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Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies

Published: December 2, 2021

Overview

Become an ETF expert with this up-to-date investment guide

Want to expand your portfolio beyond stocks and mutual funds? (Of course you do, you smart investor you.) Then take a look at exchange-traded funds (ETFs)! A cross between an index fund and a stock, they're transparent, easy to trade, and tax-efficient. They're also enticing because they consist of a bundle of assets (such as an index, sector, or commodity), so diversifying your portfolio is easy. You might have even seen them offered in your 401(k) or 529 college plan.

Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies is your primer on ETFs. It gives you an insider (the legal kind!) perspective on the investment process, starting with an overview of ETFs and how they differ from stocks and mutual funds. The book also helps you measure risk and add on to your portfolio, and offers advice on how to avoid the mistakes even professionals sometimes make. Throughout, you'll also find plenty of tips, tricks, and even sample portfolios to set you up on the right path for investment success.

With Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, you will:

  • Find out exactly what exchange-traded funds are and why they make good investments
  • Mix and match stock portfolios to diversify yours
  • Go beyond stocks for maximum diversification: bonds, real estate, and commodity ETFs
  • Maintain your portfolio for future growth

With the tricks of the trade in Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, you can easily apply the knowledge you gain to turn good investments into great ones. Happy earning!

Become an ETF expert with this up-to-date investment guide

Want to expand your portfolio beyond stocks and mutual funds? (Of course you do, you smart investor you.) Then take a look at exchange-traded funds (ETFs)! A cross between an index fund and a stock, they're transparent, easy to trade, and tax-efficient. They're also enticing because they consist of a bundle of assets (such as an index, sector, or commodity), so diversifying your portfolio is easy. You might have even seen them offered in your 401(k) or 529 college plan.

Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies is your primer on ETFs. It gives you an insider (the legal kind!) perspective on the investment process, starting with an overview of ETFs and how they differ from stocks and mutual funds. The book also helps you measure

risk and add on to your portfolio, and offers advice on how to avoid the mistakes even professionals sometimes make. Throughout, you'll also find plenty of tips, tricks, and even sample portfolios to set you up on the right path for investment success.

With Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, you will:

  • Find out exactly what exchange-traded funds are and why they make good investments
  • Mix and match stock portfolios to diversify yours
  • Go beyond stocks for maximum diversification: bonds, real estate, and commodity ETFs
  • Maintain your portfolio for future growth

With the tricks of the trade in Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, you can easily apply the knowledge you gain to turn good investments into great ones. Happy earning!

Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies Cheat Sheet

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is something of a cross between an index mutual fund and a stock. It’s like a mutual fund but has some key differences you’ll want to be sure you understand. Here, you discover how to get some ETFs into your portfolio, how to choose smart ETFs, and how ETFs differ from mutual funds.