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Expectations towards future role of ETF investments in the U.S. 2019, by generation

In 2019, almost 80 percent of Millennial ETF investors in the United States said that they expected ETFs to be their primary investment type in the future, whereas only 37 percent of Boomer ETF investors said the same. Exchange traded funds are investment funds traded on the stock exchange and the value of ETF assets has risen significantly over the past two decades globally.

Share of ETF investors who expect ETFs to be their primary investment type in the future in the United States in 2019, by generation

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

February 20 to March 4, 2019

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

25-75 years

Special properties

ETF investors: 500 Millennials, 285 Gen Xers, and 226 Boomers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Millennials: 25 to 38 years.
Gen X: 39 to 54 years.
Boomers: 55 to 73 years.

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "do you see ETFs as being the primary investment type in your portfolio in the future?"

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