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Common Questions About ETF Investing

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An ETF is an exchange-traded fund. For simplicity’s sake, you can think of it as a mutual fund that trades like a stock. An ETF is bought and sold on an intraday securities exchange and is composed of a basket of securities. Generally, ETFs will trade at (or very close to) the same price of the net asset value of the underlying assets. Most ETFs are index funds that track indices such as the S&P 500, Russell 1000, or MSCI, just to name a few. In 2008 however the Securities and Exchange Commission began authorizing the creation of actively-managed ETFs. [continue reading...] What is an ETF? An exchange-traded fund is an ...
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ETFs are exchange traded funds. They allow immediate diversification for smaller investors. Unlike mutual funds they allow diversity with fewer limitations - they, like stocks, can be traded intra-day (mutual funds don't allow this), are often optionable (and can therefore be both traded and hedged using options), and represent groups of underlying instruments with a common "theme" - such as currency, geographic region (Southeast Asia, China), Gold, Oil, Health Services, Financial services, or a particular Index, etc. An ETF is Index-linked, but is not to be confused with an Index Tracking Stock. An index tracking ...
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