ETN vs ETF: What’s the Difference?

You know about ETFs, but what exactly are ETNs, and how do they compare to ETFs?

Although their names are similar, there are significant differences between ETFs and their ETN relatives.

Find out how ETNs work and what you need to know before adding them to your portfolio.

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