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Must-read Articles on ETF Investing
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 top performing ETF themes for May 2021 are energy services, uranium mining, silver mining, and gold mining.
The top performing ETF themes for April 2021 are cryptocurrency, copper & other metal producers, commodities, and lithium.
This post features the best ETFs, Select Sector SPDRs, Fidelity funds, and S&P 500 stocks of first quarter, along with what to look forward to in the second quarter.
Semiconductor stocks are hot. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF SOXX is up 24% annually over the past 5 years. What is the outlook for the SOXX ETF? Is SOXX a buy, sell or hold?
The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR ETF with ticker symbol XLC is in the works. State Street Global Advisors plans to launch this 11th Select Sector SPDR ETF when a new Communication Services sector is created in September. Read this article for insights into the nuts & bolts of the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR ETF and what… Read More »
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. However, all too often, investors use… Read More »
Sector Investing Perspective on Vanguard Sector ETFs Vanguard Sector ETFs are administered by The Vanguard Group, a leading mutual fund company that manages several index mutual funds. Vanguard sector ETFs are set up as a separate class of shares of selected Vanguard index funds. Vanguard index funds that offer ETF shares have two classes of shares. The first… Read More »
Exchange-traded funds and mutual funds have their advantages and disadvantages. While investors often ponder if they should invest in ETFs or mutual funds, there is no reason to. Investors can use ETFs as well as mutual funds in appropriate ways to benefit from the advantages of both. ETF Advantages Transparency: ETFs usually disclose their holdings each day, making… Read More »
The automotive sector has been among the top performers since the U. S. economy emerged from the Great Recession. The DJ U.S. Automobiles & Parts index ($DJUSAP) is up over 330% from the March 2009 bottom. Until now, Fidelity Select Automotive (FSAVX) has been the sole pure-play vehicle for investors looking to invest in the auto sector via… Read More »
Investors seeking exposure to emerging markets generally consider broadly diversified exchange-traded funds like Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) or iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM). A few regional ETFs are available offering exposure to emerging markets in different geographic regions. They include iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe ETF (ESR) and iShares S&P Latin America 40 ETF… Read More »