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.

The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy and Hold

The 10 best index funds are a mix of buy-and-hold ETFs that will serve you for decades, as well as a couple tactical trading tools.

The 3 Best Marijuana ETFs for Investors to Consider

So now we're up to six marijuana ETFs trading in the U.S. From the standpoint of choice being good for investors (it is), the marijuana ETF market in the U.S. is healthy. The problem is the returns have been sickly.

5 Actively Managed ETFs Worth the Price of Admission

Low fees are undoubtedly nice, but there are some instances where it's worth paying up for higher fee products. Today, there are more than 200 active ETFs in the U.S., but combined asset penetration of these funds still pales in comparison to their passive counterparts.

What to Know Before Investing in the ETFMG Cannabis ETF

MJ ETF offers which exposure to marijuana stocks and some biotechs. MJ may be appropriate for some long-term investors.

ETFs to Invest in Mobile Payments and Drone Economy

These ETFs are posed to benefit from rapid growth of mobile payments and drone industries. Listen to the podcast to learn more.

7 Funds to Buy If the Market Turns Sour

These seven funds to buy are solid ideas for investors looking to hedge bets or take advantage of downside if stocks falter.

5 Video Game ETFs to Be Fired up About

That's pivotal information for investors considering video game ETFs because some other thematic ETFs look good on the outside, captivating with compelling notions of grandeur, but on the inside, trouble awaits. The opposite is true of video game ETFs, particularly when accounting for the fact that gaming is the world's fastest-growing form of entertainment.

5 High-Fee ETFs Worth Buying Despite Hefty Expense Ratios

With all the cheap ETFs on the market, investors often think that the cheapest funds are the best ETFs to buy. But these ETFs earn their fees.

Any of These 3 ETFs Is a Better Option Than United Airlines Stock 

As a result of this recent swoon of airline stocks, UAL stock in 2019, including dividends, is down 0.6%, while airlines as a group are up 2.5%.

3 ETFs to Buy for an Escape From the Market Turmoil

Stocks are slumping but not all assets are suffering from the smackdown. Here are three ETFs to buy offering refuge from the storm.

10 Best ETFs for 2019: The Race Is a Little More Gnarly Now

While none of the ETFs in our Best ETFs of 2019 contest have changed position, the performance gaps between some of them have intensified.

7 Inexpensive, High-Dividend ETFs to Buy

These high dividend ETFs come with income and low fees. Here's what income seeking investors need to know about each ETF.

What Every ETF Investor Should Know About the New SEC Rule

The ETF rule is aimed bringing regulation of the fast-growing asset class into the 21st century, which is to the benefit of exchange-trade fund issuers, such as institutional investors, financial advisors and everyday retail players.

Best ETFs for 2019: The iShares Core Emerging Markets ETF Can Comeback

The overall trend in international equities remains bullish, which makes IEMG one of the best ETFs out there. Maybe not this year, but in the long term.

5 of the Best Leveraged ETFs for Short-Term Traders

These leveraged ETFs could be winners over the near term, and they address a variety of sectors and asset classes.

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.

Best ETFs for 2019: Trade War Tanks iShares Emerging Markets ETF

The iShares Emerging Markets ETF won't be one of the best ETFs of 2019. But its long-term growth prospects seem bright.

Best ETFs for 2019: The Global X Robotics and AI ETF Is Holding Strong

BOTZ has proven to be one of the best ETFs to buy this year; however, it still hasn't outperformed the other ETFs in our contest.

Best ETFs for 2019: The Future Is Bright for the SPDR Gold ETF

SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) is one of the best ETFs in 2019 and 2020 because of slowing economies and growing uncertainty around the globe.

Best ETFs for 2019: The Powershares Water Resource ETF Is Steamin’

The Powershares Water Resource Portfolio is still one of the best ETFs to own until the end of 2019, and beyond.