ESG is a score gathered from data using a set of metrics relating to a company’s intangible assets. It is a way of determining whether the company is “responsible” with regard to social and environmental issues. Many investors prefer to choose ETFs that they feel reflect their personal values over others that are viewed as less socially responsible.
Sometimes called a "wrapper," an ETF is a collection of securities that can be invested in stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities. Most ETFs select one area of the market and model their collection around it; this builds a theme and show buyers what the ETF specializes in. ETFs are purchased through a single ticker symbol.
ETNs are an unsecured debt security found in many areas of the market. The price to buy an ETN is based on the stocks it owns as they don't have interest payments.
An exchange-traded product (ETP) is a type of investment vehicle that is traded on a stock exchange, much like a stock or bond. ETPs are designed to provide investors with exposure to a variety of underlying assets, including stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and other financial instruments. ETPs are typically designed to track the performance of a specific benchmark or index, such as a stock index, bond index, or commodity index, and can provide investors with a convenient and cost-effective way to access a broad range of investment opportunities. ETPs can be purchased and sold through a brokerage account, and their prices change throughout the day in response to market conditions and supply and demand. There...
An ETF’s expense ratio is the fee the ETF issuer charges investors. An ETF expense ratio includes all the operating costs and management fees for the fund.