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    Physical vs synthetic ETFs

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a type of security that tracks an index. There are two types of ETFs physical and synthetic ETFs. At Moneyfarm we use physical ETFs since they tend to be more liquid and have a lower level of risk meaning we can make your investment more efficient. Providers of ETFs use […]

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    Has active management grown too big?

    The asset management industry is vast. With active and passive managers, individuals are constantly on the hunt for the best returns. Many would assume that the best returns come from the active managers as teams aim to beat the market. But some are now saying that the active industry has grown too large to consistently […]

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    The UK’s first wealth management app

    MoneyFarm are the first wealth manager in the UK to launch an app. Investors are able to use the service on iOS with sums from as little as £1. The MoneyFarm app offers investors a smart way to take control of their investments on the go, cut unnecessary banking charges and take advantage of a […]

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    What is tracking error?

    Many portfolios are managed to a benchmark, typically an index. Investors buy index 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. Not all funds track their indexes as closely as others. The difference between a fund’s performance and […]

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    The rise of ETFs

    A quick search of exchange traded funds (ETFs) will return numerous headlines about how they have grown bigger than hedge funds, how they are smashing records and are completely revolutionising the wealth management industry. But what are ETFs and why are they on the rise? According to the Financial Times an ETF combines the key […]

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    Brexit, what’s now, what’s next

    Following rounds of negotiations with his European counterparts, on 20th of February David Cameron announced that the EU referendum will be held on 23 June 2016. It came just the days after the EU Council meeting agreed the details of the “New Settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union”. What has been accomplished […]

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  • ETFs in 2016

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    ETFs in 2016

    Why invest in ETFs? Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) bundle together selected securities, such as stocks, bonds or commodities, and are bought and sold in stock exchanges at a price determined by the market, just like ordinary shares. Typically, the goal of an ETF is to track the performance of a market index, such as the […]

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