The ins and outs of index investing - Pt II

Key Points ETFs can be useful tools if used in the right manner Be sure to understand the index you are tracking Synthetic and other exotic ETFs contain traps for the unwary          The myths Part I of this series introduced the concept of index investing. Here, we’re going to examine the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs)—simply listed index funds—and expose some of the myths and misconceptions about them. Even if you have a predilection for unlisted funds you’ll find this useful—most have an unlisted equivalent. The motives Fund managers—and advisers that enjoy their trailing commissions—don’t much like ETFs,...

Part I of this series introduced the concept of index investing. Here, we’re going to examine the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs)—simply listed index funds—and expose some of the myths and misconceptions about them. Even if you have a predilection for unlisted funds you’ll find this useful—most have an unlisted equivalent.

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