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These days it seems like there is an ETF for just about anything you can possibly imagine. Investors have more options available at their fingertips than ever before. No matter what kind of investor you are, or where you place your focus, there is almost undoubtedly a perfect ETF for you. Below, we outline the best fit ETF for a number of different investor types and mindsets [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETFdb Daily Roundup]: [click to continue…]

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We have often told investors that there is no shame in a simple portfolio – advice that is easier given than followed when it comes right down to it. Among many retail investors, there is a sense that only owning a few securities makes for a portfolio that is too simple, or one that lacks some sort of complexity. But that stigma is one that is based in little fact, as a simplified portfolio often outperforms a more complex and active one [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our . [click to continue…]

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We took a look at the performance of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) on the day of the release of every non-farm payrolls report since the recession ended in 2009. The results had some obvious findings, but also some surprising ones.

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The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) debuted in 1993 and worked its way to becoming one of the most popular investment vehicles in the world. Over that two-decade period SPY has seen its fair share of market ups and downs including some historic bull runs and crashes. We took a look back at SPY over […]

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101 #ETFFunFacts

by on April 17, 2014 | Updated April 22, 2014

With nearly $3 trillion in total global assets, it is clear that these vehicles are here to stay. To better educate our audience, we offer 101 ETF fun facts that many investors probably are not aware of.

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Buy On The Dip Prospects December 30th Edition

by on December 30, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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12 Cheap ETFs Every Trader Must Know

by on March 20, 2013 | Updated December 8, 2014

The popularity of ETFs–for their transparency, diversity across asset classes and low fees–have created a lot of competition between ETF providers to attract volume. One way ETFs attract volume is through a low expense ratio (ER). The ER is the fee charged to manage your funds on a yearly basis, expressed as a percentage. While […]

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It’s pretty darn hard, if not altogether impossible, to read through any sort of financial publication these days without running across some mention of the S&P 500 Index. This revered benchmark has found its way onto the radar screens of countless investors and traders since its inception in 1957. More importantly, the proliferation of ETFs has […]

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Bears At The Gates

by on January 28, 2013

Buying pressures were alive and kicking last week as upbeat earnings results and encouraging employment data on the home front kept confidence levels afloat. The coveted S&P 500 Index managed to settle past the psychologically significant 1,500 level last week, while the grandfather of the ETF industry, SPY, celebrated its 20th birthday [see S&P 500 Visual History]. […]

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In addition to being one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world, the S&P 500 also serves as the basis for the world’s largest ETF. Between SPY, IVV and VOO, there is more than $160 billion linked to this index in U.S.-listed ETFs, significantly more than any other benchmark [for updates on all […]

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ETFs Then And Now

by on December 19, 2012

As the calendars get ready to flip to 2013, another chapter in the relatively short history of ETFs will be written. Next year will mark the official 20th birthday for ETFs, as SPY will enter its third decade as a publicly traded security. It’s remarkable to see just how much the ETF industry has changed […]

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Are UITs Better Than ETFs?

by on November 26, 2012 | Updated July 8, 2014

The term “ETF” is used by many investors to refer to a wide range of financial structures that aren’t technically 1940 Act Exchange-Traded Funds. Many of the most popular ETFs included in our Free ETF Screener are technically Unit Investment Trusts (UITs), a type of security that functions in largely the same way as an […]

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