Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors. That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of… Read More

High dollar is still a risk

ADOBE SYSTEMS $126.21 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares o/s: 494.1 million; Market cap: $62.0 billion; No dividends paid) makes software that lets computer users create, edit and share documents in the popular PDF format. Graphic artists also use its Creative Cloud… Read More

Sales climb for Adobe and Fair Isaac

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $118.73 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe. com; Shares outstanding: 497.2 million; Market cap: $58.1 billion; No dividends paid) makes software that lets computer users create, edit and share documents in the popular PDF format. Graphic artists also use its… Read More

ETFs offer broad access to U.S. blue chips

ETFs offer broad access to U.S. blue chips

These ETFs, like mutual funds, track major stock market indexes, but their low management fees set them apart.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (New York symbol SPY; buy or sell through brokers; www.spdrs.com) holds the stocks in the S&P 500 Index; they consist of 500… Read More