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
ETFS Aluminium USD5.0912.97-8.63-30.35USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Bearish USD vs G10 Currency Basket Securities2.063.60-10.12-USDCurrency - OtherBuy
ETFS Bearish GBP vs G10 Currency Basket Securities-3.80-1.798.86-GBXCurrency - OtherBuy
ETFS Bearish USD vs Commodity Currency Basket Securities1.000.02-10.78-USDCurrency - OtherBuy
ETFS Brent 1yr21.826.36-24.63-47.24USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Brent 2yr14.832.43-27.32-44.34USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Brent 3yr10.40-0.80-29.91-43.78USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Brent Crude USD31.498.90-33.09-59.21USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Bullish USD vs G10 Currency Basket Securities-2.42-4.713.77-USDCurrency - OtherBuy
ETFS Bullish USD vs Commodity Currency Basket Securities-1.49-1.443.63-USDCurrency - OtherBuy
ETFS Bullish GBP vs G10 Currency Basket Securities2.13-1.59-17.78-GBXCurrency - OtherBuy
ETFS Carbon GBP44.8352.3711.21-2.23GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Coffee-12.19-23.85-50.00-51.89USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Copper USD13.0211.40-4.78-27.45USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Corn USD-15.92-15.60-39.85-64.79USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Cotton0.431.7414.63-2.93USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS DAXglobal Gold Mining GO UCITS ETF GBP-11.661.1450.78-32.20GBPCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Energy USD16.05-5.53-44.58-59.24USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Ex-Agriculture and Livestock9.940.21-24.30-43.68USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Ex-Energy-1.16-3.48-16.39-35.72USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

ETFS Physical Gold (PHGP)

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