Exchange traded funds, or ETFs for short, are similar to mutual funds except that the units of the fund are traded on public stock exchanges. As opposed to traditional funds, it is thus possible to buy and sell these units in real time in a liquid market and with tight spreads. The world has seen an explosive interest in ETFs over the past few decades, and there are now thousands of different ETFs available worldwide.
CFD & forex brokers that offer ETF trading normally do so in the form of contracts-for-difference, or CFDs. This makes it possible to get exposure to the price of the underlying ETF with leverage, which means that even a small amount of capital is enough to take a relatively large position in the market. To get access to the highest leverage, however, brokers located in typical offshore countries, or other countries outside of North America and the EU, should be chosen.