Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014 as of 8:18 PM ET
With ETFs, Worldwide Outpaces Domestic Growth
While there has been rapid growth in U.S. ETFs over the last few years, there has been almost exponential growth of these products worldwide. “It further illustrates how ETFs are becoming mainstream, allowing advisors from around the world access to low cost investing,” says Vanguard spokesman David Hoffman.
“The number and variety of products is really increasing dramatically. And so is the amount of assets flowing into them,” says Luke Dean of William Patterson University’s financial planning program.   more »
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