What is an ETF?

A relatively new investment type, an ETF is a basket of securities that you can buy or sell through a brokerage firm on a stock exchange. (3:43)

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Have you heard of exchange-traded funds and want to explore more? This video is a great starting place to learn about three key attributes of ETFs as they relate to trading, costs, and tax efficiency.

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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. Unlike mutual funds, ETF shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than their NAV, and are not individually redeemed from the fund.

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