What are ETFs and why is the Fed pouring billions into them?

May 12, 2020
The Federal Reserve is prepared to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate bond ETFs to support businesses, and make it possible for these businesses to borrow during the Coronavirus downturn.
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First, brokerages cut commissions. Now they may be bulking up.

Nov 21, 2019
Charles Schwab is reportedly in talks to buy rival TD Ameritrade. Merging could help make up for cutting trading fees to zero.
Charles Schwab is reportedly considering merging with TD Ameritrade.
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Rebalancing the S&P 500 means a whole lot of trades

Mar 15, 2019
Friday was one of the four times a year when the S&P 500 rebalances itself. This means that some stocks leave this index and some come in. This also means that all the indixes and exchange-traded funds that track the…
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Introducing exchange-traded funds with 'biblical values'

Mar 7, 2017
The companies that are being screened out include those that are vocal about lesbian, gay and transgender issues.
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Tweets to determine certain stock values

Oct 15, 2015
The apocalypse is nigh.

They're a hot investment, but are ETFs safe?

Aug 31, 2015
The infrastructure behind these funds may not be keeping up with their growth.

Nashville tries to boost civic pride with an investment fund

Aug 27, 2014
Having a single share is like buying stock in all of Nashville's public companies.

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The best way to own TIPS

Mar 5, 2012
Are there any disadvantages to purchasing TIPS through something like Fidelity's Inflation Protected Bond (FINPX) for my Roth IRA? Or would it be a better idea to just purchase TIPS directly from the Treasury? Thanks, Danny, Davis, CA