Sector ETFs are among the most potent investment vehicles that allow individual investors to exploit advantages previously available only to large institutions. You can beat the market by investing in the right sector ETF at the right time. In fact, you can actually make money even when the overall market is tanking. Read More »
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are growing in popularity. Bucking difficult market conditions, assets invested in ETFs have increased from $569 billion in January 2008 to $693 billion in September 2009. The flexibility provided by Select Sector SPDR ETFs in creating low-cost portfolios with customized asset allocations have enabled them to carve out a niche in the ETF world. Read More »
'Don’t put all your eggs in one basket'. This is commonly believed to be a sound investing maxim. Why? Because diversification helps investors to lower risk and to stay on course towards their goals without being derailed by market sell-offs. So, how does one build a diversified portfolio? Read More »
The largest U. S. online brokerage firm Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW) has cut commission rates on stock trades. Retail investors will pay $8.95 per online stock or non-Schwab exchange-traded fund (ETF) trade. The new rate represents a $4 per trade discount to the previous rate or savings of 31%. The lower rate hitherto available only to active, high… Read More »
While cost and transparency advantages provided by exchange-traded funds (ETFs) get a lot of attention, the relatively high degree of company-concentration risk embedded in certain ETFs does not. Certain ETFs that focus on narrower segments of the global market like specific countries, sectors, or industries use market capitalization-weighted indexes to select and weight stocks. This exposes these ETFs… Read More »
‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. This is commonly believed to be a sound investing maxim. Why? Because diversification helps investors to lower risk and to stay on course towards their goals without being derailed by market sell-offs. So, how does one build a diversified portfolio? Investors can build a diversified portfolio by bringing together assets… Read More »
A Sector Investing Perspective The iShares family includes several sector and industry-group specific iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as well as commodity-oriented iShares trusts. The sector and industry-group specific iShares ETFs are registered as iShares, Inc. under the 1940 Investment Company Act. The commodity-oriented iShares Trusts are investment vehicles designed to track the price movements of certain commodities. The… Read More »
Exchange traded funds or ETFs are investment vehicles that combine some investment attributes of mutual funds with those of stocks. Like mutual funds, exchange traded funds are a basket of securities generally designed to track an index. The index may be a stock, sector, or bond index. Some exchange traded funds track commodity prices as well. Like stocks,… Read More »
A Sector Investing Perspective PowerShares ETFs are issued by PowerShares Exchange Traded Fund Trust. PowerShares Capital Management, LLC is the advisor and sponsor of the PowerShares ETF family of exchange traded funds. PowerShares Capital Management, LLC is a unit of UK-based investment management company, INVESCO PLC. Breadth of Sector ETFs PowerShares Exchange Traded Fund Trust offers 45 sector… Read More »
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are growing in popularity. Bucking difficult market conditions, assets invested in ETFs have increased from $569 billion in January 2008 to $693 billion in September 2009. The flexibility provided by Select Sector SPDR ETFs in creating low-cost portfolios with customized asset allocations have enabled them to carve out a niche in the ETF world. The… Read More »
Adopting novel fundamental indexes, PowerShares has expanded the options available for sector as well as thematic ETF investors. PowerShares, a unit of U. K.-based Invesco PLC, is emerging as a strong player in the sector ETF arena. Starting off with two ETFs in 2003, PowerShares introduced 22 sector and industry group ETFs in 2005 and followed them with… Read More »
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