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.

Podcasts

Best Of ETF Prime Podcast: Summer 2020

Revisiting some of Nate Geraci’s favorite ETF conversations over the past few months.

ETF Report

The Slings & Arrows Facing Advisors

Challenges, threats and succession are all in a day’s work, on top of the profound pandemic changes.

ETF Report

Advisors & ETFs: A Perfect Match?

ETFs are just one tool among many that advisors use.

Features and News

Home Office ETF Adoption Hurdles

ETF issuers, advisors and home offices alike face the ETF distribution and access challenge.

ETF Strategist Corner

Impact Of Lowering Portfolio Costs

Switching to lower cost funds can have significant effects on long-term outcomes.

ETF.com Analysis

Early Innings For New Active ETFs

Fund characteristics of new active arrivals are emerging.

Index Investor Corner

Vanguard Leaning More On ETFs

Has the issuer deemed its index mutual fund wrappers now inferior?

ETF Basics

ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds: Which Is Right For You?

As you might expect by this website's name, we like ETFs. We think they're often the right investment choice for many investors.

ETF Basics

What Is An ETF?

Exchange-traded funds are a new type of mutual fund that is changing the way investors invest.