There’s more to building your portfolio than buying stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Have you considered exchange-traded funds (ETFs)?

Exchanged Traded Funds, or ETFs, can be used as the building blocks of your portfolio or as a complement to other investments you own, providing further diversification. It all depends on your individual goals and circumstances.

How can I get started investing in ETF?

If you are a seasoned investor, have a brokerage account and have a financial plan, it’s easy to get started. After you’ve reviewed your options and narrowed down which ETF(s) you want to invest in, you can buy and sell ETF shares via a brokerage firm/broker (including online brokers and robo-advisors) throughout the day on the stock exchange. Tip: ETF prices may be more volatile near the market’s opening and closing. Consider talking with your financial advisor to understand order types and their implications.

If you are a seasoned investor, but don’t have a brokerage account, it’s also easy to open one. You can even do it online.

If you are at the beginning of your financial journey and are a bit of a self-starter, we have online resources to help you find your starting point and set your path to establish a financial strategy. If you want a little more help, you can get started by finding an Edward Jones financial advisor today, who can help you understand what questions to ask, how to decide which or if an ETF is right for you and how to build a solid long-term strategy and an investment portfolio.

Most people recognize that reaching their financial goals is a journey. At Edward Jones, you have a range of investment choices to work with and flexibility in how you manage them and how active you want to be. Please review this important information about our brokerage services (PDF).

Important Information:

ETFs are sold by prospectus. The prospectus contains the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses, and other important details to consider. Your financial advisor can provide a prospectus, which you should read carefully before investing.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss.