What’s The Difference? Understanding What Distinguishes Similar ETFs
With over 1,400 exchange-traded products on the market, investors have likely run into some seemingly “duplicate” offerings. While many of the “plain vanilla” products have quite a bit in common, there are more than a handful of funds which offer seemingly identical exposure, although a closer look under the hood reveals some noteworthy surprises [see 25 Things Every Financial Advisor Should Know About ETFs]. The old saying “never judge a book by its cover” can certainly help investors when it comes time to doing the proper research necessary for selecting a fund that best suits their objectives and risk tolerance. Transparency, one of the many benefits offered through the exchange-traded product structure, allows for investors to take a detailed look under the hood of a product, as most issuers publish a complete list of holdings on a nightly basis. In many cases, the holdings of popular products like the S&P [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Ten Unexpected Observations On YTD ETF Returns Ten Best ETF Performers Over The Last Five Years (Including A Few Surprises) These Aren’t Your Grandfather’s Gold ETFs August ETF Stats: Keeping The Winning Streak Alive (Just Barely) Among Gold ETFs, Bigger Isn’t Always Better
With over 1,400 exchange-traded products on the market, investors have likely run into some seemingly “duplicate” offerings. While many of the “plain vanilla” products have quite a bit in common, there are more than a handful of funds which offer seemingly identical exposure, although a closer look under the hood reveals some noteworthy surprises [see 25 Things Every Financial Advisor Should Know About ETFs]. The old saying “never judge a book by its cover” can certainly help investors when it comes time to doing the proper research necessary for selecting a fund that best suits their objectives and risk tolerance. Transparency, one of the many benefits offered through the exchange-traded product structure, allows for investors to take a detailed look under the hood of a product, as most issuers publish a complete list of holdings on a nightly basis. In many cases, the holdings of popular products like the S&P [...]

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