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Will I get the mutual fund/etf monthly distributions from the first month I invest in?

If you own an ETF, mutual fund or stock when the stock goes ex-dividend, you'll receive the dividend/distribution on the Pay Date.
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Do all ETFs have an expiry date similar to SPY?

Do all ETFs have an expiry date similar to SPY? No. SPY is structured as a Unit Investment Trust (UIT). UITs have to have a termination date. Newer ETFs in the US are not structured as UITs, and so ...
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If a mutual fund or etf closes the fund, what will happen to my investments?

The most common reasons for a mutual fund shutting down are merging two of its funds or selling its business. If the fund is acquired, the new manager takes over its operation and there is little to ...
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Why is there a such a big difference between UGL ETF and DGP ETN?

There's a subtle difference in their descriptions (emphasis added): DGP is a levered ETN promising twice the daily returns of an optimized gold index—wherein gold futures contracts are chosen with an ...
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Do ETF/ETNs invest directly in futures or forex, or do they just invest in stocks and bonds?

Currencies ETFs that track currency movements are called currency ETFs. The simplest currency ETFs hold their foreign currency in a bank account. Futures Many synthetic ETFs use futures to track the ...
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JJN Barclays iPath Bloomberg Nickel Subindex ETN , What happened in 2018 to its price?

A sudden drop like you see in March of 2018 is usually due to bad data. The funky data before 1/18/18 is often caused for two reasons: There was a reverse split and the data provider didn't handle it ...
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Are commodities ETFs risky as commodities futures in needing margin calls and limited time to hold or they are like stocks?

An ETF is a fund. A fund has managers who are paid from your expense ratio, e.g. 0.95% of fund assets annually, in the case of the FTGC commodity futures ETF. You are paying the fund managers to ...
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Are commodities ETFs risky as commodities futures in needing margin calls and limited time to hold or they are like stocks?

If you're asking if you need to use margin or have a large cash balance as collateral, the answer is no. ETFs and futures are totally different. With futures, you do not "buy" anything ...
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Will I get the mutual fund/etf monthly distributions from the first month I invest in?

Yes, but note that it's not "free money". All else being equal, the value of the ETF will drop by the amount of the dividend since it's a reduction in the fund's net assets. So If you pay $...
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Why not sell ETNs (Exchange Traded Notes) untethered from roll yield?

In general, When you buy a synthetic product you are getting the price return (or a derivative of it) of the underlying - the seller is the one who actually buys the product to risk manage their ...
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XIV Liquidation and VIX clearance

I don't know what transpired on the show "Billions" so I can't address their position or how they managed it. If you correctly described Axe's statement, it would be incorrect. XIV is exchange-...
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How can I buy shares of oil? I'm told it's done through ETFs. How's that related to oil prices per barrel?

While we're not supposed to make direct recommendations, and I am in no way advising anything, USO an ETF that buys light sweet crude oil futures with the intention of mirroring the price movements of ...
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