ETFs

Five ways to protect your investments against Brexit currency swings

When investing overseas, currency movements can add an extra layer of risk as exchange rates move. Kenneth Lamont explains how ETF investors can ride out currency risk.

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ETF demand: Americans are the hares to Europe’s tortoises

The benefits of ETFs have fuelled a surge in their popularity in the US over the past decade, but European private investors are harder nuts to crack.

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How ethical ETFs offers investors shelter from volatility

Investing in the UK’s best-behaved firms offers shelter from the volatility associated with shareholdings in ethically questionable businessess, writes Dimitar Boyadzhiev.

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ETF ideas to profit from fast-growing economies

Emerging markets are a heterogeneous grouping of countries with evolving economies, so a broad basket index tracker may be a good fit. Helaine Kang suggests ETF picks.

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Buying a passive fund does not mean taking a passive approach

Passive investors cant take a back seat with their analysis, says Peter Sleep.

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Why investors should not fixate on falling passive fund fees

Passive funds have relentlessly pared back their fees, but a tracker choice should be about more than low charges alone.

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What you need to look at before investing in a tracker fund or ETF

Picking an index to track is just the first of several analytical decisions ETF investors must make when choosing a fund.

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The passive funds and ETFs that pay investors to invest  

Across the pond, some index tracker firms have moved to zero or negative fees. We explain how this works and why this type of fee structure is unlikely to arrive in the UK anytime s

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A new breed of ETFs exclude ‘sin’ stocks without seeking saints

A new breed of ESG ETFs just uses negative screens to exclude ‘bad’ companies, rather than targeting those with positive ESG characterisitcs.

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