ETFs are becoming more popular in employer retirement plans, and they offer some advantages over mutual funds.
Even the superwealthy favor simplicity when it comes to investing.
Exchange traded funds, or ETFs, have snowballed in recent years, exploding in popularity and number. The first ETF was started in 1993. By the end of the first quarter 2011, the ETF market had grown to $1.07 trillion, according to a 2011 report from BNY Mellon and Strategic Insight, “ETFs 2.0: The next wave of
Exchange traded funds, or ETFs, offer investors a bundle of securities like a mutual fund but with lower expenses and fewer taxes. Unlike mutual funds, which calculate the net asset value — or price per share — at the end of the day, ETFs are priced throughout the day like stocks. They can be structured
Could going global with your retirement planning mean a bigger nest egg and greater security? Yes, thinking international is smart, says Aaron Katsman, a financial adviser with Portfolio Resources in Miami. Katsman, an American who is based in Israel, has clients worldwide. “My philosophy is that however people allocate their retirement funds, they have to
Investors love exchange-traded funds, and that love just keeps growing. ETF inflows totaled $10.3 billion for the month of January, according to National Stock Exchange, a provider of exchange services. Not only do assets continue to pour into ETFs but the investments themselves have multiplied like rabbits. At the end of January 2011, National Stock
Exchange-traded funds were introduced back in 1993 and have enjoyed increasing popularity ever since. Despite that popularity and accolades from the investment industry, most investors say they don’t know what ETFs are. That’s according to a recent survey by Mintel, a market research company. The survey found that only 5 percent of respondents own ETFs. Sixty-five
A controversial study released November 8 has called into question the safety of exchange-traded funds. Exchange-traded funds are similar to mutual funds in that they are made up of a bundle of stocks or bonds, but they trade like stocks. However, unlike stocks or mutual funds, shares of an ETF do not represent ownership in