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Exchange Traded Funds – A New Way of Dealing With Risk?


  • Nãchescu Miruna-Lucia

    () (West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Barna Flavia- Mirela

    () (West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)


In the context of the financial innovation of the last few decades, when we were faced with an important diversification of the financial instruments used on the capital markets, the ETFs are revolutionary financial products with a strong impact on the global investment environment. The unique creation and buyback process along with characteristics such as transparency, liquidity, flexibility, reduced costs and diversification have transformed ETFs into the financial products with the biggest grow rate, products preferred even during crises. In the present paper, we try to analyze the world of ETFs (evolution, dynamics and special features that can respond to the complexity of needs portfolio investors have while deciding on the structure of their investment portfolios.

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  • Nãchescu Miruna-Lucia & Barna Flavia- Mirela, 2011. "Exchange Traded Funds – A New Way of Dealing With Risk?," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 1461-1466, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:1461-1466

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    investment funds; financial innovation; benchmark; tracking error.;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G - Financial Economics
    • G - Financial Economics
    • G - Financial Economics
    • G - Financial Economics


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