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BlackRock – iShares MSCI USA

BlackRock – iShares MSCI USA

Type: Exchange-traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the MSCI USA index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the MSCI USA index

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Annual 0.4%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000


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