We help you navigate the basics of ETF investing, whats happening in the markets and more.
An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a low-cost investment fund that tracks the performance of a chosen index - whether the trend is rising or falling - by investing in a basket of stocks or bonds designed to replicate the index's holdings.
ETFs are growing in popularity as they are considered to be simple, transparent and low-cost - they allow all types of investors to access professionally managed investments without a high price tag.
Let's explore more about how they work, why they are such good value for money and how you can use them for your investments.
What are the characteristics of ETFs? What are their benefits? How can ETFs fit into your portfolio? This guide will answer your key questions about this investment product.
What does the acronym 'UCITS' stand for? Why should I care if my ETF is UCITS? This guide explains the advantages of this important European regulation and clarifies the benefits it can offer you.
How can you identify the most suitable product from amongst the thousands of ETFs replicating a plethora of indices? In "Choosing an ETF", we provide you the tools and advice to help you make your choice.
How can ETF performance be analysed? Which tools should be used? What factors contribute to performance? This guide will help you understand ETF performance and select the ETF and manager offering the best replication of the index.
Both ETFs and index funds replicate a market index. They have a lot in common, but there are also a few differences. Our guide "ETFs and index funds" sheds light on the two structures and helps you understand the right options for you based on your preferences, investment objectives and broader expectations.