ETF investing has taken the world by storm as a simple and inexpensive method of capturing the power of the world’s major asset classes. The evolution of ETF equities has made diversification easy and free of obstacles for all investors. With a single order, investors can jump into the sector of their choice — bonds, commodities, indexes, industry groups, and overseas markets.
However, the success of ETFs has created new challenges for investors. More than 900 ETFs have sprouted into existence over the past several decades, leading many investors to ask “what should I diversify into?”
The ETF investing archive below provides complete coverage of all things ETFs. Uncover which sectors are a must for your portfolio, how to maximize growth and income, where to find the best bargains, and other insights, including our top ETF picks and ETF investing strategies.
Be sure to also check out our latest report on the Top ETFs, which reveals our 5 favorite ETF investing plays.
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In 2012, a record $263 billion flowed into Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs). But a lot of the new offerings, including Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs), are for traders only.
For adrenaline junkies with money to burn—and maybe some of us mainstream investors—this coffee ETN is looking really good right now.
The healthcare industry is set to undergo massive growth, but ETFs aren’t sufficiently focused to exploit this trend. So we’ve shifted our emphasis from selecting the right ETF to finding the best healthcare stocks.
Although drugmakers took a major hit from the patent cliff, two secular trends should boost the sector in the years to come.
This ETF’s holdings have minimal exposure to potential US budget cuts. But more important, they have significant exposure to the growing demand for healthcare in the emerging markets.
Although a number of naysayers predicted that ETFs would merely be a passing fad, the industry continues to attract significant assets.
The Fed is doing everything possible to kick-start the economy, and equities stand to benefit.
Although politicians are still haggling over tax policy, most investors have already assumed tax rates are headed higher. As such, they’re increasingly abandoning mutual funds in favor of tax-efficient ETFs.
The novelty of a diamond-focused ETF doesn’t necessarily translate into solid investment prospects.