November 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM EST
Pitfalls In Target Retirement Date ETFs
ETFs have made great progress in simplifying the investing processing; with more than 1,300 exchange-traded products covering just about every asset class, major world economy, and investment strategy, the potential portfolio combinations are endless. For those advisors looking to build a cost efficient, low maintenance portfolio for their clients, ETFs can be quite handy; constructing a strategy that includes every major asset class can be done with just a handful of individual products that result in an effective expense ratio of 30 basis points or less [see 25 Things Every Financial Advisor Should Know About ETFs]. Some of the ETFs out there take this simplicity to the extreme; there are a number of target retirement date ETFs that offer exposure to multiple asset classes within a single ticker, hypothetically allowing investors to buy a total portfolio in one cheap, easy, and liquid transaction. These products are designed to offer a [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: 25 Things Every Financial Advisor Should Know About ETFs ETF Insider: Bears Still In Charge iShares Debuts Small Cap Emerging Markets ETF (EEMS) Emerging Markets ETFs: Five Factors To Consider Tax Loss Harvesting With ETFs: 6 Ideas To Lower Client Liabilities
ETFs have made great progress in simplifying the investing processing; with more than 1,300 exchange-traded products covering just about every asset class, major world economy, and investment strategy, the potential portfolio combinations are endless. For those advisors looking to build a cost efficient, low maintenance portfolio for their clients, ETFs can be quite handy; constructing a strategy that includes every major asset class can be done with just a handful of individual products that result in an effective expense ratio of 30 basis points or less [see 25 Things Every Financial Advisor Should Know About ETFs]. Some of the ETFs out there take this simplicity to the extreme; there are a number of target retirement date ETFs that offer exposure to multiple asset classes within a single ticker, hypothetically allowing investors to buy a total portfolio in one cheap, easy, and liquid transaction. These products are designed to offer a [...]

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