BlackRock®: What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?

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BlackRock® resources shared by CFP® Team at Washington Wealth Advisors

Sharing some perspective from our BlackRock® resources.  Knowledge is empowering and can support you in remaining focused on your goals. 

Exchange Traded Funds, Mutual Funds and iShares

We wanted to share an overview of Exchange Traded Funds covering the various types, benefits and reasons for their popularity.  "Most ETFs are passive investments that aim to match the performance of a certain index, less fees. Many mutual funds, on the other hand, are actively managed by fund managers who seek to outperform market indexes. However, some ETFs are actively managed, and some mutual funds are passively managed." 

We offer this resource from BlackRock® to take a deeper look. 

Read full BlackRock® article


Video: Index Funds and ETFs in Your Investment Strategy by Washington Wealth Advisors

Additionally, we offer a "Index Funds and ETFs in Your Investment Strategy" video from our Founder & Managing Partner Maura Schauss, CFP® and Managing Partner Todd Youngdahl, CFP®,  They discuss Index Funds and Exchange Traded Funds - both vehicles have gained in popularity due to their low cost, tax efficiency and increased offerings. Tune in to learn more about Indexes and ETFs tracking the stock market, pricing differences and fees differences.

Video: Index Funds and ETFs in Your Investment Strategy


Washington Wealth Advisors and You

At Washington Wealth Advisors, we focus on creating a financial planning strategy for our client’s unique goals that account for risk tolerances and timeline.  Then, that plan is actively and appropriately adjusted so clients remain on track. 

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