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What is an ETF?

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Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF’s) are low-cost securities that track almost every asset class and sector in the world. They offer huge exposure at minimal cost and trade like a common stock on exchange (unlike a mutual fund). Within the portfolio’s we may hold between 10-20 ETF’s, but the underlying securities (individual companies and bonds) is around 4,000-8,000 making them some of the most diversified portfolios in the UK.

SCM Direct uses these ETF’s to create a well-diversified portfolio that is both low cost and fully transparent. Each month we produce factsheet’s showing the structure of the portfolio’s, along with their performance and costs – this can be found on the portfolio’s page here.


For more information on ETF’s, please feel free to download our investment proposition or contact one of the team on +44(0)20 7838 8650

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