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Old 01-18-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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Can anybody spread some light on these ETFs funds, How do they work, have they been around for a while. Bogles book touched on them a little and thought that they had a good future.
Here is a link to one

http://www.etfconnect.com/select/fun...sp?MFID=109007

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Old 01-18-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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http://www.radicalguides.com/2005/06...dical_gui.html was posted by someone a while ago. I found it to be an excellent introduction to using ETFs and investing.
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:35 AM   #3
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Hey, thanks for the link. Lots or reading at that site.
DO any of you think ETFs are as good as the site makes out
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Most Fund Mangers do not beat the appropriate Stock Index over time, so instead of buying a fund you buy the ETF.

MER's on Mutual Funds, annually are about 2%, on an ETF, much lower, depending upon the ETF.

ETF's trade like stocks so you can Buy or Sell whenever you want and you know the value.

The easist thing to do is to compare the Fund you hold to the APPROPRIATE ETF, if it lags, buy the ETF.

I hold mainly ETF's, you can buy by sector, by Country, that way I don't rely upon any fund Manager and over 20 years have saved almost 40% of MER's.

Visit Barclays site for more info.
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http://www.thestreet.com/etf/index.html

Hope the link works?
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:09 AM   #6
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DO any of you think ETFs are as good as the site makes out
Yes. We have a mixture of ETFs, Vanguard funds, Dodge&Cox funds, stocks, TIAA-CREF and other odds and ends. I think ETFs are as good as any of the things we invest in. You do pay a commission to purchase them, so only buy them when the commission is less than 0.07% of the purchase amount in order to keep expenses low.

If you are going to DCA every month or two a sub-$5000 amount, I think you would be better off in a mutual fund.
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