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ETFs have simplified and democratized the investment process by leaps and bounds over the years. These financial instruments have helped to open up doors to strategies and asset classes that were previously out-of-reach for most self-directed investors; however, with innovation also comes complexity, and ETFs are no exception to this rule [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn].  [click to continue…]

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Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. [click to continue…]

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How To Lose Money Trading ETFs

by on July 23, 2012 | Updated December 8, 2014

ETFs have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced this product structure as the preferred means of tapping into previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market. In addition to offering transparent, diversified and cost-efficient exposure to virtually any asset class, ETFs have also gained popularity with more active traders who […]

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After a week that has seen some of the steepest sell-offs in recent memory, there are plenty of portfolios drenched in red. Before Thursday’s reprieve, a string of negative developments hammered markets around the globe, sending many equities down by double digits in a matter of a few short days. The recent bout of instability […]

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Monday marks the first day of trading for the iPath Long Enhanced S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (VZZB), a new exchange-traded note that will offer leveraged exposure to an index comprised of mid-term VIX futures. The underlying volatility benchmark consists of four-, five-, six- and seven-month futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index (better […]

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iPath, the largest issuer of exchange-traded notes in the U.S., announced a major addition to its product lineup on Tuesday by rolling out 11 new leveraged ETNs. The new products included five paired products offering leveraged exposure to benchmarks underlying some of the most popular exchange-traded products, including the S&P 500, Russell 2000, and MSCI […]

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