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The next big thing in ETFs could give a boost to long suffering active investors

The next big thing in ETFs could give a boost to long suffering active investors

Finance
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 10, 2020 in New York City.Kena Betancur | Getty ImagesActive portfolio managers could get some help in the battle against passive investing if a new kind of financial instrument gains traction with investors: the "nontransparent ETF."A nontransparent ETF is an exchange-traded fund that — unlike traditional ETFs — would not disclose what its actual holdings are on a daily basis. Instead, some nontransparent ETFs will publish a portfolio with other stocks that is representative of the underlying strategy. Other nontransparent ETFs will make their holdings available without giving the away the exact weighting of each holding.Previously, traditional mutual-fund managers have been hesitant to put their strategies into ET

Key Features & Benefits of Investing in Axis Long Term Equity Fund

Finance
Play SlideshowELSS_Regulatory_Info23 Jan, 2020ELSS Regulatory InfoInvestors are constantly looking for efficient tax saving investment schemes which can help them earn some extra income too. If you have an appetite for risk and saving taxes is on your mind, then you can consider investing in Equity Linked Saving Scheme or ELSS. ELSS is a tax saving investment scheme which will not only help you save tax but also increase your chances of building wealth in the long run. What are these unique features offered by Axis Mutual Fund’s ELSS scheme? Let’s find out: When you invest your hard-earned money in Axis Mutual Fund’s ELSS scheme you get tax savings up to Rs. 46,800* and chance of building wealth in the long run. ELSS is an open-ended equity linked saving scheme with a statutory lo
A&E patients face long waits as winter bites

A&E patients face long waits as winter bites

Health
Huge pressures at hospitals across the NHS over the last month have led to long delays for patients seeking emergency care, figures suggest.The NHS England December data showed record delays in A&E with one in five patients waiting more than four hours.A key problem seems to have been a shortage of beds on wards. The figures show nearly 100,000 of the sickest patients faced hours stuck on trolleys and waiting in corridors while beds were found for them.Some hospitals were even forced to introduce emergency protocols and turn away walk-in patients deemed not to need immediate help.11 charts on the challenges facing the NHSHow bad has it been? December was certainly the worst month since the four-hour target was introdu...
The best science long reads of 2019

The best science long reads of 2019

Science
From the search for new dinosaur skeletons in the "Badlands" of Wyoming, to the push to return humans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, here's a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads published by the BBC this year.Mission Jurassic: Searching for dinosaur bones By Jonathan Amos This year, a team of scientists began an audacious dinosaur hunt.They have started to excavate a square mile (260 hectares) of land at a secret location in the "Badlands" of Wyoming - and have already discovered a treasure trove of bones. The researchers hope it will give them an unprecedented understanding of the dinosaurs that lived 150m years ago, and could help to solve the mystery of how these Jurassic beasts grew so huge. Read the feature ...
Long naps and sleeping nine hours a night could raise stroke risk

Long naps and sleeping nine hours a night could raise stroke risk

Technology
People who sleep more than nine hours a night, or have long daytime naps have an increased risk of stroke, according to new research.The Chinese study, published in the journal Neurology, examined the sleep habits of 31,750 healthy adults, with an average age of 61.7 years, over a six-year period. In that time there were 1,438 definite and 119 probable stroke cases.Those who said they had slept nine or more hours a night were 23% more likely to go on to have a stroke than people who slept seven to less than eight hours per night.Regular daytime nappers who slept for more than 90 minutes were 25% more likely to later have a stroke than people who napped for under half an hour. Advertisement People who w...