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ETF Education
ETF Basics Part 2: Understanding the Differences between ETFs vs Mutual Funds
06/14/2017
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Even though exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become fairly popular, we’re still somewhat surprised by how often people misunderstand the differences between them and mutual funds. It’s natural to compare the two, as they are both pooled investments, but we think that understanding the difference in the way the two are structured and traded may help investors choose the investment type best suited to their investment goals.

 

ETF vs. Mutal Fund  

 

As the table illustrates, ETFs offer a number of benefits that can make them extremely effective in helping investors reach specific long-term goals. Additionally, as with mutual funds, ETFs come in every style and asset class in the investment rainbow. They can be used to complement mutual funds in an existing asset allocation, to replace mutual funds—or for an entire portfolio.  

 

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