Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds / Edition 1

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Overview

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“The best book on exchange traded funds to date. Richards provides critical background needed to properly incorporate ETFs into any portfolio. ETFs aren't your grandfather's mutual funds and this book shows you why.”

Tom Lydon,

Proprietor of ETFtrends.com

Discover How Investing in Exchange-Traded Funds

Can Help You Build a Winning Financial Portfolio

Turn to Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds for a quick, accessible overview of ETFs_the hottest and most significant investment tool of recent years. This expert guide explains why exchange-traded funds are important and why they work so well, highlighting the advantages of ETFs over traditional mutual funds and discussing all the new types of ETFs.

Keeping complex mathematics to a minimum, Understanding Exchange Traded Funds thoroughly covers:

  • The key elements of ETFs: costs, redemption, the three basic categories, tax consequences, and more
  • How to use ETFs for asset allocation or retirement accounts
  • How and where to buy ETFs
  • The ETFs offered by Barclays, Vanguard, State Street, and other companies
  • Avoiding common ETF mistakes and misconceptions

About the Author

Archie Richards, Jr., CFP, is a former broker and Certified Financial Planner with more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry and the author of McGraw-Hill's All About Exchange-Traded Funds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071484916
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/22/2007
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Archie Richards Jr.,C.F.P. has more than 30 years

of experience in the financial industry and is the author of All About

Exchange-Traded Funds .

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Table of Contents


Preface     v
Building Blocks
Stocks     3
Secondary Trading     13
Those Quirky Bonds     19
Mutual Funds     27
Indexes and the Funds That Track Them     37
Exchange-Traded Funds
The Basics of Exchange-Traded Funds     49
Comparison of Costs     65
Comparison of Risks     75
Comparison with Actively Managed Mutual Funds     83
Comparison with Index Funds     91
Guidelines and Strategies
General Financial Guidelines     99
Mostly Bum Strategies     121
Pretty Good ETF Strategies     135
The Ins and Outs of Brokerage Accounts     147
Fear Not the Purchase of Stocks     155
Approaching a Promising Investment Strategy     165
A Superior Portfolio of Exchange-Traded Funds     191
Current U.S. Exchange-Traded Funds     197
Sponsors, Indexers, and Other Information     229
Glossary     237
Bibliography     275
Index     277
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