The Most Expensive ETFs You’ll Never Need

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been one of the fastest-growing investment products in recent years,attracting millions of investors with their trading flexibility and low expenses. But as more and more of these funds are rushed to market, expenses on some ETFs have begun to creep upward. In fact, some ETFs now charge more than many actively […]

What Warren Buffett Thinks About ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have exploded in popularity in recent years, ushering in exponential growth in assets and hundreds of new ETFs to the market. ETFs were touted for their several advantages over traditional index mutual funds, including the flexibility to trade throughout the day, the ability to sell short and buy on margin, and the allure […]

National Inflation Association Report: Our Favorite ETFs and ETNs

NIA is pleased to release its first report on Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and Exchange traded notes (ETNs). We believe one of the best ways to prepare for hyperinflation is by investing into ETFs and ETNs. ETFs and ETNs trade like stocks on a stock exchange but are used to track the price of a […]

ETF Billion Dollar Club: June 2009

The number of members in the ETF Billion Dollar Club held steady this month at 15, but there are changes in the roster. SPDR Select Sector Energy (XLE) is back in the club after a one-month absence, and iShares MSCI Brazil (EWZ) makes its first appearance of the year. The two funds losing their membership […]

ETFs’ Troubled Cousins Bid For New Investors

Backers of exchange-traded notes are hoping financial markets settle down enough for investors to see the investment’s advantages rather than just its credit-related risks. Before the credit crunch, ETNs were sometimes lumped with their more popular cousins, exchange-traded funds, or ETFs. Although structured differently, both generally follow indexes and trade on exchanges like stocks.

What’s Killing The U.S. Dollar And It’s Impact On Income Investors And Markets (SDS, SKF, QID, SRS, TWM, DUG)

While recent news on the US economy, especially the non-farms payroll data, as been positive (OK, more like less negative than expected), in the past weeks, a number of powerful long term market trends have continued in currency and commodities markets and should continue over the coming months, albeit with the usual short term counter […]

Financial Markets React to Growing Signs of Economic Recovery (PIN, TAN, KOL, USL, RWM, QQQ, DOG)

Ups and downs on financial markets were plentiful during the past week, but investor sentiment, on balance, brightened on the back of constructive financial and economic data – capped by a better-than-expected US non-farm payrolls report on Friday. “It appears that the global economy has finally found the ripcord,” said Rebecca Wilder (News N Economics) […]