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iMoney: Profitable ETF Strategies for Every Investor by Tom Lydon, John F. Wasik

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Chapter 10. Hedging Your Bets: Long and Short ETFs

 

The increasing restrictions (exit fees if held less than 90 days for many funds) and high fees led me to ETFs. Many actively managed funds do not do as well as their ETF counterparts (probably because of inexperienced managers—and those fees). I do have some single-company stocks, but [I] like ETFs for most of our investments because of the diversification this affords at a much lower price than it would cost to get that same diversification with single-company stocks.

 
 --Joe Darrow, ETF investor

Joe Darrow has discovered what institutional investors learned years ago. To own huge swaths of the market, you have to turn off the active management jingle that Wall Street hums 24 hours a day. You ...

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