PRAISE FOR The Ultimate Guide to Trading ETFs
"Don Dion is one of the brightest minds in the ETF industry, and his insights into the nuances of exchange–traded funds can add value to any portfolio. Whether you′re a novice ETF investor or a seasoned pro, The Ultimate Guide to Trading ETFs is an absolute must–read."
Michael Johnston, Managing Director, ETF Database
"Investors have long needed a book like this to help them navigate the rapidly expanding and complex world of ETFs."
Daryl Otte, CEO, TheStreet
Exchange–traded funds (ETFs) are one of today′s best options for investors who want to take control of their financial future. But in order to make the most of them, you have to have a firm understanding of exactly how ETFs can help you achieve your objectives.
Authors Don and Carolyn Dion have extensive professional experience in this arena, and now, with The Ultimate Guide to Trading ETFs, they skillfully demystify the process of choosing ETFs and reveal how you can profitably incorporate them into your portfolio.
Engaging and informative, this reliable guide offers valuable insights into the various types of ETFs currently available, and provides practical advice on building a portfolio of longer–term holdings or trading shorter–term positions with them. Along the way, you′ll also discover how both straightforward and more complex approaches to ETFs can be utilized to profit from opportunities both at home and abroad as well as in stocks, commodities, and currencies.
The world of ETFs has created many options for the individual investor, and The Ultimate Guide to Trading ETFs shows you what they are and how to take advantage of them.
Part I: ETFs A New Way to Invest and Trade.
Chapter 1: Taking an Active Approach with ETFs.
Basic Tenets of ETF Investing.
Active Investing Approach.
Three Must–Know Types of ETFs.
The ETF Investor.
Conclusion: the Discerning, Active Investor.
Chapter 2: Judging ETFs.
Launching a Fund.
A Book Is More than the Proverbial Cover.
Beware of Zombies.
Keep Your Eyes Open.
Chapter 3: Understanding Indexing: New Options for Investors.
Targeting Sectors with Cap–Weighted Indexes.
Beating the Market with Customized Index ETFs.
Lifecycle and Hedge Fund ETFs.
Currency Carry Trade ETF.
Part II: Asset Allocation Strategies.
Chapter 4: Building a Portfolio Using ETFs.
The Super Hands–On Active Trader.
The High–Touch Satellite Investor.
The Portfolio Builder.
The Importance of Diversification: Nothing to Excess.
Intelligent Diversification with ETFs.
Chapter 5: Trading: Navigating the Storm.
Placing Your Trades.
Be Aware of the International Disconnect.
All about Liquidity.
When Newer Isn′t Necessary Better.
Big Picture and Short–Term View.
Chapter 6: International Investing.
Gaining Exposure through Regional Funds.
Single–Country Promise and Pitfalls.
ADRs vs. Ordinaries.
Target Shifting Things.
New Offerings Ahead.
Chapter 7: Gaining Exposure to Commodities.
Physical Commodity ETFs Panning for Profits.
Equity–Based Commodity Exposure.
Beware the Futures–Backed Commodity Fund.
Using ETNs to Gain Access to Commodities.
Commodity Exposure, a Cautionary Table.
Chapter 8: Staying Current with TIPs and Currencies.
Dealing with Inflation.
Summing It Up.
Part III: Tying It All Together.
Chapter 9: Looking Ahead: A Changed Landscape.
Victims of Their Own Success.
Searching for Opportunity.
It′s Time for a Change.
Back to the Future.
About the Authors.