Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, 3rd Edition

  • 17h 44m 25s
  • Russell Wild MBA
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

Want to expand your portfolio beyond stocks and mutual funds? Then take a look at exchange-traded funds (ETFs)! A cross between an index fund and a stock, they're transparent, easy to trade, and tax-efficient. They're also enticing because they consist of a bundle of assets, so diversifying your portfolio is easy. You might have even seen them offered in your 401(k) or 529 college plan.

Exchange-Traded Funds for Dummies is your primer on ETFs. It gives you an insider perspective on the investment process, starting with an overview of ETFs and how they differ from stocks and mutual funds. The book also helps you measure risk and add on to your portfolio, and offers advice on how to avoid the mistakes even professionals sometimes make. Throughout, you'll also find plenty of tips, tricks, and even sample portfolios to set you up on the right path for investment success.

With Exchange-Traded Funds for Dummies, you will: find out exactly what exchange-traded funds are and why they make good investments; mix and match stock portfolios to diversify yours; go beyond stocks for maximum diversification: bonds, real estate, and commodity ETFs; and maintain your portfolio for future growth. With the tricks of the trade in Exchange-Traded Funds for Dummies, you can easily apply the knowledge you gain to turn good investments into great ones.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - No Longer the New Kid on the Block
  • Chapter 2 - What the Heck Is an ETF, Anyway?
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know the Players
  • Chapter 4 - Risk Control, Diversification, and Some Other Things You Need to Know
  • Chapter 5 - Large Growth: Muscular Money Makers
  • Chapter 6 - Large Value: Counterintuitive Cash Cows
  • Chapter 7 - Small Growth: Sweet Sounding Start-ups
  • Chapter 8 - Small Value: Diminutive Dazzlers
  • Chapter 9 - Going Global: ETFs without Borders
  • Chapter 10 - Sector Investing: ETFs According to Industry
  • Chapter 11 - Real Estate Investment Trusts: Becoming a Virtual Landlord
  • Chapter 12 - Dividend Funds: The Search for Steady Money
  • Chapter 13 - For Your Interest: The World of Bond ETFs
  • Chapter 14 - Your Basic Bonds: Treasuries, Agency Bonds, and Corporates
  • Chapter 15 - Moving Beyond Basics into Municipal and Foreign Bonds
  • Chapter 16 - All That Glitters: Gold, Silver, and Other Commodities
  • Chapter 17 - Investing for a Better World
  • Chapter 18 - Going Active with ETFs
  • Chapter 19 - All-In-One ETFs: For the Ultimate Lazy Portfolio
  • Chapter 20 - Proceed-with-Caution ETFs
  • Chapter 21 - Sample ETF Portfolio Menus
  • Chapter 22 - Exercising Patience: The Key to Any Investment Success
  • Chapter 23 - Exceptions to the Rule (Ain’t There Always)
  • Chapter 24 - Using ETFs to Fund Your Fun (Retirement) Years
  • Chapter 25 - Marrying ETFs and Non-ETFs to Make an Optimal Portfolio
  • Chapter 26 - Ten FAQs about ETFs
  • Chapter 27 - Ten Mistakes Most Investors (Even Smart Ones) Make
  • Chapter 28 - Ten Forecasts about the Future of ETFs and Personal Investing