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Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, Australia and New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7303-7697-2
384 pages
September 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: The ABCs of ETFs 7

Chapter 1: The (Relatively) New Kid on the Block 9

Chapter 2: What on Earth Is an ETF, Anyway? 25

Chapter 3: Working Out How ETFs Work 45

Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Players 61

Part II: Building the Equity Side of Your Portfolio 87

Chapter 5: Risk Control, Diversification and Some Other Things You Need to Know 89

Chapter 6: Domestic Bliss: Covering the Bases with Large Caps 107

Chapter 7: Small Caps: Big Potential 123

Chapter 8: Sector Investing: ETFs According to Industry 133

Chapter 9: Going International: ETFs without Borders 145

Chapter 10: Exploring ETFs Listed in the United States 163

Part III: Adding Other ETFs to Your Portfolio 189

Chapter 11: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and High-Yield ETFs 191

Chapter 12: All That Glitters: Gold, Silver and Other Commodities 211

Chapter 13: Working Non-ETFs into Your Investment Mix 229

Part IV: Putting It All Together 249

Chapter 14: Sample ETF Portfolio Menus 251

Chapter 15: Buying and Holding: The Key to ETF Investment Success 273

Chapter 16: Exceptions to the Rule — Rebalancing Your Portfolio 283

Chapter 17: Using ETFs to Fund Your Golden Years 303

Part V: The Part of Tens 323

Chapter 18: Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions about ETFs 325

Chapter 19: Ten Mistakes Most Investors (Even Smart Ones) Make 333

Chapter 20: Ten Forecasts about the Future of ETFs and Personal Investing 339

Part VI: Appendixes 347

Appendix A: Complete Listings of Australian and New Zealand ETFs 349

Appendix B: Great Web Resources to Help You Invest in ETFs 355

Glossary 363

Index 369

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