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Topic: "ETFs"

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Infographic of the week

Visualizing the Growth of $100, by Asset Class

Which major asset class has generated the strongest returns over the long run? How do the returns of investments like bonds and real estate actually stack up? To put investment returns in perspective, this graphic shows the growth of $100 by asset class over the long term, based on data from Aswath Damodaran at NYU Stern.

Visualizing the Growth of $100, by Asset Class Comparing Asset Class Returns →

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Investment Tracking

- Neontra aggregates and tracks all your investments in one place. - Measure the performance over time on your stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, fixed assets and crypto. - Forecast growth scenarios for all your investments. - Catch hidden investment fees.

Track all your investments in one place with Neontra →

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10 Tips for Successful Long-Term Investing

While the stock market is riddled with uncertainty, certain tried-and-true principles can help investors boost their chances for long-term success.

By THE INVESTOPEDIA TEAM, 10 Tips for Successful Long-Term Investing →

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A beginner’s guide to investing in the stock market

Investing can be one of the more complex concepts in personal finance. But it’s also one of the key cornerstones to financial independence and wealth building.

Kevin L. Matthews II on how to start investing and decide on your investing goals →

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You don't need to be an expert to grow a nest egg. We'll cover how to build your portfolio, when to sell (or not sell) stocks and how to avoid fees.

Saving NPR Life Kit Podcast: Investing for beginners →

Infographic of the week

Charted: Investment Preferences by Generation in the U.S.

Different generations grow up with different values and different economic realities, causing investment preferences by generation to vary across the board. The above graphic shows how different generations invest—from millennials to boomers—based on June 2023 survey data from Charles Schwab.

Charted: Investment Preferences by Generation in the U.S. The Visual Capitalist: Investment Preferences by Generation →

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What are ETFs and Should You Invest in Them? by Elizabeth Gravier

There are so many ways to invest your money to build your wealth. From stocks to bonds to index funds, there’s a wide range of investment vehicles for every kind of investor depending on their goals. A common choice for beginner investors who want exposure to the overall stock market is to put money into an exchange-traded fund or ETF.

Here's what you should know about investing with ETFs. →

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Here Are Barron’s 12 Best Income Investments for the New Year

What looked to be another bond-market tragedy morphed into a feel-good story following a volatile round trip in 2023 that ended with a historic Treasury rally. Yet, opportunities still abound for income-seeking investors.

Andrew Bary: Stocks with dividends lead our annual listing. Energy pipelines and utilities also look like good bets. →

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2023 Stock Market Year In Review

In 2022, the S&P 500 bounced back from its worst year in over a decade, and it is on track to finish 2023 up as well, with a gain of about 21% through November 30. The ride for investors hasn’t always been a smooth one, though. Most of the market’s gains came early in 2023.

Forbes ADVISOR on the Stock Market as we close out 2023 →

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Virtual Portfolio and Watchlist

With our free Virtual Portfolio, you can take your first steps into the investing without risking losing any money. Select, monitor and evaluate performance of thousands of ETFs, stocks or funds.

Simulate the trading of thousands of stocks, ETFs, commodities and currencies →

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How to Invest in ETFs for Beginners

Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are an easy way to begin investing. ETFs are fairly simple to understand and can generate impressive returns without much expense or effort.

Here’s what you should know about ETFs and how they work →

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Investing Made Simple for Beginners and Everyone Else

Managing your money for the long run can be easier than you might imagine.

The New York Times on Investing for Beginners (Paywall) →

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7 Tips for Long-Term Investing

Investing is a long game. Whether you want to invest for retirement or grow your savings, when you put money to work in markets it’s best to set it and forget it. Successful long-term investing isn’t as simple as just throwing money at the stock market...

Seven tips to help you get a handle on long-term investing →

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Tips for Avoiding the Top 20 Common Investment Mistakes

When learning how to invest, it is important to learn from the best, but it also pays to learn from the worst. These top 20 most common mistakes have been compiled to help investors know what to watch out for. If any of these mistakes sound familiar, it is likely time to meet with a financial adviser.

The CFA Institute on investment mistakes →

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How to start investing in stocks, index funds, crypto, NFTs – and more

Investing doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s what you need to know before investing your hard-earned cash.

How does investing work →

Infographic of the week

The World’s Biggest Mutual Fund and ETF Providers

The global net assets of mutual fund and ETF providers totalled $38 trillion in 2022. Despite its massive size, the industry is dominated by a relatively small number of brands.

The World’s Biggest Mutual Fund and ETF Providers This graphic uses data from Morningstar to show the largest fund brands and their growth rates in 2022 →

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Stock Market Simulator

Our Markets Simulator can help you learn about the stock market and practice trading real stocks at real prices, without risking real money.

Make virtual simulated trades and learn how the stock market works all at no cost →

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What is the stock market and how does it work?

Investing in the stock market is a good way to build wealth over time, but it can feel a little intimidating to get started.

The Stock Market, explained →

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Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

An ETF is essentially a basket of investments such as stocks or bonds. In this sense they’re similar to mutual funds, but unlike mutual funds, shares of ETFs can be traded throughout the day on an exchange, much like an individual stock.

Learn about the benefits of ETFs →

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ETF vs Index Fund: Which Should Canadians Invest In?

Learn the differences between ETFs and index funds and determine which fund is right for you.

ETF vs Index Fund →

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Investment Tracking

Neontra aggregates and tracks all your investments in one place.

Measure your performance over time →

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SIM Portfolio and Watchlist

You can also compete with friends with our Investment Simulator. Trade with SIM money to test your best strategies to beat your friends without the risk of losing real money.

Market tools to help you test before you invest →

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See which stocks are moving the markets

Get free stock quotes and up-to-date news with your Neontra account.

You can create market watchlists here →

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Investing in individual stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds can be difficult to learn.

One of the best ways to learn how to invest is to use market simulators or virtual portfolios to learn how to buy and sell stocks before you invest real money.

You can create a SIM portfolio here →

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