UK and US Stocks Most Popular with ETF Investors

Which exchange-traded funds have Morningstar readers been researching the most? Topping the charts are developed market equity funds 

Karen Kwok 8 March, 2016 | 8:15AM

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With just few weeks to go before the end of the tax year, investors are looking for potential holdings for their ISA portfolio. Just like actively run funds, exchange-traded funds can be held in an ISA or self-invested personal pension (SIPP) investment wrapper to save tax.

ETFs are passive funds that provide investors direct exposure to a particular stock, bond or alternative assets market such as the FTSE 100 or UK Property index. ETFs charges a low annual management fees than other trackers funds and they also offer investors a wider choice of markets to track. If an asset class or a market had been performed under expectation, a diversified investment like ETFs could minimise the risk. ETFs can be an effective investment vehicle to widen investors’ portfolios exposure at a low cost.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Apple Inc111.81 USD1.57
ETFS WTI Crude Oil ETC3.69 USD0.68
iShares UK Dividend ETF GBP Dist546.66 GBX1.72
Rio Tinto PLC4,815.00 GBX0.89
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,014.80 GBX1.88
Vanguard FTSE 100 UCITS ETF26.46 GBP2.08
Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF GBP72.77 GBP0.83
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF GBP49.52 GBP0.99

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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