ETFS

Can you make money from trading in gold? With an increasing number of technology startups diversifying and innovating in a number of different industries within the financial sector, this has in turn, has opened up many ways that retail consumers can make a little bit of cash on the side. Tomorrow Goldex, the first smart
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Netflix is the highest flying FAANG stock this year. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg. You’ve heard warnings about your low-fee index fund: It’s perilously loaded with Facebook , Amazon.com , Apple , Netflix and Google  (Alphabet), because the capitalization-based nature of the S&P 500 means you’re buying them at ever-higher prices. Yet the smart money (think Warren
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City. Photo: Spencer… [+] Platt/Getty Images Exchange Traded Fund (ETFs) can be a great way to manage your portfolio, but you have so many choices now, so which are the best ETFs to use? This question is not as straightforward as it
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Shutterstock Sometimes you’re not sure where to start with investing. It turns out many experts have come up with portfolios that they would, and often do, implement for themselves or their loved ones. Here we run through some of the most robust options. Warren Buffett – The 90/10 Portfolio This portfolio follows the instructions that
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The chart you see above is one that has been presented in many forms over the past couple of decades. Throughout the current century, this simple graph of the emotional roller coaster that is investing, as well as life itself, has been a very helpful tool for people in my industry.  My only question today
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Best Buy ETFs Shutterstock These 21 funds have the lowest holding costs for short-term speculators. If you want a brief exposure to smaller companies, use one of the exchange-traded funds that get to the top of our cost efficiency rankings. The scorecard here reports the cost of maintaining a $10,000 stake for three months. That cost
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How much should you invest outside the U.S.? Photo: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images) One critical question for all stock investors is, what should my international exposure be? Unfortunately, here investors can be their own worst enemy. This issue may end up hurting performance, or increasing risk, or both. On average, U.S. investors hold around 15% of their
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Shutterstock Wall Street is working on a new platform which will ease the trading, storing and spending digital assets. That’s bullish for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It will help them gain acceptance among investors, merchants and consumers. Last week, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced plans to form a new company, Bakkt, with the purpose to create
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Master limited partnership investors are going to get a 20% deduction. How does it work? Good news for income investors: The tax treatment of energy partnerships, already pretty good, just got better. This essay will explain how these investments are taxed, and how the new 20% deduction for pass-through business income will affect them. MLPs
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This article is more than 10 years old. In this new Morningstar video, I discuss my forthcoming book, The Power of Passive Investing, and argue that the more actively managed funds you put in a portfolio, and the longer those funds are held, the lower the probability that this active fund portfolio will outperform a
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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/26/11, Epoch Holding Corp (NASD: EPHC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 11/11/11. As a percentage of EPHC’s recent stock price of $18.18, this dividend works out to approximately 0.44%. Below is a dividend history chart for EPHC,
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(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Investment management is a complex business, sometimes unnecessarily so. Like any sector of the economy, it has entrenched interests who gain from keeping the mystique level high and barriers to entry intact. The first step for retirees, then, is to understand the players and their motivations. After all, it’s your money. Placing
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The polls are clear and dismaying. Just 13% of Americans are “very confident” in their retirement planning, while 38% are “somewhat confident,” the Employee Benefit Research Institute found in a 2013 poll. That means nearly half of us (49%) are somewhere on the other side of that line. Shockingly, nearly a third of Americans (28%) are
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If you’re reading these words, I’d wager it’s because the headline piqued your interest. From that, it seems clear that you already know what an IRA is and think you might need one. Mostly probably, though, you don’t have one. But you should, and you probably should have two. Let me explain why. If you have a
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Retail cash outflows from U.S. high-yield funds deepened to $859 million in the week ended April 29, and there was a huge influence from the exchange-traded-fund segment, at 85% of the withdrawal, or $724 million, according to Lipper. The outflow expands upon the $162 million withdrawal last week, for a net $1 billion redemption over the
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A prudent investor takes advantage of market dips. He buys oversold assets when the market panics—and stays the course during recoveries. Unfortunately, prudent investors looking to add to their portfolios now can’t capitalize on a panicking market. This year saw two great buying opportunities: first in February when the market freaked out over global economic
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Travel Rewards Credit Cards Pexels As summer travel heats up, it’s an opportune time to consider a rewards credit card. Here’s what you need to know and how to choose the best rewards credit cards. What Are The Major Types of Rewards Credit Cards? There are several types of rewards credit cards, including cash back
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The Asia-Pacific region enjoys stability as a whole, and broad and multiple forms of regional cooperation has produced market results. – Wu Bangguo The iShares Asia 50 ETF (NASDAQ:AIA) enables prospective investors to dabble with 50 of the largest Asian stocks. In this article, I will highlight some of the good and bad aspects of
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At least for the past three years, if not longer, many experts have been betting on the resurgence of small-cap stocks. Barron’s even called 2017 “the year of the small cap”. So far, and apart from a few head fakes, these hopes have been crushed by continued underperformance relative to large cap (more on this
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Since the COVID-related market meltdown in March, equity funds (including ETFs) have continued to suffer net outflows despite the average equity fund moving into positive territory and posting a year-to-date return of 2.93%. They have handed back some $317.0 billion year to date (their largest net outflows for any full one-year period) through the Refinitiv
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Thesis Summary The Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund (FBGRX) is an ETF that invests most of its assets into blue-chip growth stocks. It has outperformed its peers and the market over the last few years and I have strong reasons to believe this will continue. The fund invests in large and established companies, which have
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Like most asset classes, global bonds have seen very little action over the past few months. The Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX) is virtually unchanged since I wrote “BNDX: Another Wave Lower In Global Bonds Is Likely” three months ago; this may be the calm before the storm. The economic situation has changed a
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The following data is derived from trading activity on the Tradeweb Markets institutional European- and U.S.-listed ETF platforms. European-Listed ETFs Total traded volume Notional volume executed on the Tradeweb European-listed ETF marketplace reached EUR 30.7 billion in September. The proportion of transactions processed via Tradeweb’s Automated Intelligent Execution (AiEX) tool was 72%. Adriano Pace, head
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