Passive investing

Emerging-market ESG ETFs: what investors need to know

Tempted investors must understand that they will be making active bets, writes Briegel Leitao.

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Demand for gold ETFs hits record high: here’s why investors are buying

The amount invested into gold ETFs since the start of 2020 has already exceeded totals for any other calendar year.

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Borrowing to boost returns: too much of a gamble for investors?

Some products, including investment trusts and ETFs, allow investors to amplify returns through leverage, but the risks can outweigh potential rewards.

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Do smart beta ETFs offer investors protection?

Factor investing with strategic beta ETFs can help investors to protect their capital.

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Bearish investors jump into short ETFs – that may not be a good idea

There are still plenty of bears out there, as shown by a recent uptick in buys for ETFs that give investors

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World’s largest oil fund rule change shows how no ETF is truly passive

ETFs and index funds may allow investors to passively track the market, but how they do so always involves some level of decision-making.

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I’ve just started investing: here’s why the market sell-off has not put me off

Beginners may feel unnerved by the stock market dives triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. Nina Kelly shares six dos and don’ts for those starting out.

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Investing to tackle climate change: fund, trust and ETF tips

Where can you invest to help stop climate change? Hannah Smith tells all.

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Is my ETF run by a robot?

Morningstars Jose Garcia-Zarate explodes the myth that managers are absent and it’s all down to machines.

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