BetaShares / Investment Trends Australian ETF Report
Read the highlights from the latest edition of the BetaShares / Investment Trends Report, the leading research study of Australian ETF users, based on responses of 6,000 investors and 500 financial advisers.
ETF investor numbers continue to grow
In the period between September 2016 to September 2017, ETF investor numbers grew 18% to over 314,000.
Top 3 reasons SMSF and self directed investors choose ETFs
The primary reasons that investors choose ETFs are led by their desire for diversification, low cost investing and access to overseas markets.
The use of ETFs among SMSFs continue to grow
33% of ETF investors are holding them via their SMSFs. Since 2010, the number of SMSFs using ETFs has grown 288%.
ETF users have a high repeat rate
56% of ETF investors plan to make another ETF investment in the next 12 months.
Millennials switch on to ETFs
Younger investors are embracing ETFs, with millennials making up 29% of investors who are planning to invest in ETFs within the next 12 months.
Diversification, low cost and access are cited as the main reason they’d invest.