ETF Investing

Growth? Value? Smart ETF Investors Get Both

An eroding middle class makes retail investing tricky -- but here's how you can splash around in this space. Read Article

Precious Metals ETFs Are Ready to Shine

Unloved precious metals could see a lift in the second half of the year. Read Article

5 Dividend ETFs Doling Out Monthly Dividends

Looking to smooth-out your retirement income? Then these five monthly dividend ETFs are for you. Read Article

Leveraged ETFs – They’re Awful. Just Not Apocalyptically Awful.

BlackRock's CEO shouldn't sweat leveraged ETFs too much. They're hazardous, sure, and average investors shouldn't touch them. But they won't 'blow up the whole industry,' either. Read Article

No, Gold Prices Aren’t Poised to Fall off a Cliff (GLD)

Gold prices have been pressured of late, but the reasons for the pullback don't seem to have any staying power. GLD is spooked, but not out. Read Article

Big Money Is Chasing the Gold Miners ETF

Strong demand could lead to higher prices for GDX, the gold miners ETF. Read Article

Diversification: A Step-by-Step Guide How NOT to Do It

Diversification won’t prevent market losses. But properly executed, it should limit risk and reduce your portfolio’s volatility. Read Article

In the World of Tech ETFs, Old Trumps New

Avoid highfliers among tech ETFs in favor of steady dividend payers right now. Read Article

ETFs Let You Invest in What You Know … But Be Smart About It

Don't make the mistake of overconcentrating in your preferred sector just because you know that space inside and out. Read Article

Why You Need to Sell Your High-Yield Bond ETF NOW

The downside potential far outweighs any remaining upside in high yield bonds. If you own high-yield bond ETFs such as HYG and JNK, now is the time to sell. Read Article

3 International Dividend ETFs That Trump the U.S. for Income

Dividend ETFs in the U.S. are starting to decline in yield thanks to go-go price gains. Income hunters should turn their eyes across the ocean. Read Article

Smart ETF Investors Always Follow the Money

It's just a steady drip so far, but the flow of money pouring into emerging markets could become a deluge before too long. Read Article

Building Your Investment Portfolio Shouldn’t Be Scary

Diversify and keep costs low, and you'll be well on your way to a stable, long-term investment portfolio. Read Article

Big Moves in Emerging Market ETFs – What You Need to Know

Trend reversal, election hopes, macro maneuvers -- here's what you need to know about India, Brazil, China and other emerging market ETFs. Read Article

Reduce Risk — But Do It Shrewdly With ETFs

It's time to exit riskier plays and tread where the trends are favorable and the value is more identifiable -- and you can do it all with ETFs. Read Article

Believe It: International ETFs Look Like a Buy Here

Uneasiness in the U.S. is making international ETFs look better than they have in a long time. Here are some big opportunities you can buy now. Read Article

Is It Time to Buy Russian and Chinese Stocks?

Russian and Chinese stocks are incredibly cheap, but they're also shaded by wide clouds of fear and doubt. Is the value prospect worth it? Read Article

Will Emerging Market Stocks Outperform in 2014?

Emerging market stocks have lagged since 2011, but now may be the time to take a diversified bet on these beaten down picks with emerging market ETF funds. Read Article

Bargain ETFs Are Sitting in Plain View

The technical picture for U.S. stocks is weakening, yet they couldn't be pricier. Take your eyes off America for now and put them on bargain ETFs overseas. Read Article

Hold That Button Before You Buy Consumer Staples for Safety (XLP)

Consumer staples have rallied and outpaced the S&P 500 in 2014. But with valuations rich, how long can the rally in consumer staples, and XLP, continue? Read Article