What is Index Shares (ETFs)
ETFs (also called index shares) track a specific basket
of securities and trade continuously on the major exchanges like an ordinary
stock. The pioneering big daddy of ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) was the Standard & Poor's Depositary
Receipts (AMEX: SPY) -- also known as SPDRs, pronounced "Spiders" --
which appeared in 1993. These were followed by the Dow Diamonds (AMEX:
DIA), a basket of the 30 Dow stocks, and the NASDAQ 100 Shares (Nasdaq:
QQQQ) -- a.k.a. Qubes -- which track the NASDAQ 100 stock index. Even though
they've only been around since March 1999, Qubes are so popular, their daily
trading volume rivals the companies on the New York Stock Exchange. (Today,
only three companies on the Big Board traded more briskly.)
Another advantage is that ETFs can be shorted and bought
on margin. We don't think that borrowing money to buy stocks is a smart
way to invest, although in limited amounts by experienced investors it can
Perhaps the greatest benefit of ETFs is that investors
will now have instant exposure to a diversified portfolio of stocks.
For many investors with a long-term vision who can embrace
the benefits of ETFs without falling into the trading traps that accompany
it, investing through ETFs can be quite rewarding to the pocketbook, and
a superior alternative to mutual funds.
By trading the index, you eliminate
concerns about picking the right company, balancing industry weightings,
or incur the cost of trading individual stocks. Best of all, you
eliminate the traditional bias to the upside, so you can profit from
both bull as well as bear markets.
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