When you are constructing or re-organizing your portfolio, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are easy to use and offer much more than a traditional mutual fund. In general, individual investors are often ill-equipped to evaluate the prospective success of an actively managed fund, because of the lack of transparency in most mutual funds. Holdings are required to be disclosed only once a quarter, and by the time you receive these statements, the information could be out of date.
ETFs can be a valuable tool to individual investors when constructing a fully diversified portfolio. They offer relatively inexpensive access to areas of the market such as the various United States and international equity asset classes as well fixed-income investments, according to Investopedia.
Here are three areas ETFs can help in :
- Portfolio Construction
- Many Choices With ETF Asset Classes
- Time Horizon
- Trend Following