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Is it possible for an ETF to go bankrupt?

ETFs have liabilities and expenses. What if the value of the ETF's holdings fall to such a point where the assets do not cover the liabilities and expenses? Is it possible for ETFs to go bankrupt in ...
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Why do Vanguard Mutual funds have slightly better performance than their ETF counterparts?

I'm trying to understand why in general mutual funds tend to very slightly outperform their ETF counterparts. I've put an example here but it seems to be true for the majority of mutual fund / ETFs I'...
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What are the implications of an Australian-domiciled S&P 500 ETF?

So I'm considering investing in the Australian IVV S&P 500 ETF. In 2018 it was converted from a US-domiciled fund listed on the ASX using depository receipts to an Australian-domiciled fund. I ...
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What does negative holdings in ETF mean?

For example in this ETF, the full list of holdings as of today is: TD International Equity Index ETF (TPE) 99.88% Cash and Cash Equivalents 88.88% JPY Currency 23.53% CHF Currency 3.37% SGD ...
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How do you calculate ETF yield when accounting for expense ratio?

I am not sure how to wrap my head around how to calculate the real yield of an ETF using it's distribution yield and gross expense ratio. What I really want to know is, given both ETF A and ETF B are ...
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Are foreigners who buy UK ETFs subjected to a withholding tax?

Currently, when a foreigner buys U.S ETFs, the dividends or income (in the case of bond ETF) will be taxed at 30%. Suppose a foreigner, say an American or Singaporean, buys a UK bond ETF. Is there a ...
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How to determine the date of distribution of an ETF?

The question may depend on the ETF or the issuer. I am particularly interested in this ETF: UBS ETF (CH) SPI CH0131872431 I am interested in how to find out the ex-date in advance. It would be best to ...
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Why do some ETFs trade in both GBP and USD on the London Stock Exchange?

I noticed that some ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange trade in both GBP and USD. For example: iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (factsheet) (GBP: IWRD; USD: IDWR) Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ...
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How many schedule K-1 's would I receive If i trade the ETF on 2 different brokers?

This year, I have traded several Commodity ETFs, such as USO, BNO, OILK ( crude oil funds), UGL (Proshares Gold Fund). These ETFs are structured as Limited Partnership. I know that around mid-March ...
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Trying to sell an ETF only traded in Berlin and AMEX

I use Flatex for trading stocks and I bought 16 shares of SPDR S&P Internet ETF on the Berlin stock exchange. It gained in value (~22%) and I'd like to sell it. For 2 months nobody wants to buy it ...
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How can I gain exposure to long term treasuries across the entire globe?

A "Long-Term Treasury" fund typically holds US government debt with a long expiration date, for example, 20 to 30 years in the future. It is frequently cited as a useful portfolio component ...
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How a Gross Total Return ETF or Net Total Return ETF can be marked DIST

From the definition I've found about net and Gross Total Return indexes: A Net Return Index includes reinvesting dividends after withholding tax A Gross Return Index includes reinvesting dividends ...
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Leveraged NASDAQ ETF outperforms 3x non leveraged NASDAQ ETF?

I was reading article an about leveraged ETFs on seekingalpha and found this: High-beta strategies have the potential to help you achieve your goals. Of particular interest is the fact that having 33 ...
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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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US ETF as EU investor (Ireland)

At the start of this year the EU made it so we are unable to buy US domesticated ETFs in Europe. I'm located in Ireland and domiciled there for tax purposes. We have to pay a 41% exit tax every 8 ...
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What does "No Sweep" Mean in Citibank Context

I am in the process of opening Traditional IRA account with Citibank (currently have checking and saving account at Citibank) Purpose is to purchase ETF for long-term. Form has section to determine ...
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VSP taxable capital gain, even when I didn't sell

I have VSP (ETF) in a non registered Canadian account. I am a Canadian resident and I am taxed there. I was surprised to see that I have to pay a capital gain tax on it because I hold shares, even ...
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One commodity, 2 ETCs, same specs, different return - why?

Background: I hold silver ETC that charges 0.49% TER. There are cheaper ETCs that haven't been around when I entered the market. I am trying to assess if it makes sense to roll over. Interestingly, ...
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Earnings per share of gold ETF

I understand how EPS is calculated on an ETF like the S&P500 (such as SPY). However I don't understand how it's calculated on a metal ETF, like gold or silver (thinking about ETFs such as IAU or ...
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Index ETFs an Ex Divided Dates - Why do ETFs fall on Ex Div date?

Today this ETF went Ex -Div: HSBC FTSE 100 ETF HUKX.L It dropped by the amount of the FTSE decline (tracking), plus it's own ex-div amount. So far, so good. However - The instrument is designed to ...
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Has Sharesight calculated my dividend's foreign source income correctly?

I recently received my first dividend from the ASX:IVV S&P 500 ETF. In the Components of Distributions announcement it says that the Foreign Sourced Income is 99.9998% of the cash distribution. I ...
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Is the Exchange Traded Fund XQQ (iShares NASDAQ 100) only traded in Canadian dollars?

I am looking to invest in Canadian dollars via my Canadian bank, and I found the ETF XQQ. If it says 91.87 CAD, does that mean it is traded in Canadian dollars at $91.87 CAD per share? I'm curious ...
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After moving out of the US, should I wait until I'm no longer a resident for tax purposes before investing in EU-domiciled accumulating ETFs?

I'm a EU citizen (and US non-citizen) who recently moved back to EU from the US. I liquidated my US investments and my plan is to invest in EU-domiciled accumulating index fund ETFs (such as VUAA). I'...
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Core-Satellite Portfolio Building Strategy

I recently heard of the Core Satellite investment strategy and found it very interesting and smart. However, I failed to find other comparable portfolio building strategies and subsequently, a ...
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Buying Vanguard Total World Stock ETF in Germany via Flatex

I would like to invest in ETFs via an online broker in Germany (I use Flatex). I would like to buy an ETF tracking the MSCI World Index. The two main options I am considering are Vanguard Total World ...
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Why do inverse ETFs reset daily?

I looked at some of the popular inverse ETFs such as ProShares Short S&P 500 (SH), ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 (SDS), Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares (SPXS), ProShares Short Dow 30 (...
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How is Deutsche Bank's vermögung service ROBIN?

I have been searching for different possibilities to invest in the markets for long term holding and trading. I do not intend to do leverage based trading and working with leveraged ETF's is not in my ...
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Can I invest online in an ETF that tracks the Nasdaq in Ireland?

I'm an Irish citizen and have recently moved to Ireland to work after living most of my life in South Africa. I have pension investments in South Africa and in Ireland, as well as other investments. I'...
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Is Trading 212 fair and legitimate broker for buying ETFs?

I am looking for a way to make an investment into an ETF. Many of the low cost international brokers are unavailable in my country while the local banks have fairly high commissions. I got a ...
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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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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 there any possible complications when calculating capital gain while trading gold ETR, compared to regular ETFs?

In particular, is MNT.TO ETR treated any different from ETFs when calculating ACB? I assume that it pays no dividends, and thus buy/sell would be the only taxable events, or am I missing anything? I ...
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How does a typical bond ETF provide tax information to the investor in Canada?

Before deciding whether to use registered or unregistered (taxable in Canada) account, I'd like to understand the complexity of tax reporting as a result of holding bond ETF, for example BMO ZFL (long ...
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How can I determine what a fund is composed of

I have money in some ETFs / mutual funds, such as xme, vtiax, vyml, and vgt. Until now I have considered them 100% stock, when balancing my portfolio. It is occurred to me that maybe these are ...
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HYG vs JNK Capital Gains

How has HYG gone years without paying a capital gains dividend, whereas JNK has paid several? I know avoiding capital gains dividends is good because it reduces the need to pay capital gains taxes, ...
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Where can I find the European equivalent ETFs from a USD superdiversified 10 ETFs portfolio

I have been using this superdiversified 10 ETFs portfolio. To lower the risk it's composed from stocks and bonds across the globe and includes some commodities. Being in USD currency and the Euro ...
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Return of Capital and Non-Cash (Phantom) Distributions for U.S. ETFs

I think I finally have a understanding on how to calculate the Adjusted Cost Base (ACB) for my taxable Canadian securities. (Keep track of all buys and sells, use CDS Innovations to determine if there ...
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Is there a way to find out what investment funds have a given stock?

Funds usually list their top stock holdings. Is there a way to do a reverse search so I could find out what mutual funds or ETFs have GOOG, for example, among their top holdings?
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ETF's Market Cap Inconsistency

I'm interested in buying NASDAQ:KWEB - which is a Chinese internet based ETF. However, I'm puzzled by the fact that different sources report very different market cap for this ETF: NASDAQ website ...
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Is there any reason to buy an ETF based on an index which has been historically flat?

This year I started studying a bit of finance to understand better personal investments. One of the most popular general advice for US based investors is to just buy and hold a low cost ETF fund based ...
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ETFs from Ireland and Luxembourg

From Nonresident alien's ETF domicile decision table: "Ireland is the most common domicile for non-US domiciled ETFs, although Luxembourg is another popular non-US domicile for ETFs" "...
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SIP Investment Question

I am 30 now (India) and planning to invest 1000Rs SIP monthly for my Child. My plan is to increase this 10% every year and invest only in NIFTYBEES ETF. This is purely long-term (more than 30 years) ...
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Discrepancy in the cash holdings of iShares MSCI India UCITS ETF

In the factsheet of iShares MSCI India UCITS ETF USD (Acc) (London Stock Exchange: NDIA), the "Top Holdings" section says that the "INR Cash" component is 3.57%: However, the &...
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Taxes, ETF domiciled in Germany for non residents

I have been living in Germany and investing in an ETF EXXT.de that is domiciled in Germany. However, all the companies in that ETF are US companies. When i leave Germany, am no longer resident and ...
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What documentation do I need to file taxes for gold share trusts

Currently, I hold some shares of IAU in my Robinhood account and my friend who held GLD in Robinhood told me that it is painful as hell filing taxes when you own gold trust shares. He also told me ...
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With respect to taxation, multi-asset ETFs such as 75% bonds + 25% equity are better compared to a 100% bond ETFs?

In here, it is claimed that Less than 100% of gains may be taxed. There is a partial exemption (i.e. Teilfreistellung), which causes only part of the gains (e.g., 70%) to be taxed. This exemption ...
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For a German residence, is there a difference between investing U.S-based or Eurozone-based ETFs?

For a German residence, if you compare investing in identical two bond ETFs, one is in the US and one is in the Eurozone area, from a taxation perspective, which one is cheaper?
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Yahoo Finance error? Did the VUAA.L etf drop by 20% shortly after debut (May 2019)?

I'm learning more about stock indices and doing an evidence-based approach. Many sources tout Yahoo Finance as a great place to get stock market data, so I'm looking at its data for the Vanguard S&...
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Why do different ETF tools show different information (specifically which stocks are in an ETF)?

I'm looking for ETFs with a specific stock (in this case: SNDL) in it. But when I look at different sites that track ETFs, some sites say an ETF will have the stock and other sites don't list it at ...
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BlackRock IVV ownership

As I was looking through BlackRock recent released 13F, how does BlackRock have ownership in IVV which is an S&P 500 ETF they managed? In other words, how could a company have ownership in shares ...