February 16, 2012 at 07:00 AM EST
ETFs To Invest In The Next Facebook
With all of the buzz and excitement building around Facebook’s IPO, it’s likely that some investors are wishing they could have gotten in on the ground floor. Private equity investments are known for incredibly lucrative returns, in addition to having more than a handful of barriers to entry. The reality is that the average investor likely misses out on a sizable chunk of profits to be made before many companies go public; such as Zynga, Groupon, Zillow, Pandora, and LinkedIn, just to name a few. Luckily, the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has brought forth instruments capable of delivering exposure to private equity investments [see also Doomsday Special: 7 Hard Asset Investments You Can Hold in Your Hand]. The appeal of private equity exposure is two-fold; first and foremost, this asset class has historically been uncorrelated to broad equity markets, making it a worthy diversifying agent for any portfolio. Second, this [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: The Best Dividend ETFs Aren’t Dividend ETFs At All UBS Debuts Internet IPO ETNs UBS Adds 2x Leveraged Version of BDC ETN (BDCL) Top 10 Noteworthy ETF Trends Of 2011 2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts
With all of the buzz and excitement building around Facebook’s IPO, it’s likely that some investors are wishing they could have gotten in on the ground floor. Private equity investments are known for incredibly lucrative returns, in addition to having more than a handful of barriers to entry. The reality is that the average investor likely misses out on a sizable chunk of profits to be made before many companies go public; such as Zynga, Groupon, Zillow, Pandora, and LinkedIn, just to name a few. Luckily, the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has brought forth instruments capable of delivering exposure to private equity investments [see also Doomsday Special: 7 Hard Asset Investments You Can Hold in Your Hand]. The appeal of private equity exposure is two-fold; first and foremost, this asset class has historically been uncorrelated to broad equity markets, making it a worthy diversifying agent for any portfolio. Second, this [...]

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