Exchange-Traded Funds

Leveraged Loan Market: An Emerging Risk in 2019? February 8, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Structural changes in the loan market over the last decade have shifted many loans from the balance sheets of big banks to those of institutional and retail investors. What risks might these loans pose to investors?

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Learn to Invest: Your Goals, Objectives and Investment Products January 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learning to invest can be like learning your way around a new city. Familiarize yourself with things close to home, then branch out.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Tax Tips for Traders: Form 8949 & Section 1256 Contracts December 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Traders have special considerations at tax time, including Schedule D, Form 8949, Section 1256 contracts, and collectibles tax treatment. Here are a few tips for tackling the extra filing.

4 min read  |  Tax Forms
Eyeing the Downside: Three Ways to Short the Market December 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.

5 min read  |  Margin
It's Shopping Season: Ideas to Help You Choose ETFs November 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Considering exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? Understand fit, style, and value before you shop.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Big Purchase on the Horizon? Think Short-Term Investment Strategies November 5, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

There are some important things to keep in mind when deciding how to invest for shorter term goals.

5 min read  |  Savings Goals
Looking for a Potential Income Stream? Consider ETFs October 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

ETFs may be used to produce a stream of income, and offer potential benefits of portfolio diversification.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Investing Socially: Aligning Your Portfolio and Your Values June 29, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Socially responsible investing, which lets you align your portfolio with your values, has grown in popularity in recent years, bolstered by product innovation. Learn more here.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Tax on Investments: Capital Gains Tax & Tax-Loss Harvesting June 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Your investment decisions could impact your tax bill. Learn about the basic rules and some strategies to help maximize after-tax returns and potentially reduce the amount you owe.

3 min read  |  Tax Strategy
ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: A Side-By-Side Comparison June 19, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

What’s the difference: ETF vs mutual funds? Exchange-traded funds and mutual funds are two avenues chosen by some investors to pursue diversification. Learn more here.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Crafting Your Portfolio? Consider Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) February 27, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how retail investors, even those with limited funds, can pursue a diversified portfolio mix using exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Investing in ETFs can provide exposure to a wide variety of markets, sectors, and asset classes.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
What’s My Potential Income? The New Dividend Income Estimator January 2, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Use the Income Estimator on tdameritrade.com to learn about stocks that have historically paid dividends.

3 min read  |  Web Platform
Pursuing Portfolio Balance? A Look at Exchange-Traded Funds December 3, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Want to find a balance in your portfolio between stocks and funds? Learn why exchange-traded funds could be worth a look.

3 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Junk Bonds: High Returns, But Are They Worth the Risk? November 26, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Junk bonds—or high-yield bonds—can be quite risky, but may still have a place in a portfolio.

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Volanthology: A Tour of VIX and Other Volatility Indexes September 15, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about the VIX and other volatility indexes and how some investors use them to assess potential risk.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Here’s Another Anchor for Diversification: ETFs September 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Diversification is your safe harbor for investments, and exchange-traded funds might be one port to drop anchor.

4 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
How to Invest in Gold? Let Us Count the Ways: Metal, Options, Stocks ... August 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Are you looking to include gold in your portfolio? Learn about the different alternatives and their pros and cons.

4 min read  |  Commodities
Early Assignment? Don't Let Dividend Risk Derail Your Options Strategy May 25, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about dividend risk, which options might be candidates for early exercise, and how you can potentially prepare for it.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Caution to the Wind…and Solar, Hydro and Geothermal? March 7, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Investment in alternative energy companies and ETFs may offer rewards, but also come with risks. Here are some considerations.

4 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Your Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Diversification? January 25, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

The world’s information, and the infrastructure that supports it, is shifting to cloud-based computing and the companies that provide it.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Income Investing with Exchange-Traded Funds: Can It Be Done? March 8, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

ETFs have matured but they’re not done evolving. Morningstar’s Scott Burns urges income-seeking investors to expand their minds and their research.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
The Butterfly Effect: Using Intermarket Analysis and ETFs March 7, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Intermarket analysis and far-reaching ETFs can help you tackle global markets.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Small World with ETFs: Access Emerging and Frontier Markets March 6, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) allow individual investors a shot in the big world of emerging and frontier markets. Risks apply.

6 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Passive vs. Active: Smart Beta Blend Intensifies Investing Debate July 19, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Ask yourself if your investing goals and personality traits favor active or passive strategies—or combining the best of both in a smart beta approach.

4 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Party With The Fed: Explore Ways to Trade Interest Rates July 1, 2015 5:43 PM   |  

Only pros care about interest-rate trading, and bonds are boring, right? Not so fast. There’s more to them than meets the eye. Pros don't have all the fun.

6 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Will Active Mutual Fund Managers Go With the Dinosaurs? March 2, 2015 7:40 AM   |  

The rising costs and spotty track record of actively managed funds leads some investors straight to indexing. Others are looking for their stock market savior.

3 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Floor Trader Pearls: Burned by Oil Rolls July 31, 2014 8:00 PM   |  

2 min read  |  Futures
Bump up the B Team: Trade on the All-Stars’ Support System February 12, 2014 9:36 PM   |  

A winning well -thought- out investment plan requires you need to dig deeper to get an edge on the crowd. Here’s a few secondary ways to play big themes.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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