companies can add protection for investors, in case there are some missteps in the current economic recovery. ...
  14. Top 3 Sectors For Value Investors

    February 8, 2011
    As the U.S. economy has recovered, so have the equity markets. Learn the best-value sectors that investors should focus on. ...
  15. A Developed Opportunity For Emerging Markets

    February 1, 2011
    As emerging markets have become more popular, many analysts now point to less attractive valuations for their assets. However, ...
  16. 6 High-Flying S&P 500 Stocks

    October 12, 2010
    Check out six S&P 500 stocks that are returning more than 60%.
  17. ETFs Causing Volatility? Here's The Real Problem

    September 17, 2010
    It's not buying and selling of an ETF's underlying stocks that cause market volatility. Rather, it may be that widespread ...
  18. Finding Cramer's Accidental High-Yielders

    May 26, 2010
    We check out good companies that now have supersized dividends due to depressed stock prices.
  19. Hedging Your Bets

    April 15, 2010
    It's easy to forget about portfolio insurance as the market continues to head higher. ETFs can help add that coverage back. ...
  20. The S&P Alternatives

    January 15, 2010
    Mixing up the S&P 500 can achieve great results.
  21. Market Cap Valuations For 2010

    January 15, 2010
    How do the P/E ratios for the major market caps stack up against one another, and against themselves, for 2010?
  22. ETFs: Size and Performance Considerations

    April 13, 2009
    Size alone does not offer all of the comforts investors are yearning for in their investments. Read on to find out how an ...
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