ETFs

ETFs can help protect returns from the dent made by active fund fees

Fund fees have fallen overall, but passive investments still offer the best defence against erosion of returns, writes Jose Garcia-Zarate.

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The most popular tracker funds and ETFs of 2018

We reveal the most popular low-cost passive investments of the year.

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Thematic ETFs: accurate predictors of the future or false prophets?

Thematic ETFs are good at grabbing the imaginations of investors, but their speculative nature and individual idiosyncrasies need to be understood.

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Active funds fail to keep pace with passive fee cost cuts

Despite the steady downward trend in active fees, passive investment funds have cut fees much more aggressively, with average fees being cut by 28% over the same time period.

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Why ETFs with a ‘style’ bias should come with a health warning

Smart beta funds, which aim to deliver returns above a like-for-like index, come with risks that investors should not overlook.

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ETF investors: don’t get caught out by the wrong domicile

Gains from exchange traded fund investments may be treated differently for tax purposes, depending on where the funds are domiciled.

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How to mix and match ETFs with a ‘style’ bias

Monika Dutt explains how new ETFs weighted to combinations of factors such as value and size are delivering strong results.

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ETF analysis: How to protect against inflation

Inflation has been off most investors’ radar for the best part of the past  decade.

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ETF tips for investors on the hunt for value

Dimitar Boyadzhiev explains why value investors looking for bargains might profit from setting their sights on an ETF.

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