What ETFs Exist?

By | July 1st, 2012 09:07 PM EST | posted in ETF Education, Types of ETFs

There are currently 1,212 ETFs and exchange-traded notes available in the U.S., with many more listed overseas. Through ETFs, investors can gain access to almost any asset class or investment category around the world, including many that were previously inaccessible, … Continue reading

International ETFs – Investing in global growth

By | June 30th, 2012 01:06 PM EST | posted in 10 Fastest Growing Economies, Emerging Markets, ETF Education, Global Sectors, Growth Strategy Insights, Latin America, Press Releases, Types of ETFs

While most U.S. investors tend to focus their portfolios around domestic securities, more than 75% of global economic output and over half of the world’s equity market capitalization comes from countries outside of the U.S.* International ETFs can provide access … Continue reading

Sector ETFs

By | May 31st, 2012 03:05 AM EST | posted in ETF Education, Types of ETFs

Sector ETFs enable equity investment approaches that invest by industry, or sector. Often, companies in the same sector have similar characteristics and risk profiles, which can cause their stock prices to move together in response to prevailing economic conditions.   At … Continue reading

Fixed Income ETFs

By | May 30th, 2012 06:05 PM EST | posted in ETF Education, Types of ETFs

The diversity of fixed income ETFs lends itself to a wide range of investment strategy applications for bond investors. Building multi-sector portfolios with fixed income ETFs (for example including a mix of Treasuries, corporates, municipals, and securitized bonds) allows for diversification of both risk … Continue reading

Inverse ETFs – How they work and their benefits versus risks

By | May 26th, 2012 07:05 PM EST | posted in ETF Education, Types of ETFs

Inverse ETFs are exchange-traded funds that are designed to gain in value from a decline in the value of an underlying benchmark.  In this way Inverse ETFs enable an investor to profit from falling sector, bond, commodity or currency prices. Investing … Continue reading

Commodity ETFs

By | May 28th, 2011 06:05 PM EST | posted in ETF Education, Global Commodities, Types of ETFs

The scope of options for commodity ETFs allows for access to multiple, global, investment themes. ETFs and ETNs provide the most efficient means for investors to capitalize on global trends that consume natural resources.  Nearly every commodity type is available … Continue reading

Currency ETFs

By | May 27th, 2011 06:05 PM EST | posted in ETF Education, Types of ETFs

 As the largest and most liquid marketplace in the world, the foreign exchange market offers investors an around the clock investment opportunity to index entire economies Currency investments provide noncorrelated returns that can help diversify cash allocations, hedge international exposure, … Continue reading

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