ETF Investing

Exchange-traded funds, like mutual funds, aren’t always appreciated… but ETFs can be the strongest investments in your portfolio. ETFs are essentially baskets of stocks, in which you buy yourself exposure to a number of sectors, industries and trends. These can be traditional in nature, with steady dividend payments, or more aggressive, with exposure to hot trends like marijuana. Either way, our analysts have covered it here.

7 Energy ETFs to Buy for a Rebound in 2020

Traditional energy stocks and exchange-traded funds took some lumps last year, but some energy ETFs still offer value and income potential.

3 ETFs to Buy Instead of Popular Mutual Funds

Low-cost ETFs make for great mutual fund substitutes. Here are three great ETFs to buy instead of their actively managed cousins.

7 Great Financial Services ETFs to Buy Now for 2020

One of the winning themes in the year ahead are bank stocks. That said, here are seven financial services ETFs to buy to ride that wave. 

7 Dividend ETFs to Own for the Next 30 Years

Bond yields are falling, but these dividend ETFs can help investors bolster their income profiles for the long term.

7 Socially Responsible ETFs to Buy in 2020

More investors are looking to add virtue to their portfolios. That could put these socially responsible ETFs in focus in 2020.

10 Mid-Cap ETFs to Buy for Next Decade

The ETF has grown its total net assets to $1.6 billion in less than five years, a reasonably quick run to the billion-dollar mark. Unlike most passive ETFs that rebalance quarterly, JHMM is reconstituted and rebalanced semi-annually.

8 Quirky ETFs for Not-So-Quirky Profits

Based on the changing global environment, standard ETFs might not cut it. However, quirky ETFs may just be strange enough to provide robust profitability.

7 Best Vanguard ETFs for 2020

The best Vanguard ETFs for 2020 will likely be those that can perform well in a slowing economy. These Vanguard funds are up to the task.

5 ETFs for Savvy Millennial Investors

Millennials can put time to work and even invest in themselves with some of the following exchange traded funds.

The 5 Best Marijuana ETFs for Conservative Portfolios

Investing in marijuana is speculative, but, with these marijuana ETFs you can get in on the cannabis investing game and reduce risk.

3 Great Funds for New ETF Investors

QQQ is one of the best funds for new ETF investors, particularly those on the younger side with long time horizons, because it offers broad-based, cost-effective exposure to many storied communication services and technology companies.

3 of the Best Biotech ETFs on the Market

The fourth quarter has been a different story. IBB, the largest biotech ETF by assets, is up 16.65% since Oct. 1, pushing its year-to-date gain to 26.57% as of Dec. 20. That after months of investors pulling money from actively managed biotech funds, but that situation is starting to correct as well as data out this month indicate investors are warming to biotech assets again.

7 Best of the Best Fidelity Funds to Buy

These Fidelity funds are some of the best from the issuer's expansive lineup. Here's what investors should know about each.

Why the Invesco QQQ ETF Will Likely Struggle in 2020

The QQQ ETF will struggle in 2020 given lofty valuations and waning momentum. Here's what to expect from the fund in the New Year.

10 Best ETFs for 2020: The Competition Is Stacked Full of Potential

Choosing the best ETF in 2020 won't be easy, but many of these funds stand a chance at being among the best ETFs to buy for next year.

7 Best Vanguard ETFs for 2020

The best Vanguard ETFs for 2020 will likely be those that can perform well in a slowing economy. These Vanguard funds are up to the task.

3 of the Worst ETFs in 2019

Some of this year's worst ETFs could bounce back in 2020, but for others, it could be another rough year following a dismal 2019.

Best ETFs for 2020: The SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF Will Grow

The XITK ETF will be among the best ETFs, as its holdings - companies at the head of leading technological innovations - should rebound.

7 ETFs That Investors Charged Into This Year

The other prominent theme has been investors' ongoing affinity for inexpensive ETFs. While not all of the best ETFs are extremely cheap, there are plenty of strong funds out there with low expense ratios and those fees are falling. Additionally, basically every brokerage firm of note eliminated commissions on ETFs this year, so the asset class is becoming even more cost-effective to embrace.

Best ETFs for 2020: Consumer Staples Select Sector Fund (XLP) Is a Winner

Consumers won't slow their spending in 2020; they'll just be more selective. This environment should make XLP one of the best ETFs to buy.