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    You can think of ETFs as being like mutual funds, but they're much easier to buy and sell. You treat them as if they were stocks. They're somewhat new but there's a lot of variety in them now.

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    That's what I had gathered but I just needed confirmation - thanks!

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    i also really dont know much about stocks but with that social security thing going on i have a 401k plant and am investing in my own company i work for, nordstrom...
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    Investing in the company you work for can be good, especially if there's a match by the company. But, if the company tanks, you can lose your job and investment at the same time. So be sure to diversify.

    As for ETF's, I think they're best suited for people who move large chunks of money at a time. Many mutual funds allow you to add modest amounts monthly or biweekly without additional cost. The brokerage fees for doing that with an ETF would chew up a lot of your investment.
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    the company matches i think up to 6%. 12% comes from my paycheck biweekly. so out of that amount i have 52% on the nordstrom company stock and i have about 10 others that i put money into. i think two of them are like "banks" that money doesnt get invested to but i think i get some interest in it, small, but who cares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (herenorthere @ Nov. 29 2005,7:25)]Investing in the company you work for can be good, especially if there's a match by the company. But, if the company tanks, you can lose your job and investment at the same time. So be sure to diversify.

    As for ETF's, I think they're best suited for people who move large chunks of money at a time. Many mutual funds allow you to add modest amounts monthly or biweekly without additional cost. The brokerage fees for doing that with an ETF would chew up a lot of your investment.
    Hmmm - Good to know. Thanks!

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