Diamond ETFs

The DIA -DIAMONDS Trust, Series 1 ETF invest in a basket of Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that will track the price and performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Index.

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A list of the 25 most popular (largest) mutual funds.

Mutual Fund screeners are available on countless websites and trading platforms. They allow users to choose trading instruments that are suitable for certain criteria profile.

Over the past decade, choosing Mutual Funds has been popular among American investors in order to save towards their retirement as well as other financial targets. Although Mutual Funds seem to have a lot of advantages like professional management and diversification, they, like any other invest, have some risks.

The possible choices for investing in a mutual fund is less complicated than you think. But how do you proceed or which one is the best for you based on your needs? Read this article to find out!

Mutual fund charges and costs are fees that may be acquired by investors who possess mutual funds. Managing a mutual fund involves costs, including investment advisory fees, shareholder transaction costs, and marketing and distribution charges. These funds are passed along as costs to investors in various ways. This article details types of mutual fund charges and costs, as well as load commissions.

The following strategies are used to trade ETFs.

A closed-end fund is a publicly traded investment company that raises a fixed amount of capital through an initial public offering (IPO). The fund is then structured, listed and traded like a stock on a stock exchange.

An open end mutual fund don’t have limits on the quantity of shares the fund will issue. Provided that demand is requested often, the fund will continue to issue shares no matter the number of investors.

A load mutual fund comes with a sales charge or commission. To compensate a sales intermediary (ex: a broker, financial planner, investment advisor) for their knowledge and time in choosing a suitable fund for the investor, the fund investor will pay the load.

A no-load mutual fund in which shares are sold without a commission or sales fee. The notion for this is that the shares are allocated directly by the investment company, rather than going through a alternate party.

Spider ETF

A Spider ETF is a summary of Standard & Poor’s depositary receipt, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) administered by State Street Global Advisors.

Commodity ETF

Exchange-traded funds that invest in physical commodities such as natural resources, agricultural goods as well as precious metals. Click here for more details!

Country ETFs

A “Country ETF” is an ETF that is invested across companies specific to a single country or region. Click on this post to learn more, and see some examples!

Indexed ETFs

An indexed ETF is a type of mutual fund with a portfolio constructed to match or track the components of a market index, such as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500). An index mutual fund is said to provide broad market exposure, low operating expenses and low portfolio turnover.

What are the differences between investing in Exchange Traded Funds verses stocks? This article will discuss the pros and cons …

Your goal should be to build and manage a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds with the lowest possible fees and the greatest possible tax efficiency. ETFs offer seven advantages over index mutual funds: lower cost, greater tax efficiency, better tax management, easier asset allocation, easier portfolio rebalancing, no fraud and you can short ETFs.

Covered calls are options strategies by which investors retain a long position in an asset and write or sell a call options on an identical in an effort to produce an increased income from the asset.

This article describes the basics you need to know about stocks, which are shares in ownership of a company. Stocks represents a claim on the company’s assets and earnings.

Dividends are payments made by a corporation to its shareholder members. It is the portion of corporate profits paid out to stockholders. When a corporation earns a profit or surplus, that money can be put to two uses: it can either be re-invested in the business (called retained earnings), or it can be distributed to shareholders. There are two ways to distribute cash to shareholders: share repurchases or dividends. Many corporations retain a portion of their earnings and pay the remainder as a dividend.

A Call Option gives the holder the right, but not the need to purchase a fixed quantity of a particular stock at a specific price inside a particular time. Call Options are bought by investors who anticipate a price increase.

At The Money refers to an option whose strike price equals the price of the underlying equity, index or commodity.

Strike Price is the price at which an option can be exercised to buy or sell the underlying stock  or futures contract.

A Put Option gives the holder the right to sell the underlying stock or futures contract at a specified strike price.

Out-Of-The-Money refers to an option that is unfavourable to exercise.

Futures Contracts are a standardized, transferable legal agreement to make or take delivery of a specified amount of a certain commodity, currency, or an asset at the end of specified time frame. The price is determined when the agreement is made. Future contracts are always marked to market.

Expiration Date is the last day upon which an option or futures contract can be exercised or traded.

Derivative is a type of security whose value is “derived” from an underlying asset. (Eg; Futures and Options).

Class B Shares are a form of common stock that may have more or less voting rights that Class A shares. Generally Class B shares have lesser voting rights, but be vary of some companies that trick investors by using the perception of Class “B” (compared to “A”) shares to attach more voting rights to them than Class A shares.

In a Covered Call strategy, the call option that is written is “covered” by the underlying stock in case the person on the other side of the option exercises it. It is for investors who feel that the stock price will either remain stable or will grow.

Class A Shares are a form of common stock that may have more or less voting rights that Class B shares. Generally Class A shares have more voting rights, but companies sometimes trick investors by using the perception of “Class A” shares to attach fewer voting rights to them than Class B shares.

A Balanced Fund is a type of Mutual Fund whose main objective is to diversify risk by holding a defined percentage of different security types.

An Aggressive Growth Fund is a form of Mutual Fund whose main investment objective is to achieve capital gains.