An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a type of pooled investment security that operates much like a mutual fund. Typically, ETFs will track a particular index, sector, commodity, or other asset, but unlike mutual funds, ETFs can be purchased or sold on a stock exchange the same way that a regular stock can. An ETF can be structured to track anything from the price of an individual commodity to a large and diverse collection of securities. ETFs can even be structured to track specific investment strategies.

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ETFs to handle a bear market

Incorporating diversification in your portfolio is a strategy that may reduce risk while investing. Experts share types of ETFs that may be safe picks in the current market environment.