Exchange-Traded Funds for Dummies
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Exchange-Traded Funds for Dummies

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The fast and easy way to get a handle on ETFsExchange-traded funds (ETFs) have a strong foothold in the marketplace, because they are less volatile than individual stocks, cheaper than most mutual funds, and subject to minimal taxation. But how do you use thisfinancial product to diversify your investments in today's fast-growing and ever-changing market?

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ebook, 384 pages
Published December 2nd 2011 by For Dummies (first published October 11th 2006)
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This is the only book that I found easily about Exchange-Traded Funds at my local bookstore, so I bought it, even though it was published in 2007. Interesting to read an investing book written prior to the big crash of 2008... I hope there is a newer edition of this book out now, as there are so many more ETF's than there were in 07.
This book answered my questions about ETF's and included a lot more general investing advice. So it's pretty good, does what it should do, and is helpful in many way...more
I learned a lot from this book but it desperately needs a second edition. The author writes about Lehman Brothers and an up economy, post 2008 market crash. It is interesting that he predicts the US credit will show itself to be unstable sooner rather than later but now that credit has been downgraded, Lehman is a market alumni, and the housing crisis makes REITs far less desirable, it is high time for this book to be updated. Still a great read if you want to learn the fundamentals of ETFs thou...more
Damien Ayers
Pretty good, although frustratingly US centric. Would have preferred less information on specific funds and information that quickly goes out of date, and a better explanation of how you can find out correlation between different funds/indexes and more detail on asset allocation.
Lyn Fong
Enlightening. Also in response to other reviews' main gripe, this book has been updated around 2011- 2012.
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