100 New ETFs Live Right Now! 30th SEPTEMBER 2020

After a huge batch of new stocks last week, we thought we would change gears and get back to the ETFs we want to add.

With this addition, we’ve also laid out in that post what the Plus and Free plan ETF universes will look like moving forward.

Free will include all available ETFs managed by iShares, Vanguard, and Invesco

Plus will include all other available ETFs - there are a few new ones we added today!

As we outlined with the Plus stocks, there are a small number of ETFs that we will eventually move to Plus. We have a list of these ETFs available here.

Remember, that if you hold one of these ETFs and you don’t want to subscribe to Plus, then you will still be able to hold or sell this ETF. The only change is that you will no longer be able to buy more shares.

Now onto the new ETFs:

Symbol Name Universe
CEU1 iShares Core MSCI EMU UCITS ETF EUR (Acc.) Free
CEUG iShares Core MSCI EMU UCITS ETF GBP Hedged (Dis.) Free
CNX1 iShares NASDAQ 100 UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
CSUK iShares MSCI UK UCITS ETF GBP (Acc.) Free
CUKS iShares MSCI UK Small Cap UCITS ETF GBP (Acc.) Free
CUKX iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP (Acc.) Free
CUS1 iShares MSCI USA Small Cap UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
DPYG iShares Developed Markets Property Yield UCITS ETF (Dist.) Free
EGMW iShares MSCI World ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
EUE iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Dis.) Free
EUXS iShares MSCI Europe ex-UK GBP Hedged UCITS ETF (Dis.) Free
FXC iShares China Large Cap UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
GHYS iShares Global High Yield Corp Bond UCITS ETF GBP Hedged (Dis.) Free
IAPD iShares Asia Pacific Dividend UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
IASH iShares MSCI China A UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
IASP iShares Asia Property Yield UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
IBTG iShares $ Treasury Bond 1-3yr UCITS ETF GBP Hedged (Dis.) Free
IBTL iShares $ Treasury Bond 20+ year UCITS ETF USD Unhedged Free
IBTS iShares $ Treasury Bond 1-3yr UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
IBZL iShares MSCI Brazil UCITS ETF USD (Dist) Free
ICDU iShares S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
ICSU iShares S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
IESG iShares MSCI Europe SRI UCITS ETF EUR (Acc.) Free
IESU iShares S&P 500 Energy Sector UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
IEUX iShares MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETF EUR (Dis.) Free
IFFF iShares MSCI AC Far East ex-Japan UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
IGSG iShares Dow Jones GlobalSustScr UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
IGTM iShares $ Treasury Bond 7-10yr UCITS ETF GBP Hedged (Dis.) Free
IGUS iShares S&P 500 GBP Hedged UCITS ETF (Acc.) Free
IGWD iShares MSCI World GBP Hedged UCITS ETF (Acc.) Free
IJPH iShares MSCI Japan GBP Hedged UCITS ETF (Acc.) Free
IJPN iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
IMEU iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Dis.) Free
IMSU iShares S&P 500 Materials Sector UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
INAA iShares MSCI North America UCITS ETF USD (Dist) Free
INFR iShares Global Infrastructure UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
IPRP iShares European Property Yield UCITS ETF EUR (Dis.) Free
IPRV iShares Listed Private Equity UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
ISUS iShares MSCI USA Islamic UCITS ETF USD (Dist) Free
ISWD iShares MSCI World Islamic UCITS ETF USD (Dist) Free
ITPS iShares $ TIPS UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
ITWN iShares MSCI Taiwan UCITS ETF USD (Dist) Free
IUMF iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
IUSF iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
IUSP iShares US Property Yield UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
IUVF iShares Edge MSCI USA Val Factor UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
IWFQ iShares Edge MSCI World Quality Factor UCITS ETF USD Free
IWFV iShares Edge MSCI World Value Factor UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
IWRD iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
IWVG iShares Edge MSCI World Value Factor UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
LQDS iShares $ Corp Bond UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
LTAM iShares MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF USD (Dist.) Free
MINV iShares Edge MSCI World Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
MVUS iShares Edge S&P 500 Min Vol UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
SEDY iShares EM Dividend UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
SEMA iShares MSCI EM UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
SGIL iShares Gl Infl Lnk Govt Bd UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
SGLO iShares Global Govt Bond UCITS ETF USD (Dist) Free
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF Free
SHYU iShares $ HY Corp Bond UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
SJPA iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
SMEA iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Acc.) Free
SPOG iShares Oil & Gas Exploration & Production UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
SUES iShares MSCI EM SRI UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
SUJA iShares MSCI Japan SRI UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
SUUS iShares MSCI USA SRI UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
SWDA iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
TP05 iShares $ TIPS 0-5 UCITS ETF Free
VAGS Vanguard Global Aggregate Bond ETF GBP Heged (Acc.) Free
VEMA Vanguard USD Emerging Markets Government Bond UCITS ETF (Acc.) Free
VETY Vanguard EUR Eurozone Government Bond UCITS ETF Free
VMIG Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF GBP (Acc.) Free
VMOM Vanguard Global Momentum Factor UCITS ETF USD Free
VUAG Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
VUKG Vanguard FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP (Acc.) Free
VUSC Vanguard USD Corporate 1-3 Year Bond UCITS ETF (Dist.) Free
VUTA Vanguard USD Treasury Bond UCITS ETF (Acc.) Free
VWRP Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Free
WMVG iShares Edge MSCI World Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF GBP Hedged (Acc.) Free
WOOD iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF USD (Dis.) Free
WQDS iShares MSCI World Quality Dividend UCITS ETF USD (Dis.) Free
Symbol Stock/ETF Name Universe
AUCP Legal & General Gold Mining UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Plus
EQT Eqtec plc Plus
ESGB VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Plus
HMEF HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (Dist.) Plus
HMWO HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF GBP (Dis.) Plus
HRUB HSBC MSCI Russia Capped UCITS ETF GBP (Dis.) Plus
HSPX HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF GBP (Dis.) Plus
STX Shield Therapeutics plc Plus
XDJP Xtrackers Nikkei 225 1D JPY UCITS ETF Plus
XDUS Xtrackers MSCI USA UCITS ETF 1C Plus
XDWE Xtrackers S&P 500 Equal Weight UCITS ETF USD (Acc.) Plus
XMRC Xtrackers MSCI Russia Capped Swap UCITS ETF 1C Plus
XSPS Xtrackers S&P 500 Inverse Daily Swap UCITS ETF USD Plus
XUFB Xtrackers MSCI USA Banks UCITS ETF GBP 1D Plus
XUKS Xtrackers FTSE 100 Short Daily Swap UCITS ETF GBP Plus
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About to make a few people happy with this one!

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Wow! Such a regressive move to put some of the most popular ETFs behind a paywall.

I could understand it for some of the less well known ETFs just about but things like EQQQ or some of the other Invesco or SPDR ETFs…that just feels like getting people hooked in before switching them behind a paywall.

This really seems to go against the whole ethos that I though FT had of encouraging and democratising investing.

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I would have left those 28 etfs in Free. same with the stocks that are already in. I can see a storm of angry comments incoming

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Perhaps. But it’s clear what’s what, and actually fairly competitive all things considered

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So glad to see a decent range of passive factor ETFs in there (Volatility, Quality, Value etc…), thanks a lot!

Should really help those interested in some factor / smart beta investing (myself included) to tilt their portfolio.

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I get Plus for free so I’m not affected, but I do hold some of those 28 ETFs, some of them are popular ones with their own threads on this board. I think it would have been worth leaving them in free just to avoid the inevitable complaints and to maintain goodwill

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I’m increasingly looking at these announcements and realising this isn’t the Freetrade I signed up for…

Yes, I understand a profit needs to be made, but yeeesh. :confounded:

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@acamp Can you share the reasoning behind why some are part of plus and some are still part of the free tier?

Is it as simple as ‘Non iShares/Vanguard ETF’s will be in the plus tier’?

Obviously with the individual stocks we had the rationale behind it, with FTSE All Share, the AIM sector etc.

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Really not happy about moving EQQQ to plus I can’t understand this decision, it’s a Nasdaq 100 index tracker, should you move this then there will be no Nasdaq index etf in the free universe. It’s not like its a special premium stock or niche ETF it’s one of the major index ETF’s on the app and now I’m reading it will be put behind a paywall. Really disappointed with this to be honest, seems poor decision making and can’t see anybody being happy about one of the main index ETF’s on FT being put behind a paywall.

FT is about making investing easy, investing in ETF’s which track major indexes is one of the main simple investment strategies and should be made easy for new investors. Now you’re putting one of the major index ETF’s behind a paywall it doesn’t seem like this is something that makes investing easy for newcomers and is actually restricting their ability to get into investing.

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To be fair there’s one in the new bunch that is in the Free universe

Yea I saw that but then checked on the app and it costs £496.99 per share, so it’s not exactly easily accessible especially without UK fractionals.

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Fair point, I didn’t check the price

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A great job with the new ETFs.
I hold 4 ETFs in my ISA that are being moved over to Plus.
I can swap EQQQ for the slightly more expensive CNX1 , but ISPY and KLWD are important to me.

I may be inclined to move to Plus once I see some more features added

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Yes, that’s the simple dividing rule. iShares and Vanguard together have an amazing range of ETFs, and this first batch of 100 ETFs has been a mere start. Our team have been quietly doing excellent technical work to enable Freetrade to add ETFs at scale. Expect a LOT of new ETFs in both the free plan and the Plus subscription plan.

We are aware of the popularity of Nasdaq 100 trackers, so we made sure there was an iShares version available starting today.

Specialist ETFs such as eSports or (in the future) niche commodities, etc are provided by smaller ETF outfits and we consider them Plus material.

We hear all the feedback, keep it coming.

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I think the thing that annoys me most is that it feels like a bait and switch tactic ie come in, buy ETFs etc for free and a few months later - oh you want to buy some more of the same that will be £10/month.

I completely understand and support FT in wanting to make money but this isn’t the solution (for me). Furthermore I can’t help wondering if further stocks and ETFs will get moved behind a paywall in the future. People often state how important trust is with their broker - well this doesn’t feel like a very trustworthy move.

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Thank you!

It’s completely fine if your assessment is that Plus is not entirely there yet! Keep the feedback coming, and we’ll turn this into a membership that you’ll find worth paying for - and get the product, service and quality that you expect in exchange for your hard-earned £10. A service that is not a loss-leading acquisition ploy, but something reliable that you can count on.

Meanwhile, we are working to make the free plan super attractive as well, including adding a lot more stocks and ETFs to it - thousands in total.

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Great to see more Acc ETFs! I’ll certainly think about moving from VWRL to VWRP. It’s a shame ESGB is locked behind the paywall, but probably in line with what most people expect these days.

It’s also good to see that the Stocks Universe Spreadsheet has already been updated - are there plans in the future to add the OCF values to it? I think with so many ETFs, it would be good to make it easier to compare them - unless there’s plans to do this in app eventually?

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There are now. :wink:

This is data we have and we can potentially surface there as we agree assessing the cost is an important consideration.

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I don’t think this was well communicated in the plus / stock split reasoning in the other topic. Unless I missed it? If I haven’t it might be worth adding to the to the other topic as well?

I think it’s a fairly reasonable split though ishares are very common, and the vanguard shares make it a competitive option over vanguard own platform (minus a few features Freetrade is lacking at the moment they im waiting for)

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