#346 ETF vs Mutual Fund


An exchange traded fund (ETF) is a pool or basket of investments that can be low cost. They trade similar to stocks in that they are priced throughout the day (intraday). Also, they are tax efficient because they do not distribute capital gains.

Mutual Fund

A mutual fund is similar to an ETF in that it’s an investment vehicle made up of stocks, bonds and other assets. The difference between a mutual fund and an ETF is that a Mutual Fund is priced once a day rather than throughout the day (intraday) like an ETF. Mutual funds also have money managers that manage the allocation according to the prospectus of the fund.


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