It has been 20 years since Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) were first listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Since then, ETFs have become well-liked investment vehicles available for both retail and institutional investors. Their popularity is closely linked to their simplicity and affordability.
An ETF is a listed investment product that tracks the performance of a "basket" of Shares, Bonds or a single commodity. These "baskets" are known as indices. An ETF can be bought or sold in the same way as an ordinary Share. ETFs are ideal for any investor wishing to gain exposure to different sectors, asset classes, both locally and globally.