ETF vs a stock what is the difference?

An ETF represents a collection of assets. A stock-based ETF usually holds more than 100 stocks in a portfolio. ETF’s also exist that invest in portfolios of bonds, commodities or other investments. If you strictly compare an ETF with a portfolio of stocks with a single stock, then the ETF has the benefit of built-in diversification which makes it more robust against losses. A single stock however can dramatically outperform the market, but it can also dramatically drop in value (e.g. Wirecard fraud). When you invest in ETF’s instead of a single stock you forgo the potential for large profit while at the same time securing yourself against potentially large losses.

At Horizon65 we can help you to invest in ETF’s while also optimizing your tax-deductions so that you can either get more net or invest more money to secure your future.

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