Friends With Money #94: Invest in a basket of stocks

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Investors have flocked to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in recent years, but should they have a place in your portfolio?

On this week's episode of the Friends With Money podcast, host Tom Watson is joined by Matt Leibowitz, chief executive of trading platform Stake, to talk all things ETFs.

  • What are ETFs and how do they work?
  • How do fees vary between ETFs?
  • What are thematic ETFs?
  • Do they provide dividends?
  • Can investors buy ETFs on international exchanges?
  • What are the downsides to investing in ETFs?

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Tom Watson is a senior journalist at Money magazine, and one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. He's previously worked as a journalist covering everything from property and consumer banking to financial technology. Tom has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Matt Leibowitz is the chief executive of online brokerage platform Stake which he helped found in 2017. He was previously a partner and derivatives trader at trading firm Optiver.