How to use ETFs

1. Understand your investment goals

Understand your investment goals

  • Are you investing for long-term growth?
  • Are you seeking certain outcomes, like income?
  • Are you looking for short-term opportunities in specific markets?

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2. Know the fund provider

Know the fund provider

  • Does the firm have a proven track record, experienced portfolio managers and a dedicated ETF business?

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3. Examine total costs

Examine Costs

  • What are the management fees?
  • What is the fund’s history of paying capital gains taxes?
  • How much are ETF trading commissions?

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