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

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Written by veteran financial professional and experienced author Richard Ferri, The ETF Book gives you a broad and deep understanding of this important investment vehicle and provides you with the tools needed to successfully integrate exchange-traded funds into any portfolio. Each chapter of The ETF Book offers concise coverage of various issues and is filled with in-dept...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published December 21st 2007 by Wiley
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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understand why some are regulated by an act of 1933 and some by an act of 1940, or want a list of ETF's which is surely outdated.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...more
Chad Olson
As interesting as expected...I was looking for more guide than fact. Index composition was interesting, though not etf specific.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting if you want to know a little more about ETF
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