We research and may include a variety of investment product types in our portfolios that range from individual stocks/bonds, to mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). However, ETFs are the primary building blocks used to construct many of our portfolios which can offer important benefits.
You know exactly what you own within each ETF and can minimize overlap within your portfolio.
You have easy acces to your funds without surrender charges or holding period requirements.
LOW MANAGEMENT FEES
Most are designed to track or replicate a market index, whis is generally more cost effective than actively-managing funds.
NO CASH ALLOCATION
There is no need to hold a cash allocation within each fund allowing them to be fully invested according to the stated objective.
There are minimal trade costs or fees associated with changes to the underlying holdings within each ETF.
They are managed by globally recognized investment firms offering a valuable, additional layer of oversight and managment.
SPECIALIZED INVESTMENT EXPOSURE
They provide efficient and easy access to a wide range of asset types, similar to those used by large institutional investors.
They can be bought and sold throughout the day allowing for timely investment decisions and accurate pricing.
The structure and trading processes are geared towards minimizing tax implications and impacts for taxable accounts
BASKET OF SECURITIES
Each ETF contains dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of individual securites helping to minimize company specfic risks.
Exchange traded funds, mutual funds, and closed-end funds are sold only by prospectus. Please consider the charges, risks, expenses, and investment objectives carefully before investing. A prospectus containing this and other information about the investment company can be obtained from your financial professional. Read it carefully before you invest or send money. Amounts in these financial products are subject to fluctuation in value and market risk. Shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The risk of owning these financial products generally reflects the risks of owning the underlying securities held in the product.