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The AAII Journal

August 2013 Issue

Editor's Note »

Editor's Note

thumbnail for Editor's Note This year's ETF issue coincides with a milestone birthday for the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry. In 1993, the first exchange-traded fund launched, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). From that single product has grown an industry with $1.44 trillion currently in assets.

 

Exchange-Traded Funds »

ETFs and ETNs: Knowing What You Own

The liquidity composition of a fund’s underlying assets, the historical tracking error and fees are important characteristics to consider when investing in an ETF.

 

Features »

The Individual Investor’s Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds 2013

thumbnail for The Individual Investor’s Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds 2013 Detailed return information and data on ETFs and ETNs. New to this year’s guide is a listing of the 15 largest funds.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Frontier Markets Exposure Added to the Model Fund Portfolio

thumbnail for Frontier Markets Exposure Added to the Model Fund Portfolio The portfolio’s new addition targets pre-emerging economies and offers more potential upside than the fund it is replacing.

 

Hot Links »

Websites for Exchange-Traded Funds

thumbnail for Websites for Exchange-Traded Funds Where to find prospectuses and performance information for ETFs.

 
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