Exchange Traded Funds and Index Funds: How to Use Tracker Funds in Your Investment Portfolio
What are Exchange Traded Funds and why are they having such an impact with investors?
How can you make ETFs work in your investment portfolio and what are the risks?
Exchange Traded Funds are an investing revolution that have challenged modern investment principles such as individual stock selection and the need to hire a fund manager. By tracking an index, focusing on themes and sectors and helping assess risk they are fast becoming a key investment vehicle.
The Financial Times Guide to Exchange Traded Fundsis a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to this new way of running an investment portfolio. It explains what index tracking funds are, how they work, compares different fund types and provides a coherent investing master plan. Proving that the best investment strategies really are based on easy to understand principles, The Financial Times Guide to Exchange Traded Funds:
· Shows you how to use ETFs, what to watch out for and advises on the very real risks
· Suggests actual portfolios of mixed ETFs for you to start with
· Gives you 25 essential indexes that you should be following
Exchange Traded Funds (EFTs) are a rapidly-growing investment strategy, forcing the traditional mutual funds sector on to the back foot. ETFs are not a complicated idea - it?s all about tracking the right index, working out the important sectors, improving your international diversification, investigating alternative assets and assessing the risk of the fund and the underlying index.
The Financial Times Guide to Exchange Traded Funds covers:
Using index tracking Exchange Traded Funds will change your investing behaviour and change it for the better.
About the authors
David Stevenson is a columnist for the Financial Times Weekend edition, and authors the Adventurous Investor section where he writes about everything from investing in Mongolia through to using ETFs in your portfolio. He?s also a columnist for the Investors Chronicle (based around his SIPP) and before that was a columnist for Citywire. David writes extensively about ETFs for the FT and has developed a series of Master Portfolios that make use of index tracking funds for the Investors Chronicle .