Along with stocks and mutual funds, ETFs are a popular type of investment. They offer diversification, typically low investing costs, among other potential benefits. But what exactly is an ETF?
You probably already know that an exchange-traded fund, or ETF, is a basket of many different investments that can be bought and sold during market hours, like a stock. ETFs can offer diversified, low-cost, and transparent access to the world’s investment markets, which makes them a good way to start investing or to supplement your existing investments. Here’s what you need to know to get started with ETFs.
As you evaluate an ETF as a potential investment, try a few simple steps: Understand your needs. Understand the value. Review the risks.
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Understanding the similarities and differences between stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is the first step in deciding how they may fit your investment goals. But first, let’s be clear about what stocks and ETFs are.
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