ETF Insights

Warburg Pincus Sees the Light
December 21st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus, a leader in the development of financial services companies, recently announced the appointment of former iShares CEO Lee Kranefuss as executive in residence.  According to the press release, Kranefuss will “work to help Warburg Pincus identify and evaluate investment opportunities in the areas of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), index […]

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A Record Year for ETFs
December 20th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. Click here to listen to The ETF Store Show now. On our most recent radio broadcast, we explained why 2012 has been yet another record-breaking […]

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Obstacles to Capturing Investment Returns
December 13th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, ETF Store Investment Advisor Kit Barnes joined us to discuss four major obstacles that most investors face to capturing returns in their portfolios […]

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“10 Things That Mutual Fund Companies Won’t Say”
December 5th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed an article from the Wall Street Journal by Ian Salisbury titled “10 Things that Mutual Fund Companies […]

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Year-End Tax Planning Strategies & ETFs
November 29th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, Dan Haake, CPA and Partner at Hutchins & Haake LLC, joined us to discuss the various tax changes set […]

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Christian Magoon Discusses Gold ETFs
November 21st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, Christian Magoon, Founder of Magoon Capital, joined us to discuss a variety of ETF topics, including gold ETFs.  Christian […]

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Focus on Asset Allocation & Minimizing Investment Costs
November 14th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we explained why investors should focus on asset allocation and minimizing investment costs to achieve long-term investing success.  It’s […]

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We Talk ETFs with IndexUniverse’s Matt Hougan
November 7th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, Matt Hougan, Global Head of Editorial and President of ETF Analytics at IndexUniverse, joined us to talk ETFs.  Matt […]

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What’s Next for ETFs?
November 2nd, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed an excellent piece from the Wall Street Journal titled “What ETFs’ Next Act Will Look Like”. The […]

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Don’t Be Wall Street’s Muppet
October 24th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed a recent CBS 60 Minutes interview with former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith. Smith abruptly left Goldman […]

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ETF Price War Continues
October 18th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed the ongoing ETF price war after iShares announced fee cuts on a number of ETFs.  With Charles […]

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ETFs are Here to Stay
October 12th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. During this week’s radio show, we discussed a recent ETF investor survey from Charles Schwab which found that an overwhelming majority of investors believe ETFs […]

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We Discuss ETF Fee Cuts with Charles Schwab’s Eric Pollackov
October 3rd, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, Eric Pollackov, Director of ETF Capital Markets at Charles Schwab, joined us to discuss Schwab’s recent ETF fee cuts, […]

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ETFs for Retiree Investment Portfolios
September 28th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed the significant challenges that retirees are facing with their investment portfolios and how Exchange Traded Funds, or […]

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Q&A with The ETF Store’s Nate Geraci
September 21st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

The following article appears on ETF Database at http://etfdb.com/2012/etf-insights-qa-with-nathan-geraci/: With more and more self-directed investors embracing ETFs as part of their long-term strategy, it’s interesting to highlight the differences in adoption rates among professional money managers. Industry veteran, Nathan Geraci, recently took time out of his schedule to discuss his thoughts on how the exchange-traded universe […]

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ETFdb’s Michael Johnston on ETFs
September 19th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, Michael Johnston, Co-Founder of ETF Database, joined us to discuss the ETF analytical tools available at etfdb.com and also […]

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We Talk ETFs with David Mazza from State Street
September 12th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we talked to David Mazza, Head of ETF Investment Strategy at State Street Global Advisors, who gave us his […]

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The ETF Store Show Featured in Money Magazine
September 7th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed an article on Exchange Traded Funds in the September issue of Money Magazine which features The ETF […]

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Mutual Funds’ Dirty Little Secret
August 31st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed a dirty little secret that the mutual fund industry would prefer to keep quiet.  While this practice […]

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We Talk Gold with Juan Carlos Artigas from The World Gold Council
August 22nd, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we talked gold with Juan Carlos Artigas, Global Head of Investment Research at The World Gold Council, discussing what’s […]

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Mutual Fund Companies See Writing on the Wall
August 17th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed how John Hancock, one of the more popular mutual fund companies, recently announced that they’re making the […]

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Why Your Mutual Fund Advisor Needs a Magic Crystal Ball
August 8th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed the underperformance of actively managed mutual funds and how fund fees play a major role in why […]

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Can You Answer These Key Financial Questions?
August 1st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed some of the findings from a recent special report released by Financial Finesse, a leading provider of […]

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ETF Growth Story Continues
July 25th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed the incredible ETF growth story that continues to unfold right before our eyes.  Recent ETF data released […]

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We Discuss MUB, CORN, IBB, and More…
July 19th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we answered your questions on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and investing including how the iShares S&P National Municipal Bond […]

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The ETF Store’s Nate Geraci and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Discuss the Economics of Baseball
July 12th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

With Kansas City’s landmark Union Station as the backdrop and Mayor Sly James in attendance, The ETF Store’s Nate Geraci discussed the economics of baseball with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig during a luncheon hosted by the Missouri Council on Economic Education prior to the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.  Among the topics discussed during the […]

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We Discuss Gold ETFs, Levered ETFs, and More…
July 5th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we answered your questions on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) including whether gold ETFs actually hold physical gold bullion and […]

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Are You Overpaying for Underperforming Mutual Funds?
June 27th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we let the data do most of the talking.  The data we’re referring to is mutual fund expense ratio […]

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Asset Allocation and ETFs
June 21st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed a critical aspect of successful investing – asset allocation.  A landmark study concluded that over 90% of […]

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ETF Store to Sponsor MCEE Event Featuring MLB Commissioner Bud Selig
June 20th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

The Missouri Council on Economic Education (MCEE) announced today that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will participate in “The Economics of Major League Baseball”, an open discussion on the impact of the league’s salary structure and free agent system on the competitive balance of the sport.  The event, sponsored by The ETF Store, Inc., […]

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Tackling the Fixed Income Markets with Bond ETFs
June 14th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed an area of investing that some people may find intimidating or try to avoid altogether – investing […]

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Could 401k Fees Cut Your Investment Returns By a Third?
June 1st, 2012 by Nathan Geraci

That’s the conclusion from research group Demos, a multi-issue national organization who seeks to advocate change in various public matters.  According to their research, a dual income household where each individual earns the median income and contributes to their 401k will pay an average of $154,794 in 401k fees and lost returns.  For a higher […]

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The ETF Store, Inc. Expands Weekly Radio Show
May 31st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

“The ETF Store Show” moving to hour-long format and will now air on ESPN 1510 AM Tuesdays at 9am. The ETF Store, Inc., nationally recognized as the first investment advisor to offer only Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), is expanding their weekly radio program.  “The ETF Store Show”, the first radio program dedicated to investing in […]

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Facebook IPO Brings Retail Investor Challenges to Light
May 24th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

The Facebook IPO on May 18th was highly anticipated and unique.  However, the amount of attention generated by this IPO also brought unwelcomed scrutiny, particularly for the large Wall Street firms that some investors have long felt “gamed” the system against them.  Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter for the Facebook IPO, is already feeling the […]

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What Facebook’s IPO and JP Morgan’s Trading Error have to do with ETFs
May 23rd, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed a number of key headline events currently permeating the financial markets, including the much anticipated […]

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Is Your Portfolio Missing Alternative Assets?
May 15th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we discussed an area of investing that, unfortunately, seems to be a relative unknown to many investors […]

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Investing in Fixed Income ETFs
May 9th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we delved into an area of investing that some people may find intimidating – investing in bonds […]

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Do You Have a Master Investment Plan in Place?
May 1st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we explained why you should consider consolidating all of your investment accounts under one roof if you […]

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The Mutual Fund Way – Pay a Lot, Get a Little
April 26th, 2012 by Nathan Geraci

If you’ve been following our commentary, whether through our blog or on our radio show, you know that a favorite subject of ours is the underperformance of actively managed mutual funds.  In case you missed it, approximately 84% of actively managed US equity mutual funds underperformed their relative S&P benchmark in 2011.  That’s right – […]

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How ETFs Can Make Tax Day More Pleasant
April 17th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, with tax day 2012 looming, we explained how ETFs can reduce your tax bill.  Because of their […]

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Shed Your Expensive Mutual Funds
April 11th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we discussed the importance of minimizing your investment costs and explained why, unfortunately, many brokers are effectively […]

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How Several ETFs Are Responding to Recent Headlines
March 27th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we discussed the recent headlines dominating the financial news including the Dow Jones Industrial Average finally crossing […]

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Are You Someone’s “Muppet”?
March 23rd, 2012 by Nathan Geraci

Greg Smith, a former executive director of investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, recently wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times where he said that several managing directors of the company commonly referred to their clients as “muppets” (which is slang for “stupid people” in Britain, where Smith worked).  When discussing the culture at Goldman, […]

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Join Us at Money Smart Day Kansas City
March 21st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Want to better understand the importance of saving and the significant impact it has on your future retirement?  Not sure about the different types of investments available and how you should approach investing for retirement?  Would you like to better understand the pros and cons of hiring an investment advisor?  Answers to these questions, along […]

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PIMCO Introduces Flagship Mutual Fund in an ETF Format
March 13th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On this past week’s radio show, we discussed the importance of PIMCO’s recent introduction of its popular Total Return Fund in an ETF […]

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Don’t Leave Your Old 401k Account Behind
March 6th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we explained why you might want to think twice about leaving a 401k account sitting with an […]

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Can Your Investment Advisor Answer These Questions?
February 27th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we armed our listeners with the key questions that they absolutely must ask their investment advisor.  Now, […]

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RIAs and ETFs – A Match Made in Heaven
February 21st, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we continued our discussion on just what makes The ETF Store different from other investment advisor options […]

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The ETF Store Difference
February 14th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we discussed exactly what makes The ETF Store different from other investment advisor options you may have.  […]

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40 Billion Reasons Why Mutual Fund Companies Don’t Want You Investing in ETFs
February 7th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we walked through an eye opening illustration that really reinforced why the mutual fund industry is fighting […]

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ETFs to Help Combat the Impact of the Fed’s Policies on Your Portfolio
January 30th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we discussed the latest actions taken by the Federal Reserve and more importantly, how those actions can […]

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Emerging Market Equity ETFs
January 24th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we spent some time discussing some of the more popular emerging markets ETFs including VWO, EEM, and […]

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Fixing Common Investment Portfolio Mistakes with ETFs
January 16th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio show, we explained the common mistakes or shortcomings that we tend to see in people’s investment portfolios including: […]

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Investing in Commodities Using ETFs
January 13th, 2012 by Tom Telford

Do you have commodities in your investment portfolio? Commodity investing seems to be all the rage these days. Before adding commodities to your investment portfolio, you should answer two questions.  First, why invest in commodities?  Second, what is the best way to invest in them? What is a commodity? A commodity is simply a good […]

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Investing-Related New Year’s Resolutions
January 10th, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, we took a look back at the financial markets in 2011 and also previewed what to look […]

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Ten Reasons ETFs Are Better Than Mutual Funds
January 3rd, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Saturday at 4pm on KCMO Talk Radio 710AM as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. On our most recent radio broadcast, to close out 2011, we discussed a recent article from etfdb.com titled “Ten Reasons ETFs Are Better […]

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Fidelity to Offer ETFs?
January 3rd, 2012 by ETF Store Staff

A company known primarily for its actively managed mutual funds might finally be coming to grips with the fact that they can no longer just ignore the fast growing ETF space.  According to The Wall Street Journal, Fidelity Investments appears set to begin offering a broad array of ETFs after recently filing an application with […]

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