ETF 101


  • You can trip over your shoelaces trying to understand the true mechanics of exchange-traded funds, let alone the worries over ETFs. So let’s make it simple: From a worry perspective, just look at the alarmingly high level of ETF failures to settle.

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    Option volume lit up yesterday in the SPDR Gold Shares Trust exchange-traded fund, which tracks the price of bullion.

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    With the explosive growth in the number of exchange-traded funds being created, the number that have failed is rising, too.

  • Negative on the rally? Or bullish but looking for a hedge? There’s an ETF for that!

  • ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.