Exchange traded fund - MSN Money traded funds articles on MSN Money on low-cost investment funds, fund management and the best way to trade.2011 Microsoften-us60Exchange traded fundNo-fee ETFs: Is there a catch?Online brokers increasingly offer fee- and commission-free funds to their customers. But are there hidden drawbacks? Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:15:00 GMT Steiner, Bankrate One place you won't find Alibaba: ETFsDespite the IPO hype, you won't be able to invest in China's e-commerce juggernaut through the big tech or emerging markets funds. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:15:00 GMT Cox, CNBCWater ETFs: Smarter than you think?These niche funds have lagged the S&P 500 over the past five years, but in terms of investing logic, water may be the ultimate long-term play.Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergThis app could help you retire on spare changeAimed at millennials, with their penchant for tech and distrust of big banks, Acorns rounds up card purchases and invests the difference. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:30:00 GMT Kadlec, Money Is your portfolio too diversified? Diversification is important, but don't get carried away: A three-fund mix of foreign and US stocks and bonds can be enough to get you to, and through, retirement. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:45:00 GMT Updegrave, The Wall Street Journal3 dividend-rich ETFs for volatile marketsWith their steady, high yields and low correlation to the S&P 500, utilities stocks can help light up your portfolio. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:45:00 GMT Prestbo, MarketWatch8 countries to find stock bargainsAssets are pricey across the board, but some pros still see a few pockets of value. You just have to go pretty far off the beaten path to find them.Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:45:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street Journal Airline ETF grounded just as stocks took flightThe Guggenheim Airlines ETF shut down right in the middle of a 2-year, 150% rally in airline shares, leaving investors stuck on standby. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergSilver ETFs are shining this summerGold's less glittery cousin is used as both a store of wealth and as an industrial metal, making it an alternative to pricey stocks that is still sensitive to economic growth.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:45:00 GMT Balchunas, Bloomberg20 ETFs to plug gaps in your portfolioThere are over a thousand exchange-traded funds out there, and while you'll never need most of them, the right ones can fill holes in your investment strategy.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:15:00 GMT S. Huang, KiplingerGot a great investing idea? Start your own ETFA new online broker allows you to create theme-based baskets of stocks. If other users like your idea enough to buy into it, you'll receive royalties. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Yates, CNBC These ETFs should be rated RWhile most index funds are suitable for all investors, even professional traders ought to be wary of leveraged ETNs. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:15:00 GMT Balchunas, Bloomberg3 ways to protect your great returnsIt's easy -- but dangerous -- to be complacent after a stellar stock market run. Here are three moves you can make today to rebalance your portfolio.Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 GMT Silva Laughlin, Fortune4 ways to invest in commodities -- and why you shouldBecause commodities such as coffee, oil and gold don't usually move in sync with the stock market, they can help diversify your investment mix. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:30:00 GMT Bigda, KiplingerStaying in stocks? Be smart about itFor those who can't stop riding this breakneck market bull, there is one way, at least, to mitigate the risk: Think 'fundamentally.'Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT Tully, FortuneBest 'all of the above' income ETFsThese funds are free to pursue yield across varied asset classes, offering more diversity and less volatility than bonds or dividend stocks alone. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:45:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergNew gold ETF lets you swap shares for barsThe Merk Gold Trust is a precious metals fund with a unique twist: Even small-time investors can exchange their shares for physical bullion. Fri, 23 May 2014 16:15:00 GMT P. Saefong, MarketWatchBuild an ETF portfolio with $1,000With just a small amount of savings and a handful of exchange-traded funds, you can start investing for retirement.Mon, 19 May 2014 14:45:00 GMT Al-Saad, MainStreetThe ground is shifting in ETF industryInvestors appear to be making a statement as low-cost, no-frills Vanguard funds see the biggest increase in new investments. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Cox, CNBC 4 ways to stay out of ETF troubleExchange-traded funds have many benefits, but you should look out for low-liquidity and leveraged ETFs.Mon, 05 May 2014 12:45:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World ReportETF strategies to match the prosExchange-traded funds make it easier than ever to invest like a fund manager. Here are some ideas you can use to keep up with the experts. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Kramer, 4 things smart investors look for in annual reportsBuried in the boredom are important clues about the health of your investment. Here's a quick-and-dirty guide to uncovering them.Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch5 do-good ETFs that beat the marketWant to invest with a clear conscience? Socially responsible funds no longer have to sacrifice profits to take the moral high ground. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT Levitt, InvestorPlaceLook abroad for higher dividendsThe grass may or may not be greener on the other side, but the yields are often higher. Here's how to pick up some good-quality, foreign dividend stocks. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT W. Fraser, BankrateInvest in real estate without the headachesOwning rental property can be a source of cash flow -- and nuisances. These real estate ETFs offer investors some of the same benefits, without the leaky faucets and broken boilers.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:45:00 GMT Friedberg, U.S. News & World ReportAn ETF to invest in LGBT-friendly companiesA new fund appeals to a different kind of activist investor -- by holding only stocks of businesses that support equality in the workplace. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreet The 401k move that guarantees a higher returnWhen it comes to company retirement plans, costs loom large, though few people pay much attention to them. It's simple math: Lower your fees and reap the reward. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Wasik, ForbesThe growing case against ETFsExchange-traded funds have been touted as the 'better' investment vehicle, but your safety still depends on who's driving. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch10 ETFs to bet on Europe in 2014With US stocks looking pricey even after a rough January, investors are turning to the eurozone, where it appears the worst could finally be over. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:45:00 GMT I. Weinberg, The Wall Street Journal A less stressful way to invest in AsiaThis fund taps into the upside of emerging markets, while reducing some of the risk. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerAn ETF that Mr. Burns would loveWary of social media startups and untested upstarts? A new fund holds only companies that have been around for 100 years or more – a strategy the miserly millionaire from 'The Simpsons' would surely deem 'excellent.'Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreetAfraid of stocks right now? Try commoditiesWith many investors leery of high-priced stocks, some experts say there are opportunities in industrial metals and grain as global growth continues. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:45:00 GMT Cox, CNBCHow to invest as interest rates riseAs the Fed starts to lift its foot off the gas pedal, it may be time to ditch beloved, high-income sectors such as utilities and telecommunications in favor of stocks that can better ride the economic recovery. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:15:00 GMT Light, The Wall Street JournalBeyond utilities: Investing in airports, toll roadsPressured by rising rates, solar energy and a need to upgrade aging infrastructure, utility stocks and ETFs may not be as safe as they once were. Here are some interesting alternatives. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreet3 reasons to invest in 'Made in USA' Here are three crucial catalysts driving a resurgence in American manufacturing -- and four ETFs that allow investors to ride the revival. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMT Burton, MarketWatchIt's time to buy ChinaWith US stocks as pricey as they've been in years, here's how to gain exposure to a still-undervalued market.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchWhy to buy emerging markets nowRight now, when developing markets are flat on their backs, is the time for contrarian investors to look closely at them.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger's Personal FinanceTwitter IPO is investing at its worstThe buzz over Twitter's IPO reflects investors' very worst instincts -- putting too many eggs in one basket, following the herd and getting caught up in the euphoria of the moment.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:45:00 GMT Gold, MarketWatchFidelity sparks ETF price warInvestors stand to benefit as the fund giant rolls out new a line of low-cost, commission-free exchange-traded funds. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch The ultimate Obamacare ETFThe $55 million SPDR S&P Health Care Services exchange-traded fund holds insurers, hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and nursing homes.Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:15:00 GMT Balchunas, Bloomberg3 great portfolios from top ETFsYou can build a low-cost, diversified nest egg from a handful of exchange-traded funds, whether you're just beginning to invest or near retirement. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Wasik, Forbes.comBest route to play commodities?Here are general guidelines to help you find the commodities exposure you want and the investments that can help you get it. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Pleven, The Wall Street Journal Why Syria scares the marketThe specter of a military intervention in a volatile region is bad enough. But the aftermath could hit the economy right where it's most vulnerable.Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 bubbles that could pop soonEmerging markets, Bitcoins and junk bonds are just some of the investment areas that look inflated right now. They may not blow up, but investors should be wary.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchGold is ready to shine againDoes the recent rebound in prices signal a long-term turnaround for the precious metal? Here's why it just might.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyA hidden danger in ETFsIn fast-moving markets, the price of your exchange-traded fund may disconnect from the price of the assets it holds.Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMT Farzad, Bloomberg Businessweek5 picks for a July reboundAfter a serious scare, the mild pullback in stocks seems to be ending -- so unless Egypt blows up or some other calamity arises, we should see a rebound. Here are 5 plays worth a look.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money12 reasons not to fear market bubbleInvesting is never risk-free, of course, but memories of the last crash are causing investors to miss out on the biggest gains in years. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World Report7 funds you can own foreverA strategy of buying and holding just a few index-based investments may look boring. But if it delivers solid long-term returns, boring is good.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:45:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger.comDon't invest like a 'prepper'Bearish predictions and fears of the Fed have a lot of investors scorning stocks and storing gold and silver in preparation for doomsday. But panic is never wise.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT Gold,