Alternatives ETF Overview

What are alternatives ETFs? Hedge funds, commodities, options strategies, private equity—anything that doesn't fit cleanly into the equity or fixed-income buckets has been termed "alternative" at one point or another. Perhaps the most defining characteristic for alternative investments was that if you were not a "qualified investor," most investors couldn't buy them. Today, however, financial innovation has made many of these complex strategies available to a broader audience through ETFs.

Alternatives ETF University

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Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Drone ETF Takes Off

Also, best spots to find ETF bargains now.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Credit Suisse To Close 3 ETNs

Issuer will shut down products that failed to catch on.

ETF.com Analysis

Real-World ETF Questions

Money Show attendees are asking all the right questions about exchange-traded funds.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: Harvard’s Biggest Public Holding Is A High Yield ETF

Also, 65% believe SEC will deny bitcoin ETF a second time.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Pot ETF Inhales Cash As Returns Fizzle

Also, why is fear missing from the ‘fear index’?

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: ETFs – A Derivative By Any Other Name

Also, gold less prone to turmoil as ETF cash eases prices swings.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Deutsche, AdvisorShares To Close Funds

The firms will close a total of eight funds in May.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Hedge Funds Trail Equities

A review of how hedge funds performed in the first quarter of 2017.

Features and News

SEC Approves Quadruple-Leveraged ETFs

New issuer ‘ForceShares’ may list geared long and short versions of the S&P 500.