Passive funds tracking bespoke indices biased to specific market factors have gained traction. Are they worth the extra cost, asks David Prosser.
Passive investors can’t take a back seat with their analysis, says Peter Sleep.
Taking a core/satellite approach to fund portfolio construction is sensible. Paul Hookway looks at the options for different markets and assets.
Passive funds have relentlessly pared back their fees, but a tracker choice should be about more than low charges alone.
Picking an index to track is just the first of several analytical decisions ETF investors must make when choosing a fund.
A new breed of ESG ETFs just uses negative screens to exclude ‘bad’ companies, rather than targeting those with positive ESG characterisitcs.
These are worrying times, but history shows that it pays to hold your nerve. Cherry Reynard canvasses wealth managers for Money Observer Rated Fund investment ideas suitable for investors of all persuasions.
Investors who want to keep some exposure to the UK, but also seek an element of regional diversity, could consider a FTSE All-Share ETF or tracker.
Falling fees make ethical exchange traded funds robust investment propositions. Kenneth Lamont writes.