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This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. Like mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a way for investors to participate in the stock, bond and commodity markets; achieve a diversified portfolio; and gain access to a broad array of...

The August 24 “flash crash” has some industry experts questioning the safety of ETFs, according to a Wall Street Journal article. ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, offer investors the diversification of a closed-end mutual fund but differ in that they trade on exchanges...

Nothing in life is truly free. When working with a financial advisor, you should expect to pay for their time and expertise. However, as this NPR story explains, you may be paying more in fees to your advisor than you know. Beyond paying an advisory fee, you are probably paying...

The October AAII Model Portfolio Update is now available online. “October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.”—Mark Twain It...

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlights these valuable AAII articles: Frontier Markets Offer Growth From a Very Diverse Set of Economies How Interest Rate Changes Affect the Price of Bonds Driving Emotions From Your Investment Process: A 12-Step Program A Look Inside Exchange-Traded...