ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are a great tool for spreading risk and reaching otherwise hard-to-reach markets or geographies with a cost-effective and flexible solution.
The growth of ETFs in the last 10 years has been phenomenal; and, assets under management could double by the end of 2015 from $1.5 trillion USD to 4.7 trillion by the end of 2015 according to a report carried out by McKinsey & Co*.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) aim to reflect the performance of global stock indices, bonds, sectors, commodities and other asset types.
Trade ETFs with a market leader
Saxo Bank offers more than 1,500 individual ETFs/ETCs from the most traded issuers. Of these, more than 450 are available for trading as a CFD.
Trading ETFs as CFDs delivers several advantages:
- Trade ETFs on margin.
- Gain the ability to short sell the ETF if you believe the price will fall.
Full price transparency
As with regular stocks, when trading ETFs as CFDs with Saxo Bank, you trade on the actual prices from the exchange (Live prices upon subscription).
* Source: McKinsey & Co. - Aug 2011 - "The Second Act Begins for ETFs" - Report