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Back to basics: Getting started with ETFs

Looking to enhance your ETF knowledge? Watch iShares and Fidelity for a deep dive into ETFs, including discussing what they are, the benefits they may provide investors, and some of the item’s investors might want to keep in mind when evaluating ETFs for their portfolios. In part 2 we delve into the numerous types of ETFs that investors may be able to use to pursue their income goals and needs and how investors can identify the right ones that may be a good fit for their portfolios.

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ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.



Exchange-traded products (ETPs) are subject to market volatility and the risks of their underlying securities, which may include the risks associated with investing in smaller companies, foreign securities, commodities, and fixed income investments. Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks, all of which are magnified in emerging markets. ETPs that target a small universe of securities, such as a specific region or market sector, are generally subject to greater market volatility, as well as to the specific risks associated with that sector, region, or other focus. ETPs that use derivatives, leverage, or complex investment strategies are subject to additional risks. The return of an index ETP is usually different from that of the index it tracks because of fees, expenses, and tracking error. An ETP may trade at a premium or discount to its net asset value (NAV) (or indicative value in the case of exchange-traded notes). The degree of liquidity can vary significantly from one ETP to another and losses may be magnified if no liquid market exists for the ETP's shares when attempting to sell them. Each ETP has a unique risk profile, detailed in its prospectus, offering circular, or similar material, which should be considered carefully when making investment decisions.



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