I recently received a question from a reader about ETFs and mutual funds. The reader read my mutual fund basics post along with what is an ETF post and wanted to know which one is a better investment. This question is almost impossible for me to answer, because it all comes down to you, the individual investor. You have to decide which product makes the most sense for you and your investment plan.
To help this reader and others, I did put together a chart comparing ETFs with mutual funds and hopefully it will help you make the decision of ETF or mutual fund easier to answer.