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Questions tagged [etf]

To be used for any questions relating to Exchange Traded Funds.

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Is there any tool that suggests alternatives to an ETF that have similar stock holdings? [on hold]

Is there any tool that suggests alternatives to ETFs, and which have similar stock holdings to those ETFs? I am not referring to ETFs that track an index. I'm looking for a tool that analyzes the ...
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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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Is there an ETF for commodities without heavy emphasis on precious metals?

Is there an ETF that holds a basket of common industrial commodities (copper, oil, corn, etc.), but places less emphasis on "hoarded" metals such as silver and gold?
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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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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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Simple tool for passive (long-term) investing overview? [closed]

I am making long-term investment in ETF/stocks. I am searching for simple tool where can I track from time to time my holdings without need to login to my broker account. Right now I am using yahoo ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Can an ETF's expense ratio (fees) change after I buy it?

In researching ETFs I've found a lot of dire warnings about expense ratios. Evidently, they can really eat up your money. Ok, so look for funds with low expense ratios. But, if I understand this ...
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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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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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Is there an ETF/index fund respecting my individual ethical preferences?

The product I am looking for is a diversified ETF like MSCI World, excluding sectors that I do not want my money to be invested in. Ideally, I would be able to choose a basis ETF (like MSCI World), ...
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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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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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Leveraged Etfs vs s&p500 in bull market

I read everywhere online that leveraged ETFs shouldn't be bought for the long term. Here is a comparison between TECL (Technology Bull 3x) and the S&P 500. As you can see, the CAGR is 32% in the ...
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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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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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Did Schwab's Emerging Market ETF really pay no foreign tax related to the final distribution in 2018?

According to the 1099 from my broker, the Schwab Emerging Market ETF (SCHE) did not pay any foreign taxes associated with its final dividend for 2018, declared 12/28/2018. I'm quite skeptical as ...
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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 ...
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Are bond index funds a safe way to save for a mortgage down payment?

I came across Betterment's "Smart Saver" account today, which is a savings-account alternative that invests in U.S. Treasury bonds and low-volatility corporate bonds. The APY is almost exactly the ...
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How to estimate the average cost-per-share of a not-very-liquid ETF purchased with a market order?

I'm a Canadian resident and a few months ago I bought a US-listed Vanguard ETF of European stocks (VGK). There was a Canadian-listed version of this ETF (VE), but I chose the US-listed one because the ...
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Roth IRA = Emergency Fund. Any Safe Investments?

I've been building my emergency fund through automatic deposits into a Roth IRA at TDAmeritrade. This has been working well, since the money is out of sight, out of mind, and I can easily withdraw it ...
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How do I get a list of the top performing funds between two given dates? [closed]

Between dates X and Y return a list of the top performing funds, indexes, ETFs, etc for that date range. i.e. if a lump sum had been invested at date X, a list of which funds had the top performance ...
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Does the price per share matter for otherwise similar ETFs?

For example looking at IE00B5BMR087 and IE0031442068 (both links in German), they seem to be very similar. Both try to track the S&P 500 in the same ways, the main difference seems to be that one ...
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Do USD-denominated ETFs offer the same protection than EUR-denominated ETFs against a weakening USD->EUR exchange rate?

Do USD-denominated ETFs offer the same/similar protection than EUR-denominated ETFs against a weakening USD->EUR exchange rate? Assume that these ETFs solely contains European holdings (e.g., firms ...
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Long term bond index prices before 2000?

When comparing TLT (Barclays 20 year bond index) with the S&P 500 (e.g. VFINX) it looks too good to be true - almost perfect negative correlation. When the stock market crashes, TLT skyrockets in ...
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Are ETF trackers fundamentally better than individual stocks?

My situation: I am mostly interested in long-term dividend-paying investments. My philosophy is "only sell if the company becomes fundamentally worse", so I only pick stocks of companies I feel ...
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ETF asterisk clause meaning

I'm choosing an ETF, and reading this KII document, I'm not sure what this sentence means. Can anybody expand this language with an example? Is this typical for an ETF? To the extent the Fund ...
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ETF: ITOT ticker cost calculation?

This Forbes article says: "The iShares fund from BlackRock ticker ITOT will over the course of a decade chip only $6 out of a $10,000 investment." How is this $6 calculated? The web page for the ...
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Are there any non-decreasing securities on the stock market?

Are there any securities traded on the stock market (i.e. ETPs) that never decrease in value? As an aside (in case anyone mentions bonds): I'm aware there's ETFs for AAA-rated government bonds, but ...
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Is every active fund bad?

My father (who actually is in banking) recommended me an active fond (https://www.finanzen.net/fonds/deka-globalchampions) in which I invest since some quite some time monthly as long-term investment. ...
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Bond ETFs slowing down after 2015. - why?

I see a lot of bond ETFs have very low gain, or even stay flat during 2015. - today. For example Eurozone Government Bond or US Treasuries. What is the reason for this?
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What kinds of ETFs weathered well the 2008-2009 financial crisis?

I started to do research on which ETFs kept or increased their value over a recession in 2008-2009. I saw a lot of articles which says "invest in X, because X is always in demand (even in crisis)." X ...
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What is the difference between “unités de compte” and ETFs?

What is the difference between "unités de compte" (often proposed in assurance-vies) and ETFs? I don't see the difference when I read the definition on https://www.journaldunet.fr/patrimoine/guide-...
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No transaction fee ETF trades - what's the catch?

I just noticed TD Ameritrade has program where you can trade from a list of ETFs with zero fees. Sounds like it could save me a bit of money, but my cynical side wonders how they make money off such ...
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What's the point of commission free ETFs for the brokers? [duplicate]

Fidelity, Ameritrade, Vanguard and now Schwab offer no transaction fees ETFs. how do they make money by selling these ETFs ? what's the catch ?
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ETF currency confusion: EUR vs GBP

Currency confusion. Looking at the ETF: Stoxx Europe 600 UCITS ETF 1C, it says: "Share Class Currency: EUR". Listed on the London Stock Exchange, this fund has the price listed in GBP. I need to ...
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Question about Emerging Market index - EEM ETF

I read that the EEM ETF replicates the Emerging Market index. Which leads me to ask, is there an official Emerging Market index? Or what exactly does it replicate? I've found the following index: ...