ETF Basics

History of ETFs

In 1992, the American Stock Exchange (Amex) made use of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) “SuperTrust Order” to request use of the first authorized stand-alone index based exchange-traded fund (ETF). That petition was approved by the SEC and it paved the way for the release of the S&P Depository Receipts Trust Series 1, or “SDPRs”. Read full article »

ETFs vs. Individual Stocks

It’s important for investors to understand the key differences between individual stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Each has its advantages and disadvantages. This knowledge can translate into making informed investment decisions. Let’s focus on the key points. Read full article »

ETFs vs. ETNs

ETNs are registered as debt instruments that pay a return linked to the performance of a single security or index. The operating structure of ETNs is particularly suited for specialized asset classes such as commodities and emerging markets. ETNs are typically registered under the Securities Act of 1933. Read full article »

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

It’s important for investors to understand the key differences between traditional mutual funds (open-end) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Each has its advantages and disadvantages. This knowledge can translate into making informed investment decisions. Let’s focus on the key points. Read full article »

ETFs vs. Closed-End Funds

It’s important for investors to understand the key differences between closed-end funds (CEFs) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Each has its advantages and disadvantages. This knowledge can translate into making informed investment decisions. Let’s focus on the key points. Read full article »

Trading ETFs and Order Types

Since exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are bought and sold just like stocks it’s important to be familiar with the fundamentals of order placement. Read full article »


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