You can purchase the Funds through any brokerage account with access to U.S. Stock Exchanges.
Consult with your financial advisor who will explain how the specialized 2ndVote ETFs fit in your overall portfolio allocation.
An exchange traded fund (ETF) is a basket of securities—such as stocks, bonds, currencies, or commodities—that can be bought and sold in a single trade on an exchange. They often track the performance of an index, generally charge lower fees than mutual funds, and may offer targeted exposure to a specific market segment, such as an asset class, geography, sector, or investment theme.
In essence, ETFs are funds that trade like stocks on a stock exchange with the diversification benefits of mutual funds. In one trade they may offer diversified, low-cost, transparent and tax-efficient exposure to companies.
Understanding the possible benefits of ETFs is an important step toward determining whether ETFs can be an appropriate choice for you.
ETFs often track an index, offer exposure to a specific segment of the market, as well as a specific investment objective, investment style and investment theme.
Generally, most ETFs are often passively managed and have fewer operations than a mutual fund, they typically have lower management fees and operating expenses. When fees and expenses are low, investors can keep more of their returns.
ETFs provide one of the easiest ways to diversify a portfolio.
They provide access to many companies or investments in one single trade, removing single stock risk—the risk inherent in being exposed to just one company. Offering this exposure in the ETF structure helps to lower the risk that a select number of individual stocks could hurt overall portfolio performance.
ETFs benefit from two sources of liquidity: primary market liquidity and secondary market liquidity. In addition, they can be traded throughout the day just like stocks rather than priced once a day (after the close of trading) like mutual funds.
ETFs are generally more tax efficient than other investment vehicles due to the ability to transfer securities in and out of the portfolio in the most tax-efficient manner, via the in-kind creation/redemption process. And, because ETFs often track market indexes, turnover is generally low, resulting in fewer capital gains and lower taxes. Additionally, any associated capital gains taxes are paid at the time of sale of the ETF’s shares, offering greater control on the timing of individual tax consequences.