13.01.2014 - ETFs may be simple, but don’t forget the 'flash crash’ of 2010
The rapid growth of the exchange-traded fund industry offers an excellent range of products for diversification, but investors need to beware the risks. The “do nothing” investment portfolio is every investor’s dream. Simply buy low-cost funds that replicate an equity index, corporate bonds and UK gilts, then sit back and ignore the daily gyrations of the stock market, safe in the knowledge that over time the investments will win out. The rapid growth and extensive range of new exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, has brought this nirvana a step closer for many. The global ETF industry has grown into a $2.4 trillion (£1.45bn) behemoth, with the top four providers dominating nearly three-quarters of the market........................................Full Article: Source