Didn't ETFs originate as simple passive index tracking funds? Its only been over the past few years where more specialized ETFs and even actively managed ones have appeared.ETF's (selected bucket of sector stocks) for the more experienced traders who may not in the long run do as well as the mutfund investor
quite right & the only basic difference is doing it alone instead of having the mystical finacial advisor doing for youIf you compare an actively managed, sector focused ETF, its not different than a mutual fund other than the fact it is listed and traded on a stock exchange.
Any good stock screener or interactive chart should let you compare any ETF to any mutual fund.Is there any web site that will let you graph performance of ETFs vs.mutual funds?
Via Twitter @5iresearchdotcaOur monthly ETF screen from Morningstar/Paltrack has 948 rows of different ETFs and benchmarks, and that’s just for Canada. Looking at the report, one can almost only come to these conclusions about ETFs: Too many; too thinly traded; and, on many, fees that are too high. ETFs were never supposed to be like this.
ETFs were never supposed to be like this