Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
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You can now trade more ETFs without paying a commission.

Exchange-traded funds have long been a cheaper alternative to traditional mutual funds.

Now they're even sweeter: Several brokerages have expanded the number of ETFs customers can buy or sell commission-free. Fidelity now offers 65 commission-less iShares ETFs, up from 30 last year (saving you $7.95 a trade).

And Schwab has upped its commission-free offerings from 15 to 105 (saving you $8.95 a trade). So while buying a portfolio of seven ETFs and rebalancing once used to cost $125, you'll now pay nothing.

Best new deals at Fidelity

iShares Core S&P 500 Index (IVV)
Annual expenses: 0.07%
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap (IJR)
Annual expenses: 0.16%

Best new deals at Schwab

PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility (SPLV)
Annual expenses: 0.25%
SPDR MSCI All Country World Index (ACIM)
Annual expenses: 0.25%

  @Money - Last updated May 20 2013 04:20 PM ET
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