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Doubling Your Money with ETFs

Forbes’ William Baldwin has a prescription for investors who would like to double their money in the stock market – be very patient and use exchange traded funds. Baldwin recommends different portfolios for a taxable and tax-sheltered account. ┬áIn the $100,000 taxable account, put $10,000 each into Vanguard funds that track large, medium and small […]

Keeping it Simple

Investing in some of the newer and more exotic ETFs can be expensive according to Forbes. The article iShares Exotic ETFs points out that some of the newer funds with a narrow focus carry high expense ratios and trade at a larger than average bid-ask spread. The article recommends sticking with broad-based exchange traded funds […]

Vanguard and BlackRock Vie for Emerging Market Investors

Emerging market investors have over $50 billion invested in just two exchange traded funds. According to John Spence in the WSJ column BlackRock, Vanguard Battle for ETF Assets, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (EEM) and the Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) were the fourth and fifth largest U.S. listed ETFs at the end […]

Pay Attention to Tracking Error

When buying index funds that cover smaller slices of the market, watch out for the difference between a fund’s performance and the index that the fund is supposed to track. The performance-index gap isn’t a problem for ETFs tied to broad-market benchmarks according to Sam Mamudi in the article Not All Index Funds Are Built […]

Best ETFs for 2010

Investment adviser Steven Goldberg provides his picks for the top exchange traded funds for 2010 on Kiplinger.com. Goldberg belives that the market will reward shares of the biggest and strongest companies this year and, within that category, the faster growers among them. Goldberg’s ETF portfolio for 2010 includes: 55% Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) […]

Banner Year for ETF Bond Funds

2009 was a good year for Bond ETFs. Through November 2009, taxable-bond ETFs had net inflows of $32 billion, the most among major asset classes according to a recent WSJ article by John Spence. Broad-based bond ETFs such as iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund (AGG) and the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) were popular […]

Emerging Market ETFs Spike

While emerging market ETFs have enjoyed large gains since the beginning of March, investors should note that the majority of new money is going into the most liquid funds. WSJ reporter Kejal Vyas writes in the column Emerging Markets See Spike in ETFs that exchange traded funds for emerging market stocks have seen net inflows […]

ETFs for Beginning Investors

US News New Money columnist Katy Marquardt makes the case for exchange traded funds for investors on a budget in her article ETFs for Beginning Investors. Marquardt provides three examples of ETFs that she has invested in to gain international exposure for her portfolio. The ETFs mentioned include Vanguard‘s FTSE All-World ex-U.S. ETF (VEU), which […]

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