Exchange Traded Funds

Introduction to ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are collective funds that trade on a stock exchange. They are designed to track the movements of an index, commodity or basket of assets. They will do this by taking positions in the underlying securities that make up an index in the same weights that they appear in that index.

ETFs are offered on a vast range of indices and commodities and usually have a lower annual management fee than other types of collective investment fund. They are also bought and sold in the same way as normal shares, but because they are a basket of stocks like a fund, you do not pay stamp duty on the purchase of ETFs, as stamp duty has already been paid on the underlying investments held by the ETF. However you will be subject to tax on any gains made from your investment in an ETF.*

*Tax laws may change. If you have any queries on taxation in relation to your investments please speak to a qualified tax advisor.

Risk Warning

The price and value of investments and their income fluctuates: you may get back less than the amount you invested. The tax treatment of investments is subject to tax law and HMRC practice which are subject to change.

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
BlackRock iShares Core Cash ETF0.64---AUDCurrency - OtherBuy
BlackRock iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF NAV-5.15-6.3513.8963.61AUDEquity - Other SpecialistBuy
BlackRock iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF NAV-1.8511.4617.4752.38AUDEquity - Emerging MarketsBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Long Coffee USD-30.18-49.80--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Long Copper USD-19.0137.73--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Long Gold USD-5.31-2.40--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Long Natural Gas USD-22.09-69.25--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Long Nickel USD51.99191.51--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Long Sugar USD-54.48-67.84--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Long Wheat USD37.27-16.67--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Short Coffee USD20.9425.52--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Short Copper USD4.47-46.73--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Short Gold USD-0.97-10.24--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Short Nickel USD-57.81-85.84--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Short Silver USD5.46-0.90--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Short Sugar USD58.3743.59--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Short Wheat USD-46.54-40.80--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Short Natural Gas USD-19.7435.24--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 5x Long EUR Short GBP-13.70-3.43--GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS 5x Long EUR Short USD-17.536.06--USDHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy

ETFS Physical Gold (PHGP)

ETFS 3x Daily Short FTSE 100 (PHSP)

ETFS 3x Daily Long FTSE 100 (UK3L)

ETFS Nickel (NICK)

ETFS Copper (COPA)

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