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Best Performing ETFs of Last 10 Years

The last 10 years have been favorable for stocks. The S&P 500 has risen at a 13% annualized rate. The best performing ETFs in specific categories have done much better. What are the best performing ETFs of the last 10 years? What are likely to be the best performing ETFs in the next 10 years? At the beginning… Read More »

Should You Invest in ETFs or Should You Invest in Mutual Funds?

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 »

ETF Holdings, Performance, and Risk: Will Your ETF Be Next to Blow Up?

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 »

Best ETFs to Build Your ETF Portfolio

‘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 »

Exchange Traded Funds – ETF Investing – ETFs vs Mutual Funds

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 »

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