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4 Funds That Will Help Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

4 Funds That Will Help Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

This is how investors can endure and thrive among rising interest rates Conventional wisdom often dictates that rising interest rates can be a pain for investors. Unfortunately, the Federal Reserve has boosted borrowing costs four times since the start of 2017, including once to this point this year. Some bond market observers still see interest […]

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5 Smart-Beta Bond ETFs For Smart Fixed Income Investors

5 Smart-Beta Bond ETFs For Smart Fixed Income Investors

There are more smart-beta bond ETFs to consider than many investors may think March was a rough month for smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as assets under management for alternatively weighted ETFs declined 0.96% on a global basis, but smart beta funds still represent a significant percentage of the overall ETF universe. Importantly, that March […]

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Mutal Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds–What’s The Difference?

| May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mutal Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds–What’s The Difference?

One key rule in investing is to not put all your eggs in one basket–or all your money in the stock of one company.  No matter how great the company, no matter how long it has been in existence or how well known it is, it could fail–case in point:  Sears.  While Sears has not […]

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Avoid These Mistakes In ETF Investing

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
Avoid These Mistakes In ETF Investing

While ETFs investing is very popular with many investors for its ease of use, transparency, diversification benefits, low cost and tax efficiency, it has a number of risks that have to be taken into account by investors. Why ETFs? ETF or an exchange-traded fund, is an investment fund that trades similar to stocks in the […]

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5 Under-The-Radar Dividend ETFs For Every Investor

5 Under-The-Radar Dividend ETFs For Every Investor

These dividend ETFs don’t grab a lot of press but income investors should give these funds a look Dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) represent a significant percentage of the overall ETF universe and an even bigger chunk of the smart beta space. In the U.S., there are more than 200 dividend and income ETFs available to […]

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7 ETFs For Growing Emerging Markets Income

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
7 ETFs For Growing Emerging Markets Income

Emerging markets dividends are poised to grow these year — time to get in After easily trouncing U.S. stocks in 2017, emerging markets equities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are looking for more of the same this year. While 2018 is still in its early stages, the widely followed MSCI Emerging Markets Index is outpacing the S&P […]

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Evaluating Dividend ETFs

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Evaluating Dividend ETFs

My site is read by readers from all walks of life. We have those with no experience investing, to those who have been through the ups and downs of the past half a century (and even longer). We also have a variety of readers, who are interested in the concept of dividend growth investing, but who […]

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3 ETFs To Buy The Blockchain In 2018

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
3 ETFs To Buy The Blockchain In 2018

No bitcoin fund? No problem. While regulators are telling ETF issuers to scrap plans for funds based on the cryptocurrency, new avenues for digital currency are emerging: blockchain ETFs promising exposure to blockchain companies. Among financial technologies, blockchain is fairly new. Originally created as a centralized ledger and record-keeping system for digital currency transactions, blockchain […]

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7 Best Technology ETFs For 2018 And Beyond

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
7 Best Technology ETFs For 2018 And Beyond

These technology ETFs could be leaders through the rest of the year You don’t need me to tell you that technology was the best-performing sector in the S&P 500 last year. The Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLK), the largest technology ETF by assets, jumped 34.3% in 2017, easily topping the 21.7% returned by the broader market. Of course, 2018 […]

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3 ETFs To Buy Before They Charge Higher In 2018

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 ETFs To Buy Before They Charge Higher In 2018

The markets continue their bullish run into year-end. Here’s how to profit. The market continues to press higher as the heightened prospects of a tax reform deal has seemingly filled the rally tank as we head into the end-of-the-year, which is normally bullish for stocks and ETFs to buy. Investors are beginning to scramble for […]

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