ETF - Exchange Traded Funds - iShares

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Introducing Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is an investment vehicle which is constructed like a mutual fund but trades like an individual security on a stock exchange. ETFs provide investors with a variety of benefits including:

  • Low expenses
  • Transparency
  • Diversification
  • Flexibility

Most ETFs are designed to track specific indexes. Indexes can be as broad as the MSCI World or as narrow as the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 and can represent a variety of exposures including fixed income, market capitalization, styles, global sectors, and countries.

Combining the best features of index funds and stocks, they enable you to take full control of your investment portfolio and spread your investments over a range of asset classes appropriate for your investment goals.

Simply Put, ETFs allow you to buy an entire market in just one trade.

To learn more about ETFs, or to trade ETFs, please contact your financial advisor or broker directly.


BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited - Dubai Branch is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority and is not currently authorized to provide services to retail clients.

The price of investments may go up or down and the investors may not get back the amount invested. Your income is not fixed and may fluctuate. Investors should review the relevant Prospectuses and Supplements carefully and in their entirety and consult with their legal, tax and financial advisers prior to investing. As with other investments, investors should be aware that the price of your investment (which may trade in limited markets) may go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you invested. In addition your income is not fixed and may fluctuate. Investors are advised to seek the advice of an independent financial advisor in assessing the suitability of iShares as an investment.


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