Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series this week on 10 ETFs investors should avoid. We begin the first part with the least risky of the group.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- ETFs have offered investors unprecedented access to the financial markets. Broad funds like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) offer exposure to major benchmarks, and narrower funds like iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM) and SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) provide investors exposure to individual commodities and international regions.
ETFs: 10 Most Dangerous (Part I)
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