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ETF Investing

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures TM ETN (VXX): The Quick Guide to VXX

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures TM ETN (VXX) offers exposure to the volatility of the "fear index". Is VXX right for you? Read Article

The 3 Dumbest Investments You Can Make

You aren't investing when you put money into securities that do not naturally grow over time. Read Article

Vanguard Small-Cap Stock ETFs

If you want cheap access to passively-managed small-cap stock funds, you'll find what you need in one of these Vanguard small-cap stock ETFs. Read Article

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ): The Quick Guide to GDXJ

The VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) tracks the overall performance of the gold mining industry. But is GDXJ right for you? Read Article

Where I See Opportunity in Gold

As geopolitical tensions escalate, gold is trading at a five-month high. That's good news for investors holding GDX, NEM, AEM and AU. Read Article

3 ETFs That You Never Have to Check Up On

Don't buy the story that exchange-traded funds are for day traders. Investors can buy and hold these great ETFs without a second thought. Read Article

3 High-Yield Vanguard ETFs to Buy for Long-Term Gains

Vanguard ETFs aren't just about cost -- some of their ETFs have a great high yield as well. Here are three that pay great dividends. Read Article

The 5 Hottest Tech ETFs of 2017

These lesser known tech ETFs track the hottest technology trends and have been surging this year. Read Article

iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI): The Quick Guide to FXI

The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) is one of the largest China ETFs trading in the U.S. But is the FXI right for you? Read Article

3 of the Best Ways to Buy Utility Stocks

Utility stocks are universally loved for their safety and secure dividends. These ETFs are among the best ways to buy "in bulk." Read Article

Puerto Rico Default Could Hurt Municipal Bonds for the Long Run

The Puerto Rico debt default must be fixed through restructuring that treats all creditors fairly. Otherwise, municipal bonds will suffer. Read Article

5 High-Yield CEF ETFs for Tactical Income Investors

The five ETFs that hold closed-end funds (CEFs) aren't for everyone, but they're a great source of tactical high-yield income. Read Article

iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM): The Quick Guide to IWM

The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is the largest exchange-traded fund that tracks the benchmark index of small caps. Is IWM right for you? Read Article

The 10 Best ETFs to Buy for the Rest of 2017

Volatility has returned with negativity in tow, which means the best ETFs to buy going forward in 2017 are funds that specialize in defense. Read Article

Second-Quarter Outlook: Trends, Risks and Opportunities (VTI)

A look back at recent price action and examining seasonal trends can help frame expectations for the fiscal quarter ahead of us. Read Article

United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (USO): The Quick Guide to USO

The United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (USO) is one of the largest commodity ETFs. But that doesn't make the USO ETF a guaranteed winner. Read Article

The 3 Best Vanguard ETFs for Retirement

These three Vanguard ETFs offer investors high returns at a low cost, making them ideal picks for retirement. Read Article

Buy Hot Tech ETFs to Avoid Trump Uncertainties

Tech ETFs have a strong prospect of riding higher irrespective of Trump rally. Here's why. Read Article

3 Unusual ETFs That Beat the Market

Not very many ETFs beat the market, but RYJ, SPHB and DOD all take special steps to do so, rewarding investors with their unusual ways. Read Article

Better Than Cash: 8% Payouts “Hedged” Against a Market Pullback (QYLD, EOS)

Worried about a pullback? I don't blame you. But don't sit in cash and earn nothing when you can hedge your portfolio AND collect yield Read Article