If you had hypothetically bought the S&P/ASX 200 back on 1 June 2015, it was trading roughly at 5735 which is close to what the S&P/ASX 200 closed at today (in fact it was trading 5720 as of June 26th). So does that mean you have finally just broken even if you are still holding today?
With the silly season upon us, I feel it’s the perfect time to reflect on 2016. It has been a big year for ETPs in Australia and around the world! I’ll also try to make some predictions on where I think the future developments may lie for the Australian exchange traded products industry,
The ongoing growth of the Australian ETF industry means that investors who have an interest in obtaining exposure to commodities are now able to choose between Commodity ETFs or Commodity Company ETFs. In this post I describe some of the key differences between these two types of products and why an investor may decide to choose one over the other.
With the price of oil below $40, some investors might think now is a good time to invest into an oil exposure and then sit and wait for the price of oil to eventually rebound. However, investing in oil isn’t that simple. In this post for the BetaShares Academy, I describe the ‘ins and outs’
For my blog post this time around I thought it might be useful to provide a quick refresher on some of the key players involved in the ETF “ecosystem”. By now, you’re probably all well aware that ETFs are bought and sold like shares on stock exchanges (in our case the ASX),
With a lot of investment information already being brought to you on a regular basis by my colleagues through the BetaShares blog, including relatively heavy posts entitled “Investing in Times of Market Panic”, “Risk Markets Continuing to Sink” and “Investment Outlook Still Being Weak”, I thought I’d keep my piece light hearted and fun to read this time around.
There has been significant recent growth in the Australian ETF market, going from just under $4 billion in funds under management (FUM) in 2011 to more than $18.5 billion FUM by June 2015.
While the growth rate is undeniably impressive the amount of actual FUM is still a fraction of the Canadian ETF market (where I cut my teeth!),
In my last blog piece I set out what I thought were the top 6 tips for trading ETFs. In my daily contact with clients, I am often asked a series of the same questions from a wide variety of investors. As such, for this post for the BetaShares Academy I thought I’d take some time to debunk some of the most common misconceptions that come up when discussing ETFs with investors and their advisers.
ETFs are becoming an increasingly popular and mainstream investment tool for individual and institutional traders alike. By now, most people know that ETFs can be bought and sold like any share on an exchange (like the ASX), through a full service or online broker. However we often get asked if there is anything else that should be taken into account when trading ETFs.