Today’s Chart of the Day comes from Morningstar Direct and shows the openings and closings of mutual funds vs. exchange traded funds (ETFs) since 2012.
In a nutshell, in 2012 there were 557 mutual funds opened and five closed. In 2022, there was a declining trend with only 180 mutual funds opened and 181 closed. When looking at ETFs in 2022, there was a whopping 406 opened.
Quite simply, investors are seeing the superiority that ETFs provide for greater tax efficiency, liquidity, transparency and lower costs.
About the Author
Samuel A. Kiburz
Samuel serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer for the Crews family of banks. He manages the individual investment holdings of his clients, including individuals, families, foundations, and institutions throughout the State of Florida. Samuel has been involved in banking since 1996 and has more than 20 years experience working in wealth management.
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