ETFs

A Recipe for Investing: The Basics of ETFs

You’ve probably heard the old adage “variety is the spice of life.” But what about its lesser known counterpart, “variety is the spice of investing”? Ok, we might’ve made that one up, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Holding a mix of investments in your portfolio (a.k.a. diversification) is not only the spice, […]

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What Is an ETF: 6 Things Investors Should Know

Let’s face it. In the world of investing, it feels like stocks get all the attention. So, it seems like they would be a natural place to start if you’re a beginner investor. But what if we told you there was a way to invest in numerous — we’re talking hundreds or thousands — of […]

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When It Comes to ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, There’s No Favorite Child

If you’re a twin or have a sibling similar in age, chances are you were often mistaken for one another growing up. The same happens with mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Both are basket-like investments that promote diversification, are professionally managed, can earn (or lose) money, and charge fees. But they also have distinctive […]

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How to Build an ETF Portfolio – Strategies to Consider

We know the world of investing can be intimidating. The abundance of acronyms and bounty of buzzwords is a lot to take on alone — then you have to make sense of it all, strategize, invest, sell, and more? It’s enough to make you say, “I’ll buy one stock in Berkshire Hathaway, one in Amazon, […]

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Long Inverse ETF Strategies

The concept behind inverse exchange-traded funds or ETFs seems quite simple. When the underlying target index goes down, the value of the ETF is designed to go up. The target index may be broad-based, like the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, or it could be a basket chosen to follow a specific area of the […]

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Leveraged and Inverse ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have gotten increasingly popular since they were introduced in 1993. Their value is based on a portfolio of investments, often referred to as a basket. In general, the basket consists of different stocks, but may also contain hard commodities, derivatives or other investments. ETFs trade throughout the day just like a stock […]

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ETFs for Beginners

Are you just starting with exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? If so, you may have little or no direct participation in the financial markets. Maybe you’re transitioning from a full-service brokerage or employer-sponsored retirement plan to an online service like Ally Invest. Your investing objectives may run the spectrum from conservative to aggressive, but it’s likely you […]

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