Bottom line, portfolio turnover is still an important statistic to analyze when it comes to ETF analysis. While a higher-turnover ETF is not always inferior to a lower-turnover ETF, it does suggest the odds are against it.

Thanks to Mark Matthews for providing data for this article.

Rusty Vanneman is the Chief Investment Officer at CLS Investments, a participant in the ETF Strategist Channel.

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