ETFs for the Long Run is the companion blog to the book ETFs for the Long Run: What They Are, How They Work, and Simple Strategies for Successful Long-Term Investing published by John Wiley & Sons. It reports on any and all things related to investing in exchange-traded funds and the exchange-traded funds industry.
It is written by Lawrence Carrel, the book’s author. As a founding staff member of The Wall Street Journal.com, Carrel was among the first to write about small stocks for the Web and one of the original writers of the Journal’s “Cyber Investing” column. Later at SmartMoney.com, his daily market story covered the period leading up to the popping of the dot-com bubble and the crash in 2000. In 2001, he created Smart Money’s daily online hot stocks column, “The One-Day Wonder.” Carrel created SmartMoney.com’s ETF Focus column in 2006 just as the ETF industry began its era of explosive growth. In 2007, he took over the weekly ETF and mutual funds columns at TheStreet.com. He is currently a contributing editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, Exchange-Traded Funds Report, MarketView.
Carrel predicted the stock market would plunge in his August 2007 article How to Capitalize on a Falling Market. In September 2007, a year before the subprime mortgage crisis forced some money market funds to break the buck, he asked Is Your Money Market Fund Really Safe?
He has been a guest commentator on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN and many others. ETFs for the Long Run is his first book. In April 2010, John Wiley & Sons published his second book, Dividend Stocks for Dummies.