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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

An ETF Trader Defends the Specialized Mutual Funds

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Fundsters interested in the ETFs-vs.-mutual-funds debate or in the flash crash from early May should take a look at one of the articles in RIA Biz today. Paul Weisbruch, from the ETF and options sales and trading desk at ETF trading specialist Street One Financial, penned a guest column defending ETFs from criticisms related to trading.

Weisbruch specifically addresses concerns over ETF liquidity, intra-day trading, trading costs and market manipulation.

"There is room for improvement no doubt," Weisbruch writes. "But those ETF users who use an ETF trading desk and pledge to themselves that they will never use a market order or a straight stop order (instead using stop limits), will not be in the position of trading at suboptimal prices like the rest of the crowd."

Yet Weisbruch does not address the concern that many investors, when faced with intra-day trading, will fail to time their trades successfully. In fact, many may make mini versions of the momentum timing mistake (buying high and selling low) while racking up extra trading costs, too. 

Edited by: Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

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