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Media’s Misunderstanding Of ETFs

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Media’s Misunderstanding Of ETFs

Every time the market has a period of extreme volatility, as it did in early February, there is no shortage of TV personalities who find a way to blame it on the ETF industry. Despite the fact that the ETF industry has done more good for the average investor in terms of lowering fees, providing transparency […]

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How To Find The Best Sector ETFs 1Q18

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Find The Best Sector ETFs 1Q18

Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many to choose from. How can you pick with so many choices available? Don’t Trust ETF Labels There are at least 42 different Technology ETFs and at least 209 ETFs across eleven sectors. Do investors need 19 choices on average per […]

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Run Away From SPY, IVV, VOO, And Other S&P 500 ETFs

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Run Away From SPY, IVV, VOO, And Other S&P 500 ETFs

A decade after the Global Financial Crisis, investors seem to have forgotten about risk. The amount of money that has flowed into S&P 500 ETFs in recent years concerns me. With little regard for valuation, investors just continue to pump capital into ETFs that track the main index. Over the last three years, $100 billion has flowed into […]

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A Former ETF Head At Lehman On How To Choose The Best ETF

| October 9, 2017 | 1 Comment
A Former ETF Head At Lehman On How To Choose The Best ETF

There is a massive price war going on in ETF-land. Issuers are falling over themselves in the race to the bottom in fees. Clearly, they’re doing it because it works. For many investors, low fees were the main reason you are invested in ETFs. I saw some funds the other day that had a .04% expense ratio. That’s […]

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Here’s The Biggest Mistake People Make With ETFs

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Here’s The Biggest Mistake People Make With ETFs

Pretty cheap to trade these days—$7 or whatever. Costs less than lunch. Some online brokers will give you the first 50/100/200 trades free. What a deal! But there are consequences. Have you ever gotten nervous about one of your positions, sold out of it, then watched helplessly as it shot up 40% in six months? Chances […]

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ETFs Are A Convenient Yet Very Dangerous Tool For Investors

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
ETFs Are A Convenient Yet Very Dangerous Tool For Investors

Here’s the least original statement of 2017: There are a lot of different ETFs. There are: Equity ETFs International ETFs Fixed income ETFs Currency ETFs Commodity ETFs Volatility ETFs There are more… plus leveraged and inverse versions of most of these leveraged and inverse versions of most of these. ETFs have made it possible for everyday […]

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Inflows Into Tech ETFs Hit Record Thanks To Amazon And Apple

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Inflows Into Tech ETFs Hit Record Thanks To Amazon And Apple

The success of Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook has inspired investors to funnel billions of dollars into tech funds this year putting tech funds on track to be the most popular asset class, as calculated regarding a percentage of assets under management for 2017. These figures come from Bank of America’s latest Flow Show report, […]

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Leveraged And Inverse ETFs

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Leveraged And Inverse ETFs

Leveraged funds may seem like a good idea – if we expect the S&P 500 to be positive, for instance, then getting four times its return seems even better – but long-term investors (and there shouldn’t be any other kind) should be skeptical. The use of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has exploded recently, to the benefit […]

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Staying Out Of The ETF Graveyard

Staying Out Of The ETF Graveyard

The ETF industry is booming, with over $240 billion of net inflows to U.S.-domiciled ETFs since the start of 2017. Yet 36 ETFs have closed since New Year’s Day. It’s not the end of the world to have your ETF close; at termination, you get cashed out at the final Net Asset Value. Most of us would […]

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ETF Asset Growth Balloons, But Are Signs Of Exhaustion Showing?

ETF Asset Growth Balloons, But Are Signs Of Exhaustion Showing?

As the ETF revolution moves into a mature stage across the US financial landscape much in the way quantitative investing has, an 84-page JPMorgan report notes the growth but also points to a slowing in new offerings in 2017. The continued growth of ETFs come as active managers are even using the passive vehicles in […]

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