Investing in Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

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How to Profit with ETF Options in a Stagnant Market

Options on exchange-traded funds (ETF) are very hot, hot, hot right now! Options on some ETFs trade almost as actively as the underlying ETFs themselves. Selling covered calls is a traditional way that [more…]

Patience Pays When Investing in ETFs

The flip side of flipping ETFs is buying and holding them, which is almost certain, in the long run, to bring results far superior to market timing. It’s the corollary to choosing ETFs over stocks. Study [more…]

Rules to Follow If You Day-Trade ETFs

The best investing strategy is to buy and hold a well-balanced portfolio (including ETFs) and rebalance it once a year. But if you insist on day trading ETFs , just play by a few rules. [more…]

Rebalance Your ETF Portfolio

There are circumstances where it makes sense to trade ETFs rather than buy and hold. For example, you need to rebalance your portfolio, typically on an annual basis, to keep risk in check [more…]

Why Rebalancing Your ETF Portfolio Is Critical

Prepare yourself for the next market storm! How? The answer is fairly simple: Don’t allow any one slice of your ETF portfolio to overtake the rest. Periodically pull your portfolio back into balance. [more…]

How Often You Should Rebalance Your ETF Portfolio

The question of how often to rebalance an investment portfolio has been studied and restudied since long before ETFs arrived on the scene. Most financial professionals agree that once a year is a good [more…]

Invest in Commodities through Gold ETFs

Exchange-traded funds that offer exposure to commodities are a popular investment gateway for folks who don’t want to mess around with futures contracts. Signaling gold’s importance, one of the first commodity [more…]

Invest in Commodities through Silver ETFs or Futures Contracts

Silver can play an important role in your commodity portfolio. Because of its precious metal status, you can use it as a hedge against inflation and to preserve part of your portfolio’s value. In addition [more…]

The Basics of Commodity ETFs

Exchange-Traded Funds, or ETFs, offer many advantages to commodities investors because they offer exposure to asset classes and specific investments that would otherwise be difficult for the average investor [more…]

How to Access Commodity Markets through ETFs

One of the downsides of investing in commodity Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) is that they can be fairly volatile because they track derivative instruments that trade in the futures markets. A downside of [more…]

Leveraged ETFs in the Commodities Market

A new breed of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) is emerging and is having a major impact on the ETF and commodity landscapes: leveraged ETFs. As the name suggests, leveraged ETFs [more…]

Exchange Traded Funds that Provide Exposure to Energy Commodities

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are now in a position to offer easy access to commodities. With ETFs, you can now access investment products that were once the purview of expert industry insiders and professional [more…]

Exchange Traded Funds Indexing the Broad Commodities Markets

Because ETFs are now in a position to offer easy access to commodities, and because the number and type of commodities they cover has expanded, you can benefit from seeing which ETFs are out there to help [more…]

Exchange Traded Funds that Provide Exposure to Metals Commodities

With Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), you can now access investment products that were once the purview of expert industry insiders and professional commodity traders. ETFs offer easy access to commodities [more…]

Exchange Traded Funds that Provide Exposure to Agricultural Commodities

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) let the weekend investor access investment products that were once the purview of expert industry insiders and professional commodity traders. ETFs can provide easy access [more…]

Invest in Commodities through Funds and Indexes

A common misconception among investors is that you can only trade commodities by opening a futures account. While the futures markets certainly provide an avenue into the commodities markets, you have [more…]

An Introduction to Exchange-Traded Funds and Mutual Funds

For many folks and for many years, the only choice besides investing directly in stocks was to invest indirectly through mutual funds. Now, with the advent of ETFs, investors have greater choices than [more…]

An Introduction to Bullish ETFs for Stock Investment

You may wake up one day and say “I think that the stock market will do very well going forward from today” and that’s just fine if you think so. Maybe your research on the general economy, financial outlook [more…]

When to Use Bearish ETFs in Your Stock Portfolio

Most ETFs are bullish in nature because they invest in a portfolio of stocks that they expect to go up in due course. But some ETFs have a bearish focus. Bearish ETFs [more…]

How Indexes Can Give You Insight to ETF Investment Vehicles

For stock investors, ETFs that are bullish or bearish are ultimately tied to major market indexes. You should take a quick look at indexes to better understand them [more…]

Past Investment Mistakes Are Great Teachers for Stock Purchases Today

Because most stock investors ignored some basic observations about economics in the late 1990s, they subsequently lost trillions in their stock portfolios during 2000–2002. [more…]

Canadian Brokerages Offering ETFs

If you’re a Canadian investor considering tapping into the flourishing exchange-traded fund market, then you’re certain to have questions about which provider most fits your needs. Luckily, the following [more…]

4 Top Canadian Websites for ETF Advice

More and more Canadian investors are checking out exchange-traded funds as a means of lowering their investment costs and diversifying their portfolios. Of course, finding accessible, trustworthy advice [more…]

Some Interesting Facts about ETFs in Canada

It’s hard to imagine that only a few short years ago, the exchange-traded fund market in Canada was made up of only two providers! The following are a few facts and figures that indicate how the Canadian [more…]

Exchange-Traded Funds For Canadians For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Although the world’s very first exchange-traded fund began trading in Canada on the Toronto Stock Exchange way back in 1990, Canadian ETFs have only truly exploded onto the mainstream investing landscape [more…]

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