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What is an Exchange Traded Fund?

An Exchange traded fund (ETF) is a fund that is designed to track the performance of a specific market or index as closely as possible, nothing more, nothing less.They have been available in the US since 1993 and in Europe since 1999. ETFs allow investors to diversify over a wide range of markets, geographic sectors […]

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Weekly Market Review – Greekonomics

Weekly Market Review for Week Ending 11th of May 2012 Markets are running scared at the possibility of a Greek exit from the eurozone. Greece’s indecisive election means the country now faces the conundrum that the majority of its population want to stay in the eurozone yet few are willing to weather the austerity measures […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Investing in Exchange Traded Funds

Here are 6 great reasons why expats should consider investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Cost - This is the advantage that gets most of the air time. ETFs are, in general, much cheaper than regular mutual funds. The main reason for this is that ETFs are passively managed (i.e. they simply track an index like […]

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Financial Market Update for UK expats. Education. Retirement. QROPS. Zurich Vista

Weekly Market Review – Pause for Thought?

Weekly Market Review for Week Ending 30th of March 2012 On the surface, equity markets look to have finished the quarter with a flourish. The S&P 500 has risen 12% over the year to date – the largest first quarter rise since 1988. Meanwhile the FTSE 100 is up a less impressive 3.5%, dominated as […]

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Financial Market Update for UK expats. Education. Retirement. QROPS. Zurich Vista

Dividend and Conquer – Weekly Market Review

Review of the Markets for Week Ending 16th of March Apple has announced it is to pay a dividend for the first time since 1995, which is good news for the tech giant’s shareholders and for the many dividend-focused fund managers that can now invest in the shares. Looking more broadly, however, to what extent […]

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