One’s first steps towards trading stocks involve a variety of options and new terminology; eventually, a new investor will come across the Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and wonder “Just what are ETFs?” Learn all you want to know about what ETFs to buy, which ETFs to invest in, and other option trading strategies in this section of articles. Learn the similarities and critical differences between an ETF and actual stock trading. Depending on your budget and desire to learn about how to start trading options, one of the most attractive qualities of an ETF is the low cost compared to buying stocks outright. The average expense ratio when seeking ETFs to buy tends to be lower even than investing in mutual funds. Learn more about how you can take advantage of the diversification qualities normally accompanying traditional index funds further enhanced by trading options within individual stocks associated with an ETF.