With a wealth of information out there today, it is easy for anyone to get lost in a sea of financial jargons and articles that keep telling you, XX things you MUST know before investing!

Recently, I received an email from a reader who asked me what I would look out for before I buy any exchange-traded fund (ETF). She mentioned that she was keen to explore index investing, but got overwhelmed by all the information online.

I’ve previously talked about how index investing is an easy way out for anyone who wants to avoid losing 1/3 of their wealth to the underlying fees associated with unit trusts or mutual funds here, but realised that I’ve never really done a proper post about this method of investing before, so today’s article will focus on what you should look at before buying into any ETF, as well as some recommendations …