Exchange Traded Funds: Most Popular Articles
There is an alternative to investing in oil without buying actual barrels of crude 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 price of oil, or in some cases oil-related indexes.
A full list of 3x leveraged ETFs to consider for your portfolio. We also have lists of 2x ETFs and inverse leveraged ETFs as well.
Inverse ETFs are a way to put on a short ETF position by buying an exchange traded fund. You can use them to inversely track an underlying index or investment product, hedge downside risk, or open your portfolio to downside exposure. How you use them is up to you, however this list of inverse ETFs may help you decide which ones to use.
A list of the major oil ETFs and ETNs for consideration when adding an oil ETF to your portfolio. We've got them all.
Volatility ETFs and ETNs track the VIX volatility index and give investors a great way to trade the activity of the market hedge against big swings. This list of volatility ETFs are a great way to track the VIX index.
A list of inverse oil ETFs for investors who like to play oil to the the short side. If you need an inverse oil exchange traded fund, this list is for you.
Here is a 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.
Looking to trade some US Treasury Bond ETFs? You've come to the right place. See my full list of US Treasury Bond ETFs updated as they are issued.
If you are considering adding a gold ETF to your portfolio, here is a list of some of the main gold ETFs and ETNs you should be watching.
The USO is an ETF that tracks the performance of crude oil buy utilizing derivatives such as futures and options. However, accuracy has been us for debate.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are funds consisting of a combination of stocks or derivatives that track an market, sector, commodity, currency, or industry index or product.
QQQQ (now known as QQQ) is the PowerShares Exchange Traded Fund, which tracks the NASDAQ 100; often referred to as the Q’s, the cubes, and the quad Q’s.
For investors looking for international exposure, but want to invest in a specific country, consider a country-specific ETF to hedge foreign risk or want to take advantage of growth in a region.
Inverse ETFs are created using derivatives in order to generate profits when the correlating index declines in value. A nice tool to have during bear markets.
As of now, Leveraged ETFs come in two varieties - 2x and 3x funds. For investors looking for 2x leveraged ETFs, this is the perfect list for you.
A dividend ETF consists of dividend-paying stocks and usually tracks a dividend index. The stocks in the fund or index a selected based on their dividend yield. Some ETFs apply a general dividend strategy that covers the market as a whole, or they can be segmented.
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.
If you're looking for a list of SPDR ETFs, look no further. A full list of SPDRs for your portfolio.
ETFs are generally categorized into the thirteen most common types of ETFs. Style ETFs, Market ETFs, Sector and Industry ETFs, Country and region ETFs, foreign currency ETFs, ETNs, Inverse ETFs, bond ETFs, commodity ETFs, derivative ETFs, leveraged ETFs, actively managed ETFs and innovative ETFs.
We had eighteen new ETFs and ETNs hit the market in September and here are the tickers, names, launch-dates and a short description of each fund.
Oil ETFs may be the way to go if you want to gain some exposure to the oil sector or hedge some oil portfolio risk.
Before you can get started trading ETFs, it is important to understand the investment vehicle before you add them to your portfolio. Therefore it is important to understand the basics about Exchange Traded Funds.
There are some reasons an ETF might not be the best fit for your investment portfolio. Here are five ETF disadvantages.
While we've seen a nice influx of new ETFs this month, we also saw 2 ETNs get redeemed on May 9th... ONN - ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN OFF -
If you’re looking for a sector or industry ETF, then this list is for you. Make sure you research each fund before making any investment and if needed, consult your broker.
If you're looking for a dividend ETF, you've come to the right place. Dividend funds are gaining popularity due to their abilty to create a revenue stream as well as hedge against inflation and some types of risk. So if you're considering dividend ETFs for your trading strategy, check out the list below and watch these funds in action.
In case you missed any of the announcements, here are the 19 exchange traded products that were taken off the market so far in 2014...
Looking for an energy ETF to add to your portfolio? Look no further. Broad energy ETFs, Solar Energy ETFs, Oil, Gas, and Coal. We even have wind, clean, alternative, biofuel and nuclear energy ETFs on this list.
A stock index is a compilation of stocks constructed in such a manor to track a particular market, sector, commodity, currency, bond, or other asset.
A Gold ETF is a commodity exchange traded fund consisting of gold backed contracts and derivatives. The purpose behind a gold ETF is to track and reflect the price of gold.
Natural gas ETFs are funds that track the price of…natural gas. Simple in theory, but not in execution. There are two types of energy ETFs that correlate to the price of natural gas - commodity funds and industry funds.
SDOW tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DOW) but in the opposite (inverse) direction. As the Dow decreases in value, SDOW increases in price. It also seeks a 3x leveraged return on the underlying index. SDOW targets triple the daily return of the index, in the opposite direction.
A list of international Bond ETFs for investors looking to gain exposure to foreign markets, hedge foreign interest rates, or create a revenue stream.
ETFs will contain many different types of derivatives such as forward contracts, futures, swaps, and options (calls and puts). Here is a general overview of each derivative
As you know, one of the main benefits of ETFs is the tax advantage it holds over mutual funds. However, when it comes to paying taxes on ETF dividends, the story is a little different.
Five things you should consider before yo buy ETFs. Look before you leap.
The OIH is an oil ETF that tracks the Oil Services Index (OSX).
Picking the right commodity ETF isn't easy, but don’t worry, I’m here to help. Here is a list of the different types of commodity ETFs you can potentially include in your portfolio. From broad commodity funds to specific industry ETFs, there’s a fund that makes sense for your investing strategy. Just make sure you watch and research each one before you make any trades.
ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) hold a strong tax advantage over mutual funds, which makes them a beneficial asset to add to an investment portfolio.
Gold ETFs consist of futures and derivative contracts in order to track the price of gold, or in some cases gold-related indexes.
How do exchange traded funds stand up against individual stocks? An overview of which to buy, the risk vs. reward, and tax advantages of both options.
We recently discussed a new China ETF from Deutsche Bank, but they weren't done. They've once again launched a new china-focused fund... ASHS - db
Take advantage of ETFs by diversifying your investments, hedging against risk, or gaining exposure to certain market sectors with ETFs. Exchange traded funds can be the perfect asset for your portfolio. Investors who include ETFs as part of their trading strategy reap many of these benefits and advantages.
While leveraged ETFs are an aggressive new ETF innovation, they are also a very controversial ETF innovation. However before you can formulate an opinion on whether these new funds are good or evil, you need to know the basics.
A full list of ETNs to consider for your trading strategy. ETFs are popular, but don't forget about ETNs as well.
DDG - the ProShares Short Oil and Gas ETF tracks the inverse performance of the U.S. Oil & Gas index. As the price of the index increases, the price of the ETF will decrease.
ICN utilizes short-term, investment-grade assets to track the performance of the Indian Rupee exchange rate in relation to the US Dollar.
A complete list of leveraged ETFs and ETNs for investors who want to include leveraged funds in their portfolio. All the leveraged ETFs you can eat.
14 ETF trading strategies that can be utilized by any investor from novice to expert. Learn how these ETF trading strategies can work for you.
Including ETFs in your investment strategy, can help you hedge risk, increase market exposure, and diversify your portfolio. ETF trading strategies can and should be a part of your portfolio.
A Full list of Inverse and 2x and 3x Leveraged commodity ETFs and ETNs for advance investors.
If you want to expose your portfolio to a little semiconductor power, then instead of buying 30-some odd semiconductor manufacture stocks, consider a prepackaged ETF targeting the semiconductor industry…
If you’re looking to research some municipal bond ETFs for your portfolio, look no further.
There are 6 different types of gold ETFs to consider when including gold investments in your portfolio. Use these types of gold ETFs to hedge downside risk, increase exposure to gold, or diversify a portfolio.
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.
Market ETFs are designed to track a particular market index and usually consist of the same equities, however the goal of a market ETF is to emulate its underlying index, not outperform it.
In some situations ETFs can be the investment of choice. And I have a lot of information to help you make that choice.
Selling ETFs might be a sound strategy for your investment portfolio, but as with any investment, make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.
A thorough list of the major Russia ETFs for investors looking to invest in Russia. Take advantage of the many benefits of ETFs for foreign investing.
Direxion is a leading ETF provider mostly known for their leveraged and inverse ETFs. However, they do have non-leveraged funds in their exchange traded product line as well.
China has become a potential market for new business so once you decide the best way to utilize China ETFs in your portfolio, it’s only a matter of picking the right funds from this list of China ETFs and ETNs.
Whether you are looking to hedge risk, invest in copper, or diversify your portfolio, this list of copper funds and notes give you instant access to the copper sector along with their many benefits, such as the tax advantages.
Industry ETFs track industry indexes - Perfect for investing in certain sectors. If you're looking for exposure to a certain industry like look no further than a sector ETF.
You can use ETF options to hedge ETF risk, create revenue, play volatility, and even hedge other assets and investments.
Mutual funds vs. ETFs. Here are five reasons to consider an ETF over a mutual fund.
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.
The United States Short Oil ETF (DNO) utilizes crude oil futures in order to inversely emulate the performance of crude oil.
It is important to understand the three different types of weighted indexes – price weighted, value weighted, and unweighted
Leveraged and inverse ETFs are popular exchange traded funds. So those investors looking for the best of both worlds, this list of inverse leveraged ETFs is for you.
DIA, the DIAMONDS Trust, Series 1 ETF is an easier way to gain exposure to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Index.
China ETFs are a great way for investors looking to invest in China. Gain exposure to China markets with a broad China ETF, or a China bond fund, or even a Chinese currency ETF.
High Yield junk bond ETFs are a great way for investors who have a high risk tolerance to play interest rates and the yield curve. So if you are interested in junk bond ETFs, this list is for you.
Agriculture funds can be used to diversify or stabilize a portfolio, hedge risk to certain countries dependent on an agriculture commodity, or even create a new investing opportunity.
A complete list of ETFs and ETNs with a link to each individual exchange traded fund profile. Your ETF investing research starts here.
DUG tracks the price of oil by inversely correlating with the Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Index. It is also a 2x leveraged ETF.
A list of bond ETFs for those who want to diversify a portfolio, hedge interest rates, protect against inflation, invest in international markets or create a revenue stream.
Commodity ETFs allow investors to hedge risk and gain exposure to physical goods such as agriculture products, precious metals, and energy resources.
The iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN (OIL) follows the price of the Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Return Index, which reflects returns of the futures contacts that make up the underlying index.
A SPDR ETF is a mini-portfolio of stocks and derivatives with the goal of emulating an investment like an index or commodity.
A complete list of pharmaceutical ETFs for any investors looking to take advantage of the pharma sector.
This is a full list of ProShares ETFs list alphabetically by ticker. Each fund has a symbol, name, and some have clickable links to the fact sheets listed on this site.
SCO is the UltraShort DJ-AIG Crude Oil ProShares ETF. It tracks the inverse performance of the Dow Jones AIG Crude Oil Sub-Index. If the price of the index goes up, SCO will fall.
Fourteen different types of bond ETFs to utilize for hedging inflation, playing interest rates, entering foreign and emerging markets, or creating a revenue stream.
Whether it be for a lack of interest or another reason, some ETFs will have to be taken off the market. So what happens if you have these funds in your portfolio?
PowerShares is a leading ETF provider with over 120 exchange traded funds focusing on domestics and international benchmarks.
Since early-to-mid 2010, MLP ETNs and ETFs have been gaining popularity. And even moreso in 2011. But while they are starting to come out of the woodwork, many investors still are a little fuzzy on the details of what they are and how they work. I’m here to help…
There are many different types of assets that can be found in an ETF. Stocks, futures, options, and in some cases other ETFs. Like a fund of funds mutual fund, ETFs of ETFs contain…other ETFs
BIS is a 2x leveraged ETF and inverse ETF that tracks the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index. It includes biotechnology assets as well as some pharmaceutical equities.
With a German ETF, you can gain access to German markets without having to corner the market on individual German company stocks. Nor do you have to battle a German index to fill your basket at certain prices. With an ETF, you can track a German index or gain access to small-cap companies in the country with just one transaction.
Arbitrage actually keeps ETF prices in line with their correlating indexes and the equities in the fund. However, taking advantage is not as easy as it seems...
I have listed each aerospace and defense sector ETF as well as a short summary of their goals, top holdings, and sector breakdown.
There’s no doubt that gold ETFs are the most popular of all the precious metal ETFs, but that doesn’t mean the others should be ignored. In fact, funds that track the price of silver and copper are becoming more popular than ever. So if you are looking for a precious metal ETF, this article is for you…
BGZ is the Direxion Daily Large Cap Bear 3X Shares ETF. It tracks the performance of the large-cap equities in the Russell 3000 Index in the inverse direction with a goal of 3x the daily performance.
Actively managed ETFs are designed to combine the advantages of ETFs and the benefits of mutual funds in one investment product. In the battle of ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, a winner may have emerged.
A lot of ETFs are designed to track an index, but are you better off buying an index basket or the ETF? Every investing situation is different and a lot of factors can affect your trading strategy. However, if you’re armed with the facts, you have the best chance of making the right decision.
Investing in Biotechnology Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
What is in an ETF? If you’re considering an ETF for your trading strategy, you might want to peek under the hood and see what little funds are made of.
There are different types of energy ETFs investors can utilize to gain exposure to the energy sector, hedge energy investment risk, diversify their portfolio, or control inflation exposure.
Energy ETFs can provide a portfolio with exposure to the energy sector and provide protection against energy investment risk or even general inflation risk.
For investors who want to make plays with interest rates and the foreign exchange rates in Europe, here is a list of currency ETFs focusing on the Euro.
iShares is one of the leading ETF providers in the finance industry and here is a list of all of their products for your research.
While there are a lot of investment firms in the world of finance, there are not a lot who include ETFs in their product line. But if you do want to see who does provide ETFs, well then, here they are…
For Investors looking to play the bond market, but want to do so with an inverse strategy, then this list of inverse bond ETFs is a great start to your research.
There are various bank ETFs to choose for your investing strategy. From regional bank funds to SPDRs, there is most likely one to feet your specific needs. And to help you with your research, here is a list of the available Bank ETFs available on the market today…
Investing in commodities can create exposure to different investment products, reduce risk, hedge inflation, and diversify your overall investing strategy. One good way to invest in commodities is to use commodity ETFs.
If you’re looking for exposure to the Switzerland market, to hedge any Swiss risk or even diversify your portfolio, you may want to consider these Switzerland ETFs for your portfolio.
SZR utilizes short-term, investment-grade assets to track the performance of the South African Rand exchange rate in relation to the US Dollar.
A junk bond ETF is a bond ETF that tracks only high yield bond indexes. The assets in the index and the ETF are junk bonds, which have higher yields, but higher risk of default as well. So instead of buying a few different junk bonds or investing in the index, you can make your trading life a little easier by purchasing a junk bond ETF.
A full list of home builders and construction ETFs involved tracking the house construction industry.
There are many disadvantages of mutual funds, so they may not be the best fit for your investment strategy. So if you agree with these 6 disadvantages, it may be time to consider ETFs.
The PowerShares DB Oil ETF (DBO), follows the price of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index - Optimum Yield Oil Excess Return.
An actively managed ETF is a fairly new ETF innovation, but not an unpopular one. So if you want to include these funds in your portfolio, this list of actively managed ETFs is just for you.
Foreign ETFs are great way to increase your global exposure as well as tap emerging markets, diversify a portfolio and hedge international risk of certain commodities or sectors.
If you are looking for leveraged or inverse energy ETFs then these lists are for you. Broken down by leveraged, inverse and funds that are both.
Consider the gold mining ETFs on this list if you are targeting the gold and precious metal mining and exploration industry.
GLD is the SPDR Gold Shares ETF. The gold ETF tracks the price performance of the gold bullion.
Here is a list of mega-cap and large-cap style ETFs for investors looking to include these funds in their portfolio.
A Foreign ETF has many advantages and disadvantages, so if your ready to go international with your ETF investing strategy, you should know the pros and cons.
Curious about the history of ETFs? The first ETF showed up in Canada as the Toronto Index Participation Fund (TIP 35). Flash forward to 1993 when the first ETF appeared in the United States as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Depository Receipts.
Coal ETFs are a great way to gain exposure to the energy and alternative energy sector as well as hedge risk and diversify your portfolio
All of the utilities ETFs on this list are pre-packaged mini-portfolios targeting the utility sector.
DXD tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DOW) but in the opposite (inverse) direction and targets a 2x leveraged daily return.
All the stocks in the funds on this list are either located in Mexico or conduct the majority of their business within the country. The only exception is the Mexican Peso ETF, which focuses on currency instead. And as you will see, you have some inverse and leveraged ETF options as well…
If you’re looking to invest in some emerging markets, you’ve come to the right place. Emerging market ETFs are a great way to gain exposure to up-and-coming markets while at the same time take advantage of the benefits ETFs have over other investments such as mutual funds
Buying ETFs should be considered by an investor who is looking to play the market, hedge risk, or even invest in foreign sectors. ETFs are getting more popular by the day and the selection has never been higher – for good reason.
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.
If your goal is to hedge foreign risk, capitalize on global opportunities, or diversify your portfolio, foreign ETFs can be the way to go. Here are 13 types of foreign ETFs to consider for your international investing strategy.
From South African ETFs to funds that target all of Africa, here are some different ways to give your portfolio access to Africa.
The Ultra DJ-AIG Crude Oil ProShares ETF (UCO) seeks to track the Dow Jones AIG Crude Oil Sub-Index at twice the rate.
FAA targets the airline industry by correlating with NYSE Arca Global Airline Index. The equities in the index and ETF consist of US and International companies involved in the airline sector.
Bond ETFs seek to emulate a correlating bond index and consist of only the largest and most liquid bonds in the underlying bond index in order to be more liquid, active, and transparent. Three qualities not typical of traditional bonds.
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish ETF (UDN) tracks the performance of the Deutsche Bank Short US Dollar Futures index. The goal is to create a position equal to being short the US Dollar against other foreign currencies.
SDS tracks the S&P 500 Index but with an inverse and double leveraged correlation on the daily performance of the benchmark.
The ProShares Short Dow 30 ETF (DOG) tracks the inverse daily performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index (DIJA).
If you want to invest in India, diversify your portfolio, or hedge any India country risk, consider an India ETF., This list of India ETFs will help you find the perfect fund for your portfolio.
An Exchange Traded Product is just the catch-all phrase for ETFs, ETNs and sometimes ETFs of ETFs, which are truly just ETFs. So when people refer to ETP’s they are just referring to notes and funds as a whole.
EUO (the UltraShort Euro ProShares ETF), is a a short leveraged currency ETF that tracks twice the inverse price performance of the EUR/USD daily price change.
Investors who are looking to increase their international exposure to foreign countries should look no further than foreign ETFs. Here are 6 ways to use international ETFs in your portfolio.
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.
UGLD is a gold ETN that correlates with the S&P GSCI Gold Index, however, since it is a leveraged note, it seeks three times the daily return of the underlying index.
There are quite a few different real estate funds available on the market. There are global real estate ETFs, country-specific funds, REIT’s, and leveraged and inverse ETFs, too. There are even ETFs related to real estate such as home builder ETFs and mortgage-backed funds.
If you’re looking to invest in the food industry, there are quite a few ETF choices that target the food and beverage industry as a whole or specific types of food-related products.
DTO - The PowerShares DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN inversely tracks the price the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity index - Optimum Yield Oil Excess Return giving investors a chance to invest or take a short position in oil.
If you want to hedge some Japan risk, invest in the regions market, or diversify your portfolio, here is a list of Japan ETFs to research…
The ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF (YCS) emulates twice the inverse performance of the Japanese Yen price change compared to the U.S. Dollar.
There’s no doubt that Brazil is becoming a popular target for investors. Some bullish and some bearish. So if you want to make a play for the country in your investment strategy, take the time to consider these Brazil ETFs.
ETFs utilize derivatives such as futures to accurately track their correlating assets. However, make sure you understand the benefits and risks of futures in your ETFs.
ETF Option Straddles are an advanced strategy, but may be the perfect way to hedge risk or gain volatility exposure.
For investors who are looking for exposure to Europe as a whole or some of the countries within the region, there are three ways to use foreign ETFs to accomplish that goal – Broad Europe ETFs, Europe country-specific ETFs or Foreign Currency ETFs
The US 12-Month Oil ETF (USL) tracks the changes in the price of light, sweet crude oil, which are measured by changes in the average price of 12 oil futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.