Exchange-traded funds are one of fastest growing fund structures created for investors in recent years.
An ETF is a basket of securities that you can buy or sell through a trading platform on a stock exchange. ETFs are offered on a wide range of asset classes from traditional investments to so called alternative assets like commodities or currencies. In addition, they sometimes allow investors to short markets, to gain leverage, and increasingly access to active management rather than just passive strategies. More on active ETF strategies, active strategies is QuotedData’s raison d’etre, will be announced soon.