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.

6 Vanguard ETFs to Build a Better Portfolio

My specialties involve economic and market data and developments and in turn the best individual securities from the stock, bond and other markets to capitalize...

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.

3 of 2019’s Best New ETFs to Watch

These new exchange-traded funds are among the best ETFS in a large group that have come to market in 2019.

You Don’t Need to Own SPY ETF, but You Gotta Pay Attention to It

SPY features numerous highlights, including robust liquidity, which lowers trading costs in the form of tight bid/ask spreads, a vibrant options market and its status as one of the premier ETFs for following the S&P 500, the world's most important equity benchmark.

5 Top-Performing ETFs to Keep an Eye On

While these ETFs might have been among the best ETFs to buy over the past five years, the long-term cases for some aren't guaranteed.

3 Globe-Spanning International ETFs to Buy

International ETFs have lagged their U.S. rivals this year, but some of these funds can offer promising long-term performance.

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.

3 U.K. ETFs to Avoid Amid Brexit Uncertainty

More than three years after being approved, Brexit, Great Britan's plan to depart the European Union (EU), is still an issue for financial markets and global investors to contend with. Here's the lay of the land as of today, but as Brexit history has taught investors, things can change in a heartbeat: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called an election for Dec. 12, ahead of the scheduled departure date of Jan. 31, 2020.

3 Food ETFs to Load Your Plate With

Industry-level diversity usually works in investors, but when it comes to food ETFs, the hunt looks a little bit like the one for restaurant ETFs: The need for nourishment and demand for dining would seem to imply that there are plenty of related funds, but the opposite is actually true.

3 Clean Energy ETFs for a Brighter Future

For example, investors can opt to focus on solar stocks or companies engaged in the wind power ecosystem or go with a green energy ETF that offers exposure to multiple clean energy themes under one umbrella.

5 ETFs That Will Help Lower Your Taxes

With the year coming to a close, it's time to start thinking about taxes. And some of the best ETFs can help you save on what you owe Uncle Sam.

3 Different Ways for Newcomers to Buy S&P 500 Stocks

Launched all the way back on March 4, 1957, the S&P 500’s largest company by market capitalization [share price multiplied by number of shares outstanding] is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) at $1.07 trillion, the smallest is Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR) at $5.07 billion, and the median stock is $22.07 billion.  

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.