March 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST
How ETFs Have Democratized Investing
ETFs have been praised for improving the investing experience in a number of different ways. They have been the catalyst for a shift towards low cost indexing strategies, and have placed strong downward pressure on management fees throughout the investing landscape. They have improved tax efficiencies and intraday liquidity, allowing investors to move in and out of positions throughout the day and construct more complex short-term trading strategies. But arguably the greatest contribution of the ETF boom has been not the reduction in fees or the potential tax efficiencies; the tremendous growth of the ETF lineup has democratized the business of investing, opening up investment strategies and entire asset classes that have historically been accessible only to the largest and most sophisticated of investors. A significant portion of ETF assets are in “plain vanilla” products that offer exposure to domestic and international equities and U.S. bonds. And while the rise [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Using ETFs To Access Alternatives February ETF Flows: Commodities Are Hot, Emerging Markets Are Not ETF Pipeline Grows: More Hedge Fund Products, VIX ETNs In The Works Closer Look At Hedge Fund ETFs Talking Hedge Fund ETFs, Inflation-Proofing, And More With Adam Patti
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