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Exchange-Traded Fund Resources

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The popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is growing rapidly due to their low operating costs and the benefits they provide by helping investors increase their diversification. Beginning investors can use ETFs as an alternative to mutual funds or individual stocks to gain exposure to certain regions or sectors.

Typically, exchange-traded funds have been index funds, meaning they closely track an index such as the S&P 500. As the ETF market has grown, more have become available. Exchange-traded funds that invest in commodities, bonds or currencies can now be traded.

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Gene from NV posted over 7 years ago:

Have you taken a look at It was free until last month, now it's $30 a month.

Curtis from MD posted over 6 years ago:

I found the XTF site much more civilized than ETFDB. The ETFDB site will place unwanted cookies on your computer that you will want to remove.

Teck from Malaysia posted over 6 years ago:

is there any comparisons made between these sites on the portfolio construction capabilities?

John c from IL posted over 6 years ago:

I find the ratings and information at quite valuable

Prasad from VA posted over 6 years ago:

How about ETF Connect site?

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