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Buying ETFs

What you need to know in order to buy, sell, and trade ETFs. Learn how to include exchange traded funds in your investment portfolio.

11 Strong Reasons to Buy ETFs
Investors who like to play the market, hedge risk, or invest in foreign sectors, should consider buying an ETF. Exchange traded funds are getting more popular by the day and the selection has never been higher – for good reason.

Five Things to Consider Before Buying an ETF.
Buying an ETF is just like buying an equity. You bid a certain price or you take out the offering price. Simple as that. However, before you place that call to your broker, you should conduct due diligence about adding ETFs to your portfolio. Here are some things you should consider before making that final purchase

Six Reasons to Sell an ETF
With the market struggling as of late, many investors are bailing on their investment strategy and calling their brokers with only three things in mind, “Sell, sell, sell!” However, as with any sound investment, before you start shorting the market, make sure you are doing it for the right reas

5 Ways to Save Money with ETFs
High commissions and management fees, not to mention taxes, can really eat into your investing profits, so it only makes sense to consider exchange traded funds to reduce these costs. Here are five ways you can reduce your investment overhead with ETFs.

ETFs Create Revenues, Returns and Savings
As with any investment, you are looking for a return. And of course that includes ETFs. But wouldn’t it be nice if ETFs not only created an ROI, but also produced a revenue stream as well as save you money? Guess what, they do. Here are a few different ways your trading strategy can profit from ETFs.

Six Questions to Ask About Inverse ETFs
Inverse ETFS are created using derivatives in order to create profits when the correlating index declines in value.

List of Inverse ETFs and ETNs
Inverse ETFs create a short ETF position when you buy the ETF. Perfect for inversely tracking an underlying index or investment product, hedging downside risk, or opening a portfolio to downside exposure. How you use inverse ETFs is up to you, however this list of inverse ETFs may help you decide which ones to use.

Shorting ETFs - How and Why to Get Short ETFs
Putting on a short ETF position either by shorting an ETF or buying an inverse ETF might be just as profitable as a long position if an investor does so for the right reasons.

How to Invest in the Stock Market with ETFs
ETFs are a simple way to invest in the stock market without taking on high levels of risk and incurring high transaction costs and fees.

Should I buy Stock or an ETF?
How do ETFs stand up against individual stocks? We've seen the battle between ETFs and mutual funds and we've compared ETFs to Indexes. Now it's time to put exchange traded funds against stocks.

6 Disadvantages of Mutual Funds
There are many disadvantages of mutual funds, so they may not be the best fit for your investment strategy. It may be time to consider ETFs.

How to Get Started with ETFs
As with any investment, it is important to understand the product you are using in your portfolio. So before you decide to include ETFs in your investment strategm, you should understand the basics about Exchange Traded Funds. A good place to get started is to read this article about ETFs.

Nine Reasons ETFs Can Benefit Your Portfolio
If you are looking to diversify your investments, hedge against risk, or gain exposure to a certain market sector, ETFs can be the perfect asset for your portfolio.

5 Reasons to Consider ETFs instead of Mutual Funds
Mutual funds vs. ETFs. Here are five reasons to consider an ETF over a mutual fund.

Is An ETF Better Than a Mutual Fund?
Is an ETF better than a mutual fund? It depends on who you ask. However if you analyze the pros and cons as well as your portfolio, you might just get your answer.

How Do ETFs Compare to Other Investments
Should you replace your mutual funds? Should ETFs be your new indexes? Are they better than just buying stock? There’s never a clear-cut answer, but in some situations ETFs can be the investment of choice. And I have a lot of information to help you make that choice.

Seven ETF Investing Strategies
Diversify your portfolio or increase market exposure by including ETFs in your investment plans.

Eight ETF Earnings Season Investment Strategies
ETFs are a great addition to your earnings season investing strategy. Whether you need to hedge downside risk, gain exposure to certain industries, or increase volatility, exchange traded funds can be the best tool in your investing arsenal. Here’s how ETFs can be a part of your earnings season investing strategy.

Four Basic ETF Option Trading Strategies
Using ETF options in your portfolio is a great way to hedge ETF risk or gain temporary exposure to certain sectors.

What is the difference between an ETN and an ETF?
ETNs are structured investment products that are issued by a major bank or provider as senior debt notes. This differs from an ETF which consists of an actual security or sometimes commodity derivative.

ETF Tax Advantages over Mutual Funds
ETFs hold some tax advantages over traditional mutual funds.

Industry ETFs, Perfect for Following Sectors
Industry ETFs track industry indexes, but the goal is not to outperform them. Industry ETFs usually consists of the same securities as their correlating indexes.

Gold ETFs allow you to Invest in Gold Without Investing in Gold
Gold is a safe investment during times of duress, but stocking up on gold bars might not be the most efficient way to go. Enter Gold ETFs, a simple way to expose your investment strategy to the performance of gold, without actually owning any gold products. Gold ETFs consist of futures contracts in order to track the price of gold.

How to Invest in Oil (Without Getting Your Hands Dirty)
There is an alternative to investing in oil without buying actual barrels of oil. They are called oil ETFs and are are a simple way to expose your investment strategy to the price and performance of oil, without actually owning any oil itself. Oil ETFs consist of either oil company stocks or futures and derivative contracts in order to track the...

Why You Should Consider Currency ETFs
Currency ETFs are a simple way to gain exposure to foreign currencies without all the complexities. Currency ETFs are pre-packaged investments that track a certain currency, similar to how a normal ETF tracks an index.

List of Currency ETFs and ETNs
Here is a list of currency ETFs and ETNs. Currency ETFs can be used as an easy way to enter the currency market, hedge inflation, portfolio risk, and foreign risk, gain foreign investment exposure, emerging market exposure, exposure to domestic currencies, and diversify a portfolio.

Five Reasons Energy ETFs Might be a Good Fit for Your Portfolio
Energy ETFs can provide a portfolio with exposure to the energy sector and provide protection against energy investment risk or even general inflation risk.

A List of Energy ETFs and ETNs
Energy ETFs can be a great addition to your portfolio in order to diversify, curb inflation, hedge your energy investments, or just gain some exposure to the energy sector.

Types of Style ETFs
Style exchange traded funds come in a few shapes and sizes and consist of securities based on market-capitalization size. And they also come categorized by investment type such as growth, value, or a blend of both.

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