Think of ETFs as a shipping container full of investments like shares and bonds. If you invest in an ETF, you buy a share of the entire container and own a tiny slice of every investment in it.
Which one should I choose?
Hatch lists over 1,200 ETFs. Some popular types of ETFs are listed below with a few examples. This isn't an exhaustive list, just a starting point for your research:
Aerospace and defence
These ETFs invest in companies that share their profits with shareholders in the form of a dividend (so you earn income from your shares).
Invest in themes
In Hatch, can browse by themes. In each theme, you’ll find ETFs that you can invest in to spread your money across a lot of companies at once. Whether it’s, gender diversity, Cannabis, tech or green, themes give you a straightforward way to back what you believe.