Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have a strong foothold in the marketplace, because they are less volatile than individual stocks, cheaper than most mutual funds, and subject to minimal taxation. But how do you use this financial product to diversify your investments in today’s fast-growing and ever-changing market?
Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies shows you in plain English how to weigh your options and pick the exchange-traded fund that’s right for you. It tells you everything you need to know about building a lean, mean portfolio and optimizing your profits. Plus, this updated edition covers all of the newest ETF products, providers, and strategies, as well as Commodity ETFs, style ETFs, Country ETFs, and Inverse ETFs.
Create the stock (equity) side of your portfolio
Handle risk control, diversification, and modern portfolio theory
Manage small, large, sector, and international investments
Add bonds, REITs, and other ETFs
Invest smartly in precious metals
Work non-ETFs into your investment mix
Revamp your portfolio to fit life changes
Fund your retirement years
Plus, you’ll get answers to commonly asked questions about ETFs and advice on how to avoid mistakes that many investors—even the experienced ones—make. It provides forecasts of the future for ETFs and personal spending and also provides a complete list of ETFs and Web resources to assist your investment. With Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, you’ll soon discover what makes ETFs the hottest investment on the market!
The fast and easy way to get a handle on ETFs
Playing with money can be hazardous to your wealth, so how can you use ETFs to diversify your investments without losing your cash and your cool? Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you in plain English how to weigh your options and confidently pick the ETFs that are right for you to build a lean, mean portfolio and optimize your profits. So what are you waiting for?
The ABCs of ETFs — find out everything from what makes ETFs so sleek and economical to what goes into actually buying, holding, and selling them
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket — discover how to mix and match your stock ETFs to build a diversified portfolio that will serve you well in both good times and bad
Put the “I” in diversification — meet a bevy of bond, real estate, and commodity ETFs you can massage into your portfolio for maximum diversification
Sample the menu — take a look at sample portfolios and find one that fits like a glove, or tinker around and make one that suits your personal tastes, preferences, and goals
Find your zen — every good portfolio needs a cool head and steady hands to maintain and tweak it, and that’s just what you’ll learn to do
Open the book and find:
The differences between ETFs and mutual funds
The ETF players: Who creates, sells, and manages the funds
Risk control, diversification, and other things you need to know
Lots of options for investing in stocks of small, large, growth, and value companies
Advice for adding international investments to your mix
ETFs that allow you to invest in industry sectors
Ten mistakes most investors (even smart ones) make
Navigate the ETF marketplace
Make informed investments
Grasp the latest ETF products, providers, and strategies
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