3 Gold Rated ETFs for Your Portfolio

We highlight three markets in which investors may be best served by going passive, and a Gold Rated ETF tracking in each of those markets

Kenneth Lamont 28 February, 2017 | 9:25AM
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In 2016 alone, around 200 new ETFs of all shapes and sizes were launched for UK investors – so it is understandable if you find the choice a little overwhelming. With so many competing products it is becoming more difficult to select the right funds for your portfolio.

To help, Morningstar has recently launched analyst ratings for ETFs. This qualitative and forward looking rating harnesses the same "five pillars" methodology used to evaluate traditional actively managed mutual funds. Funds – and now ETFs – are scored on their process, performance, price, people and parent company. As analysts, this gives us the flexibility to direct investors to the funds we hold in the highest regard, irrespective of the vehicle, within a given market.

It is well recognised by professional investors that passive investing is a no brainer in particular markets but deemed less attractive as an investment in others. Below we highlight three markets in which investors may be best served by going passive, and a Gold Rated ETF tracking in each of those markets.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI ETF USD Acc51.53 USD-1.74
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF85.80 USD-0.22

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Kenneth Lamont  is a passive funds research analyst for Morningstar Europe.