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With over 900 ETFs to choose from, why are they not showing up in 401K plans?
ETFs are empowering individual and professional investors with the power of transparency, diversification, low fees, and, compared to many of active fund managers, better performance. Exchange Traded Funds allow investors the ability to buy and hold virtually anything. ETFs also allow active traders to move in and out of markets where liquidity, or even access to the market, was virtually non-existent before.
If you’re new to ETFs, the simple way to explain them is to compare them to mutual funds. A mutual fund manager is buying and selling stock throughout the year to try and beat an index, say the S&P 500, which is made up of the 500 largest companies in America.Continue Reading »
ETF MarketPro recently connected with Ed Lopez of Van Eck Global to learn more about investing in gold and the firm's new fund - the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ).
ETF MarketPro (ETFMP): Has the investment case for gold changed given the declines in major currencies this year?
Van Eck Global: This year the U.S. dollar has certainly slid against most currencies and in such a scenario gold has historically been a strong performer. Historically, one reason investors buy gold is to protect purchasing power in the face of declining values of fiat currencies and/or inflation expectations.Continue Reading »
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