Exchange Traded Funds

A popular “hybrid” product of the stock market is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). When you invest in an ETF, you are purchasing shares in a portfolio of companies. ETFs are attractive investments that can help you diversify your portfolio and alleviate risk. They also make it possible for you to participate in certain industries as an individual investor. Investing in ETFs may offer you the following advantages:

  • Ability to trade in market sectors with a single transaction

  • Easily traded during market hours on an exchange

  • Fewer commissions paid versus multiple index trades

  • Taxes not incurred until entire fund is sold

  • Flexibility of adding options and futures

  • Assets in the fund published daily

  • Any dividends provided are immediately reinvested

First Hawaiian Bank’s Wealth Advisors have the expertise to provide you with an invaluable investment strategy and portfolio evaluation. Call us at (808) 525-5159 or toll free at (877) 643-4344 or stop by any First Hawaiian Bank branch nearest you and ask to speak with a Wealth Advisor.  Count on our team at First Hawaiian Bank to help you make the most of your investment dollars!

Before investing in an ETF, be sure to carefully consider the fund’s objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus containing this and other important information, please contact your financial advisor. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

ETFs are baskets of securities that may track a sector-specific, country-specific, or a narrow/broad-market index. ETFs trade on an exchange like a stock. ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of their underlying securities, including, but not limited to, market, sector, or industry risks, and those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance. Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. ETF shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the fund.

Brokerage and insurance products and services are offered through BancWest Investment Services (“BWIS”), a registered broker/dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. BancWest Investment Services uses the “doing business as” name First Hawaiian Investment Services (“FHIS”) to provide brokerage and insurance services on the premises of First Hawaiian Bank in Hawaii, Guam, and CNMI. Wealth Advisors of FHIS are registered representatives of BWIS. BWIS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of the West and is an affiliate of First Hawaiian Bank.

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