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ETFs have gathered more than $1 trillion in assets thanks to a number of structural advantages, including enhanced transparency, significant tax advantages, and intraday liquidity. But make no mistake about it: the ETF boom has been fueled in large part by an increased attention to expenses, and intensifying desire among investors to minimize their fees. Though not universally the most cost efficient options out there, ETFs generally tend to boast lower expense ratios than their mutual fund counterparts–a distinction that has caught the eye of many an investor over the past few years [see the Cheapskate ETFdb Portfolio]. Even among ETFs, however, there can be significant differentials in fees. It’s not uncommon for two products with similar portfolios and investment objectives to sport extreme differences in expense ratios. In other words, don’t assume that all ETFs are cost efficient. Sorting through the exchange-traded options can be a valuable exercise for [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Pops On Sour Retail Sales, XHB Heads South Daily ETF Roundup: XHB Pops On Optimism, VXX Continues To Sink Daily ETF Roundup: XHB Rises With ISM Data, VXX Sinks Lower ETF Insider: Be Wary Of A Dead Cat Bounce Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: SPDR Homebuilders ETF (XHB)
ETFs have gathered more than $1 trillion in assets thanks to a number of structural advantages, including enhanced transparency, significant tax advantages, and intraday liquidity. But make no mistake about it: the ETF boom has been fueled in large part by an increased attention to expenses, and intensifying desire among investors to minimize their fees. Though not universally the most cost efficient options out there, ETFs generally tend to boast lower expense ratios than their mutual fund counterparts–a distinction that has caught the eye of many an investor over the past few years [see the Cheapskate ETFdb Portfolio]. Even among ETFs, however, there can be significant differentials in fees. It’s not uncommon for two products with similar portfolios and investment objectives to sport extreme differences in expense ratios. In other words, don’t assume that all ETFs are cost efficient. Sorting through the exchange-traded options can be a valuable exercise for [...]

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