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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Among them is a relatively new class of Islamic investment vehicles, namely Islamic Exchange Traded Funds, or Islamic ETFs. Most investors are familiar with conventional ETFs, open-ended, passively managed index-tracking funds consisting of a group of stocks that can be listed and traded on a stock exchange like a single stock.
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Under the terms of the agreement, the members of RCA will join Horizons USA and the four ETFs managed by Recon Capital will be managed by Horizons USA.