Category Archives: ETFs

Learn about ETFs!

Leveraged ETFs

ETFs are collections of assets into bundles you can invest in all at once, the most popular ones follow indecies (such as SPY following the S&P 500), which is one way for an investor to build a diverse portfolio without holding dozens of individual positions. However, using financial derivatives and debt, there are also “Leveraged ETFs”, Read More…

Bull and Bear ETFs

Bear ETFs short stocks to achieve their goals. Bear ETFs show gains when the underlying stocks loose value. Bull ETFs use long positions and show gains when the underlying stocks show gains.

Diamond ETFs

The DIA -DIAMONDS Trust, Series 1 ETF invest in a basket of Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that will track the price and performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Index.

Screeners

A tool that investors and traders can use to filter ETFs based on user-defined metrics. ETF screeners are offered on many websites and trading platforms, and they allow users to select trading instruments that fit a certain profile set of criteria.

Spider ETF

A Spider ETF is a summary of Standard & Poor’s depositary receipt, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) administered by State Street Global Advisors.

Most Popular ETFs

Most Popular ETFs by Volume Symbol Name Avg Volume Total Assets SPY SPDR S&P 500 122,437,320 $120,699.8 M XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR 49,102,004 $8,232.3 M EEM MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund 42,278,938 $37,379.9 M IWM Russell 2000 Index Fund 40,192,414 $17,667.3 M QQQ QQQ 34,720,602 $34,638.4 M VWO Emerging Markets ETF 19,842,342 $57,872.7 M Read More…

Commodity ETF

Exchange-traded funds that invest in physical commodities such as natural resources, agricultural goods as well as precious metals.

Indexed ETFs

A type of mutual fund with a portfolio constructed to match or track the components of a market index, such as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500). An index mutual fund is said to provide broad market exposure, low operating expenses and low portfolio turnover.

ETFs vs Stocks

What are the differences between investing in Exchange Traded Funds verses stocks? This article will discuss the pros and cons …

ETFs vs Mutual Funds

Your goal should be to build and manage a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds with the lowest possible fees and the greatest possible tax efficiency. ETFs offer seven advantages over index mutual funds: lower cost, greater tax efficiency, better tax management, easier asset allocation, easier portfolio rebalancing, no fraud and you can short ETFs.

Learn To Trade ETFs

ETFs are Exchange Traded Funds. They act like Mutual Funds but they can be traded intra day like a stock. Learn more.