After more than a year of relatively uninterrupted gains, equity markets have suddenly become extremely volatile. The time it took for the U.S. sharemarket to lose 10% of its value (six days) was the shortest on record. With no-one able to predict how the Coronavirus outbreak will end, market gyrations may well continue for some time.
During such periods, it’s important for investors to hold their nerve, and for them to be able to have confidence in the products in which they invest. A focus on the long term, in the face of short-term turbulence, is important.
For nearly two decades, Australian investors have been able to rely on ETFs to help them achieve their investment objectives. BetaShares ETFs provide dependable, cost-effective access to both growth and defensive assets, and can be easily bought and sold on the ASX like shares. You can use our funds for your long-term investing goals, and can also employ them as a ‘tactical’ vehicle to take advantage of changing market conditions.
Benefits of ETFs
ETFs enable you to easily gain investment exposure to a range of strategies, asset classes, sectors and geographical regions.
ETFs are traded on the ASX and so can be bought and sold just like shares during the trading day.
Information relating to ETFs, including underlying portfolio holdings and fees, can be accessed at any time via the fund manager’s website.
Because ETFs aim to simply track the performance of an index or asset class, there are no ‘active management’ fees to worry about.
BetaShares Range of ETFs
BetaShares now has more than $10 billion in funds under management. Our range of Funds is the broadest on the ASX, providing simple to use and cost-effective access to equities, cash, bonds, currencies, commodities, and alternative strategies.
We offer ETFs that provide broad market exposure, such as our Australia 200 ETF (ASX: A200), with its very low management fee of 0.07% p.a. We also offer funds that give you access to particular regions, industry sectors or investment themes, including BetaShares’ market-leading range of ethical funds, the popular NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ) and our comprehensive range of fixed income ETFs.
To see our full range of funds, please visit our Fund Overview page, and to keep up to date with trends in the market and for insights into ways you can meet the challenges of the current investment environment, you can subscribe to our free weekly Insights newsletter.
How to invest in BetaShares ETFs
ETFs can be bought or sold on the ASX just like any share, through an online brokerage account or by speaking with your financial adviser.
BetaShares is a leading manager of ETFs and other Funds that are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (‘ASX’). Our aim is to provide intelligent investment solutions which help Australian investors meet their financial objectives.
As at February 2020, BetaShares manages over $10 billion in assets. BetaShares is owned and managed by its Australian based management team along with a strategic shareholding from Mirae Asset Global Investment Group, one of Asia’s largest asset management firms. As at January 2020, Mirae manages over US$140 billion.