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The Exchange-Traded Funds Manual offers the most complete treatment of ETFs available, from asset allocation and risk management to taxation and financial planning, ETF selection, and evaluation. Whether you're a long-term investor, online trader, or advisor, this volume is a useful companion to anyone who wants to use "open-end" ETFs intelligently and effectively.
This comprehensive guide begins with a brief history of ETFs and a comparison with other basket products that often compete with them, including HOLDRs and Folios. The Exchange-Traded Funds Manual continues its full examination of ETFs by going behind the scenes and below the surface for the answers to difficult questions that you need to know when investing with ETFs. You'll learn why the expense ratios of ETFs tend to be low as well as how most equity ETFs avoid significant capital gains distributions.
The Exchange-Traded Funds Manual goes beyond the basic, introductory facts of ETFs, namely their flexibility, low cost, and high tax efficiency. This book provides a broader perspective and a more useful frame of reference for the risks and rewards of common ETF investment strategies and tactics. Filled with proven techniques and real-world examples to back them up, The Exchange-Traded Funds Manual is the only book you'll ever need to understand and profit from the incredible class of financial instruments known as exchange-traded funds.
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|2||The History and Structure of ETFs - and Some Competitors||31|
|3||The Regulatory Structure and Mechanics of the Open ETF||55|
|4||Distinctive Characteristics of Exchange-Traded Funds: Transactions, Shareholder Protection, Payment for Value Added, Fund Evaluation, and Taxation||77|
|5||ETF Applications for Investors and Investment Advisors||109|
|6||Equity Index ETFs - A Long Way to Go||127|
|7||New Generations of ETFs||177|
|8||Trading ETF Shares Without Angst||219|
|9||Developing an Investment Process Incorporating ETFs||261|
|App||Getting Information on ETFs - Where to Look and What to Look For||291|