Last month McKinsey and Company released their 112-page report on falling incomes in advanced economies. The report concluded with a number of disturbing macro trends that demonstrate just how much the socio-economic landscape has, and continues, to change. Index Strategy … Continue reading →
Today, we’re taking a look at the phenomenon that is – Pokemon Go and how to invest in Pokemon. Launched on July 6th, 2016, Pokemon Go is a gaming app for your android or IOS device that has now topped Twitter … Continue reading →
The combined assets of the nation’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were $1.481 trillion in May 2013, according to the Investment Company Institute. The Institute’s monthly statistical collection also includes the value of shares issued and redeemed by exchange-traded funds. Statistics contained … Continue reading →
In order to understand the risks associated with exchange traded funds (ETF’s), we have to understand what an ETF is. Luckily, it’s just like the acronym makes it out to be. E – Exchange (i.e. the instrument is listed on … Continue reading →
What do nearly all investors have in common? They see their portfolio values move up and down continuously. Ideally, when our investment accounts take losses, they’d shrink incrementally, and when they show positive returns, they’d move by leaps and bounds. … Continue reading →
ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Similarities Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) share similarities and can serve similar purposes for investors. Both, for example, can provide the basic building blocks of investors’ portfolios. An ETF is similar to a mutual fund … Continue reading →
“What is an Exchange Traded Fund”?, is a question being asked frequently in the modern investing era. An exchange traded fund (ETF) is an investment vehicle that combines attractive features of traditional mutual funds and individual stocks. Like mutual funds, … Continue reading →
The main ETF Benefits are their low cost, diversification, flexibility, tax efficiency, transparency, and liquidity. Investors in ETFs can access a wide variety of markets, and seek profits during advancing or declining markets, all at a reduced cost compared with mutual … Continue reading →
ETFs versus stocks or mutual funds are rapidly becoming the preferred choice for building investment portfolios. An objective comparison between ETFs and other investment vehicles reveals why. ETFs versus stocks offer better diversification (like mutual funds) at a great cost savings. … Continue reading →
Exchange traded notes (ETNs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer similar benefits but have different structures. ETNs are similar to ETFs, however there are several differences that investors should be aware of. Neither vehicle is superior in every case and … Continue reading →
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