ETF Investing

3 International Dividend ETFs for Long-Term Endurance

Care must be taken when identifying opportunities in international dividend ETFs. Here are three choices that stick out from the crowd. Read Article

Investors Win When Boring Beats Sexy (XLU)

Higher investment risk leads to higher investment returns, right? It's a Wall Street axiom, and yet sometime those sexy names don't quite pan out... Read Article

7 High-Yield Dividend ETFs to Gamble On

High-yield dividend ETFs offer a larger stream of income with less risk than an individual stock or bond -- but pitfalls remain. Read Article

The Top 3 Alternative ETFs So Far in 2016

If you're looking for something a little different, these quasi-actively managed alternative ETFs are performing very well so far this year. Read Article

The 3 Best ETFs for When Stocks Go Haywire – DVY, EFAV, XMLV

When stocks are going wild, it helps to have a more stable fallback. With that in mind, let's have a look at three of the best ETFs to own if stocks go haywire. Read Article

To Be or Not To Be the ‘Greater Fool’ By Acquiring More Stocks

It doesn't matter if stocks are overvalued as long as there's a more foolish player willing to pay a higher price. Don't let that person be you Read Article

VXX: The House Always Wins With Volatility ETFs

You can make money with volatility trackers like the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN (VXX), but you need a bit of skill and a lot of luck. There are better market-hedging options out there that don't require you to deal with volatility. Read Article

The 3 Best Ways to Buy the S&P 500

Smart-beta funds use various screens and alternative weighting methods to track the venerable S&P 500, which increases the potential for long-term outperformance. Here are three rising smart-beta stars. Read Article

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) Gets Boost as Rate Hike Fears Diminish

As the risk of a rate hike has been removed, the EEM ETF is clear of obstacles and ready to bounce higher. Read Article

3 Best Vanguard ETFs to Get Defensive

Some of the best Vanguard ETFs focus on defensive stocks. Here are three defensive ETFs to consider for your portfolio. Read Article

IBB: The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) Is Still a Buy

Even if Hillary Clinton becomes the next POTUS, biotech stocks won't sink into oblivion -- that's enough reason to buy the IBB ETF. Read Article

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): Should You Buy the S&P 500 Right Now?

The S&P 500 may seem overvalued, but this doesn't mean you should avoid it. SPY is a solid way to diversify in a rocky economy. Read Article

Why You Should SELL 3x Gold Mining ETFs JNUG and NUGT Today

Shares of 3x leveraged bullish gold miner ETFs JNUG and NUGT are soaring today, each up well over 25% today. Don't buy further here, just lock in your gains. Read Article

The 5 Best ETFs in 2016 … So Far

Many of this year's best ETFs include gold and silver miner funds. These are five of the best to choose from. Read Article

3 Dividend ETFs You Can Hold Forever

Dividend ETFs realize more potency over longer holding periods. With that in mind, here are three dividend ETFs that can be held for forever. Read Article

4 Ways to Invest Without Sacrificing Your Values

Millennials who refuse to compromise their personal values can make money with these social responsibility funds. Read Article

The Hazards of Over-Diversification In Your Investment Advice

One thing I have learned is there are no shortage of opinions or strategies on how to invest your nest egg....but there may be too many. Read Article

Is There a Better Formula For Measuring CEF Valuations?

Investors may believe that it's tougher to uncover relative value in deeply discounted closed-end funds, but I believe it's harder to cut bait... Read Article

The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy Right Now

Many of the best index funds for defending against a few months of volatility are also among the best funds to simply hold for the long-term. Read Article

3 Preferred Stock ETFs to Feed Your Need for Yield

Preferred stocks and ETFs languished a bit in 2015 as market participants priced in multiple rate hikes for 2016. Now, it's time to look again. Read Article