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ETFs, CFDs grow as investors step out of their comfort zone
Financial Review, 19-Nov-14
The Australian contract for difference and exchange-traded fund markets continued to expand this year as more investors look for greater, or at least more predictable, returns than can be generated by traditional equities.
Investors have been lured to these two very distinct products because they can see a way of lowering their costs while achieving similar returns in the case of ETFs, whereas with CFDs they feel they can generate wealth through market volatility in stocks, currency or commodities.
The growth in the ETF market has seen the number of ETF investors more than double since December 2011 .
While the growth in CFD traders has been slower at just 2 per cent, the Australian figures are in stark contrast to many overseas countries where there were falls in the number of participants in Britain, France and Singapore
While they are very different products, research house Investment Trends says they can both fit within some investors portfolios. About 6500 have a stake in both products,
Senior analyst Recep Ill Peker has compiled investor statistics on the local ETF market for The Australian Financial Review.
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