Which exchange should I use to buy ETFs?

The iShares Core MSCI World ETF has 10 different listings. Which listing should you choose whenever you have access to multiple through your broker? An ETF has multiple listings across currencies, stock exchanges and countries in order to reach more investors. A listing is an entry for a security on the stock exchange. A listing […]

Which S&P 500 ETF should I pick?

justETF lists 14 S&P 500 ETFs. Which one should you choose? How do you decide which fund is more appropriate when all track the same index? When faced with choices between comparable alternatives I prefer to use defined criteria to guide my decision making. In this case I think the important criteria is (in this […]

An overview of DEGIRO

DEGIRO is one of the most popular brokers in Europe. People like DEGIRO because: The shortcomings of DEGIRO are its high currency conversion fees, and the fact that shares in the Basic account may be lent to 3rd parties. I often see the following questions about any broker: The answer unfortunately is: it depends. There […]

But what about currency risk?

If you live outside of the USA, the world’s largest financial market, investing in a globally diversified portfolio means you are getting significant exposure to foreign currency, typically USD. This means that changes in exchange rates between currencies will affect your returns. Should you expose yourself to these risks? Should you buy ETFs hedged to […]