ETF Guide

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are often considered by modern investors to be very efficient investment vehicles.  Therefore, it is no surprise that the ETF investing space has attracted so much attention recently.  While you probably have heard of an ETF before, you may not be familiar with all of the attributes that make ETFs different from other investments. 

Although investing in ETFs is easy, understanding all of the most noteworthy concepts can be time consuming and complicated.  Rather than leaving you to search for hours online we have written a short guide to define ETFs and cover the specifically relevant introduction topics. 

Advanced Characteristics

A second, in depth look at the fundamental characteristics of ETFs

So, we have gained an understanding of the fundamental terminology used for ETFs. Now we need to know how these various components work and how they function in the larger context of the world financial markets. This material reviews the basics while periodically adding layers of complexity and introducing new concepts. By the end of this, you will have the necessary knowledge to think critically about ETFs. You will be able to start the to start the journey towards a safer financial future by using ETFs.

What is an ETF?
ETF vs. Mutual Fund
ETF Taxes
Expense Ratios
Creation / Redemption
Tracking Error
Net Asset Value
Discount / Premium
Securities Lending
Liquidity
Equity ETFs
Bond ETFs
Commodity ETFs
Alternative ETFs
Leveraged ETFs and Inverse ETFs
Active vs. Passive