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    What are alternative investments?

    Alternative investments are any assets that fall outside of the traditional financial instruments like stocks, bonds, and cash. They include investments in hedge funds, real estate, private equity, private debt, precious metals, wine, art, stamps, or cryptocurrency. Alternative investments have been, traditionally, somewhat restricted to high net worth individuals. They are, though, becoming more common […]

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    Five reasons to rely on a robo advisor

    The fintech industry appears to be an increasingly growing sector with no signs of slowing down. As a widely covered topic in the media, you may have come across the term “robo advisor” as one of the innovations within the realm of financial technology. Robo advisors, or digital wealth managers, are changing the way we […]

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    Physical vs synthetic ETFs

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are investment vehicles that are made of a number of securities and aim to track the performance of a particular index. Given they provide investors with exposure to a diversified set of assets in a cost-efficient way, ETFs have increasingly gained popularity in the recent years. Two types of ETFs currently […]

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    What is tracking error?

    Investors often rely on exchange traded funds (ETFs) and passive mutual funds to achieve the performance of a market index without incurring the fees associated with active stock picking. What is tracking error? Tracking error is a performance measure tracking the difference between the return fluctuations of a fund and those of its corresponding benchmark. […]

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