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Definition of

exchange-traded fund


fund traded like stocks a group of stocks that can be traded on a stock exchange like a single stock and is linked to a specific market index.

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Definitions of ’exchange-traded fund’ and meaning of ’exchange-traded fund’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’exchange-traded fund’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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