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Watch Matt Tucker explain the concept of liquidity and how it relates to your investments in his latest educational video for investors.
In today’s episode, Matt Tucker illustrates the difference between a liquid security and a less liquid counterpart. In turn, he is comparing bond ETFs to bonds, making the case that it may be easier to trade in and out of bond ETFs than bonds themselves.
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