Six ETFs Every Investor Should Know

Posted by Ron Rowland - Money and Markets

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very week in my Money and Markets column, I try to show you how to boost your portfolio by using exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Today I’m giving you an assignment: Know your ETFs.

Specifically, I want you to get familiar with six of the most popular ETFs that track key stock market benchmarks. You need to know their ticker symbols by heart … they’re the bread and butter in your ETF shopping cart.

These six ETFs are large and actively traded; in fact, even with more than 800 other ETFs available it’s not unusual for this small group to account for almost half the value of all ETF trading in the U.S.

Now I’m NOT saying you should buy any of my bread and butter ETFs right now. My point is that if you want to be a successful investor, it’s a big help to know what’s available. If you do, you’ll be able to react more quickly when the time is right.

Ready to get started? Here we go.

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Ron Rowland is president and a founder of Capital Cities Asset Management. Mr. Rowland is widely regarded as a leading ETF and mutual fund advisor as well as a sector rotation strategist. In addition to his roles of President and Chief Investment Officer of CCAM, he is Executive Editor and Publisher of the All Star Fund Trader, a highly regarded investment newsletter in its 18th year of publication.

You may have read about Mr. Rowland and his strategies in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes.com, Barron’s, Hulbert Financial Digest and many more. Outside of CCAM, Mr. Rowland served on the Executive Committee of Austin’s American Association of Individuals Investors (AAII) and led the mutual fund special interest group for numerous years.

As a former mutual fund manager from 2000 to 2002, Ron was a pioneer in using ETFs inside of mutual funds. He also served as the manager of a hedge fund from Aug. ‘93 to Dec. ‘94. His formal education includes a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1978 with additional studies in the same field at the University of Texas from 1978-1981.