WHAT ARE iSHARES?
iShares are a powerful new set of
tools for your portfolio.
Tools that combine elements of both Stocks and Index Mutual Funds.
iShares are over 50 different index funds that you can buy and sell just like stocks.
Each share represents a portfolio of stocks designed to closely track one
specific stock index. These shares are traded on the AMEX.
iShares are managed by Barclays Global Investors, N.A.---the largest managed indexed investment products in the world. Barclays Global Investors manages more than $780 billion in assets for institutional and individual investors across the globe.
|iShares||Stocks||Non-Index Mutual Funds||Index
offer instant access to a portfolio of securities
can be priced, bought and sold through any brokerage account, whenever the market is open
|limit consequences of other shareholders' redemptions||Yes||---||NO||NO|
|reinvest dividends immediately||Yes||Yes||VARIES||VARIES|
|investments are transparent||Yes||Yes||NO||YES|
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