What is an ETF?

An ETF is a type of investment fund that’s designed to track the performance of a stockmarket or other financial index. The Vanguard FTSE 100 ETF, for example, seeks to mirror the returns of the FTSE 100, an index of the biggest UK shares such…

The lowdown on low fees

costs
Costs matter in investment: paying lower fees means you get to keep more of the returns your investments make.  For example, consider a £10,000 investment earning a theoretical return of 5% a year for 20 years — and charging annual fees of 0.5% or 1%.…