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Diversify with Mutual Funds and ETFs

Even with the best advice and knowledge, investing is difficult, and successfully researching and selecting stocks is complex and time-consuming.

By choosing a mutual fund, comprised of potentially hundreds — even thousands — of stocks, you turn over the responsibility for maintaining a diversified portfolio to skilled professional managers.

ETFs, or exchange traded funds, are considered by many to be the best new market innovation in years. Like mutual funds, ETFs hold multiple stocks, avoiding the risks associated with an individual company. ETFs have the added advantage of being bought or sold easily throughout the day like any listed stock.

A primary distinction is that most mutual funds are "active" — which means they are managed by investment experts who select the stocks that make up the portfolio. Most ETFs, on the other hand, are "passive" — which means they invest in a specific group of stocks whose performance tries to mirror an underlying benchmark or index.

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How can you find the best mutual funds or the best ETFs to meet your investment goals? Through MoneyShow conferences and exclusive articles and videos on our website, the top mutual fund and ETF experts share their best ETF advice and top mutual fund recommendations.

In addition, the MoneyShow team follows the nation's best financial newsletter advisors, including those who are nationally recognized as the advisory industry's leading ETF experts and mutual fund experts. We give you direct access to these fund and ETF experts and their proprietary investment advice.

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MoneyShow's experts share their expertise so that you find the best sector-specific mutual funds, the best index mutual funds, the most successful passive mutual funds and active mutual funds, the best opportunities in closed-end mutual funds and the best mutual fund strategies as well as the best ETFs to diversify your portfolio.

Whether you are seeking growth or income, exposure to domestic or global markets, or low-risk or high-risk opportunities, our experts point you to the best mutual funds or the best ETFs.

Investment success requires education, experience and expertise. MoneyShow — through our website, articles, videos and conferences — gives you the investment tools, the knowledge, the guidance, and the specific mutual fund advice and ETF advice that you need to reach your financial goals.