An Exchange-Traded Fund’s (“ETF”) prospectus contains its investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information, and should be read and carefully considered before investing. For a current prospectus, visit the Exchange-Traded Funds Center at www.etrade.com/etf.
ETFs are subject to risks similar to those of other diversified investments. Investing in ETFs involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Although ETFs are designed to provide investment results that generally correspond to the performance of their respective underlying indices, they may not be able to exactly replicate the performance of the indices because of expenses and other factors. ETF shares cannot be redeemed directly from the ETF. ETFs are required to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at year-end, which may be generated by portfolio rebalancing or the need to meet diversification requirements. ETF trading may also have tax consequences. An ETF’s expense ratio is the annual operating expense charged to investors.
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