Sometimes reading up on everything that the market has to offer isn't the best way to learn. It's understandable, and perfectly OK, if as a beginner investor, a lot of the unfamiliar words and concepts go straight over your head. The fact is, some people are visual learners, and they do better with pictures than words.

So let's take a look at ETFs. Chances are that if you're new to investing you've heard all about ETFs and that they're a great investment for people who want to get into the market. However, did you really understand the explanations of why? Here's an easy way to break it down, provided by


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