What’s the difference between a successful ETF investor and a failure?
Successful investors often have a written investment plan. Another common difference between investment failure and success is getting the right mix of funds.
To that end, ETFs can help financial professionals to get their client’s money on track.
Market Index Funds
The foundation of all good portfolios is a group of ETFs that follow true market indexes.
Why? Because market index funds routinely outperform the vast majority of active money managers. For example, in 2008 a stunning 72 percent of active small-cap mutual funds failed to beat small-cap index benchmarks.
Other important advantages are low cost and tax efficiency.
What ETFs can serve as the foundation of a portfolio?
See broad market equity funds like TMW or CWI (found online at https://www.spdrs.com/product/).
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