DON'T WATCH EARNINGS DISAPPEAR

Aim to minimize capital gains distributions with iShares ETFs and start building tax-efficient portfolios.

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Find an iShares ETF to help meet your investment goals.

GO SUSTAINABLE

I want to:

Strive for sustainable outcomes along with financial returns

AIM TO MAXIMIZE GROWTH

I want to:

Pursue long-term opportunities in the stock market

FOCUS ON INCOME

I want to:

Seek dividend and interest payments from stocks and bonds

NAVIGATE RISK

I want to:

Hedge against potential market pitfalls, seek to minimize volatility

SEEK AN ALTERNATIVE TO CASH

I want to:

Use a short-term investment strategy to pursue income from cash alternatives

ASSET CLASS
REGIONS
MARKETS

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MEET THE NEW STANDARD

Sustainable ETFs can be the heart of how you invest.

a balance scale for weighing two items

ETFs vs
MUTUAL FUNDS

Compare the benefits.

ETFs vs
MUTUAL FUNDS

Active Mutual Funds iShares ETFs Stocks
Diversified

Many stocks or bonds in a single fund

Traded on Exchange

Throughout the trading day

Intraday Pricing

Live pricing throughout the course of the trading day

Traded Throughout Trading Day

Buy and sell whenever the market is open

Management Fees

Annual cost of a professionally managed fund

Transaction Fees

Costs associated with buying or selling (e.g., mutual fund sales loads, brokerage commission fees)

Tax Efficient1

Generally have fewer unplanned capital gains distributions

Index Tracking

Seek to track the return of a market index

Learn more about comparing ETFs to Mutual Funds

Investment comparisons are for illustrative purposes only. To better understand the similarities and differences between investments, including investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses, it is important to read the products' prospectuses.

1 Due to fund structure, mutual fund holders may be subject to taxable capital gains distributions due to other investors' redemptions directly to the mutual fund. Taxable capital gain distributions can occur to ETF investors based on stocks trading within the fund as the ETF creates and redeems shares and rebalances its holdings. ETFs and stocks will also distribute taxable capital gains when an investor sells their own shares. Certain traditional mutual funds can also be tax efficient.

A CLEAR DIFFERENCE

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