Re: Switching from Index Funds to ETF's
It probably is all about performance.* If the ETF has a dynamite record compared to the index then I'd switch.* If you feel a need to be able to bail out real quick then the ETF is better.* Of course you need to consider costs, but I'm thinking if this is long term and your index performance is OK, let it ride.
For awhile this summer I held Fido's energy fund FSENX and their energy service fund FSESX.* I switched most of that into the corresponding ETF's OIH and XLE solely to be able to write calls for added income.* But, aside from that, if you compare the charts you'll find almost identical performance.