ETF University The Education Issue

January 2017

This issue of ETF Report addresses the major questions that might be asked by a newcomer to ETFs or a regular ETF user looking for more in-depth knowledge.

In each issue, ETF Report shows advisors how they can improve client outcomes and increase their business with ETFs by interviewing the leading ETF strategists and asset managers in the industry. Subscribe now!

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 Using ETFs To Plan For Natural Disasters

Female-run firm helps its clients cope with natural disaster.

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Just What Exactly Is An ETF?

A rundown of the features that set an ETF apart from a normal mutual fund.

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What Exactly Is The Creation/Redemption Mechanism?

Getting to the core of what makes an ETF tick.

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How Should You Choose An ETF?

Things to consider when buying an ETF.

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Navigating (Potential) Closures

A quick guide on what happens when your ETF shuts down and how to avoid such a situation.

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Trading ETFs

What you should know about liquidity and selecting an order type.

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 Top 10 ETF Risks

ETFs aren’t entirely risk-free. There are some aspects you should consider.

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Why Leveraged/Inverse ETFs Perform So Poorly

Leveraged/inverse ETFs tend to trend downward over the long term. What you should know before you buy.

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Mutual Funds Can Be Better Than ETFs At Times

There are certain situations in which a mutual fund is your best choice.

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Hedged ETFs 101

Hedged ETFs have been popular in recent years, but there are different types.

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ETF Costs Beyond The Expense Ratio

Commissions, spreads, premiums and discounts can all add up.

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Active Mgmt: ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds

The choices are widely different within the two product groups.

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The Different Types Of Trades

Do you know the difference between a market order and a limit order? What about a stop-limit order?

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Bonds In ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds

Bond ETFs have some interesting advantages over bond mutual funds.

ETF Departments

 New ETF Launches

ACSI Funds launches customer satisfaction ETF. Plus our list of launches, filings and closures for the month of November.

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 ETF Explainer: SKYY

Our ETF Explainer takes a look at the cloud computing ETF’s wild ride in 2016.

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 Fintech In Focus: Goldmine

Snowden Lane’s John DiCiaccio explains how Goldmine’s software helps manage client relationships.

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 Sectors In Review

Financials outperformed the other 10 sectors in November, with utilities bringing up the rear.

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 Countries In Review

VanEck’s Egypt ETF led the plunge in November, a dismal month for country ETFs.

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 Commodities In Review

Agriculture and precious metals in November were mostly in negative territory.

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 The Final Word: What's An ETF?

ETF.com CEO Dave Nadig shares his thoughts on learning about ETFs.

ETF Data

 ETF Data

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.