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How to Invest in Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Learn to build a perfect investment portfolio using ETFs.

By
Laura Adams, MBA,
Episode #239

Where to Buy Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

If you’re ready to start investing in exchange-traded funds, visit a few of the most popular ETF families at sites like ishares.com and powershares.com to learn more. You can also get some direction from personal finance magazines, like Money or Kiplinger’s, which usually include top ETF picks from analysts.

Since you buy ETFs through a brokerage firm, one important thing to keep in mind is that each trade may incur a commission, just like when you buy shares of stock. Though that’s a disadvantage of ETFs, a growing number of brokerages offer low-cost or free ETF trades. Check out some great brokerage options like betterment.com/moneygirl, vanguard.com, and schwab.com.

Benefit administrators in the workplace are starting to see the light when it comes to owning ETFs. If your 401(k) doesn’t offer them, speak up and let the benefits department know that you’d like the option to invest in low-cost ETFs to build your retirement nest egg as quickly as possible.

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More Resources:
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An Inside Look At ETF Construction
Active Vs. Passive Investing in ETFs
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