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Lesson 9 transcript

What could your core include?

  • Australian equities
  • International equities
  • Fixed income
  • Cash

Most commonly, for the core, you could buy several broad exposure ETFs. ETFs are a great way to build a core/satellite portfolio because they typically offer diversified exposure at low cost. For example, the A200 Australia 200 ETF  provides exposure to the 200 largest companies on the ASX.

Your core could also include for example a diversified fund that provides exposure to a particular country or region, such as the S&P 500.

What could your satellites include?

Remember to choose your investments based on your goals and risk tolerance. We cover this in Lesson 4 – Types of investments and risk vs return.

 It’s also worth noting that many people build an entire portfolio of ETFs, without selecting any individual stocks.

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