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Does the NSE or Sensex provide ETFs for Brent Oil or OIL in general? [on hold]

Is it possible to invest to invest in an ETF for crude oil rather than futures or options in the India stock market? If yes, what are some reliable ETFs to look into?
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Do low cost ETFs or mutual funds really do well for an investor?

There are many ETFs, Mutual Funds and Unit Trusts in the market. Some ETFs advertise a low Expense Ratio and Total Expense Ratio. There are many examples: IVV, VOO and SPY for S&P 500 VNQ, RWR ...
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How do I invest in index funds in Belgium? [duplicate]

I am a young student in Belgium and after some research work on investing money I end up with Index funds and S&P 500. But these can only be found in the US. for example via Vanguard. I am looking ...
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Stock promotion laws/regulations

Does the SEC have any guidelines regarding companies promoting the purchase of their shares to hedge funds, pension funds or ETF issuers? Is it legal for companies to compensate ETF issuers or mutual ...
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Why does XMM's performance differ significantly from its benchmark index?

XMM is a Canadian-listed iShares ETF that tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index. Its holdings are 99% EEMV, the US-listed version of the same ETF. While EEMV tracks its index ...
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Do physical ETFs possess the same problems as CDOs?

Today Michael Burry explained to Bloomberg that ETFs are comparible to subprime CDOs, in that investors are buying securities that aren't backed by any real value: Passive investing has removed ...
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Why are some managed funds' fees larger than their ETFs fees

In Australia vanguard offers the LifeStrategy® Balanced Fund (a blend of bonds, shares and so on), it has a management fee of 0.9% per year for the first 50,000$, 0.6% for up to 100,000$ and 0.29% ...
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Buying an US ETF from Europe using Interactive Brokers

I am trying to buy an ETF using my account in Interactive Brokers. I am surprised to see that it is not possible. I am living in Europe and trying to buy an ETF in US dollars. Their response to ...
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Moneyfarm (ETF) and Coupons

I am a beginner, I have possessed public debt bonds only, so far. Recently I decided to differentiate my savings on some form of ETF, specifically on Moneyfarm, just to give it a try. Now, I am trying ...
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How to find ETFs that meet both criteria: region (Asia/ China) and sector (technology)? [closed]

Is there a Chinese stock index comparable to the NASDAQ 100 or NASDAQ Composite covering Chinese technology stocks with the highest market cap? And are there corresponding ETFs or Mutual Funds?
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Do the rebalancing costs of leveraged ETFs really outweigh the leverage?

I read the answers from the following two posts describing why daily leveraged ETFs are a bad idea to hold in the long term: Investing in a leveraged index ETF for retirement. Risky? Why are daily ...
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I want to invest in Asian technological firms. In which ETFs or other product should I invest? [closed]

I am looking for an Asian Nasdaq index or something like that. Maybe investing directly in the US market where some of the largest Chinese companies IPO have taken place makes sense. Any insights?
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What is the difference between these 2 S&P500 tracking iShare ETFs?

Relevance of the following discussion How can a investor from the UK invest in the S&P500 without being exposed to currency risk? There are at least the following two low cost ETFs. If I had ...
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What is the difference between these two share classes of an ETF?

I am looking up NASDAQ ETFs that can be purchased in the UK. What is the difference between: EQQQ https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/ETFs/company-summary/...
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Why would anyone ever invest in a cash-only etf?

I understand the benefits (and risks) of ETFs, and I also understand the benefits of a term deposit in a bank. I have seen that there are ETFs that essentially keep the investment in cash, that is, ...
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Tax in Germany on ETF, government bonds, stocks

I've heard Germany tax rate on ETF capital gains and dividends is Kapitalertragsteuer + Solidaritätszuschlag = 26.375% (assuming you don't want to pay church tax also) Is this tax rate the same on: ...
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Lowering mortgage downpayment vs Investing in stocks? [duplicate]

I live in a country where currently mortgage interest rates are historically low (around 3-4% for 300K 30 years mortgage, and the interest is also tax deductible), and the banks are willing to finance ...
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What are differences of physical ETFs?

Assuming there two ETFs A and B from two different companies. Both have in their fact-sheet that they use the same index, physical replication, have the same TER, have the same currency, the same type ...
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Are physical ETFs allowed to trade more often then what they report?

Looking at any ETF, they often show a rebalance interval in a fact sheet. For example, DE0006289390 shows "quarterly" there. May the managers/administrators (or however you call the people) of the ...
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Why is Baader Bank always a tiny bit cheaper?

I recently started buying ETFs. One weird thing I see is that Baader Bank is always a tiny bit cheaper. In the example below, Tradegate is 0.4% more expensive than Baader Bank: The difference is not ...
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How can I tell if an ETF is sufficiently liquid?

How can I tell if an ETF is sufficiently liquid? How much should it have in assets? How much should the minimum average daily volume be?
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How Much Am I Losing On Dividend Tax?

I bought a Vanguard S&P 500 ETF that is issued in Ireland, yet my country of residence is the Netherlands (I'm doing this since from what I see there is no current Dutch ETF that follows the S&...
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Shares bought in a dividend reinvestment plan, where do they come from?

I just received a notice that my dividend was used to purchase and additional 5 shares in the the ETF. Since there are only a limited amount of trade-able units, where did these additional 5 come ...
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Indexes like S&P 500 vs simply tracking earnings?

I would like to know why ETF's like Vanguard S&P 500 are so popular as opposed to building an index that tracks that top 500 biggest profit makers. Companies like Uber and WeWork can be in the S&...
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Why must leveraged ETFs rebalance nightly / Why are there no leveraged ETFs that don't?

From what I understand, investing is leveraged ETFS is generally for short term holders such as day and swing traders because they rebalance nightly and over the long haul don't provide the returns ...
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How can I find ETFs whose portfolio intersects as much as possible with another ETF? [closed]

I want to find alternatives to an ETF. How can I find ETFs whose portfolio intersects as much as possible with this ETF?
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What determines the value/price of an ETF [duplicate]

An ETF is a collection of shares packaged into a single tradeable equity. But since the marketvalue of an ETF unit is determined by market forces, what impact does the change in value of an individual ...
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Are there any mostly-passive funds that become active after stock market crashes?

I am thinking of the following scenario: Expansion, index with low fees After a market crash, lever up and buys equities Does there exist a fund which follows this strategy? Preferably an ETF?
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Why the Vanguard S&P 500 eur has such a lower price compared to the original US version?

sorry if this is a silly question but I am new to the finance world. I would like to understand better why the Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA) has such a different price compared to the Vanguard ...
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What happen to these S&P ETFs during 2016-2017?

I'm taking a look at the historical data of these 2 S&P ETF, and I find something confusing. Here are the 2 graphs: SPDR® Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF ...
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Single shares mixed up with ETFs?

I have an account where I am buying monthly a MSCI World ETF. I am now thinking about adding to this account single shares from a few different companies. What impact could this have if I mix up my ...
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During the 2008 crash/crisis, did ETF's track close to their underlying “holdings.”

Did ETF's drop as much as the indices they were supposed to track? Were there any outliers? Did inverse ETF's perform as expected? I have read that inverse ETF's track a bit off from what is ...
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Can ETF be inefficient?

For ETF, it seems the price is determined by ask/bid and trading price. Can it be inefficient, that the trading price deviates from the underlying tracked index? For example, intentionally buy and ...
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Can ETF be short-squeezed?

Can ETFs be short-squeezed? I'm not familiar with how they work. For ETFs like SPY, it seems it buys and sells stocks in the portfolio. For ETFs like UVXY, it seems it has no real stocks. How does ...
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Why do institutional investors use ETF?

Motivated by this question but at institutional level. To clarify I am not talking about the market making trading firm that arbitrages the price inefficiency of ETF and underlying assets. I am ...
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Why not just directly invest in the holdings of an ETF?

Consider an actively-managed ETF with a NAV of $23 and an expense ratio of 0.85 that consists of 30 stocks. Is there a point in buying the ETF, despite the stock picks being very good? The expense ...
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Why is it hard to find a list of individuals currently on the S&P 500 Index Committee?

All I've managed to find is that David Blitzer is the Chairman, but can't seem to be able to know who are the others, how many, from what industries, how they get elected, etc. Just trying to map out ...
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Why does the iShares EEM ETF have a higher expense ratio than similar ETFs like VWO?

Why is iShares able to charge more for EEM in comparison to VWO (a very similar ETF)? Investors/Traders are mostly institutional and in general, these entities have more insight (though simple ...
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Buying stock/ETF and nationality?

I recently tried to setup a Finanzen.net account to start playing with a trading app here in Germany, however only a specific list of nationalities are allowed to do this. Is there a way to buy stock/...
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How to improve geographical diversification?

Recently realised on my investments' geo distribution map that they are largely (~83%) in NA/EU. Given this, should I diversify by region further? What kind of ETFs/funds in general avoid NA/EU? ...
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How are percentage of investments decided in index fund like VTSAX?

I see that Portfolio composition - has about 20% technology, 19% financials etc - and there is similar composition for companies. This is a general question for index funds - specific example for ...
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How many ETFs have been closed so far?

I am thinking about investing my money in an ETF as they seem to be a relatively safe way to invest money over a long term (~20 years). However, I don't like the "seem to be". Are there numbers on ...
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How does ETF price actually track index price?

Imagine S&P goes -5% and so, technically, should VOO. But VOO is a stock itself - subject to supply and demand. The market could just happen to demand many VOOs and push its price up. Why doesn't ...
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How to find out the list of companies of a fund?

It is possible to find the full list of companies for a fund, like UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis? In particular, I would like to know if it contains Monsanto, ...
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ETFs with 2 ISINs - what's the point?

I noticed that some funds are available under different ISINs. For example the HSBC FTSE EPRA NAREIT DEVELOPED UCITS ETF: IE00B5L01S80 DE000A1JXC78 When looking them up I can't identify real ...
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Can I invest using the All Weather Portfolio strategy buying US stocks but on the London Stock Exchange?

I really like Ray Dalio’s ‘All Weather Portfolio strategy’ and I would like to follow this, but I’m struggling to find relatable USA ETF’s that I can buy into on the LSE. Even if I did manage to find ...
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How to select ETFs on to invest on?

In the last couple of years I have been trying to educate myself in what concerns finance. I have put some money on some financial products (shares and ETFs) but I feel like I am playing the roulette ...
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Ishares Portfolios for EU investor

I am 29 at the moment at looking to start investing as much as I can and build a long term portfolio (aiming at around 2000 USD/month). Since I am based in the EU, I have no access to US based ETF ...
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Cash Component in Index

In one of the office discussions today, it came up that index, for example, can have cash also. This information was new to me and I couldn't understand why an Index will have cash? Could someone ...
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Are there advantages to buying an ETF directly through a brokerage?

I'm looking to purchase shares of an ETF (e.g. one of the Vanguard growth funds) but I'm wondering if there's any advantage to setting up an account directly with vanguard vs my current brokerage? For ...