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What is a futures ETF?

Exchange-traded funds can use futures as the assets that make up the fund. Futures ETFs give investors access to the futures market without having to trade on the futures markets. A futures contract is an agreement between a buyer and a seller based on an underlying asset.

Are es futures better than S&P 500 ETFs?

ES futures offer significantly more daily liquidity, at 8x the value of all S&P 500 ETFs combined, including SPY, IVV and VOO* *All scenarios are hypothetical and should be treated as such. Data is as of October 31, 2016, and calculations are based on the framework found at cmegroup.com/thebigpicture.

What is an ETF & how does it work?

An ETF (a company) will purchase futures contracts and then offer a securitized version to investors. The ETF doesn't take possession of the underlying asset but continues to trade contracts to keep the futures ETF running. The fund will purchase contracts so that it mirrors the index that it is designed to track.

Which ETFs are best for investing in the stock market?

For investors confident the market will continue its winning streak, these four ETFs offer exposure to one of the U.S. stock market's most closely followed benchmarks. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, and SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 are tailored for investors seeking the lowest expense ratios.

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