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Investing in exchange-traded funds
At a Glance
Ease of trading
ETFs can be bought or sold on the stock exchange.
Ability to provide exposure across different markets, sectors or asset classes.
ETFs portfolio provides diversification across stocks and markets, thus lowering risk and volatility.
Why invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
Learn about the benefits of investing in an ETF such as lowering risk exposure through portfolio diversification with a variety of asset types, markets and industry components. You can also better understand ways for you to start investing in ETFs through this video.
How to invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
Exchange Traded Funds have a nature like stocks – they are listed on stock exchanges and are bought and sold like stocks during market trading hours. You can also put advanced orders on the purchase such as limits and stops.
Depending on your objective or diversification strategy, you can purchase ETFs to get exposure based on specific:
country-specific or developed/emerging markets
energy, technology or healthcare
stocks, bonds or commodities
BUYING SINGLE ETF
You can purchase single ETFs from the exchange via a brokerage or an online trading platform.
In Singapore specifically, there are 2 types of ETFs – Excluded Investment Products (EIP) and Specified Investment Products (SIP):
Ways to add ETFs into your investment portfolio
An ETF Portfolio
Lump Sum Investment
Regular Savings Plan
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