Best of Money Clinic: WTF are ETFs?

Exchange traded funds, or ETFs, have been growing in popularity recently, but as Money Clinic listener Saranya has found, there’s a bewildering array of different types of ETFs to choose from. In an episode first aired earlier in 2023 presenter Claer Barrett is joined in the studio by Dave Baxter, funds editor at the Investors’ Chronicle, and Lynn Hutchinson, head of ETF and index solutions at investment manager Charles Stanley. They unpick the many different types of ETFs, how to use them to build an investment portfolio and what to look out for in terms of fees.

Want more?

Top 50 ETFs 2023: The best ETFs to buy 

If you live near Bristol, there’s still time to grab a ticket to Money Clinic’s LIVE recording at the Bristol Festival of Economics on Thursday, November 16th, where Claer will be talking inflation, money and markets with Sarah O’Connor, the FT columnist, and Susannah Streeter, financial expert from Hargreaves Lansdown. Get your ticket here

If you'd like to talk to Claer about a future episode, please email the Money Clinic team at with a short description of your problem and how you would like us to help. 

You can follow Claer on Instagram and X @Claerb

Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Persis Love and Philippa Goodrich. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music.

Hosted on Acast. See for more information.