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The Ultimate Guide to Trading ETFs: How To Profit from the Hottest Sectors in the Hottest Markets All the Time

The Ultimate Guide to Trading ETFs: How To Profit from the Hottest Sectors in the Hottest Markets All the Time

Don Dion, Carolyn Dion

ISBN: 978-0-470-91521-9

Nov 2010

224 pages

$22.99

Description

An essential guide to trading trends with ETFs

At any given time, a particular country's market or a particular segment of the market-such as energy or technology-might be booming. The Ultimate Guide To Trading ETFs provides a time-tested strategy for using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to profit from these trending markets and sectors.

By monitoring the performance of ETFs, authors Don Dion and Carolyn Dion show how to capitalize on these fast-moving, ever-changing trends. He then discusses how to stay ahead of the curve by identifying markets and sectors that are gathering momentum and monitoring those markets for signs that the momentum is losing steam. Dion also explains how you can build a balanced portfolio of ETFs and manage your allocations to profit from the shifting trends.

  • Provides advice for both aggressive investors who are willing to utilize leveraged and short market ETFs, as well as more conservative investors who want to limit risk
  • Highlights a wide variety of ETFs currently available to investors
  • Shows how to profit from fast-developing trends across all markets and sectors

The world of ETFs has created many options for individual investors, and The Ultimate Guide To Trading ETFs shows you how to make the most of those opportunities.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: ETFs – A New Way to Invest and Trade.

Chapter 1: Taking an Active Approach with ETFs.

Understanding ETFs.

Basic Tenets of ETF Investing.

Active Investing Approach.

Three Must-Know Types of ETFs.

The ETF Investor.

Portfolio Approach.

Conclusion: the Discerning, Active Investor.

Chapter 2: Judging ETFs.

Launching a Fund.

A Book Is More than the Proverbial Cover.

Beware of Zombies.

Nontraditional ETFs.

Keep Your Eyes Open.

Chapter 3: Understanding Indexing: New Options for Investors.

Traditional ETFs.

Targeting Sectors with Cap-Weighted Indexes.

Beating the Market with Customized Index ETFs.

Dynamic ETFs.

Lifecycle and Hedge Fund ETFs.

Currency Carry Trade ETF.

Active ETFs.

Looking Ahead.

Part II: Asset Allocation Strategies.

Chapter 4: Building a Portfolio Using ETFs.

The Super Hands-On Active Trader.

The High-Touch Satellite Investor.

The Portfolio Builder.

Investment Continuum.

The Importance of Diversification: Nothing to Excess.

Intelligent Diversification with ETFs.

Chapter 5: Trading: Navigating the Storm.

Placing Your Trades.

Be Aware of the International Disconnect.

All about Liquidity.

When Newer Isn't Necessary Better.

Big Picture and Short-Term View.

Chapter 6: International Investing.

Gaining Exposure through Regional Funds.

Single-Country Promise and Pitfalls.

Commodity Plays.

ADRs vs. Ordinaries.

Target Shifting Things.

New Offerings Ahead.

Chapter 7: Gaining Exposure to Commodities.

Physical Commodity ETFs – Panning for Profits.

Equity-Based Commodity Exposure.

Beware the Futures-Backed Commodity Fund.

Using ETNs to Gain Access to Commodities.

Commodity Exposure, a Cautionary Table.

Chapter 8: Staying Current with TIPs and Currencies.

Dealing with Inflation.

Currencies.

Summing It Up.

Part III: Tying It All Together.

Chapter 9: Looking Ahead: A Changed Landscape.

Victims of Their Own Success.

Searching for Opportunity.

It's Time for a Change.

Back to the Future.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Appendix C.

Appendix D.

About the Authors.

Index.