Exchange-traded funds gaining popularity among investors

They see these tools as low-cost, low-risk way to diversify their investments

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become a popular tool for retail investors looking for a low-cost and low-risk way to diversify their investments.

It's that low-cost aspect that is gaining traction now, given that it is getting harder for investors to generate double-digit investment returns. Add in market volatility and you have compelling reasons to control the cost factor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 14, 2018, with the headline 'Exchange-traded funds gaining popularity among investors'. Print Edition | Subscribe