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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Times When Exchange-Traded Funds Are Better Than Index Funds

StockRecently, Forbes contributor, Mitch Tuchman, wrote an article about inexpensive passive funds which included index funds as well as exchange-traded funds. Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider an exchange-traded fund over an index fund.

  1. You can manage your own investment portfolio.
  2. If you need alternative asset classes, an exchange-traded fund is better than an index fund.
  3. Re-balancing portfolios or investors that trade often should consider an exchange-traded fund.

See Mitch Tuchman, Investing Basics: When ETFs Are Better Than Index Funds, Forbes,  April 11, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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