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5 Things to Know About ETFs Before Buying One

February 17th, 2012

Exchange traded funds or ETFs seem like the darling of the investment world right now, as these Wall Street newcomers account for nearly one third of daily trading volume in the U.S.   In this installment of Investing 101, we’re taking a closer look at an asset class that now consists of more than 1,400 different offerings with an estimated $1.2 trillion in total assets. While that is still only about 1/10th the size of the traditional mutual fund market, the growth and the influence cannot be overstated.   If you are thinking about adding ETFs to your portfolio, we have compiled a list of 5 things you need to know before buying.

  1. What Exactly Is An ETF?
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  3. Who Should Buy ETFs?
  4. What Are the Pros & Cons?
  5. What Are Some of the Most Popular ETFs?
  6. What Are Some Alternative ETFs?

See the full “Breakout” segment below:

Related ETFs: (NYSEArca:DIA), (NASDAQ:QQQ), (NYSEArca:XLK), (NYSEArca:XLF), (NYSEArca:GLD), (NYSEArca:SLV), (NYSEArca:VTI), (NYSEArca:VWO), (NYSEArca:IWM)



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