ETFs Explained (Investing Basics)

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Many people start their investing journey with mutual funds, but mutual funds come with a host of problems. The solution? Exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

In this video, you’ll learn the basics of investing in ETFs and why they are often superior to mutual funds.

0:00 Introduction
0:39 ETF Basics
1:25 Simple ETF Example
4:01 Real-World Example: S&P 500
4:55 What is the Fund Objective?
6:54 What is the Net Asset Value (NAV)?
8:27 Beware of These Types of Funds!
12:08 What Are Authorized Participants? Legal ETF Manipulation
17:06 Why You Should Avoid Mutual Funds
22:08 Popular ETFs in Each Asset Class
24:48 LIVE Investing Demonstration on tastyworks

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