23.06.2014 - ETFs explode in popularity among small investors
Exchange traded funds can charge as little as 0.1% in fees and allow you to follow indices from Azerbaijan to Vietnam. They sound like an obscure financial instrument for City traders only. But exchange traded funds (ETFs), which track a huge range of markets and commodities, are exploding in popularity among small investors in Britain and across the globe. There was a record 268bn invested in ETFs by the end of April in Europe, while in the US, the figure is now more than a trillion pounds. Investors have been lured by ultra-low costs and the extraordinary range of indices they can follow...............................................Full Article: Source
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