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Any ETF composed of high volatility stocks? [closed]

Question I am looking for American stocks showing high price variance (volatility) Rather than calculating historical price change to check the individual stock's variance, I would like to find a "...
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Why have treasury prices risen despite increasing interest rates since the Great Recession?

ETFs that track treasuries have risen despite the fact that the global economy has stabilized since 2008 and interest rates have risen (from near 0 to ~1.5%) My (very simplistic) understanding of ...
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What is the layman's explanation of ETFs and how does one trade U.S ETFs?

I'm new to the field of investment and would like to understand ETFs, they have not been clear to me even though I tried a bunch of YouTube tutorials. Also, how is it possible for a European resident ...
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Online portfolio return calculator [closed]

Is there a online calculator where I can punch in ETFs that I want in my portfolio and it shows the return over time? I want to add GLD, VOO, VGT to see what my return would have been and then ...
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Are options on popular ETF considered section 1256 contracts?

I want to learn about 1256 contracts and am wondering if options on common ETFs (like QQQ, SPY, DIA) (not futures) are considered section 1256, because these ETF tracks broad market but does not ...
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S&P 500 Longevity and ETFs

According to this forecast S&P 500 companies longevity (the time they exist in the index) will reduce from 24 years to just 12 by 2030 mostly due to tech disruptions. For an S&P 500 ETF ...
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Is the Fidelity ZERO Large Cap Index Fund (FNILX) a better alternative to the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO)?

Goal I'm looking for a long term investment vehicle outside of a tax-advantaged account. It's possible I'll be making regular contributions using a dollar-dost averaging strategy. I'd also like to ...
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Do I need a brokerage account to invest in ETFs?

I want to start investing in ETFs, but this is my first time doing this and I don't know what do I need to do for buying stocks. I want to buy some ETF that tracks an index such as S&P or FTSE100,...
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How often do the S&P 500 components change?

And do index funds such as SPY and VOO usually rebalance immediately to reflect the change?
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Check benefits lost in currency exchange in an ETF that tracks a foreign index

Given an ETF or index fund that tracks a foreign index but is offered in your country's currency, how can you know how much money is the ETF/Fund management taking when exchanging currencies? For ...
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Does trading currency choice in a Gold ETC make a difference when base currency remains same?

The WisdomTree Physical Swiss Gold Exchange Traded Commodity is available in trading currencies of both GBP (SGBX.L) and USD (SGBS.L) on the London Stock Exchange. I believe that the base currency ...
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What's the difference between a fund and a security?

I have always used the terms synonymously but I think there is technically a different between the two. For example, given two seemingly similar assets, one is classified a security and the other a ...
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Understanding the past growth of an ETF

I'm trying to understand the grow of an ETF (Vanguard VOO) over the past year. I have checked both the Vanguard web page and Google, for the same ETF, and they show massive different growths. In ...
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Balanced index fund that tracks S&P 500

I'm looking in Vanguard some balanced (stocks + bonds) index fund / ETF that tracks the S&P 500 but the only thing I've found is: VFINX: https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual-funds/profile/VFINX ...
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Diversification in mutual funds and ETFs

I'm trying to undertand deversification in mutual funds, specially in contrast with having your own stocks. Mutual funds and ETFs that track some index (S&P, DJIA...) are diversified by ...
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Why some ETFs delay payment of dividends after Ex Date?

I was looking at ETFs and noticed that etf like QQQ, DIA( Ex date is 09/20/2019 but pay date is 10/15/2019) pay dividends about 5 to 6 weeks after the Ex-Dividend date . But other etfs (e.g IVV, VOO) ...
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Do low cost ETFs or mutual funds really do well for an investor?

There are many ETFs, Mutual Funds and Unit Trusts in the market. Some ETFs advertise a low Expense Ratio and Total Expense Ratio. There are many examples: IVV, VOO and SPY for S&P 500 VNQ, RWR ...
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Stock promotion laws/regulations

Does the SEC have any guidelines regarding companies promoting the purchase of their shares to hedge funds, pension funds or ETF issuers? Is it legal for companies to compensate ETF issuers or mutual ...
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Why does XMM's performance differ significantly from its benchmark index?

XMM is a Canadian-listed iShares ETF that tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index. Its holdings are 99% EEMV, the US-listed version of the same ETF. While EEMV tracks its index ...
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Do physical ETFs possess the same problems as CDOs?

Today Michael Burry explained to Bloomberg that ETFs are comparible to subprime CDOs, in that investors are buying securities that aren't backed by any real value: Passive investing has removed ...
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Why are some managed funds' fees larger than their ETFs fees

In Australia vanguard offers the LifeStrategy® Balanced Fund (a blend of bonds, shares and so on), it has a management fee of 0.9% per year for the first 50,000$, 0.6% for up to 100,000$ and 0.29% ...
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Buying an US ETF from Europe using Interactive Brokers

I am trying to buy an ETF using my account in Interactive Brokers. I am surprised to see that it is not possible. I am living in Europe and trying to buy an ETF in US dollars. Their response to ...
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Moneyfarm (ETF) and Coupons

I am a beginner, I have possessed public debt bonds only, so far. Recently I decided to differentiate my savings on some form of ETF, specifically on Moneyfarm, just to give it a try. Now, I am trying ...
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How to find ETFs that meet both criteria: region (Asia/ China) and sector (technology)? [closed]

Is there a Chinese stock index comparable to the NASDAQ 100 or NASDAQ Composite covering Chinese technology stocks with the highest market cap? And are there corresponding ETFs or Mutual Funds?
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Do the rebalancing costs of leveraged ETFs really outweigh the leverage?

I read the answers from the following two posts describing why daily leveraged ETFs are a bad idea to hold in the long term: Investing in a leveraged index ETF for retirement. Risky? Why are daily ...
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I want to invest in Asian technological firms. In which ETFs or other product should I invest? [closed]

I am looking for an Asian Nasdaq index or something like that. Maybe investing directly in the US market where some of the largest Chinese companies IPO have taken place makes sense. Any insights?
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What is the difference between these 2 S&P500 tracking iShare ETFs?

Relevance of the following discussion How can a investor from the UK invest in the S&P500 without being exposed to currency risk? There are at least the following two low cost ETFs. If I had ...
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What is the difference between these two share classes of an ETF?

I am looking up NASDAQ ETFs that can be purchased in the UK. What is the difference between: EQQQ https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/ETFs/company-summary/...
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Why would anyone ever invest in a cash-only etf?

I understand the benefits (and risks) of ETFs, and I also understand the benefits of a term deposit in a bank. I have seen that there are ETFs that essentially keep the investment in cash, that is, ...
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Tax in Germany on ETF, government bonds, stocks

I've heard Germany tax rate on ETF capital gains and dividends is Kapitalertragsteuer + Solidaritätszuschlag = 26.375% (assuming you don't want to pay church tax also) Is this tax rate the same on: ...
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Lowering mortgage downpayment vs Investing in stocks? [duplicate]

I live in a country where currently mortgage interest rates are historically low (around 3-4% for 300K 30 years mortgage, and the interest is also tax deductible), and the banks are willing to finance ...
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What are differences of physical ETFs?

Assuming there two ETFs A and B from two different companies. Both have in their fact-sheet that they use the same index, physical replication, have the same TER, have the same currency, the same type ...
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Are physical ETFs allowed to trade more often then what they report?

Looking at any ETF, they often show a rebalance interval in a fact sheet. For example, DE0006289390 shows "quarterly" there. May the managers/administrators (or however you call the people) of the ...
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Why is Baader Bank always a tiny bit cheaper?

I recently started buying ETFs. One weird thing I see is that Baader Bank is always a tiny bit cheaper. In the example below, Tradegate is 0.4% more expensive than Baader Bank: The difference is not ...
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How can I tell if an ETF is sufficiently liquid?

How can I tell if an ETF is sufficiently liquid? How much should it have in assets? How much should the minimum average daily volume be?
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How Much Am I Losing On Dividend Tax?

I bought a Vanguard S&P 500 ETF that is issued in Ireland, yet my country of residence is the Netherlands (I'm doing this since from what I see there is no current Dutch ETF that follows the S&...
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Shares bought in a dividend reinvestment plan, where do they come from?

I just received a notice that my dividend was used to purchase and additional 5 shares in the the ETF. Since there are only a limited amount of trade-able units, where did these additional 5 come ...
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Indexes like S&P 500 vs simply tracking earnings?

I would like to know why ETF's like Vanguard S&P 500 are so popular as opposed to building an index that tracks that top 500 biggest profit makers. Companies like Uber and WeWork can be in the S&...
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Why must leveraged ETFs rebalance nightly / Why are there no leveraged ETFs that don't?

From what I understand, investing is leveraged ETFS is generally for short term holders such as day and swing traders because they rebalance nightly and over the long haul don't provide the returns ...
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How can I find ETFs whose portfolio intersects as much as possible with another ETF? [closed]

I want to find alternatives to an ETF. How can I find ETFs whose portfolio intersects as much as possible with this ETF?
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What determines the value/price of an ETF [duplicate]

An ETF is a collection of shares packaged into a single tradeable equity. But since the marketvalue of an ETF unit is determined by market forces, what impact does the change in value of an individual ...
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Are there any mostly-passive funds that become active after stock market crashes?

I am thinking of the following scenario: Expansion, index with low fees After a market crash, lever up and buys equities Does there exist a fund which follows this strategy? Preferably an ETF?
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Why the Vanguard S&P 500 eur has such a lower price compared to the original US version?

sorry if this is a silly question but I am new to the finance world. I would like to understand better why the Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA) has such a different price compared to the Vanguard ...
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What happen to these S&P ETFs during 2016-2017?

I'm taking a look at the historical data of these 2 S&P ETF, and I find something confusing. Here are the 2 graphs: SPDR® Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF ...
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Single shares mixed up with ETFs?

I have an account where I am buying monthly a MSCI World ETF. I am now thinking about adding to this account single shares from a few different companies. What impact could this have if I mix up my ...
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During the 2008 crash/crisis, did ETF's track close to their underlying “holdings.”

Did ETF's drop as much as the indices they were supposed to track? Were there any outliers? Did inverse ETF's perform as expected? I have read that inverse ETF's track a bit off from what is ...
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Can ETF be inefficient?

For ETF, it seems the price is determined by ask/bid and trading price. Can it be inefficient, that the trading price deviates from the underlying tracked index? For example, intentionally buy and ...
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Can ETF be short-squeezed?

Can ETFs be short-squeezed? I'm not familiar with how they work. For ETFs like SPY, it seems it buys and sells stocks in the portfolio. For ETFs like UVXY, it seems it has no real stocks. How does ...
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Why do institutional investors use ETF?

Motivated by this question but at institutional level. To clarify I am not talking about the market making trading firm that arbitrages the price inefficiency of ETF and underlying assets. I am ...
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Why not just directly invest in the holdings of an ETF?

Consider an actively-managed ETF with a NAV of $23 and an expense ratio of 0.85 that consists of 30 stocks. Is there a point in buying the ETF, despite the stock picks being very good? The expense ...