Five ETFs Most Investors Don’t Understand

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May 12, 2009 9:35am NYSE:DOY NYSE:ICI

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The majority of ETFs on the market follow the traditional ETF model – tracking an underlying equity or bond index. But as the benefits of the ETF structure become more widely accepted, inflows from increasingly sophisticated investors have created a demand for increasingly complex funds. Here are 5 of the more complex ETFs available to investors today.  Read the full story for explanations of their objectives and strategies.

  • PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio (PBP):
  • S&P Developed Ex-U.S. Property Index Fund (WPS):
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Mortgage Backed Bond ETF (MBG):
  • iPath Optimized Currency Carry ETN (ICI):
  • MacroShares $100 Oil Up (UOY) and $100 Oil Down (DOY):

Full Story:  http://seekingalpha.com/article/137045-five-etfs-most-investors-don-t-understand



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