What Are Exchange-Traded Funds, And Should You Consider Them For Your Portfolio

"It's been over thirty years since Toronto Stock Market launched the first exchange-traded fund (ETF). Since that time, ETFs have gained popularity and are poised to take over the current mutual fund market." John Ripley What are ETFs, anyway? Created to give individual investors more liquid and tax-efficient products than traditional mutual funds, ETFs were [...]

DO ETFs Signal The Demise Of The Mutual Fund

The first American mutual fund started in 1928, now there are 9,599 active mutual funds holding $21 Trillion Opened to investors in 1928 and widely regarded as the first modern mutual fund, the Massachusetts Investors’ Trust is the progenitor of the well-known MFS Investment Management mutual fund firm. Later that same year, the Wellington Fund [...]

By |2020-04-13T20:23:13+00:00January 7th, 2020|Investing|

Closed-End Mutual Funds: Understand How They Work

Closed-end mutual funds Have existed longer than open-end mutual funds, but are still much less common than open-end funds. Closed-end funds share certain similarities with open-end funds but have some distinct differences, as well. Like open-end funds, closed-end funds are "managed" funds which allow investors to pool their money together to purchase a professionally managed [...]

By |2020-04-13T19:40:57+00:00January 16th, 2019|Investing|