Introduction to Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs for Kids and Teens
This video explains the concept of ETFs in a simple, concise way for kids and beginners. It could be used by kids & teens to learn about ETFs, or used as a money & personal finance resource by parents and teachers as part of a Financial Literacy course or K-12 curriculum.
Suitable for students from grade levels:
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
The topics covered are:
- What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
- What do Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) invest in
- Investing in an ETF versus investing directly in stocks and bonds
- How to buy and sell ETFs
- Commission and fees for investing in ETFs
- How to make money using ETFs
- How much money is needed to invest in an ETF
Howdy Wall Street Willy. I have a really big question for you.
What is an ETF?
Well, an ETF is basically an Exchange Traded Fund, which pools money it gets from investors, and invests collectively.
Do ETFs only invest in stocks?
No, they can invest in stocks, bonds, and other securities like mutual funds.
Why would you invest in an ETF, and not directly in stocks and bonds?
Well first of all, you have diversification, which means if you buy one stock of the ETF, then It’s equivalent to buying all of the stocks it invests in.
And the investing is also managed by experts that manage the ETFs.
But how do I buy and sell ETFs?
Well, they’re treated just like stocks. You can buy them through stock brokers.
But do I pay any extra money (commission or fees)?
Sadly, you do pay a commission, just like for stocks.
But the good news is that after you buy it, you do not have any loads, or percentage of the money that’s invested, as a fee.
But how do I even make money from ETFs?
Well, you can make money from ETFs with appreciation in price. If the price goes up, and you sold it for more money than you bought it for, then you could make money with ETFs.
And also, any dividends that are paid by the stocks that are held by the ETF company are paid to you as well.
Well, how much money do I need to invest in an ETF?
Well, there’s no minimum amount that you need to invest in an ETF. You could buy one ETF, or a million ETFs.
Wow, a million ETFs is a lot!
Yes, it is.
And one more thing super Cooper – remember, finance is your friend!
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Podcast: What are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Fun, informative and concise episodes by a 10-year old, breaking down complex financial concepts in a way that kids and beginners can understand. Episodes cover personal finance topics like saving, investing, banking, credit cards, insurance, real estate, mortgage, retirement planning, 401k, stocks, bonds, income tax, and more, and are in the form of a conversation between a cowboy (a finance novice) and his friend, a stock broker. Making finance your friend, only at Easy Peasy Finance.
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Ever wondered what the similarities and differences are between Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (MF and ETF)? Find out the similarities and differences in terms of how they are bought and sold, how their prices change, their fees commissions and loads, their income tax implications, their holding restrictions, their investment minimums, and more. Also find out which one is better – whether you should invest in Mutual Funds or Exchange Traded Funds!
Show notes and transcript at: https://easypeasyfinance.com/comparison-mutual-funds-vs-exchange-traded-funds-mf-vs-etf/