The BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF (“QRE”) was the very first ETF launched by BetaShares in December 2010 (we’ve now launched 40!). It consists of the largest Australian resources stocks by market capitalisation that is part of Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index. Whilst the resources sector is a major component of the Australian economy,
One of the many benefits of ETFs for investors is their tradability. Unlike traditional funds, ETFs can be bought and sold at any time through the Australian Securities Exchange just like an ordinary share. But since ETFs trade like shares, investors may mistakenly attempt to evaluate their liquidity in the same way they might for shares.
Possibly one of the most commented on areas in the market over the recent period has been the low trading volumes and the low level of volatility across asset classes. The S&P 500 Index, for example, had 55 consecutive days with market movements of less than 1% in the last quarter to June 2014.