Bookmark These: Boning up on exchange-traded funds
By Reid Kanaley
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Exchange-traded funds are index funds that, unlike mutual funds, can be traded through the day as stocks, bonds or commodities are traded. Learn more.
—ETF education: ETFGuide.com provides some history and basic ideas behind exchange-traded funds. Articles here trace the history to 1992 and explain differences among ETFs and individual stocks, mutual funds, and other sorts of investments. The glossary has an unusually large list of investing terms, including "contrarian" (the investor who does the opposite of what everyone else does). http://go.philly.com/ETFs1
—ETF center: Yahoo Finance subdivides the hundreds of ETFs into categories that make them easier to get acquainted with. You can look at them by size, by performance, by trading volume, by fund "family." The news and commentary section draws from
—Take the course: Speaking of
—Caps to currencies: This Peaceful Gains link goes to a list of about 1,500 ETFs, organized by fund company. It is helpful in that it shows ticker symbols and you get a sense of the breadth of the investment possibilities, which include funds dedicated to coffee; lead; platinum; aerospace; pharmaceuticals;
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