Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are revolutionizing the investmentindustry. From their introduction in 1993, ETFs have expandedexponentially over the past fifteen years. You, as an informedinvestor, need to know what makes ETFs unique, how they work, andwhich funds may help you achieve your financial goals. The updatededition provides the most current look at the ETF market, where thenumber of funds has doubled since the book first published inDecember 2007. A huge number of bonds funds, commodities funds,currency funds, leverage and short funds have been introduced. Inaddition, actively managed ETFs are here now, and some major mutualfund companies, like Fidelity and PIMCO, are getting into themarket. Remarkably, the terminology in the ETP marketplace is alsoevolving at a rapid pace. The acronym ETP for exchange-tradedproduct has become an industry standard. The term did not exist twoyears ago.
Written by veteran financial professional and experienced authorRichard Ferri, The ETF Book, Updated Edition gives you a broad anddeep understanding of this important investment vehicle andprovides you with the tools needed to successfully integrateexchange-traded funds into any portfolio.
This detailed, yet clearly articulated guide contains the mostup-to-date information on navigating the growing number of ETFsavailable in today's marketplace. Divided into four comprehensiveparts, this guide addresses everything from ETF basics and in-depthfund analysis to the tax benefits of using ETFs. Included are avariety of portfolio management strategies using ETFs and examplesof different model portfolios that you can easily adapt to your owninvestment endeavors.
Whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned ETF investor,The ETF Book, Updated Edition will help enhance your understandingof this evolving field by:
* Examining the fundamental differences between exchange-tradedportfolios
* Highlighting how to effectively implement a wide selection ofETFs?from
* Exploring specific ETF strategies?from buy and hold to markettiming and sector rotation
* Introducing Index Strategy Boxes?a new way to understand indexconstruction and how a fund is investing your money
* And much more
Each chapter of The ETF Book, Updated Edition offers concisecoverage of various issues. It is filled with in-depth insights ondifferent types of ETFs and practical advice on how to select andmanage them. The appendixes are an added benefit, offering an ETFResource List, which will point you to more places for informationon these structures, and a detailed Glossary to help you withindustry-specific definitions.
The ETF Book, Updated Edition is an invaluable road map fordeveloping a winning investment strategy. Armed with the knowledgefound throughout these pages, you'll be prepared to build a solidportfolio of ETFs that will benefit you for years to come.