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12 Financial Truths (Including Some You Won’t Like)

12 Financial Truths (Including Some You Won’t Like)

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Shutterstock photoBy Levi Roethler via Iris.xyz Ever since the end of World War II, the United States has largely been a proponent of economic liberalization, especially with the respect to trade. The reasons for this are two-fold: One, market integration promotes peace (finally the end of large-scale armies invading neighboring countries). Two, liberalization helps stimulate the global economy.… Click to read more at ETFtrends.com.The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.This article was provided by our partner Tom Lydon of etftrends.com.Let's block ads! (Why?) Latest Articles in
Do you understand exchange-traded funds? Here are some investing tips

Do you understand exchange-traded funds? Here are some investing tips

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Many analysts are predicting that exchange-traded funds will continue to sweep up assets in 2017. ETFs recorded $ 288.6 billion of inflows in 2016 and closed the year with nearly $ 3 trillion in assets under management.Traded on exchanges just like stocks, these index-tracking investments have attracted investors with their trading flexibility, low costs and tax efficiency. Yet how well do investors actually understand the funds they're buying?As with any investment, advisors and individual investors should be ready to undertake careful due diligence before buying an ETF. One common source of confusion when it comes to these funds is that there are often sizable discrepancies between ETFs whose naming conventions sound very similar yet utilize very different approaches in terms of how they...