Passive investing

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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Green light for ETFs to be included in fund sectors

Up to 200 ETFs will be included in the IA's 37 fund sectors. 

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Smart beta funds: the best of both worlds, or not worth the fees?

Passive funds tracking bespoke indices biased to specific market factors have gained traction. Are they worth the extra cost, asks David Prosser.

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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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Mix and match: how to use passive and active funds together

Taking a core/satellite approach to fund portfolio construction is sensible. Paul Hookway looks at the options for different markets and assets.

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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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