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ETF Investing Cheat Sheet

Let Morningstar educate you about exchange-traded products via our research, data, commentary, tools and live webinars

Gordon Rose, CIIA 21 July, 2011 | 10:08AM

Looking to invest in exchange-traded products (ETPs) but need more information on how they work? Below, you will find a list of articles from our archive that explain the many aspects of ETPs, including how they can be used within your portfolio and the risks and best practices investors should be aware of before putting down their money.

-- Search Morningstar's Latest ETF Research Reports

-- Learn how ETFs replicate their indices and the difference between synthetic and physical replication

-- Find out about synthetic ETFs and structural differences you should be aware of

-- Understand how exchange-traded commodities & notes work and whether they are a suitable investment vehicle for you.

-- Be aware of some of the inherent shortcomings of fixed income indices.

-- Understand the index you are tracking.

-- Listen to one of our webinars on how you can use exchange-traded funds to build a core portfolio.

-- Learn more about the debate around passive versus active investment vehicles.

-- Expense ratios are just one of the many costs of ETF ownership. Understand the total cost of ETF ownership.

-- Learn your way around alternative ETPs, like commodity ETPs, real estate ETPs, private equity ETPs, and hedge fund ETPs.

-- Last but not least, we offer four simple rules to follow when buying (or selling) an ETF.

Still left with burning questios on ETF Investing? Visit Morningstar's ETF Education Centre.

The information contained within is for educational and informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended nor should it be considered an invitation or inducement to buy or sell a security or securities noted within nor should it be viewed as a communication intended to persuade or incite you to buy or sell security or securities noted within. Any commentary provided is the opinion of the author and should not be considered a personalised recommendation. The information contained within should not be a person's sole basis for making an investment decision. Please contact your financial professional before making an investment decision.

About Author Gordon Rose, CIIA

Gordon Rose, CIIA  is an ETF analyst with Morningstar Europe.