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Today is Labor Day in the U.S., a Federal holiday that celebrates the contributions of workers all around the country, typically by giving workers the day off. In that spirit, we wanted to outline some of the hardest working ETFs listed in the U.S. and those that have been able to rise above the fold. Below, we display some of the most successful ETFs across the industry: [click to continue…]

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A black swan event is one that is unprecedented and unexpected; they take swarms of people by surprise and have a pronounced impact. These can be both positive and negative events, though the term has become more associated with negativity. A number of these events have impacted the investing world over the years, creating a slight sense of anxiety, as nobody ever wants to be caught off guard for another occurrence like the Great Depression. [click to continue…]

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Sometimes, trying to describe ETFs and how they operate can be a little dry. We decided to spice things up and highlight some of the most crucial points surrounding ETFs using animated GIFs.

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This year started off on a very strong note after equities exploded out of the gates on Wall Street following the successful resolution to the fiscal cliff on New Year’s eve. As budget woes passed and worries over the eurozone’s recovery eased up, domestic stocks took the lead and investors from around the world embraced […]

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The appeal of alternative asset classes has grown considerably over the last few years for a number of reasons. ETFs have opened up the doors to previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market, allowing for self-directed investors of all sizes to tap into everything from commodities to merger arbitrage strategies through the purchase of a single […]

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Bubbles, sell-offs, and bear markets have become a part of our everyday vocabulary as the financial world has taken investors, as well as innocent bystanders, for quite the roller coaster ride this past decade alone. Whether you’re a stock guru or not, it’s no surprise that Wall Street has experienced some turbulent times over the […]

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It is an undeniable fact that the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since the first ever ETF hit the streets in 1993. With over 1,400 products to choose from, investors can now easily and cost-effectively tailor exposure to nearly every corner of the investable universe. From plain vanilla funds to ETPs that […]

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After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Mexico, Medical Devices, and MLPs. As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories, ETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.

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After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Livestock, Latin America, and Leisure. As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories, ETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.

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After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Kenya, Kellogg, and KraneShares. As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories, ETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.

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The Complete History of the SPY

by on July 25, 2013 | Updated April 21, 2014

The S&P 500 SPDR is the oldest and best-known exchange-traded fund. Here’s a quick primer on the history of SPY, by the numbers: Vital Stats

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After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Junk Bonds, Jordan, and Jefferies. As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories, ETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.

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