Exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer many benefits to investors, including low expense ratios, greater tax efficiency and the ability to trade during market hours.  However, it is this ability to trade ETFs like stocks which make them particularly attractive to investors who employ market timing strategies.  A recent study suggests that the use of ETFs may actually encourage market timing among investors who might not otherwise employ such strategies.  Research has shown that most investors lose value by trying to time the markets

Do ETFs Push People Into Becoming Market Timers? – WSJ.com.

 

 

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