An exchange-traded fund (or ETF) is an investment vehicle traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks. An ETF holds assets such as stocks or bonds and trades at approximately the same price as the net asset value of its underlying assets over the course of the trading day. Most ETFs track an index, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500. ETFs may be attractive as investments because of their low costs, tax efficiency, and stock-like features. In a survey of investment professionals conducted in March 2008, 67% called ETFs the most innovative investment vehicle of the last two decades and 60% reported that ETFs have fundamentally changed the way they construct investment portfolios.ETF Informational Site:
Standard & Poor's 500 Index Depository Receipts (SPY:AMEX)
Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (QQQ:AMEX)
DIAMONDS Trust (DIA:AMEX)
iShares S & P 500 (IVV:AMEX)
Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 SPDRs (MDY:AMEX)
Bear Market ETF'S
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