AAII’s Guide to the Top ETFs for 2017

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Fund Portfolio: Two ETFs Replaced With Lower-Cost Equivalents Following James Cloonan’s quarterly review of the AAII Model Fund Portfolio, he replaced two ETFs. The new mid-cap and small-cap ETFs have both lower expense ratios and lower trading costs than the funds they are…

 

Is It Active or Passive?

As was widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee raised interest rates by a quarter point (0.25%). Whenever there is action by the Federal Reserve, bond experts are often turned to for their views on navigating the credit markets. Their insights clearly reflect active investing, but what if an investor were to use their opinions…

 

Readers Chime in on Possible Impact of Consumer Debt on Economy, Stock Market

According to The World Bank, global growth is projected to rise to 2.7% in 2017 after expanding by a post-financial-crisis-low 2.3% in 2016. The organization expects growth in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) to pick up in 2017. However, it also sees downside risks to global growth: increasing policy uncertainty in major advanced economies…

 

Using ETFs in a Tough, Sideways-to-Bear Market

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Using ETFs in a Tough, Sideways-to-Bear Market Over the last 100-plus years, there have been more bear markets than bull markets. Since there are usually more bear market years than bull market years, you have to get the best return you can during bear…