Peering Beyond Plain Vanilla
In an era when new ETFs are being created at breakneck pace -- including a few that are pegged to some underlying indices that may be questionable -- it can behoove investors to focus at least part of their investment into some of the more liquid funds. In a sense, it's about getting back to basics. When I was with Investor's Business Daily, I would periodically reread How to Make Money in Stocks the growth-investing primer by William O'Neil. It was a good way to refresh my memory on key investing principles.
Similarly, while I've been doing quite a bit of research into small-caps over the past year, lately I've had occasion to delve back in to large-cap land. As the focus of my work is shifting toward ETFs and bigger stocks, I ran some scans to get a bead on the most widely held exchange-traded funds, and how they are performing....414 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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