What is the difference between ETFs and mutual funds?

Both mutual funds and ETFs offer investors pooled investment product options. Both fund types can be actively managed or index-based.

Mutual funds and ETFs tend to differ with regards to cost, tax implications, and transparency. Investors should consult their tax professionals or financial advisors for more information regarding the difference between ETFs and mutual funds.

Note: ARK offers a range of thematically focused innovation strategies across different investment vehicles, including exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, and separately managed accounts. You are currently on ark-funds.com, the ARK ETF website, where we provide all information relating to ARK's ETFs.