Mutual Funds ETF Overview

Mutual funds are professionally managed pools of money. The term is commonly applied to regulated open-end funds sold to the general public. In the United States, mutual funds are regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940. Mutual funds may be open-end funds, closed-end funds or unit investment trusts. The price of a mutual fund is set at the end of each trading day, based on the underlying securities of the fund (as opposed to ETFs, which trade throughout the day). Mutual fund expenses include commissions, redemption fees and operational fees.

ETF Report

ETF Education: May 2019

A look at the function of the mysterious authorized participant.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: ETF Seed Money

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here’s the transcript.

ETF Strategist Corner

20 Best ETF Quotes

Here’s a look at some of the best ETF sound bites from industry experts over the years.

Features and News

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ETF Managing Director Dave Nadig discusses the differences between index mutual funds and ETFs.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: Playing World Events With ETFs

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

Index Investor Corner

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Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Investor Biases & Mutual Funds

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ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: Fee Wars & Factor ETFs

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: Asset Allocation ETFs & Market Timing

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.