While diversification does not ensure against loss, Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer diversified exposure to a particular focused area or sector of the market. They combine some of the key benefits of mutual funds (broad diversification, professional management and industry- and sector-specific strategies) with the flexible trading of stocks to provide a typically low-cost, tax-efficient investment option.
Exchange-Traded-Funds values will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
In the 20+ years since coming into existence, ETFs have surged in popularity in the U.S. and their assets are expected to more than double over the next 5 years1.
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1 BMO Global Asset Management, ETF Outlook Report, January 2019
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