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ETFs that ‘buy low, sell high’ for you
Traditional stock market trackers can leave you exposed to bubbles, says Paul Amery. But there is a better way to track indices.
22 Jul 2014
What are your ETFs really costing you?
Paul Amery explains how to compare passive funds with actively managed funds, and the costs you should watch out for.
10 Jun 2014
Is this a new tech bubble?
After a decade in the doldrums, the Nasdaq 100 indexis rapidly closing in on its post-millennium peak. Paul Amery asks if history is repeating itself.
18 Mar 2014
How to avoid the 'fees iceberg' when investing in tracker funds
Changes to the fees charged by investing platforms could leave investors in passive funds at a disadvantage. Paul Amery explains.
4 Feb 2014
The best way to short US stocks
Paul Amery explains how you can use an inverse exchange-traded fund to profit from falling US share prices.
19 Nov 2013
Don’t bet on finding another Woodford
Fund managers of Neil Woodford's calibre are few and far between. Paul Amery explains why you're better off buying these passive funds instead.
29 Oct 2013
Outing the closet index funds
The only difference between an expensive actively managed fund and an index tracker could be what you pay for it. Paul Amery explains.
1 Oct 2013
How to take the risk out of ETF trades
Smaller investors can fall victim to price fluctuations when trading exchange-traded funds. Paul Amery reveals two ways you can protect yourself.
17 Sep 2013
Cheap buys in emerging-market ETFs
Emerging markets have fallen out of favour with investors, says Paul Amery. So, buy this exchange-traded fund while it's still cheap.
30 Jul 2013
How to profit from bond turbulence
Central banks have blown a bond bubble which could end in disaster. So if you own bonds or bond funds, where are you most exposed and what can you do …
2 Jul 2013
ETF production line gets leaner
The launch of a new batch of ETFs is a sure sign that Europe’s funds market is getting more competitive. That can only be good for private investors, …
30 May 2013
The best Japanese tracker funds for the long term
Japanese stocks still have plenty to offer long-term investors, says Paul Amery. Here, he tips the best tracker funds to buy now.
16 May 2013
Ride out the gold storm
Gold exchange-traded commodities (ETCs) have done a great job tracking the volatile gold price. So, if you want to tuck away some gold in your portfol…
18 Apr 2013
Bypass bank risk with ETFs
With governments are under enormous pressure to guarantee savers' deposits, short-term bonds have gained in appeal. Paul Amery tips the best exchange-…
5 Apr 2013
How to diversify out of sterling
Exchange-traded currencies (ETCs) are a great way to gain exposure to foreign currencies, whilst avoiding expensive bank dealing spreads. Paul Amery r…
25 Mar 2013
An ETF to buy to profit from the complacency over Italy
Investors have become complacent over the dangers facing Italy. Paul Amery tips one exchange-traded fund to buy for when the reality finally hits home…
8 Mar 2013
Three funds to buy to get exposure to oil
One of the best ways to gain exposure to emerging-market growth is through an oil play, says Paul Amery. Here, he tips three London-listed exchange-tr…
11 Feb 2013
A South Sea bubble in bonds
Investors in bond exchange-traded funds should heed the lesson of the South Sea Bubble, and sell out, says Paul Amery.
29 Jan 2013
The deserved popularity of ETFs
European exchange-traded funds are back in favour despite the crisis in the eurozone. But as always, watch out for costs, says Paul Amery.
11 Jan 2013
Funds: Back the tortoises, not the hares
Recent studies have shown that funds comprising of low-volatility stocks often do better than riskier ones. Paul Amery explains why, and tips one reli…
18 Dec 2012
Cheap trackers: beware hidden fees
The cheaper a tracking fund is, the better. But watch out, not all costs are included in the published total expense ratio (TER) figure. Paul Amery ex…
22 Nov 2012
Should you buy into ‘smart beta’?
'Smart beta' has got the big institutional investors excited. But what is it, and should you be excited too? Paul Amery investigates.
6 Nov 2012
How new fund regulations will affect you
A European regulator is forcing providers of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to be clearer on how their funds work. Paul Amery explains what that means f…
22 Oct 2012
'Dow theory' indicator flashes red
'Dow theory' has been used over the years to forecast when American stocks have reached their peak. And it's British equivalent is now warning investo…
5 Oct 2012
Hidden risks in corporate bond ETFs
Corporate bond exchange-traded funds are in hot demand. But many investors are oblivious to a key risk. Paul Amery explains.
21 Sep 2012
Play the China slowdown with an ETF
China's economy is showing clear signs of slowing down. Paul Amery explains the best ways to profit with an exchange-traded fund.
7 Sep 2012
Do ETFs stay on track?
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may be cheaper than actively managed funds - but don't assume their returns will always match the returns from the indice…
13 Aug 2012
Catch the new gold uptrend
As gold and silver quietly resume their historic role as monetary metals, it’s unlikely that the bull market in precious metals has peaked yet, says P…
26 Jul 2012
Just what is your tracker fund tracking?
Beware conflicts of interest that could skew the index your exchange-traded fund is tracking against you, says Paul Amery.
17 Jul 2012
Bet on the oil price with an ETC
Fears of a global slowdown have sent oil prices tumbling. Paul Amery explains how you can profit thanks to an exchange-traded commodity tracker.
29 Jun 2012
Get exposure to gold miners
Gold mining shares are trading at record lows. But picking winners is hard. So, you're best bet is to buy an exchange-traded fund, says Paul Amery. He…
15 Jun 2012
Japanese small caps going cheap
Grab yourself a bargain - smaller companies in Japan are trading at rock-bottom prices, says Paul Amery. Here, he tips two exchange-traded funds (ETFs…
1 Jun 2012
Get ready to buy Greece
A Greek default could pave the way for investors into the country's stockmarket, says Paul Amery. Here, he tips one exchange-traded fund - not for the…
18 May 2012
Prepare to catch as the markets' levitation trick fails
Paul Amery explains how to bet against the market with an inverse exchange-traded fund (ETF) and tips one fund to buy now.
4 May 2012
What you need to know about ETFs
Exchange-traded funds are a great way to trade markets in the short term. But before you dive in, says Paul Amery - here's what you need to know.
20 Apr 2012
Volatility tracker funds are not all they seem
The US equity market’s volatility index, the VIX, is trading at its lowest level for two years. That means volatility is likely to increase. So does t…
5 Apr 2012
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