ETFs compared with mutual funds
Monday, April 09, 2012
A new report from Financial Planning compares and contrasts exchange-traded funds with mutual funds when it comes to fees.
One adviser said a number of his clients are upset at the fees associated with mutual funds, especially given the fact that many actually lost money last year.
"By and large, these people are lucky if they made no money over the past few years," Matthew Tuttle told the news source. "Most of the people we see coming through our door haven't been lucky though. So, we use ETFs maybe 95 percent of the time now. Clients appreciate it."
ETFs are gaining popularity despite their share of the market - $1 trillion - being significantly smaller than the market for traditional mutual funds, which is valued at $12 trillion in the United States alone, the news source stated.
Investment opportunities also exist on the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. According to a Bloomberg report, U.S. stocks declined on April 8 due in part to the most recent jobs report falling short of lofty expectations. However, there are still burgeoning stocks ripe for investment.
Potential investors who want to diversify their finances and take advantage of technological advancements can take part in online stock trading.
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