Exchange Traded Funds

Invest Smartly with Exchange-Traded Funds: Unlocking Hidden Opportunities

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Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are open-ended funds listed and traded on a stock exchange. From diversifying your portfolio, to accessing specific country or sector exposure, discover our list of ETFs that can help meet your investment needs. An inverse ETF is typically synthesized using various derivatives so that its value increases from a decline in the value of an underlying benchmark. A leveraged ETF typically employs derivatives and debt to increase the returns of an underlying index. Leveraged ETFs are available for some indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average. These ETFs aim to maintain a constant amount of leverage such as a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio.

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Gain exposure to a basket of



Access wide range of
sectors and indices



Retain a clear view of
the ETF holdings



Benefit from ETF's high
liquidity due to their nature
as an index fund to
trade on the exchange



Enjoy lower fees on ETF as
compared to other active
and index mutual funds


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ETFs trade both like common equity shares on a daily basis and index funds, which have the benefits of diversification, market tracking and low expenses.

ETFs are like open-ended mutual funds except that they can be bought and sold on an exchange like stocks.

ETFs track a specific index, making it easier to diversify your portfolios by developed and emerging markets; by individual country and global exposure.

Since you can invest in a range of geographies, sectors and styles in a single trade with ETFs, risk can be diversified.

ETFs aim to reflect the performance of an index, which means you know exactly where you are investing in. And because all holdings of the ETF are disclosed, you can see exactly what you hold in a given portfolio, at almost any moment.

ETFs are publicly traded and incur transaction costs and brokerage commissions when trades are done through a broker.

However, ETFs have lower annual expense ratios than most traditional actively-managed funds, and the savings from lower annual fees can help offset management expenses for long-term investors.

ETFs are bought and sold in exactly the same manner as stocks. You can trade during market hours with real-time pricing, so there is no need to open separate trading accounts.

The trading volume is not the same as an ETF's liquidity. Because of their open-ended structure, ETFs are as liquid as their underlying stocks. This is due to the unique creation and redemption process inherent in ETFs.


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