ETFs are publicly traded on stock exchanges. These increasingly popular investment funds combine the benefits and simplicity of investing in stocks with the index-tracking diversification of mutual funds.
ETFs track an index or benchmark and so replicate the target’s performance. You can track specific Stock, Bond, commodity or currency indices, with either a regional or a sector focus to diversify your portfolio.
Versatility and low-cost trading with ETFs
Inverse or Short ETFs replicate the inverse performance of the index or benchmark, giving investors the opportunity to benefit from falling prices. Leveraged ETFs offer a fixed leverage on an index performance, usually around 2:1 or 3:1.
Intelligent diversification of your portfolio at attractive costs. As passively managed funds, ETFs offer attractive cost structures, combined with leveraged or inverse tracking of specific indices or benchmarks. You can stipulate individual views and preference to gain efficient exposure to the sectors, regions or indices that will balance your portfolio.
ETFs from the world’s largest Tier 1 fund managers accessible with Saxo Bank
Saxo Bank offers access to a wide range of Exchange Traded Funds from the world’s largest providers including iShares, Powershares, Rydex, StreetTRACKS, SGAM ETFs, Lyxor ETFs and many more.
Tracking the performance of underlying commodity indices, Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) behave in the same way as ETFs.
ETCs also trade in the same way as Stocks but provide exposure to an array of commodities and commodity indices, including energy, agriculturals, metals and softs. Like ETFs, ETCs are open-ended securities, asset backed by physical bullion or commodity (Futures) contracts.
Exchange Traded Commodities offer:
- Simple market access – ETCs trade as Stocks on an exchange.
- Attractive costs (annual Management Expense Rates as low as 0.39%).
- High liquidity.
- Transparent pricing.
- No margin calls or need to roll contracts.
Saxo Bank’s online ETC range
ETCs available to trade with Saxo Bank cover the following commodities categories: Diversified Broad, Agriculture, Energy, Industrial Metals, Livestock and Precious Metals. The ETCs offered are traded on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris.