3 key ETF Definitions for Investors

3 key ETF Definitions for Investors

Our key ETF definitions will help you better understand ETF investing
The simplicity of investing in ETFs holds a lot of appeal for many investors. We’ve compiled a list of ETF definitions so you can determine if ETFs are right for your portfolio.

What does ETF mean?

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It pays to be cautious with alternative ETFs

Direct investment in private equity, hedge funds and so on was once just for institutional and high-net-worth individuals. However, alternative assets are now also available through a limited number of ETFs. While they focus on high-risk investments, many aim to use strategies to cut some… Read More

How to Build a Balanced ETF Portfolio for Maximum Gains

To create a balanced ETF portfolio, focus on funds that hold the kind of stocks we recommend
The best exchange-traded funds offer well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios with exceptionally low management fees.

ETFs, with their relatively low management fees (MERs), have in large part eclipsed interest in mutual funds… Read More

Pat: Can you suggest some U.S. ETFs that are set up to move in the opposite direction of particular stock indexes, rather than in the same direction? Regards.

A: U.S.-based ProShares offers a range of exchange traded funds for U.S. stock indexes. Of these ETFs, the company offers three types:

1) ProShares Short ETFs are designed to move in the opposite direction of the underlying index. For example, ProShares Short S&P500, $32.90, symbol SH… Read More

What is a bear fund?

Investors can use special ETFs called bear funds to hedge their positions in a market downturn.

A bear fund is a type of ETF that is designed to rise in market downturns. A bear market is a situation where stock market averages trend downward… Read More