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The ETF Book: All You Need to Know About Exchange-Traded Funds

ISBN: 978-1-118-04509-1
416 pages
January 2011
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Written by veteran financial professional and experienced author Richard Ferri, The ETF Book gives you a broad and deep understanding of this important investment vehicle and provides you with the tools needed to successfully integrate exchange-traded funds into any portfolio. Each chapter of The ETF Book offers concise coverage of various issues and is filled with in-depth insights on different types of ETFs as well as practical advice on how to select and manage them.
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Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I: ETF BASICS.

Chapter 1 ETFs from Evolution to Revolution.

Chapter 2 The Nuts and Bolts of ETFs.

Chapter 3 Types of Exchange-Traded Portfolios.

Chapter 4 ETF Benefits and Drawbacks.

Chapter 5 Actively Managed ETFs.

PART II: THE INDEXES ETFS FOLLOW.

Chapter 6 Market Indexes and Custom Indexes.

Chapter 7 Index Strategy Boxes.

Chapter 8 Index Security Selection.

Chapter 9 Index Security Weighting.

PART III: ETF STYLES AND CHOICES.

Chapter 10 Broad U.S. Equity and Style ETFs.

Chapter 11 Global Equity ETFs.

Chapter 12 Industry Sector ETFs.

Chapter 13 Special Equity ETFs.

Chapter 14 Fixed Income ETFs.

Chapter 15 Commodity and Currency ETFs.

PART IV: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT USING ETFS.

Chapter 16 Portfolio Management Strategies.

Chapter 17 Passive ETF Portfolios.

Chapter 18 Life Cycle Investing.

Chapter 19 Active Portfolio Management with ETFs.

Chapter 20 Special Portfolio Strategies.

Chapter 21 Operational Tips for ETF Investors.

Appendix A: Index Strategy Box Abbreviation Guide.

Appendix B: ETF Resource List.

Glossary.

About the Author.

Index.

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Richard A. Ferri, CFA, is the founder and CEO of the investment firm Portfolio Solutions, LLC. An author of four previous books on low-cost investing, Ferri earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island and a master of science degree in finance from Walsh College. He worked at two major Wall Street firms for ten years before starting Portfolio Solutions in 1999. The company manages over $1 billion in separate accounts using ETFs and index funds. Clients include individuals, nonprofit organizations, and corporate pension plans.
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"Investors interested in ETFs will find this book an extremely useful resource. Virtually every topic related to ETFs is covered, in an unbiased, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand manner." (Advisor Perspectives, December 2007)

"The ETF Book is an excellent compendium of the background, structural drivers, pros and cons of ETFs, as well as the strategies that can be advanced using them. Years from now, this book will be noted for introducing index strategy boxes as a powerful analytic." (SFO Magazine, April 2008)

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