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Old 09.12.2010, 17:48
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Having a tracker fund in switzerland

I'm new to investing and I'm looking to put my savings into a tracker fund. Does anyone have advice on where is best to go? Should I just walk into my bank and ask them what options they have for me? Thanks
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Old 11.12.2010, 18:21
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Re: Having a tracker fund in switzerland

E-trading of postfinance is a cheap solution if you're not looking for exotic things like option trading or technical analysis support.

However, you do look very new to investing and i would not recommend you to put all your savings into a tracker/etf, just saying
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Re: Having a tracker fund in switzerland

For a newbie a tracker fund is actually not a bad place to start. There is plenty on the internet for you to read, and I assume you settled on tracker funds as opposed to anything else based on some research you have already done. If you haven't please read up about it.

Be wary of going to the bank to ask for advice. Banks earn very very little on tracker fund because of course they don't have to actively manage the funds. So they are more likely to push you into buying some other funds that pay them better commissions.

Lately ETFs have become very popular. Some versions can be highly risky, so I would not recommend, but if you stick to the tracker ETFs, it provides an easy entry into tracker funds. Again, please do some research on it. I say easy entry because if you search the main banks, most have ETF tracker funds trading in Switzerland - eg., Credit Suisse "xmtch", and iShares (was barclays, now Blackrock).
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