April 24, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Five Questions To Ask When Buying An ETF
The ongoing expansion of the ETF industry continues to bring previously hard-to-reach corners of the global financial market at the fingertips of mainstream investors and institutional money managers alike. However, with innovation also comes the introduction of new complexities, and for many, the towering lineup of over 1,400 exchange-traded products can seem a bit intimidating at first glance. For traders and investors alike, there is a host of obvious and many not-so-obvious factors to consider before buying into a position [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. Below we take a look at five important questions to ask when buying an ETF: 1. Is It An ETF? Don’t take this question as an insult to your intelligence. The term “ETF” is notoriously used to describe a universe of inherently different products: the exchange-traded product umbrella covers exchange-traded notes (ETNs), unit investment trusts (UITs), and grantor trusts in addition to [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Three Years Later: Best Performing ETFs Since Markets Bottomed Out iShares: The Low Cost ETF Issuer? Bond ETFs For Every Objective iShares Debuts Two New Emerging Markets ETFs ETFs: The $10 Billion Club
The ongoing expansion of the ETF industry continues to bring previously hard-to-reach corners of the global financial market at the fingertips of mainstream investors and institutional money managers alike. However, with innovation also comes the introduction of new complexities, and for many, the towering lineup of over 1,400 exchange-traded products can seem a bit intimidating at first glance. For traders and investors alike, there is a host of obvious and many not-so-obvious factors to consider before buying into a position [see Free Report: How  To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. Below we take a look at five important questions to ask when buying an ETF: 1. Is It An ETF? Don’t take this question as an insult to your intelligence. The term “ETF” is notoriously used to describe a universe of inherently different products: the exchange-traded product umbrella covers exchange-traded notes (ETNs), unit investment trusts (UITs), and grantor trusts in addition to [...]

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