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  • Physical Fund

    Most ETFs, like Traditional Funds, buy the underlying investments (shares and other assets) on the reference index that the ETF is seeking to track. These are known as standard or 'physical ETFs'. If you invest in an ETF, you won't directly own the underlying investments that the ETF buys (the ETF will own these); instead you will own units or shares in the ETF.

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