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Jared Cummans is an Analyst for ETFdb.com, where he contributes on a daily basis. Jared's articles have been featured in a number of financial publications, including Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. He joined the ETFdb team in 2010 and has quickly grown to be one of the most influential authors in the industry. His ETF interests include dividend products as well as the commodity space. Jared graduated from DePaul University with a degree in finance and currently lives in Chicago.

Recent Content By Jared Cummans
ETF Investing

How to Analyze ETFs: A Beginner's Guide

Since coming onto the investment scene in 1993, the market for ETFs has expanded dramtically,...

ETF Investing

10 Excellent Videos About Long-Term Investing

For many, taking a long view is the key to investment success. Long-term investing — using a ...

ETF Industry

20 Years of ETF Investing

While many analysts discuss exchange-traded funds as the newest trend for investors, the first of...

Portfolio Management

25 Things Every Financial Advisor Should Know About ETFs

The rapid expansion of the ETF industry has been one of the most important developments in the...

Leveraged ETFs

7 Risks of Trading Leveraged ETFs and How to Avoid Them

Exchange-traded funds have found their way into countless portfolios, as investors of all types...

Equity ETFs

Best and Worst S&P 500 Days of the Last 20 Years (SPY)

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY A) debuted in 1993 and became one of the most popular investment...

ETF Investing

Do ETFs Pay Dividends?

The theme of dividend investing has taken portfolios by storm, as ultra-low rates have forced...

ETF Investing

ETF Distributions and Capital Gains

Income investing has become particularly popular in recent years, as near-zero interest rates...

ETF Trading Strategies

How to Lose $800 Million with ETFs

Over the years there have been a number of complaints about investors losing money using ETFs;...

Leveraged ETFs

Leveraged/Inverse China ETFs

For investors looking to achieve leveraged and inverse exposure to China’s stock market, there...

ETF Investing

Simplifying Your ETF Portfolio for Better Returns

We often tell investors there is no shame in a simple portfolio – advice that is easier given...

Equity ETFs

SPY Alternatives: 9 Spinoffs of the Original S&P 500 ETF

When ETFs began to make their way into the investing mainstream, almost all products were “plain...

MLP ETFs

Tax Treatment of MLP ETFs vs. MLP ETNs

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are entities that own infrastructure, such as pipelines that...

Equity ETFs

The Complete History of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the oldest and most used benchmarks across the globe....

Volatility ETFs

The Complete History of the VIX and VXX

The CBOE Volatility Index, known as the VIX, has been among the most popular benchmarks over the...

ETF Investing

Why are ETFs so Much Cheaper than Mutual Funds?

ETFs have found their way into countless portfolios over the years thanks to the efficiency of...

Technology ETFs

The Most Popular Internet ETF: DJ Internet Index Fund (FDN)

In 2006, First Trust became the first issuer to offer investors a way to target one of the...

News

SPDR Homebuilders ETF on a Tear (XHB)

The U.S. housing market was one of the biggest catalysts behind the Great Recession in 2008, as...

News

Trading Trend: UNG Nears Seasonal Lows

The United Stated Natural Gas Fund (UNG B-) has had a tough year, losing nearly 40% of its value...

News

Diamond Hill Enters ETF World, PowerShares Launches Currency-Hedged Fund (DHVW, FXEU)

The ETF world continued its growth over the past week as two new funds hit the market. One of...

News

Investors Ditch SPY for VOO in Q1

The first quarter of 2015 is officially on the books and the bull run on Wall Street celebrated...

News

BOND Recovering from Bill Gross Exodus

In September of 2014, Bill Gross shook up the fixed income world when he announced that he would...

News

6 Things Analysts Wish They'd Asked WisdomTree’s CEO…

The one question I couldn’t believe analysts didn’t ask Jonathan “Jono” Steinberg, WisdomTree’s...

News

Global X, Recon Capital Debut Two ETFs (ACTX, UK)

The ETF world grew by two this week, as Global X and Recon Capital each debuted a unique fund.

News

ETF Spotlight: SuperDividend ETF (SDIV)

The ETF world opened up virtually every corner of the investing world, giving investors a...

Commodity ETFs

A Brief History of Commodity ETF Spikes

Commodity investing has long been known for its volatility, attracting traders who seek large...

Dividend ETFs

Dividend ETF Investing: An ETFdb.com Guide

Value investing is one of the oldest and most popular equity strategies, mastered by legendary...

Energy ETFs

Energy ETF Cheat Sheet: Expenses, Dividends & Returns

Allocations to energy stocks are a key component of many investing strategies, and this sector is...

Dividend ETFs

ETFs with the Largest Dividend Payout

Investing has taken a heavy dividend focus in recent years, as the Fed has frozen interest rates...

Emerging Markets ETFs

Frontier Market ETF Investing: An ETFdb.com Guide

Emerging market investing has taken off in recent years, as investors have sought out sources of...

Energy ETFs

How to Invest in the Energy Sector with ETFs

Energy has long been a popular destination for all types of investors, ranging from smaller...

Energy ETFs

Screening Energy ETFs: An ETFdb.com Guide

The ETF universe includes products that target several different types of energy resources,...

Energy ETFs

The Best Energy ETFs: VDE vs XLE and More

The ETF industry has grown quickly in recent years; there are now more than 1,600 products. In...

Commodity ETFs

Top 50 Commodities Blogs

For those looking to invest in commodities, there are several compelling ETF options. You can...

Portfolio Management

101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have burst on to the scene in the late 2000s and early 2010s, raking...

Retirement Advice

ETF Alternatives to High Yield Savings Accounts

The average savings account in the U.S. offers investors a paltry 0.06% APY, with some as low as...

Precious Metals ETFs

How Gold ETFs are Taxed

When it comes to commodity investing, taxes can be something of a burden for investors. Trying to...

Equity ETFs

How the S&P 500 (SPY) Reacts to Unemployment Reports

One of the most important economic indicators is the monthly employment report that is released...

Investor Tools & Resources

The 25 Best ETF Newsletters

Sometimes it’s nice to have investment information and analysis delivered right to your email...

Precious Metals ETFs

The Gold Trust (OUNZ): How to Get Physical Gold Delivery

The Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ ) marked a major first in the ETF world upon its debut. For years,...

International ETFs

The iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA): A Complete History

The iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA A) debuted in the latter half of 2001 and quickly rose to fame in...

Volatility ETFs

VIX ETF Options: Leveraged, Inverse, and More

As ETFs have become more targeted and specialized, they have allowed all types of investors to...

ETF Investing

10 Essential Apps for Intelligent ETF Investors

Smartphone apps make it easy to accomplish nearly anything, from staying on top of your weight...

ETF Industry

5 ETFs that Changed the Investing World

It’s no secret that exchange traded products have had a major impact on the investing world, as...

Actively Managed ETFs

Active ETFs: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

As active ETFs have burst onto the scene, a number of investors have expressed confusion over...

ETF Investing

Building the Perfect ETF Portfolio (with 20/20 Hindsight)

One of the most frustrating aspects of investing is hindsight. The could have, should have, would...

ETF Tax Efficiency

ETFs and K-1s Tax Reporting

ETFs have become so popular in part because of the tax efficiencies that they offer relative to...

Oil & Natural Gas ETFs

How UNG Reacts to Weekly EIA Natural Gas Storage Reports

The United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG B-) is not only one of the most popular commodity ETFs in...

Q&A Interviews

Invest Like a Billionaire: Under the Hood of the IBLN ETF

ETFs have undeniably opened up the doors to asset classes that were previously accessible only by...

ETF Investing

Ten Commandments of ETF Investing

As ETFs have burst on to the scene the number of products available and complexity of exposure...

Oil & Natural Gas ETFs

Top Leveraged Natural Gas ETFs: UGAZ, DGAZ, BOIL and More

When it comes to trying to gain exposure to natural gas, futures contracts can be especially...

ETF Industry

Understanding ETFs: Imagine a World Without ETFs

Exchange traded funds hit the scene in 1993 and have since revolutionized the investing world....

ETF Investing

Why Invest with ETFs? A Beginner's Guide

An ETF is an exchange-traded fund. For simplicity’s sake, you can think of it as a mutual fund...

News

ETF Scorecard - April 24th Edition

To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and...

International ETFs

Single Country ETFs: How They've Performed Since Inception

On March 12, 1996, iShares launched a suite of 17 single-country focused ETFs, all of which still...

News

Exploring the Currency-Hedged ETF Trend

Currency-hedging has been around the ETF world for years, allowing investors to gain exposure to...

News

State Street Launches Quality Mix ETF (QUS)

State Street added a new equity product to their ETF lineup this week as it debuted the SPDR MSCI...

News

Investors Lose Confidence in Markets in Q1

2015 has been a back and forth trial for markets, as a definitive direction has yet to emerge....

News

ETF Spotlight: Market Vectors TR Gold Miners (GDX)

The ETF world has expanded rapidly over the last two decades, as investors now have access to...

News

ETF Scorecard - April 3rd Edition

To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and...

News

BRIC ETFs Stand Conflicted

The BRIC nations (consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, and China) are investor favorites in the...

News

Global X Launches Two SuperDividend ETFs (SDEM, SRET)

Global X kicked off the week with two new income-focused ETFs, the SuperDividend Emerging Markets...

News

ETF Spotlight: Ranger Equity Bear ETF (HDGE)

As the ETF world continues to expand, investors have more dynamic options at their fingertips...

News

Investors Pile Into HEDJ on ECB Stimulus

In late January, the European Central Bank announced a 60 billion ($69 billion) a month expansion...

News

Deutsche Bank Launches 3 ETFs, WisdomTree Unveils Small Cap Euro Hedged Fund (EMIH, HYIH, IGIH, EUSC)

March started off with a bang, as Deutsche Bank and WisdomTree have collectively unveiled four...

News

Gold Mining ETFs on the Mend

Gold miners have been struggling over the last few years, as the bull market in equities...

News

ETF Spotlight: Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares (GLTR)

In late 2010, ETF Securities debuted a new kind of precious metals fund, one that applied the...

News

KraneShares Announces Emerging Market ETF; AdvisorShares Launches Floating Rate Fund (KEMP, FLRT)

KraneShares announced its newest ETF yesterday, the FTSE Emerging Markets Plus ETF (KEMP B-)...

News

Investors Betting on an Oil Rebound with USO

The story of oil’s demise is hardly anything new; the latter half of 2014 saw crude grab...

News

UBS Launches Leveraged Dividend ETN (SMHD)

As we move into the second month of the year, the ETF industry is bound to pick up the pace of...

News

ETF Spotlight: DB US Deflation ETN (DEFL)

In 2011, Invesco PowerShares launched a one-of-a-kind ETN in the DB US Deflation ETN (DEFL B+)....

News

Alternative Energy ETFs Taking a Hit as Crude Tumbles

For the better part of the trailing year, crude oil epic collapse has captured headlines across...

News

ETF Securities, PowerShares and QuantShares Debut ETFs (ZLRG, ZSML, EQAL, DIVA)

The ETF world is beginning to pick up steam as we move into the New Year, as there have already...

News

Brazil ETFs Set to Continue Struggle in 2015

Brazil has long been one of the most alluring emerging market economies, earning itself the...

News

ETF Spotlight: Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ)

The ETF world is continually growing, making it more and more difficult for investors of all...

News

ALPS Launches Biotech ETF; Vanguard Files for Municipal Bond ETF

2014 was a great year for new ETFs, as more than 185 new funds hit the market, with one even...

News

Contrarian ETF Plays for 2015

2014 saw its fair share of volatility and uncertainty, but it will ultimately go down as another...

News

The Best and Worst Commodity ETFs of 2014

It was a wild year for commodity ETFs, as a number of of hard assets were all across the board...

News

The Best and Worst Performing Country ETFs of 2014

2014 was characterized by another year of strong performance in the U.S., as the bull market that...

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3 Treasury Bond ETFs Planning a Rebound

After weakening over the first half of September, Treasury bonds and related ETFs are making a...

Core ETF Channel

A Cost-Effective Route For Mid-Cap Exposure

Investors looking for a good deal on mid-cap ETFs do not have to look far as the ETF fee battles...

Relative Value Investing Channel

An ETF Play as $150M Robotics Plant in China Opens

From a global perspective, the rise of the robots continue as Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB...