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What's The Difference Between a Mutual Fund and an ETF?
Episode 15021st March 2022 • Secure Your Retirement • Secure Your Retirement
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Are you torn between investing in a mutual fund or an ETF?

Both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are alike in many ways but also have a few differences. They both make investing very easy and represent diversification.

In this episode of the Secure Your Retirement podcast, we talk about the differences between a mutual fund and an ETF. Listen in to learn why ETFs are more efficient and low-cost as compared to mutual funds and are suitable for anyone looking to be actively managed.

In this episode, find out:

  • Defining a mutual fund – a fund with a purpose that can represent multiple stocks.
  • How a mutual fund operates on an “end of day pricing” during purchase and sale.
  • How an ETF operates the same way as an individual stock and can be sold or bought at any moment of the day.
  • The actively managed advantage that both mutual funds and ETFs offer.
  • A mutual fund has a higher expense ratio compared to an ETF which is more efficiently managed.
  • An ETF enables you to get in and out of the market without having to wait for the market to close.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “A mutual fund is designed as a company that is there to make a profit, and so it’s going to have a manager, a team under the manager, and all the overhead that it takes to manage it.”- Murs Tariq
  • “There’s no way to invest for free; you’re always going to have some fees in whatever investment you choose.”- Murs Tariq
  • “If you’re trying to decide between a mutual fund and an ETF, it’s worthy to try to figure out how each works.”- Radon Stancil


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