ETF Tricks

Maiello, Michael
January 2008
Forbes Asia;1/28/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p46
This article explains that exchange traded funds (ETF) are cropping up everywhere in the capital market. In 2007 there were 253 ETFs launched in 2007. As of January 2008 there are 612 ETFs in the U.S., which is sponsored by 19 money managers. An exchange-traded fund is a cross between a closed-end fund and an open end. An ETF has a fairly rigid portfolio mix. It trades, like a closed end, with a bid-and-ask spread on a stock exchange, and when you buy or sell it you run up a brokerage commission. Shares are created and extinguished in response to demand.


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