What Is an ETF? Your ETF Encyclopedia and How to Sort Through the Best Dividend ETFs, Crude Oil ETFs and More
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What contains stocks, is traded like a stock, but isn’t a stock – yet could be the difference between making the market average and beating the average?
It’s an ETF.
And it’s an excellent way for investors to diversify their portfolio without having to research hundreds of stocks in different sectors or categories.
Many beginning investors – and even more advanced traders – aren’t clear on the value of ETFs, however, and Cabot Wealth Network is here with a completely FREE guide to help those investors get into the game.
That’s right: Cabot Wealth Network is giving away a guide to ETF investing, written by our leading stock advisor, that explains the concept and value of ETFs, along with delivering our favorite and most profitable ETFs for every different type of investor.
And so we’ve created What Is an ETF? to help you …
- Discover the value of ETFs for your portfolio
- Understand how ETFS function and trade
- Learn which ETFs are the experts’ top picks
- Profit from the ETFs that are right for your investing style
- Shield your portfolio from downturns
- Save money on management fees
- Guarantee a strong, diversified portfolio for every investing goal
What is an ETF?
Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, have many benefits for investors. As you’ll read in this guide, not only do they allow investors to easily diversify their portfolios, they also cost less than mutual funds because they have no managers. The guide explains how this works, and it also explains why there are a huge variety of specialized funds.
In fact, there are more than 1,400 ETFs available today. Fortunately, this guide helps identify the best of these for you. Are you interested in the financial sector? You’ll want to consider XLF, or Financials Select Sector SPDR ETF. Is health care on your radar? The answer there is Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV).
And as you’ll discover, the beauty of this guide is that it also explains when to invest in different sectors, and why to consider an ETF instead of focusing on one or two stocks in that sector.
The detailed advice in the guide also includes …
- How to leverage a bull or bear market move with ETFs
- Which sector ETFs to buy when other sectors are taking a hit in the market
- The specialty ETFs that are bargains right now – and about to take off
- Which ETFs offer safety in down markets and which ones allow you to invest more aggressively
- The best ETFs for the income investor, value investor or emerging markets investor
For instance, you might be a dividend investor. Depending on whether you’re a cautious investor seeking long-term dividends for retirement, or a more aggressive investor willing to accept bigger risk and looking for fat checks right now, you’ll want to consider the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG), which solely focuses on companies that regularly increase their dividend payouts and the PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio (PEY), a big payout fund composed strictly of the 50 highest-yielding dividend growers.
That’s just one of many valuable tips included in this guide – advice you can quite literally take to the bank.
Here’s why you should trust us.
You may be wondering why you should take advice on investing your hard-earned money from us here at Cabot Wealth Network. Let me just say that Cabot is unlike any other investing advisor you’ve ever used. We’re not just advisors, we’re personal contacts for our subscribers’ guidance and support, which means that our hard-won reputation is expressed in the expertise we’re sharing in this guide. Even though you’re not a subscriber right now, we value your opinion.
At Cabot, we’re a family of both advisors and investors – many of whom are themselves second- and third-generation subscribers. In fact, we’re an actual family here: Our President and Chief Investment Strategist, Timothy Lutts, is the son of our company’s founder, another of our analysts is also a member of the family, and all of our other analysts are all long-term advisors with the company.
Cabot Wealth Network even lives right where it was founded, in Salem, MA, where we’re firmly grounded in the New England work ethic. There are no anonymous stock pickers opining from a shiny skyscraper in Manhattan – just genuine, expert market analysts sharing that expertise to make you a wealthier person.
In fact, this guide is actually written by Tim Lutts, who, as I mentioned, is our President and Chief Investment Strategist. Under his leadership, Cabot publishes 12 advisories to over 200,000 subscribers around the world. He is also the chief analyst for Cabot Stock of the Week and is a regular contributor to Cabot’s free email newsletter, Wall Street’s Best Daily.
Under his leadership, Cabot advisories have been honored numerous times by Timer Digest, Hulbert Financial Digest, Dow Jones MarketWatch and Timer Digest as the top investment newsletters in the industry.
He has also appeared on numerous podiums as an investing expert, including Bloomberg TV and the World Money Show, led Investor’s Business Daily discussion groups and been interviewed by Dow Jones MarketWatch, TopStockAnalysts.com, VoiceAmerica.com and numerous other business news organizations.
As you can see, Tim is pretty busy, and it’s not every day that he has time to share his expertise, so you know What Is an ETF? is a pretty special guide.
What else do you get in What Is an ETF?
Rest assured this guide doesn’t stop at general advice. We want you to be perfectly confident in adding ETFs to your investment mix when you’ve finished reading it. So Tim includes all of these specifics:
- 9 ETFs that focus on each of the major U.S. sectors
- 2 best dividend ETFs
- 2 best value ETFs
- 2 best emerging markets ETFs
- The best small-cap ETF
Each of these is accompanied by charts, Tim’s analysis, and his reasons for choosing these as the “best.” He also shares other tips, such as this, for when he makes ETF investing decisions:
I recommend ETFs when I feel more strongly about the sector than I do about any individual stock, or when I feel there is too much risk in any one stock, yet I still want to participate in the sector. And I would certainly consider an ETF when investing in a more risky foreign country, say Turkey.
Again, getting Tim’s personal decision-making guidelines and his choices for the best-performing ETFs are things for which many investors would pay handsomely – but it won’t cost you a dime!
Above all, if you’re not already leveraging ETFs to diversify and protect your portfolio from risk, you’re leaving money on the table. What better way to get started expanding your investing horizons than with a FREE expert guide?
So I urge you to download this guide right now. It will take only a half-hour or so of your time for the first read-through, and it will make an enormous difference in your investing approach – and the comfort of your golden years.
You certainly have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Download it now!
Staff Analyst, Cabot Wealth Network
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PPS: Did you know that investment advisors say about 30% of an individual’s equity portfolio should be in international stocks? If you’re not meeting that standard, your portfolio could be in trouble. But you can quickly and efficiently rectify that simply by investing in the emerging market ETF Tim recommends in this free guide.