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Justin Kuepper

Exchange-traded funds have become extremely popular over the past two decades, as investors have sought easier ways to invest across new markets and asset classes. With over a billion shares per day traded last year, ETFs account for nearly one-third of all dollar volume traded on U.S. exchanges. In this article, we’ll take a look at the role that liquidity plays and some things investors should consider [see How to Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified U.S.-traded security. Energy equities represent one of these corners of the market, where it’s important to remain diversified given the volatility present in many of the underlying commodities moving the market. Fortunately, there are many ETFs that are uniquely suited to help investors build exposure into their portfolios [Download 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. [click to continue…]

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The healthcare industry has been one of the fastest growing segments in the market, with the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare ETF outperforming the SPDR S&P 500 ETF over the past 1-year, 5-year, and 10-year periods. By enabling investors to purchase diversified exposure in a single security, exchange-traded funds represent a great way to efficiently […]

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Exchange-traded funds have exploded in popularity since their introduction in 1993, with more than 1,400 different ETFs and ETNs now available in the U.S. alone. By holding a diversified basket of securities, ETFs reach into corners of the market that were previously inaccessible to the average investor. But as with any investment, due diligence, patience, […]

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Exchange-traded funds have found their way into countless portfolios, as investors of all types have embraced their cost-efficient, diversified exposure to virtually every corner of the global markets. Given their liquidity and access, active traders have increasingly expanded their playbook to include ETFs, accounting for a greater share of trades. Leveraged ETFs have become especially […]

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Leveraged ETFs have become very popular among active traders looking to increase their exposure to a given index without buying on margin. While the SEC has warned of their risk on multiple occasions, many traders continue to utilize these ETFs without taking into account all of the associated risks. For example, the daily compounding they […]

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Exchange-traded funds have made it easy for individual investors to affordably invest in nearly anything. From hard commodity ETFs to international equity ETFs, individual investors have access to corners of the market that were previously accessible to only institutions. But, ETFs have also made it easy to invest in a targeted portfolio of common stocks […]

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Stock options provide traders and investors with an easy way to control the risk-to-reward profile of a trade or investment. While some aspects of options trading can be complicated, the basics are relatively easy to understand and implement in everyday situations, since all options boil down to either buying or selling the rights to buy […]

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Exchange-traded funds have taken the market by storm, with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management across more than 3,000 securities. These ETFs provide everyday investors with exposure to previously inaccessible corners of the market, while enabling them to build a diversified and low-fee stock portfolio both quickly and easily [see The Cheapest ETF for […]

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Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) provide investors with an easy way to reach nearly every corner of the stock market. Those that wish to implement targeted strategies may want to consider enhancing their ETF investing with equity/stock options. These tools make it easier to control risk and better generate profits during almost any market condition [see ETF […]

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Long-term equity anticipation securities (LEAPS) are long-term stock options with expiration dates set at least 12 months into the future. Long-term investors that normally shy away from traditional stock options can use LEAPS to gain long-term exposure to ETFs without actually spending the money to buy shares in them [see ETF Call And Put Options […]

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Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) provide investors with an easy way to reach virtually every corner of the stock market with a single U.S.-traded security. But, those looking to further enhance their trading by limiting risk and/or leveraging profits can take advantage of equity/stock options trading on many of these ETFs [see ETF Call And Put Options […]

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