The infographic shows the pros and considerations of investing in individual stocks and bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs. If you want to individually select all of the securities you own, invest in individual stocks and bonds. If you want to make automatic investments or withdrawals, invest in a mutual fund. If you want to invest in an all-in-one fund, invest in a mutual fund. If you don’t have $1,000 or more to invest, invest in an ETF. If you want to know the price of an investment the minute you buy or sell it, invest in an ETF.