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Ben Johnson, CFA, is director of global exchange-traded fund research for Morningstar. Follow Ben on Twitter: @MstarETFUS

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Although they're often collectively called 'ETFs,' exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded notes, and investment trusts have important differences investors should be aware of.

Despite the profusion of niche ETF products coming to market, investors are still showing a strong preference for low-cost, plain-vanilla equity exposure, says Morningstar's Ben Johnson.

While markets’ efficiency will be forever questioned, there is no question that the costs we incur in investing deduct directly from our returns--it’s simple subtraction.

A race to lower expense ratios on broad-market ETFs, along with other factors, has pushed the estimated holding costs of many funds to nearly zero, writes Morningstar's Ben Johnson.