ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Why Investors Who Hate Fees Should Love ETFs

Exchange-traded funds offer a huge cost savings to consumers over mutual funds. Here’s why, and a couple of quirks about ETFs to watch out for as well.

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While the mutual fund universe is much larger than that for exchange-traded funds, more and more investors are discovering that they can save huge amounts in both fees and taxes and put more money in their pocket by switching to ETFs.

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Mike Piershale, ChFC
President, Piershale Financial Group
Mike Piershale, ChFC, is president of Piershale Financial Group in Barrington, Illinois. He works directly with clients on retirement and estate planning, portfolio management and insurance needs.