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Trying to understand what trading costs actually are in funds and ETFs

I'm trying to understand what the trading costs are in ETFs and funds. Is the explanation below correct? ETFs have trading costs because they trade almost like stocks, so you need to go through a ...
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Does the Trailing Return include Expense Ratio fee?

In Yahoo Finance, If I look at the 5-Year Trailing Return for an ETF - does it include the Expense Ratio fee?
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How to check an ETF's bid ask spread and volume

I have read that it's important to check the bid ask spread and the ETF volume to determine its liquidity. As a case of study, let's take the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF in the UK (VUSA). I have ...
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Invest in an US ETF or fund being a UK citizen

Is it possible to invest in a US ETF or fund being a UK citizen, without having any sort of bank or brokerage account based in the USA? I'm not talking about these ETFs / funds that hold US assets ...
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Legal owner of funds and ETFs underlying assets and risks associated with it

If you invest in a mutual fund, you aren't actually the owner of the assets, the fund is. Is this different in the case of ETFs? Is the investor the legal owner of the corresponding ETF's underlying ...
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How to find the trading costs in an ETF prospectus

As a case of study, I'm reading information about Vanguard's VUSA. Currently, I'm trying to find out what are the ETF's trading costs. I have read the Key investor information and the ETF's ...
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What's the difference between mutual fund, index fund, etf, index mutual etf, etc.?

Originally, this was more of a conceptual question that I tried to Google, but after looking through many sources, I keep seeing different definitions and terminologies and a combination of them that ...
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When should you not invest into low cost ETFs in the long term?

It is common knowledge that if you are the "average investor" and are looking to invest money in the long term, you should invest into low-cost ETFs or mutual funds and hope to track the market, not ...
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Can ETFs go below zero? [duplicate]

Can EFTs go negative? Serious question. After seeing CLK20 drop below zero, I am a bit unsure about my USO position. Also, what's the default mechanism of an ETF? Which part of '40 funds act regulates ...
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Can ETFs trade at negative prices?

With Oil futures trading at negative prices yesterday, what happens to ETFs like USO that hold these contracts? If one buys such an ETF, is it possible to lose more than the price at which it is ...
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Is there a currency risk in UCITS ETFs?

I'm interested in buying ETFs that track the US market, but because of the latest EU MiFID regulations, I'm only allowed to purchase investment products that come accompanied by some "KID", a Key ...
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Are re-invested dividends taxable in the UK?

Let's suppose that you invest in an accumulation ETF/mutual fund, whose automatically re-invest dividends. In such case, those dividends should not be taxable since you actually never receive them. ...
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Why do gold ETFs follow the overall stock market?

Many of the same overall trends and features exist in gold ETFs as in the overall stockmarket. For example AAAU shows similarity to SPY. As seen here, why would an investment in a gold ETF follow the ...
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Can someone explain me the mechanism behind rolling future contracts and contango influence of my investment when buying a commodity ETF (like USO)?

Why is the return of an oil fund lower than the return on oil price? The contracts have to roll over at the end of the near expiration date. If it won't roll over then the contract oil barrels will be ...
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What are the factors affecting Pre-Market/overnight market prices

During the past few weeks, it seems to me, that there are different cohorts of people affecting the prices of, say, SPY--the S&P 500 ETF during normal hours and after-hours. This may be a ...
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Can I sell ETFs or Mutual Funds participations and receive the securities instead of the money, or the money in a different currency?

Let's say I have bought participations in a mutual fund in euros, but the fund's underlying assets are in US dollars (e.g. a fund that tracks the S&P 500 but that is offered in euros). At some ...
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Looking for a single ETF for maximum diversification [closed]

Around 5 years ago I started investing my savings by individually picking stocks with the intention of holding them. So basically Buy & Hold strategy mainly focusing on companies that pay dividend,...
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Is it really 0.09% fee that SPY ETF is charging? Over the long term, doesn't SPY mirrors the S&P 500 index?

So the ETF can charge 0.09% as fees, but is it taken away from your account, such as from your 401K account or personal investment account, or is it taken from the ETF Trust itself? If it is taken ...
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Portfolio Historical Performance [closed]

Suppose I have a portfolio of ETFs and I want to calculate its performance over time in the past. Which metric/formulae suits it best? Which of the parameters will vary over time in this formulae? Do ...
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Stock market APIs that include European and ETF market? [closed]

I have tried these options: GoogleFinances YahooFinances API iexcloud alphavantage worldtradingdata For the first two (Google and Yahoo) looks like the API is deprecated and can not be used ...
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How/Where to open account for buying ETFs in Germany for beginners?

I'm from 3rd world country in Asia and have been living in Germany for a year and I want to invest some money (few thousands Europe as total and few hundred per month) to what called ETFs (exchange ...
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If I convert SPY to VOO to reduce the fees, then do I have to pay a capital gains tax?

I have some SPY for many years and it has gone up since then. I noticed that the fees are much higher than the VOO which is also an ETF for the SP500. Both ETF's hold the same underlying SP500 ...
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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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Are ETFs and Mutual Funds considered Institutional owners?

By looking at the institutional ownership of a company I see big players in the ETF/Mutual fund Markets. So my question is, are these holdings due to ETFs or instead "private" investments of public ...
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Why do ETFs that replicate the S&P 500 vary significantly in price?

From Wikipedia: Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that replicate the performance of the index are issued by The Vanguard Group (NYSE Arca: VOO), iShares (NYSE Arca: IVV), and State Street Corporation (...
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Why use a robot advisor over ETFs? [duplicate]

One central observation is that the vast majority of Robo-Advisors base their investment approach on ETFs. About 70% of the examined providers even operate on an “ETF-only” approach, to maximize cost-...
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What happens to an index based ETF if the index maintainer goes bankrupt / disappears?

Suppose an ETF is structured to track an index and that that index is maintained by some financial institution and that financial institution goes bankrupt and is no longer around to maintain that ...
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Investing in an Acorns Stock Fund

I have an Acorns account and have been depositing a modest amount into it every week for a couple of years. I've been trying to understand exactly how it works recently. It seems like its a lot of ...
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Short selling banned in Italy for 3 months. Am I affected with my Short ETF investments?

I'm from Italy and I've "invested" in the following short ETF: BOOST FTSE MIB 3X SHORT DAILY ISIN: IE00B873CW36 Ticker: 3ITS.MI WisdomTree Info Sheet Used to be called Boost, now they're ...
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Can I execute an option on an ETF which I can't trade due to the EU PRIIPs KID regulation?

As an EU resident, I can't trade in ETFs which do not have a publicly-available PRIIPs KID document, e.g. SPY, and most American ETFs; more specifically I'm not allowed to buy or short, though I would ...
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Should I worry that an online broker I buy securities from might not be in business when I want to sell them?

I would like to buy ETFs via an online broker in Denmark that is not affiliated with the bank that manages my regular deposit. Is there a possibility that this broker might not be in in business ...
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FX contribution to ETF trackers

I am UK-based investor and I am trying to understand how to read the performance of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) which track major worldwide Equity indices. In particular, there are many ETFs that ...
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Why an ETF that tracks China A stocks is NOT moving as the underlying index moves

For ASHR (https://www.etf.com/ASHR#tradability) , which tracks an index of the 300 largest and most liquid Chinese shares traded on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, it doesn't move as the index ...
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How do you make money from Growth ETF funds?

I'm doing some research as I prepare myself to start my long-term(25-30 years) investment journey. I'm taking notes covering basic terms, fund info (holdings, volatility etc) and preparing my ...
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Can anyone give me an idea about investment scenario in Germany and the services I might need to be better equiped to invest?

I am 24 years old and have recently started working as a software developer in Germany. At the moment I have not commitments for family or kids and I believe this is the right moment for me to ...
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To buy S&P minis or SPY (or VOO)

Let's say I'm going to buy in the market to hold. What are the pros and cons of buying MES futures instead of SPY ETFs for exposure to S&P500? From a high level I know that MES is $5 per point ...
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How can I most productively check for overlaps between ETF holdings?

My grandparents just realized that NASDAQ and S&P500 overlap as listed in this Quora post dated May 11 2017. How can they see overlaps more productively than copying and pasting each index's page ...
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What exactly does an ETF do when a company is added or removed from an index?

Suppose an index is changed in so far as Company A is removed and Company B is added. Are these changes reflected immediately in an ETF reflecting said index? I suppose that when an AP creates ETF "...
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How do automatically managed ETF portfolios (robo-advisors) handle small account balances?

It seems like new robo-advisors are appearing left and right. All the ones that I see tend to invest in a group of ETFs, which are automatically selected based on your risk tolerance. Also, unless a ...
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Vanguard S&P500 vs Vanguard U.S. Equity Index Fund

I was looking at Vanguard funds and ETF's and I can't figure out why performance(compound average return 2012-2019) of U.S. Equity Index Fund - Accumulation is better than S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA)....
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Invest in Commodity Index ETP avoiding the rolling Yields

I am looking to invest in an ETP which is based on a Index of Commodities basket. From previous question I understand that investing in indexes tracking Futures prices is most likely the only ...
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ETP/ETF to get exposure to Commodities (EU Based) [closed]

I am looking to invest in an ETP to get exposure on Commodities market. In order to do this I am looking for an Index with following requirements: Broad diversification across commodities (...
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Investment Grade ETFs and their costs

If I was about to buy some LU0508799334, hold them for a while (ideally about 20 or 30 years) and then sell them again, could that be problematic? Its KIID specifies that the costs of buying or ...
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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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European Etfs following sp500 while European markets are closed [duplicate]

The are ETFS that are traded on the EU stock exchanges that follow the SP500. My question is if for example at 3pm New York time (when European markets are closed) the Sp500 crashes 15% how this will ...
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What are the specific vulnerabilities of large-index tracking ETFs to sudden market moves such as crashes?

For instance, are tracking errors likely to increase during a financial/market crash and thus pose a risk to ETF investors who count on effective replication of the underlying index at all times ?
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How does an ETF that tracks a foreign stock index work? - Potential arbitrage opportunities because of time-zone? [duplicate]

Suppose I live in the US and want to buy an ETF share traded in the US. I would already know how Chinese stock market performed by the time the US market is open because of the 12-hour difference. ...
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Consequences with liquidity issues for an index fund or ETF?

In the media in recent months, there were mentions of liquidity risk of index funds and ETFs (sparked by some statements by Michael Burry). My question is if there is a mass sell off by the public of ...
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NAV difference between Acc and Dist ETFs

There can be huge differences between the prices of the accumulating and distributing versions of ETFs following the same index. For instance, as of 17 Jan 2020 for iShares Core MSCI EM IMI UCITS ETF -...
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Are there Bond ETF’s that don’t go down? [duplicate]

I would like to put some percentage of my money in an investment that only goes up, even if it goes up only by a small amount. One way to do this would be to put my money in a bank account, but I’d ...

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