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Why we focus on index ETF?

 Why we focus on index ETF?


1. Inflation

We believe that world economic growth is unstoppable. 20 years later, the price of Coca-Cola will be higher than the present.

Deflation is harmful, but a suitable inflation rate can stimulate the economy. Central banks will remain inflation rate% positive when deflation is likely to happen (economic recession).

2. Diversification

A good portfolio construction can reduce overfitting and portfolio volatility so that the Sharpe ratio can be increased.

3. Higher market liquidity

Higher liquidity means lower volatility. It helps us to execute a better price.

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