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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

What is an ETF?

An ETF, or ‘exchange traded fund’, is a fund that’s priced, bought and sold on the market just like a stock and which attempts to replicate, or ‘track’, the price movements of a stock exchange, index, sector or other measure.
ETFs may hold the underlying assets or use swaps in order to replicate the price movements of the measure. This may involve a wide range of companies and industry sectors, and this diversity can help to reduce risk.

How do i get started?

How does it work?

Open an Equiniti Shareview Dealing Investment Account or ISA now and enjoy tax-efficient trading on ETFs and a number of other funds, as well as equities and other assets.


You can do your share dealing online, in real time, between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

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How do I choose an ETF?

There are more than 1,000 ETFs to choose from, which fit broadly in one of four main categories: equities, commodities, foreign exchange and 'other'.

So, how can you decide which will work best for you?

Index Universe* provides ETF news, features and analysis as well as guides and publications which you can use to help you decide which is the right ETF to support your investment goals.

*Links to other sites are provided for your convenience but Equiniti accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of those sites or of any external site which links to this site.