ETFs Expand and Take Market Share from Mutual Funds/Mutual Fund Managers Are Forced to Change, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

One of the hottest things going in the investment world is the ETF, or Exchange-Traded Fund.  ETFs are baskets of different stocks for sale under one ticker symbol.  They were originally designed to compete with index mutual funds (commonly called “index funds;” index mutual funds are invested so as to represent the performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500, the NASDAQ 100 or other popular stock indexes).  However, ETFs quickly evolved so that they now compete with mutual funds that invest in specific industrial sectors, and, more recently, they compete with managed funds.  There are, however, important differences between ETFs…

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