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The Independent on Sunday - 'A direct route to tracking as stocks get back to their peaks'

Sunday 19th May '13

Exchange-traded funds can be simple and profitable but make sure you know what you are buying. By Julian Knight.

"Exchange-traded funds are sold on the stock market just like ordinary shares and in their simplest form they track the moves in a particular index, just like a tracker. However, unlike a tracker fund, ETFs don't come with an annual management fee and can be traded in the click of a mouse, almost instantly.

"ETFs are a highly democratic form of investment," Hector McNeil, chief executive officer of provider Boost ETP, said. "They are completely liquid – can be bought and sold with no difficulty – and all they cost to invest in is the trading fees imposed by the stockbroker."

Read the full article here.