Questions of the week – ETFs, Westfield Trust, Origin, Suncorp and Rio

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Question: Should you put a stop loss or trailer on an ETF?

Answer (By Paul Rickard): There is no right or wrong answer to this.

That said, it would probably be considered to be rather unusual behavior to put a stop loss on an investment in an ETF that tracks a broad-based index which relatively, is not that volatile. For example, an ETF that tracks the S&P/ASX 200 will be a lot less volatile that most individual company shares.

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