Trading Low Volume Exchange Traded Products   

Many of the 1600+ Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on the market are low volume, low asset offerings that either implement failed strategies or have bigger, higher volume competitors.  However, some low volume ETPs offer unique opportunities you won’t want to wait for. I’ve organized the special handling required for low volume funds into these categories: Alternatives Before you buy When you buy While you’re holding …

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Evaluating Liquidity of Low Volume Exchange Traded Funds 

It’s disconcerting when the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) you’re interested in has low trading volumes.  Days can go by with no volume at all.  If it was a small cap stock you wouldn’t consider buying it.  But low volume in itself shouldn’t prevent you from considering an ETF—some have the liquidity of a large-cap stock.   ETF Liquidity Unlike stocks, ETFs have two levels of …

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