Exchange Traded Funds FAQs

  1. What is the difference between iShares, Vanguard ETFs and Spiders?

  2. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

  3. Where can I find the P/E ratios for the Dow and S&P 500?

  4. What is the QQQ ETF?

  5. What are all of the securities markets in the U.S.A?

  6. What is the difference between an ETF's net asset value (NAV) and its market price?

  7. Is it possible to invest in an index?

  8. What are Schedule K-1 documents used for?

  9. How are ETF fees deducted?

  10. What exactly is an ETF portfolio?

  11. Why are MLP ETFs so expensive?

  12. How do leveraged ETFs compound volatility? (SPXL)

  13. Do ETFs pay capital gains?

  14. Are Vanguard ETFs commission-free?

  15. Do Vanguard ETFs require a minimum investment?

  16. Do Vanguard ETFs pay dividends?

  17. Are ETFs considered derivatives?

  18. What are the main benchmarks that track the banking sector?

  19. Which benchmarks / indexes track the automotive sector?

  20. How do you calculate the excess return of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  21. What are the differences between an MLP exchange traded fund (ETF) and an MLP exchange traded note (ETN)?

  22. What are the most common ETFs that track the chemicals sector?

  23. What types of stocks have a large difference between bid and ask prices?

  24. What is the automotive sector?

  25. What is the best way to get exposure to electric cars when investing in the automotive sector?

  26. What are some of the best small cap index funds?

  27. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the banking sector?

  28. What are the most common ETFs that track the banking sector?

  29. What types of futures contracts are typically sold on an exchange?

  30. What are the most common ETFs that track the metals and mining sector?

  31. What is the difference between book value per common share and NAV (net asset value)?

  32. Should I invest in ETFs or index funds?

  33. Do speculators have a destabilizing effect on the financial system?

  34. Who's in charge of managing exchange-traded funds?

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