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.

Best ETFs for 2019: SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) Is Shining Brighter

The GLD ETF crushed the S&P 500 in Q2. Will the trend continue in the second half of 2019 and lead GLD to the Best ETFs title?

Best ETFs for 2019: iShares MSCI Mexico ETF Is Still a Great Play

With political risk declining and the economy set to pick up steam in Mexico, EWW stock might be the best way to play this emerging market.

Best ETFs for 2019: Pacer Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF Can Win

Even if it doesn't come out on top at the end, the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (SRVR) will still be one of the best ETFs of 2019.

Best ETFs for 2019: The Global X Robotics and AI ETF Is Just OK Right Now

Some of the macro issues, such as the U.S.-China trade war, have taken a toll on the BOTZ ETF so far. But it hasn't been a complete flop in 2019.

Best ETFs for 2019: Water Widens Its Lead From Drip To Flow

Invesco Powershares Water Resources ETF is one of the best ETFs so far this year. PHO holdings stand to benefit from $1T infra spend.

The 7 Best ETFs to Own for a 5G Boom

For investors, 5G could be a massive tailwind, propelling 5G stocks and the related opportunities, including 5G's best ETFs.

Best ETFs for 2019: The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF Is Struggling

Amid trade war tensions and the general slowing of the Chinese economy, the EEM ETF still has a lot to prove to become one of the best ETFs of 2019.

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 Marijuana ETFs to Buy for Safer Cannabis-Based Gains

Marijuana stocks could be great long-term investments. However, they are still a risky bet. These marijuana ETFs make owning them a little less dangerous.

3 of the Best ETFs for Investors Betting on a Value Rebound

These could be some of the best ETFs to buy if the value factor gets its act together. Here's what you need to know about each.

Best ETFs for 2019: iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF Still Has a Chance

ITB stock was my pick for the Best ETFs of 2019. However, after big gains throughout the year, the case is more narrow.

5 of the Best-Performing ETFs for 2019 So Far

Due in large part to trade-war headlines, it's been a volatile year for stocks and ETFs. As a result, some of the best ETFs in 2019 so far have been thematic funds.

Best ETFs for 2019: Financial Sector Spider ETF Will Keep on Truckin’

ETF investors should ask where Waldo is, because our Robert Waldo is leading the year's best ETFs race with SRVR, while my bet, the Financial Sector ETF (XLF), trails.

3 Materials ETFs to Help Build Your Portfolio

Size aside, there are plenty of opportunities to be had with materials ETFs, and investors should consider these three ETFs in particular.

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.

3 Consumer Discretionary ETFs That Could Heat Up This Summer

Some of the best consumer discretionary ETFs to buy move away from traditional retail stores. Here are three to consider now.

5 Junk Bond ETFs for Bold Bond Investors

Many investors invest in safe debt, like U.S. government debt. But if you're looking for more yield -- and more risk -- check these junk bond ETFs out.

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.

7 Top-Rated Vanguard ETFs to Buy in 2019

Vanguard ETFs are popular with advisors and investors due to its reputation for having some of the lowest fees in the fund industry.

5 Quality ETFs That Qualify for Your Portfolio

Quality ETFs can have different definitions, but these are all ETFs to buy for stability and long-term gains.