All About Index Funds: The Easy Way to Get Started (All by Richard Ferri

By Richard Ferri

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You buy ETFs through a brokerage firm over the stock exchange. ᭜ Beware of commissions and trading spreads. ᭜ There are several unique tax features to ETFs. E xchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the newest phenomenon to hit the index fund industry. Like traditional open-end index funds, ETFs track the performance of a specific market benchmark. Unlike traditional index funds, ETFs can be bought or sold like a stock anytime the market is open. This unique blend between an index fund and a stock has gained rapid acceptance in the marketplace.

Should you go for the reliability of an index fund or take your chances finding a better performing active mutual fund? If you haven’t decided yet, one unique way to answer this question is to play a game called Outfox the Box. Bill Schultheis described this game in his delightful little book, The Coffeehouse Investor (Longstreet Press, 1999). Here is the game: You visit an investment firm and ask them to invest $10,000 in a mutual fund for your benefit. They comply with your request, and you go about your business.

These special index funds are benchmarked to the same indexes as open-end index funds, but they trade interday on a stock exchange, just like common stock. ETFs have become very popular over the last couple of years, and the number of funds is expanding rapidly. The product is so unique that it warrants a chapter all on its own (see Chapter 4). ” Burton Malkiel, Princeton University, 1973 Index funds were born out of necessity. Poor performance by actively managed mutual funds caused an outcry from the academic community for a low-cost market-based solution.

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