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ETFs and mutual funds can instantly diversify your portfolio, but they differ in how they’re traded, managed and taxed. Here’s what you should know.

ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and mutual funds offer cost-efficient ways to diversify, but they differ in how they’re taxed, traded, and managed. ETFs are typically passively managed and trade like stocks, with lower fees and minimums than mutual funds. Mutual funds are professionally managed investment portfolios that trade once a day […]
ETFs and mutual funds can instantly diversify your portfolio, but they differ in how they’re traded, managed and taxed. Here’s what you should know.
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Construction material stocks are surging on reports that President Trump’s administration is preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that President Trump’s administration is eyeing a $US1 trillion infrastructure proposal. Shares of construction materials companies surged Tuesday, with some posting gains upward of 10%. The iShares US Infrastructure ETF jumped as much as 15% in early trading Tuesday, before paring some gains. It traded up […]
Construction material stocks are surging on reports that President Trump’s administration is preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal
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A gun-free Vanguard fund unwittingly included gun stocks for a month

A Vanguard exchange-traded fund focused on socially responsible investing bought shares of a gunmaker after its underlying benchmark included them mistakenly, Bloomberg reported. The mistake happened during the index’s rebalancing in June, according to Bloomberg. Vanguard and the holder of the index fixed the mistake and notified clients right away, […]
A gun-free Vanguard fund unwittingly included gun stocks for a month
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Wild volatility, cybersecurity, and medical devices: These were the 11 best-performing ETFs of 2018

The best-performing exchange-traded products in 2018 included funds geared toward shorting stocks, going long volatility, and fighting cyber crime. Investors who were positioned for higher volatility were rewarded. The top performer, the exchange-traded note (ETN)VXX, exposes investors to futures contracts on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), which reflects implied volatility […]
Wild volatility, cybersecurity, and medical devices: These were the 11 best-performing ETFs of 2018
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The global ETF market just climbed to a new record high above $5 trillion

Money poured into exchange traded funds (ETFs) at a record rate in January, just prior to last week’s stock market jitters which saw the S&P500 fall by 5.2%. A Financial Times report said ETFs globally attracted another $US105.7 billion of capital last month, based on preliminary data from consultancy firm […]
The global ETF market just climbed to a new record high above $5 trillion