Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are very popular for investors due to their low management fees, flexibility to be traded like equities, and their effectiveness in replicating the performance of a given index or sector. Thousands of ETFs exist in the ETF universe.
Online brokers, in their effort to separate themselves from the competition, began offering commission free ETFs. Traditional ETFs cost the standard equity trade rate for buys and sells. In most cases, commission free ETFs have no trade cost associated with buying or selling unless the investors sells them before a certain time period, typically within 30 - 60 days. This varies from broker to broker.
The top 10 most popular commission free ETFs as reported by ETF Database are: IVV, VWO, VTI, VNQ, IWF, VEA, IWD, IJH, VIG, and BND. Leveraged ETFs are also popular, here are two lists of leveraged inverse ETFs and leveraged long ETFs are also available. The total number of commission free ETFs offered by each brokerage are shown below.
Published on Monday, June 27th, 2016 .