- Exchange-traded funds have become wildly popular in the past decade, and account for a quarter of all trading activity on exchanges.
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You’ve probably heard the term ETF by now, but may not be sure what it actually means.
Short for exchange-traded fund, ETFs have taken financial markets by storm over the past decade by packaging multiple individual equities into a single, indexed security that can be traded just like a stock. In just one trade, an investor can buy equity in a whole basket of individual securities, and — hopefully — receive the same rate of return as if they had bought them individually. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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