More investors are looking to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as a flexible, efficient way to meet asset allocation needs. In fact, Cerulli projects the ETF market to grow $6 trillion by 2020.*
We make it simple and cost-effective for your clients to incorporate ETFs into their portfolios by providing access to all ETFs listed on the exchange, including over 250 ETFs at no commission.
Commission- and conflict-free
Our commission-free list of over 250 ETFs allows you to give your clients access to ETFs from leading providers with Morningstar research and ratings and diverse investment strategies.
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Before investing in an exchange-traded fund (ETF) or a closed-end fund, be sure to carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other important information contact the fund or a TD Ameritrade Institutional Representative at 800-431-3500. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Past performance does not guarantee future results or success.
ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of their underlying securities, including, but not limited to, market, investment, sector, or industry risks, and those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance. Some ETFs may involve international risk, currency risk, commodity risk, leverage risk, credit risk, and interest rate risk. Performance may be affected by risks associated with nondiversification, including investments in specific countries or sectors. Additional risks may also include, but are not limited to, investments in foreign securities, especially emerging markets, real estate investment trusts (REITs), fixed income, small-capitalization securities, and commodities. Each individual investor should consider these risks carefully before investing in a particular security or strategy. Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Unlike mutual funds, shares of ETFs are not individually redeemable directly with the ETF. Shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than the net asset value (NAV).
Information provided by TD Ameritrade, including without limitation that related to the ETF Market Center and commission-free ETFs, is for general educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation or investment advice.
ETFs purchased commission-free that are available on the TD Ameritrade ETF Market Center are available generally without commissions when placed online in a TD Ameritrade account. Other fees may apply for trade orders placed through a broker or by automated phone. TD Ameritrade receives remuneration from certain ETFs (exchange-traded funds) that participate in the commission-free ETF program for shareholder, administrative and/or other services.
No Margin for 30 Days. Certain ETFs purchased commission free that are available on the TD Ameritrade ETF Market Center will not be immediately marginable at TD Ameritrade through the first 30 days from settlement. For the purposes of calculation the day of settlement is considered Day 1.
PLEASE READ IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL MUTUAL FUND, EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND, AND CLOSED-END FUND RISK DISCLOSURES.
There is no guarantee that a closed-end fund will achieve its investment objective(s). Past performance does not guarantee future results. The value of any closed-end fund will fluctuate with the value of the underlying securities and supply and demand in the secondary market. Until the original listing of a closed- end fund on an exchange, no closed-end fund's shares will have a history of public trading. Closed-end funds may trade at a premium or discount to their net asset value.
Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs)
ETNs are not funds and are not registered investment companies. ETNs are not secured debt and most do not provide principal protection. ETNs involve credit risk. The repayment of the principal, any interest, and the payment of any returns at maturity or upon redemption depend on the issuer's ability to pay. The market value of an ETN may be impacted if the issuer's credit rating is downgraded. ETNs may be subject to specific sector or industry risks. Leveraged and inverse ETNs are subject to substantial volatility risk and other unique risks that should be understood before investing. ETNs containing components traded in foreign currencies are subject to foreign exchange risk. ETNs may have call features that allow the issuer to call the ETN. A call right by an issuer may adversely affect the value of the notes. "Gross Expense Ratio" reflects a fund's total annual operating expenses as stated in the fund's prospectus and do not reflect any expense reimbursements or waivers that may exist. Some ETFs appearing on this List may be subject to expense reimbursements and waivers, and less such reimbursements and waivers may have lower total annual operating expenses (i.e., "net expenses") than indicated herein. Please read the fund prospectus carefully to determine the existence of any expense reimbursements or waivers and details on their limits and termination dates.
Investors in Closed-End Funds please note that since these securities are not continuously offered, there may be no prospectus available.
Sector investing may involve a greater degree of risk than an investment in other funds with broader diversification. Diversification does not eliminate the risk of investment losses.
Leveraged ETPs (Exchanged Traded Products, such a ETFs and ETNs), seek to provide a multiple of the investment returns of a given index or benchmark on a daily basis. Inverse ETPs seek to provide the opposite of the investment returns, also daily, of a given index or benchmark, either in whole or by multiples. Due to the effects of compounding and possible correlation errors, leveraged and inverse ETPs may experience greater losses than one would ordinarily expect. Compounding can also cause a widening differential between the performances of an ETP and its underlying index or benchmark, so that returns over periods longer than one day can differ in amount and direction from the target return of the same period. Consequently, these ETPs may experience losses even in situations where the underlying index or benchmark has performed as hoped. Aggressive investment techniques such as futures, forward contracts, swap agreements, derivatives, options, can increase ETP volatility and decrease performance. Investors holding these ETPs should therefore monitor their positions as frequently as daily.
Margin trading increases risk of loss and includes the possibility of a forced sale if account equity drops below required levels. Margin trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Carefully review the Margin Handbook and Margin Disclosure Document for more details.
Particular commission-free ETFs may not be appropriate investments for all investors, and there may be other ETFs or investment options available at TD Ameritrade that are more suitable.