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Exchange-traded funds, commonly called ETFs, are a popular way to invest your money. Think of ETFs as a structure made up of individual building blocks. These blocks can include stocks, bonds, commodities, and other types of assets. There are several benefits to investing with ETFs. Some have lower expense ratios, meaning they often cost less than actively managed mutual funds. Because ETFs typically contain a small percentage of many different assets, they can provide instant diversification, which can help reduce risk. You can also invest in ETFs that track benchmark indexes, like the S&P 500, which are generally considered safer bets than picking individual stocks. One simple way to buy ETFs is with a robo-advisor, like Truist Invest. It matches you with ETFs based on your goals and your comfort level with risk. To learn more about Truist Invest and to get started, visit

What’s an ETF?

Investing & retirement

November 17, 2022

Buying exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, is a simple way to diversify your investments. See more about their benefits in this video.