Oldest Mutual Funds

List of Oldest Mutual Funds

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The mutual fund as we know it today is almost 100 years old, and following important steps in 1934 and 1940 and then in 1974, mutual funds can be thanked for helping a large percentage of average working individuals save trillions of dollars for retirement in ways pre 20th century history might not have imagined. […]

100 Top UCITS ETFs

100 Top UCITS ETFs (UK listed) for 2019

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As an updated reference list, here are the 100 Top UCITS ETFs, listed in London, domiciled in Ireland, and denominated in US dollars, with over US$100mio in assets as of this writing. Before I have mostly focused on posting lists of top UCITS ETFs by Blackrock’s iShares (which still has the best website IMHO), State […]

Top Single Country International ETFs

Top Single Country International ETFs

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By assets, ETF investors largely seem to prefer to buy very broad market exposure at very low cost. When Vanguard launched their first China-only ETF earlier this year, I noted that US ETF investors have about 10x more allocated to Chinese stocks through the portion of broad emerging market ETFs allocated to China than through […]

Top 100 International Smart Beta ETFs

Top International Smart Beta ETFs

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I probably like the term “smart beta” even better than most other professional investment advisors, not to mention more than most average investors, but all “smart beta” really means is owning the profits of stocks in proportion to something other than the overall size / market value of those stocks. In other words, a smart […]

Top Actively Managed ETFs

Top Actively Managed ETFs by Assets

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One of the most common misconceptions I hear about exchange traded funds (ETFs) is that they are all passively managed, market cap weighted index trackers. While that would describe many of the largest and most popular ETFs, especially the original low-cost trackers of the S&P 500 index, there are an increasing number of actively managed […]

Hong Kong Stocks Cheatsheet

Hong Kong Stocks Cheatsheet: Hang Seng Index Member Data Links

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This Hong Kong Stocks Cheatsheet is a list of links to AAStocks pages of data I wanted to make a few clicks easier to get to.  The stock list is redundant on the first 50 names, which are the components of the Hang Seng Index Finance, Utilities, Property and Commerce & Industry sub-indexes respectively, followed […]

Top US Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by Dividend Yield and Growth

Top 12 US Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by Dividend Yield and Growth

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So far, many of the most read posts on this website have been my lists of real estate investment trusts (REITs), especially my post this time least year about the top 200 US real estate investment trusts by market cap.  As mentioned, US REITs and REIT funds tend to be especially well suited to IRA, […]

Reference: 1000 RICs returning the most cash to shareholders

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Another reference list, this one ranked by average USD returned to shareholders 2014-2016:

top 55 london-listed etfs

Top 55 London-listed ETFs from iShares – shortlist for 2018

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For non-US ETF portfolios, I find it useful to keep handy short lists of ETFs listed on other top ETF exchanges in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.  Here is a short list of the top 55 London-listed ETFs I look at, mostly for my own reference when I need to look this up on […]

US$100 bills - paid by the highest dividend paying stocks

60 Highest Dividend Paying Stocks as of 2017 end

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As a reference, I occasionally like to publish lists like the one below of 60 of the highest dividend paying stocks as of late November 2017.  Note that these are ranked by total dollar amount of dividends paid by the companies, not by dividend yield, as the latter would favor many smaller, higher yielding stocks. […]