Leading online trading services provider IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) has earlier today published the Top Ten of most traded ETFs during the ISA season. The data shows that global stock market and oil ETFs dominated as the most traded ISA-eligible ETFs on IG’s stockbroking platform during the period in question.
The release follows the launch of IG Group’s ISA offer on March 1, 2016 which enables clients to trade ISA-eligible ETFs commission free until the end of April 2016. Under the offer, more than 1,000 ETFs are available to trade for zero commission, giving investors access to a wide range of equity indices, sectors, fixed income, commodities and more.
Most traded ISA-eligible ETFs:
- 1. iShares FTSE 100 UCITS ETF Inc;
- 2. ETFS Daily Short WTI Crude Oil;
- 3. db x-trackers ShortDAX Daily UCITS ETF;
- 4. ETFX FTSE 100 Super Short Strategy 2x Fund;
- 5. Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF;
- 6. ETFS Brent Crude;
- 7. ETFX FTSE 100 Leveraged 2x Fund;
- 8. Boost US S&P500 3x Short Daily ETP;
- 9. Boost WTI Oil 3x Short Daily ETP (GBP);
- 10. ETFS WTI Crude Oil.
Chris Beauchamp, Senior Market Analyst, had the following to say regarding the findings:
“The findings reflect the divergent opinions among investors regarding the next moves for both global stock markets and the oil price. It is clear that some expect further gains in stocks, after the recovery that began in February, while others are sceptical that the global economic backdrop and earnings outlook warrants such a strong rebound in bullish sentiment.
“As to oil prices, a similar mood prevails. Hopes of an OPEC production freeze, which are still to be met, together with signs of an increase in demand for gasoline in the US, provided the reasons to be optimistic. However, those looking at ETFs that aim to profit from a fall in the price of oil have instead looked at resilient US inventory stockpiles, which even after their recent falls still remain near record highs. These oil bears also think that OPEC will not be able to cobble an agreement together, especially given that Iranian production is only just warming up, while output from Saudi Arabia is still near recent highs.”
You can view the full announcement from IG Group by clicking here.