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An exchange-traded fund or ETF is an investment fund that comprise a collection of assets including shares, commodities and bonds. An ETF is a single entity and operates in a similar manner to a share. However, ETFs offer the opportunity to spread risk over several assets with a single transaction.
Common ETFs can track certain sectors in the market, such as marijuana or the biopharmaceutical industry. Some ETFs also commonly track market indices such as the FTSE 100 or DOW Jones.
ETF trading provides the opportunity to trade on margin by utilising leverage. When trading an ETF with leverage, you only need to deposit a percentage of the full trade value in order to open a position. This initial deposit is known as margin. However, your profits and losses are based on the full trade value.
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ETF trading can provide many advantages in comparison to other assets. These advantages include:
Leveraged ETFs are complex financial instruments that carry significant risks. Certain leveraged ETFs are only considered appropriate for experienced traders.