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The ETF Book: All You Need to Know About Exchange Traded Funds

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  65 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In The ETF Book," Rick covers the nuts and bolts of ETFs, the nuances of index creation, and even strategies for putting a financial plan based on ETFs into place. He even goes so far as to suggest an innovative new means of classifying and thinking about these new vehicles. In short, he's done the heavy lifting and the background research that investors need to go forth k ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published December 21st 2007 by John Wiley & Sons
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Jul 06, 2012 Philski rated it liked it
An ETF is a mutual fund that trades like a stock.

There. I said it. No reason to read the book, unless you like history, want to understand why some are regulated by an act of 1933 and some by an act of 1940, or want a list of ETF's which is surely outdated. Read chapter 1 for the background and the last chapter for some interesting strategies using ETF's.

I'm not saying it's a bad book, if you are a serious investor or possibly selling ETF's it's probably awesome. But the book is broked into 4 se
Feb 16, 2011 Clem rated it liked it
Definitely an informative read about the ETFs and I learnt quite a fair bit, even though some parts can be a little too technical and over my head. Some points are also often repeated so many times it gets a little too repetitive, and the language used in this book can also be a little too formal and academic.

Nevertheless, if you wish to purchase an ETF, a good read through this book is recommended.
Rich Williams
Jan 08, 2013 Rich Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

While I've read many times that ETFs are more tax efficient and have lower costs than other funds, nothing ever explained how or why they were. This book explains this and and pretty much everything else about how ETFs are created and work, has an easy to understand way of comparing ETFs and a good overview of investing strategies using them.
Jun 16, 2010 Amit rated it liked it
Good information. Learnt about different types of ETF's (Unit Trusts, ETNs) etc. and also got some hints about how the leveraged, ultra short ETFs are implemented.

Probably good for Financial Advisors, though individual investors can pick a few concepts.
Chad Olson
Mar 08, 2014 Chad Olson rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2014
As interesting as expected...I was looking for more guide than fact. Index composition was interesting, though not etf specific.
Jan 05, 2011 Takedown rated it liked it
Shelves: economy, investing
Interesting if you want to know a little more about ETF
Stephen Chung
Probably the best book on the subject of ETF in the market. but only holds as long as the money supply is stable.
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