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ETFs a Good Fit for Many Long-Term Investors, Too

Sometimes seen as a tool for day-traders, exchange-traded funds are well-suited to the needs of the buy-and-hold set, as well.


Question: I have owned index mutual funds for more than 20 years, and I do little if any trading. Is there any advantage for the long-term investor to use exchange-traded funds over index mutual funds?

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