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ETF Research

To help with your research into ETFs and other exchange traded products, explore the articles below, written by our team of experts.

Please note that no news or research item is a personal recommendation to deal.

Important information: Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice.


Investing in gold - ETCs or shares?

Investing in gold - ETCs or shares?

16 November 2016

Aside from buying physical gold bars and coins, which can be expensive and impractical, there are two main ways of investing in gold, Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) and gold mining shares. Read article.


Myths about investing in ETFs

Myths about investing in ETFs

Adam Laird | 4 May 2016

Adam Laird highlights five misconceptions about investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Read article.


BlackRock Index Tracker funds - Change of fund manager

BlackRock Index Tracker funds - Change of fund manager

Adam Laird | 18 March 2016

Nimish Patel, a fund manager in BlackRock's index tracker team, has resigned. He is in the process of handing over management of his funds, he is taking a break from the asset management industry. Read article.


Which ETFs and investment trusts are ISA investors buying?

Which ETFs and investment trusts are ISA investors buying?

15 March 2016

Richard Troue and Adam Laird look at the most popular investment trusts and ETFs with ISA investors. Read article.


Treat oil exchange-traded commodities with caution

Treat oil exchange-traded commodities with caution

Adam Laird | 23 February 2016

Adam Laird looks at what’s been driving recent oil price movements and explains why exchange-traded commodities might not be suitable for longer-term exposure. Read article.


How tracker and ETF investors are reacting to market turbulence

How tracker and ETF investors are reacting to market turbulence

Adam Laird | 27 January 2016

Adam Laird looks at what clients have been buying in light of recent volatility. Read article.


How to choose a FTSE 100 ETF

How to choose a FTSE 100 ETF

Adam Laird | 16 December 2015

In the wake of the FTSE's recent falls, Adam Laird explains how to choose an ETF for low-cost exposure to the index. Read article.


Silver: should it be in your portfolio?

Silver: should it be in your portfolio?

Adam Laird | 7 December 2015

Passive Investment Analyst Adam Laird examines the investment case for silver and looks at how investors can gain exposure. Read article.


This week in ETFs: Europe opens weaker after tough week for global equities

This week in ETFs: Europe opens weaker after tough week for global equities

Adam Laird | 18 November 2015

Europe, Japan and suffering miners in in This week in ETFs Read article.


This week in ETFs: Strong employment threatens interest rates

This week in ETFs: Strong employment threatens interest rates

Adam Laird | 11 November 2015

US employment is strong, though Chinese trade struggles. Adam Laird takes a closer look at these and other areas in This week in ETFs. Read article.


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