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    it's worth noting there is a difference between 'min' spread and actual spread. Many providers advertise a 'min' however that only comes up once in a blue moon. It's a sneaky way to get to the top of comparison tables and some crappy providers know it's an easy way for themselves to stand out to those who are trying to compare. There is SO much more under the hood. As a side note, I used to work in head office / hospitality and many restaurants do this with the price of a burger (i.e. many looking at a menu will judge the 'expense' of a restaurant and compare it to others on their burger price because its a standardised product across the different restaurants.) As another side note why do you think there should be consistency across different providers? It's like being like "this TV is £400 in John Lewis but £385 in Sainsbury's - therefore JL should make their TV's cheaper". Why? Why should they? With JL you get 3 years warranty, different returns policy, a better shopping experience, helpful staff, free home delivery etc etc etc. FINAL side note why don't you just trade the FTSE 250 ETF? Currently only 10 points and should in theory track FTSE 250 1-4-1 .... ...mic drop
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    @theshidoshi, Yes, I can understand you trying to reduce your fees and that is a valid point. However, your main reason for choosing a certain platform / broker should be that it offers assets that you wish to invest/trade in, the execution on the platform is good, offers good level of customer service, fees are reasonable for the value you are getting, etc.
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    plus one on web platform needing VWAP indicator
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    @cryptotrader, Apologies if the Kia example did not make any sense. I have not stated anything about evidence. @cryptotrader, are you able to actually demonstrate or evidence any ETF's which have outperformed traditional Emerging Market or Frontier Markets investment funds or investment trusts over the past 1 yr, 3yr, 5yr or even 10yr? If you are then please do share with the IG Community. I am struggling to find any so I doubt there are many but if you know of any then please do share. I will keep an open mind and will personally consider investing in those ETF's which you suggest and bring to our attention. The point I am making is yes we all know about the 'extra' fund charges for investment funds and even investment trusts to a certain degree. Investing in hedge funds usually entail some form of performance fee. It is well documents that ETF's offer a cheaper and lower cost alternative to investing in those products. The question is on whether they offer superior performance and better returns? If they do then great they should be seriously considered over my examples. If they do not then I would rather pay extra fees and costs to obtain better returns as they is why I invest!
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