Common ETF questions

ETFs: sorting fact from fiction (Part 1)

There’s no doubt exchange traded funds (ETFs) are shaking up the wealth industry across the world, including Australia, and, as such have naturally attracted their fair share of friends and detractors in the process.  As a relatively new product in Australia, it’s also understandable that many investors are still learning to sort through the many

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Active vs passive investment

Active v Passive: is passive investment outperformance merely cyclical?

A claim currently receiving renewed attention in the long-contested active versus passive investment debate is that the apparent outperformance of passive investment strategies is largely cyclical, and usually only takes place in the late stages of a bull market.  This note, however, argues that while there may well be an element of cyclicality in passive

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Understanding ETF liquidity

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are well known for their low cost and diversification benefits, however, their level of liquidity and ability to closely track the price of the underlying securities they hold are advantageous for investors but tend to be less well known and sometimes misunderstood. To understand how ETFs maintain this ability, it is

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New (Financial) Year’s Resolutions

The new financial year is the perfect time to make some financial resolutions and review your portfolio, particularly in light of the recent – and continued – volatility in markets. Of course, your personal financial resolutions will depend on your investment objectives, but here are some ideas to spark some thought.

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