Just how safe are your ETF assets?

If an ETF manager, like Blackrock, goes bankrupt, it would then be the responsibility of the ETF’s board of directors to appoint a replacement manager, self-manage its fund, or make the decision to wind up its ETF. However, the bankruptcy should have little or no… Read More

Dividend stocks: Canadian REIT aims to outgrow Texas

Dividend stocks: Canadian REIT aims to outgrow Texas

Responding to a Member of his Inner Circle, Pat McKeough discusses a REIT that’s a relatively new issue, having begun trading on Toronto’s Venture Exchange in 2012. The company’s properties are heavily concentrated in Texas, although a recent Arizona acquisition is a step toward a.. Read More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF $133.97 – New York symbol SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF $133.97 (New York symbol SPY; buy or sell through brokers; www.spdrs.com) holds the stocks in the S&P 500 Index, which consists of 500 major U.S. stocks that are chosen based on their market cap, liquidity and industry group.

The index’s highest-weighted stocks… Read More

These ETFs track the major indexes

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may have a place in your portfolio. 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 them. Instead, they give… Read More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF $131.21 – New York symbol SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF $131.21 (New York symbol SPY; buy or sell through brokers; www.spdrs.com) holds the stocks in the S&P 500 Index, which consists of 500 major U.S. stocks that are chosen based on their market cap, liquidity and industry group.

The index’s highest-weighted stocks… Read More

These ETFs let you hold the major indexes

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may have a place in your portfolio. 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 them. Instead, they give… Read More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF $119.95 – New York symbol SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF $119.95 (New York symbol SPY; buy or sell through brokers; www.spdrs.com) holds the stocks in the S&P 500 Index, which consists of 500 major U.S. stocks that are chosen based on their market cap, liquidity and industry group.

The index’s highest-weighted… Read More