A primer on ETFs

Key Points What is an ETF and what makes it track an index The best way to trade ETFs on-market Pitfalls to watch out for and ETFs to avoid In ETF, the full name – exchange traded fund – describes it perfectly.  An ETF is a managed fund that trades on a stock exchange, allowing them to be bought and sold through your brokerage account. Whilst it’s not a requirement, ETFs are generally index-tracking funds, although they sometimes track single commodities or currencies. Share ETFs typically hold a share portfolio which mimics the index; commodity ETFs usually use derivatives...

In ETF, the full name – exchange traded fund – describes it perfectly.  An ETF is a managed fund that trades on a stock exchange, allowing them to be bought and sold through your brokerage account.

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