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Exchange Traded Funds

Core holding in portfolio should always be bullion

Third quarter global gold demand was close to 1,085 tonnes.

The attraction of equities and other financial instruments will rise and fall with the tide, but investors can always bet on one sure thing: as a long-term play, gold will never lose its lustre.

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 9:35am

Ex-UBS trader gets seven-year jail term for US$2.3b fraud

Kweku Adoboli was handed seven years in jail. Photo: Reuters

Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli was convicted and sentenced to seven years in jail yesterday for the biggest fraud in British history, which resulted in US$2.3 billion loss for the Swiss bank.

21 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Old format, new market

While they have been around for nearly three decades, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are still often considered the new investment kids on the block and more recently blamed for destabilising financial markets.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Collateral opens door to A-shares

Although Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can be simple or complex, issuers say they provide access to investment themes and markets difficult to access using other types of investment tools.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Defensive position for investors in hard times

With markets gyrating on overnight news and optimism in short supply, retail investors can see the writing on the wall. Central bankers are grappling with the debt crisis, experts are struggling to explain, and for many 'ordinary' people that means one investment strategy makes most sense: keep it simple and hold on to what you've got.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Funds give investors a number of advantages

Once considered the 'new kids on the investment block', Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have come a long way since they were launched in Hong Kong in the late 1990s. Although the Hong Kong market is underdeveloped compared with the United States and Europe, the investment tools have grown from a handful a decade ago to 75 at the end of March.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am