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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Exchange traded products, or ETPs, are a variety of financial instruments that are traded throughout the day on national exchanges.

ETP definition

Exchange traded products, or ETPs, are a variety of financial instruments that are traded throughout the day on national exchanges.

Each ETP will have a benchmark index that it seeks to track. Some ETFs can track quite common markets, such as the FTSE 100, but you can also find ETPs which track exotic and specialised benchmark indexes such as sector-specific shares which pay a high dividend.

There are three main types of ETP:

  • ETFs, or exchange traded funds. Their price tracks that of a set of financial assets, like an index.
  • ETNs, or exchange traded notes. A form of debt security. These products have the least regulation imposed on them an investors should take extra care when investing in an ETN.
  • ETCs, or exchange traded commodities. Similar to ETFs, but tracking either a specific set of commodities or an index of commodities.

 

 

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