NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- When explaining the impressive rise of the ETF industry, most are quick to note the major cost differentials and potential tax efficiencies as the primary advantages of exchange-traded products over traditional actively-managed mutual funds. While these factors have certainly been instrumental in growing ETF assets in recent years, there are some other distinguishing aspects of ETFs that make them more appealing than mutual funds to more active investors.ETFs trade like stocks, which to most means that they can be bought and sold throughout the day at a price determined on the open market, instead of at the end of the session at net asset value. But it also means that they can be sold short, thereby significantly increasing the depth and complexity of trading strategies available to ETF investors (see
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