An ETF is an investment fund, similar to a mutual fund, but it can be traded on stock exchanges throughout the trading day at a fluctuating market price, much like stocks. (A standard, open-end mutual fund may be resold by the investor directly to the mutual-fund company only at a price determined by the fund’s net asset value at the day’s end.) ETF’s generally hold stocks, bond or commodities and often track an index. ETFs gained in popularity in the U.S. following the introduction of Standard & Poor’s Depositary Receipts (“SPDRs” or “Spiders”) in 1993, which were intended to track the results of the S&P 500 Index. The number and types of ETFs has grown, including ETFs that are highly complex and that invest in less traditional strategies.
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If you have suffered investment loss in ETFs, you may be entitled to recover all or part of your investment. To find out more about your potential claims against your broker/financial advisor, investment firm, or securities firm, please contact an experienced investment fraud attorney.