exchange-traded fund

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ex·change-trad·ed fund

n. Abbr. ETF
An index fund whose shares trade continuously on a securities exchange and allow investors to speculate on the performance of the market or sector represented by the fund's assets without the restrictions of traditional mutual funds.
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The actively managed exchange traded funds of the First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII, Nasdaq First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF (Nasdaq:FCEF) will pay a monthly distribution of USD0.
Drawing on his research into the exchange-traded fund market and volatility trading for his doctoral dissertation in mathematics, Jiang argues that exchange-traded fund prices do not follow random walks, explores some of the factors are that impact their non-random walk behavior, and suggests how to take advantage of such price dynamics in trading exchange-traded funds.
Exchange-traded fund costs differ from mutual funds in some ways, such as the possibility of bid/ask spreads.
the premier Japanese derivatives and securities exchange, today announced that the first domestic exchange-traded fund based on the NASDAQ-100 Index will soon be available to Japanese investors.
If you're looking for an investment product that is flexible, liquid, inexpensive and easy to understand, you may find an exchange-traded fund (ETF) to your liking