Exchange Traded Funds

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are investment company shares that are designed to track an index, yet trade like a single stock. They are structured as either management investment companies or unit investment trusts. Shares are not redeemable with the issuer rather they are traded throughout the day at the current market price. Market prices may differ from Net Asset Value (NAV). Indexing provides diversified exposure to a market or sector, and is generally cost effective and tax efficient. The objective of ETFs is to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of their respective underlying indexes.

ETFs give you the ability to diversify your portfolio and gain exposure to a broad range of domestic, international and sector indexes. ETFs may also be more tax efficient than mutual funds, as ETFs generally have less capital gains due to their structure.

Some of the advantages of ETFs include:


  • An entire portfolio of stocks in a single investment

  • Short- and long-term investments

  • Investor affordability

  • Opportunity for dividends

  • Tax efficiencies

  • Ease and convenience


Oppenheimer offers access to an array of exchange traded funds that may fit into your overall investment strategy. With ETFs based on broad-market, sector and international indexes, you have an extensive selection of investment opportunities.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the ETF carefully before investing.


The prospectus contains this and other information. Your Oppenheimer Financial Advisor can provide you with a prospectus; please obtain one and read it carefully before investing.


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