Top 25 Free, Worthwhile ETF Newsletters

by on June 16, 2009 | Updated May 19, 2014

Sometimes it’s nice to have investment information and analysis delivered right to your email inbox. Whether it’s on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly basis, a newsletter can keep you up to date on the news, as well as provide valuable insight into what might happen down the road. An investment newsletter can also provide you with tools and tips for improvement, and helpful hints when it comes to developing a strategy¬†[see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Now that ETFs are becoming so popular, it is no surprise that the breadth of investment newsletters has expanded to include them. If you are looking for news, information, commentary and analysis related to exchange traded funds, you can get it from a number of newsletters — some of them are even free. Even if a site requires a paid subscription to a newsletter, it is possible to in many cases to get a free trial. (Learn what you can in 14 to 30 days, and then move on.) Here is a list of 25 free ETF newsletters and free trials that can keep you up to date on the latest happenings with one of the hottest types of investement:

Truly Free Newsletters

These are free ETF newsletters with no strings attached. Just enter your email address and start receiving helpful information on trading ETFs.

  1. Simple Stock Trading provides bi-weekly insight into the stock market, including ETF trading ideas. The author of this newsletter trades stocks for a living, so the focus is more on the short term.
  2. FundzTrader offers a regular newsletter focused on mutual funds and ETFs. In addition to receiving analysis and ideas, you can also sign up for an email course that includes techniques for portfolio management and information on building your own hedge fund.
  3. Successful Investment is a weekly newsletter that focuses on the numbers that drive the market. The focus is on technical analysis, and explaining trends in understandable language.
  4. ETF Database provides the latest news and information in the world of exchange traded funds. You will also receive tips and helpful hints for building an investment portfolio centered on ETFs.
  5. ETF Expert offers a weekly newsletter full of information and news on ETFs. Investment insights are also included. ETF Expert also offers a subscription to alerts, as well as a regular podcast.
  6. ETF Guide has a free newsletter that focuses on the latest news and information in the world of exchange traded funds. You also receive trend analysis and trading ideas when you subscribe.
  7. ETF.com sends out a daily newsletter for free. For the short term trader, this may be just the thing. With trend analysis, hot picks and more, the information is about as up to date as you can get.
  8. ETF Market Pro creates and sends a weekly newsletter chock full of investing ideas and news. Additionally, the newsletter contains helpful case studies that can help shed light on your ETF trading adventures.
  9. ETF Newsletter is just what it sounds like: A free newsletter devoted to ETFs. The focus of these newsletter is a weekly comparison of a buy and hold ETF vs. an actively managed ETF. Track performances and get ideas for your own ETF investing.
  10. ETF Trend Trading offers a free newsletter with tips and “insider secrets” about trend trading. The newsletter, however, is designed to lead you into a trading course.
  11. About.com provides a blog on ETFs — and a newsletter. The ETF guide offers a free weekly newsletter that can keep you up to date on ETFs, and how to more effective trade them.
  12. Money and Markets provides a daily newsletter that focuses on a number of different types of investments. However, a portion of each newsletter is devoted to different ETFs. One issue even devoted a significant amount of space to trading gold ETFs.
  13. Weekly Wealth Letter is general investment newsletter, with some emphasis on exchange traded funds. It also includes information on stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies, which could be helpful to you if your ETFs include these financial instruments.
  14. The Market Oracle offers a financial markets newsletter that devotes a portion to ETF happenings. See how the overall market is doing, and understand how that fits in with your ETF investment strategy.
  15. Trading Markets has a number of newsletters that you can subscribe to, including a one-time free newsletter about the top 7 ETFs you should know about. The site also offers daily insight into ETF trading and tips for being a more effective trader.
  16. Investor’s Daily Edge devotes a fairly large chunk of its newsletter to ETFs, and how to effective invest in them.
  17. The Daily Booyah from Jim Cramer (via TheStreet.com) features a number of investment ideas and tips, including ETF information. If you like your investment newsletters with a lot of kick, this could be for you. Watch out for the hype, though.
  18. Tip’d has a Funds and ETFs category that you can subscribe to. Get the latest information, from a variety of sources, on ETFs. The blogosphere offers many possibilities.

Free Trials for ETF Newsletters

In some cases, you may not be offered a free newsletter. But you can still get free information through a trial. Just remember to cancel when the time comes. These ETF newsletters can get pricey if you don’t watch yourself.

  1. ETF Digest offers solid, daily analysis and market comment with a focus on ETFs. If you want a newsletter, the site offers a free 14-day trial, just to give you a taste. Otherwise, the newsletter costs $19.95 per month.
  2. Index Univesrse provides daily insight into ETFs and other index related funds. You can subscribe to the updates and receive daily help and advice right in your inbox. If you are an investment professional, you can get a free print subscription to the monthly publication Journal of Indexes.
  3. MarketWatch has an ETF corner that you can read daily. And you can sign up for a 30 day free trial of the ETF Trader Newsletter. It’s a weekly newsletter that costs $99 per year.
  4. Morpheus Trading Group has a 30 day free trial for its ETF Portfolio Tracker. This is a weekly newsletter that provides sample portfolios that you can replicate for your long term investing needs.
  5. Forbes offers its ETF Advisor for a 30 day trial. The regular cost is $29.95 per month.
  6. ETF Investor from Optionetics provides commentary and analysis in its newsletter. While normally $39 a month, you can get a 30 day free trial to try it out.
  7. XTF provides a 15 day free trial of its premium newsletter. It contains ETF rates, ETF picks and performance information. An actual subscription costs $299 for three months.