Our third article for young ETF investors highlights the benefits of using an IRA.
Although this ETF offers almost unparalleled yield, it comes with significant risk.
While its complexity should give investors pause, this ETF attempts to improve on the traditional passive approach to value investing.
The short answer: No.
An investment in commodities can offer some benefits, but they may be overhyped.
Although a cap-weighted strategy is low-cost, it does make large bets in risky areas.
In a rising rate environment, is it safer to hold individual bonds or bond funds?
Equal-weighting has merit, but make sure you measure with the proper benchmark.
A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.
This ETF holds the infrastructure firms that create the backbone of society--toll roads, ports, railroads, water and sewer systems, and power generation.
Given so much ongoing M&A activity, the telecom sector has been capturing a considerable amount of headlines lately. Below, a look at what is going on in the industry, and ways ETF investors can invest in telecom.
We examine the problems with hedging your portfolio with inverse ETFs.
We look for the best of the bunch among commission-free trading programs for exchange-traded funds.
This mega-cap growth ETF offers a heavy dose of the market's most profitable companies.
While the link between profits and stock returns should be clear, historically investors have not fully appreciated the long-term persistence of profits.
This dividend-weighted strategy has resulted in a relatively less volatile fund.
Don't forget about quality when investing in dividend-paying companies abroad.
Though low-volatility equity strategies are backed by an impressive body of research, U.S. stocks are looking pricey.
Why investors underestimate acute risks and what they can do about it.
While investors have flocked to an MLP exchange-traded fund, we recommend sticking with exchange-traded notes for this asset class.
Despite the risks of overheating markets, quantitative easing in the developed world may help sustain the rally in the near term.
Demanding a quick return and shorter payback, investors bid up higher-yielding but potentially slower-growing stocks.
We are believers in low volatility, just not at any price.
Europe remains a concern, but for investors who see further strength in these markets and are comfortable with higher volatility, this ETF is a solid, low-cost choice.
A look at the worldview and investment philosophy of one of the great investors of our time. Plus, five ETFs that we believe have many of the characteristics that Munger (and Buffett) look for.
Potential money market reforms could make short-duration fixed-income ETFs more attractive as a long-term cash reserve.
Bank loans look more attractive than high-yield bonds at the moment.
The high-yield category has increased risks and low absolute yields.
ETFs may offer the most effective way for individual investors to exploit the momentum phenomenon.
This ETF offers the cheapest way to take advantage of the small-value premium.
ETFs focused on U.S. stocks lead the way, while State Street suffers outflows from its two flagship ETPs.
While it runs counter to the principles of market efficiency, momentum can offer a powerful way to improve diversification and enhance expected returns.
Although commodities have struggled recently, this ETF is a good choice for investors optimistic about the sector.
Our second article for young ETF investors focuses on a topic that most tend to overlook.
Reviewing the biggest, oldest gold exchange-traded fund.
Why miners have lagged the price of gold.
The America Movil overhang is less of an issue now.
We look beyond the market-cap-weighted giants in search of a better beta among this growing crop of exchange-traded funds.
We take a closer look at iShares' low-cost suite of portfolio building blocks to find an answer.
ETFs can offer better tax efficiency, but mainly in the domestic-equity realm.
This pharmaceutical-themed ETF uses a stock-selection methodology rather than a traditional index-weighting scheme.
Some new funds may help protect against the long-term effects of quantitative easing. Others offer access to low-cost baskets of emerging-markets stocks and high-dividend-paying companies.
Looking back on a banner year for the PIMCO Total Return ETF.
Exchange-traded funds can offer better tax efficiency, but mainly in the domestic-equity realm.
We expect high relative volatility because of low yields and big potential tax changes.
This ETF may be an index fund, but its contrarian strategy certainly isn't passive.
While most growth indexes have poor long-run track records, a few modifications could make growth-index funds more competitive.
High quality and low volatility give this international dividend ETF an edge.
Beginning the investing process doesn't have to be intimidating. From start to finish, we've constructed easy-to-execute ETF portfolios for new investors.
Shiller's new exchange-traded note is worth a look, even if ETNs give you the willies.