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.

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Features

iShares Stocks Non-Index Mutual Funds Index 
Mutual Funds

offer instant access to a portfolio of securities

Yes No Yes Yes

can be priced, bought and sold through any brokerage account, whenever the market is open

Yes Yes No NO
limit consequences of other shareholders' redemptions Yes --- NO NO
tax-efficient Yes Yes VARIES Yes
cost-effective Yes Yes VARIES YES
reinvest dividends immediately Yes Yes VARIES VARIES
investments are transparent Yes Yes NO YES
 

iShares MSCI/Europe Series
iShares MSCI/Pacific America Series

iShares Dow Jones Series

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