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Glossary

  • ETF's, ETC's & ETN's

    These are referred to collectively as Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) and are called this because they can be bought and sold on stock exchanges like a normal company share.

    • ETFs are Exchange Traded Funds. They are in essence similar to Unit Trusts and OEICs in so far as they tend to hold a range of other stocks to achieve a stated investment objectives.
    • ETCs are Exchange Traded Commodities and are normally designed to combine the features and performance of a commodity market, such as gold or oil, with the characteristics of an ETF.
    • ETNs are Exchange Traded Notes, and are used to combine the characteristics of bonds and ETFs

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