10 Most Popular ETFs in Q1

The 10 most popular ETFs on Morningstar.co.uk in Q1 show investors are truly hunting down the lowest-cost providers

Holly Cook 9 April, 2013 | 4:49PM
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Over the first three months of the year, users of Morningstar.co.uk have shown a clear and present demand for gold. This is evident by our list of most-searched-for ETFs on the website in the first quarter, where five of the top 10 are exchange-traded products tracking physical bullion or gold securities. But that’s not the only interesting trend to emerge so far this year.

It is very interesting to see several Vanguard ETFs on the list. This could be a warning for other, not so low-cost ETF providers.

“Quite clearly gold is still at the forefront of our readers’ minds, which suggests a certain degree of mistrust in the equity rally,” commented Jose Garcia-Zarate, a senior ETF analyst at Morningstar. It’s also apparent that “those interested in equities are favouring US and emerging markets for their obvious better prospects compared to developed Europe,” said Garcia-Zarate. 

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Gold Bullion Securities ETC165.47 USD-0.34
Invesco Physical Gold ETC172.23 USD-0.25
iShares Core £ Corp Bond ETF GBP Dist152.78 GBP-0.27Rating
iShares Physical Gold ETC GBP2,602.57 GBP-0.53
iShares UK Dividend ETF GBP Dist735.56 GBP0.97Rating
Vanguard FTSE 100 UCITS ETF31.62 GBP0.94Rating
Vanguard FTSE Emerg Markets ETF $Dis GBP49.31 GBP0.06Rating
WisdomTree Physical Gold GBP12,588.01 GBP-0.63

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Holly Cook

Holly Cook  is Manager, Morningstar EMEA Websites