July 28, 2010 at 08:15 AM EDT
Simplifying Investing: Five All Cap ETF Options
ETFs have burst onto the investing scene in part because they allow for a tremendous simplification of the portfolio construction process. Even relatively novice investors are able to construct a well-diversified, balanced portfolio with just a handful of tickers, eliminating a slew of unnecessary expenses in the process. For most investors with a high or moderate risk tolerance, the domestic equity component of a portfolio will receive the largest weighting, and is generally broken down into at least three buckets: small, mid, and large caps. But some take simplicity to the extreme, electing to achieve the entirety of their domestic equity exposure through a single fund [see Low Cost ETFs: Complete List Of The Cheapest Exchange-Traded Funds]. Before the widespread adoption of ETFs, such a step may have bordered on insanity. But now there are a number of options that include exposure to thousands of individual securities within a single basket, [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: ETF Options For “China-Deficient” U.S. Investors Beyond EWZ: Five Other Latin America ETF Options Definitive Guide To Preferred Stock ETF Investing
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