How to choose a tracker fund

“Passive” investing is a misnomer. Passive funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) charge a low fee to track an underlying benchmark, as opposed to active funds, which charge a high fee to try to beat a benchmark. But the decision to buy a tracker is anything but passive. Here are the key questions to ask before investing.

What does a tracker fund do and why buy it?

The most important thing with any fund is to understand what it does. What index or price does it claim to track; what exactly is in that [...]

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