ETFs have been gaining popularity with Australian investors since they first launched on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) nearly 17 years ago. For many SMSF Trustees, ETFs offer a combination of advantages that align well with many SMSF and retirement planning goals. For a number of SMSFs, ETFs can be a particularly useful investment option and can be used in combination with traditional actively managed funds and individual shares.
Following on from my recent blog, ‘Utilising leverage in investment portfolios’, I’d like to show you a potential gearing strategy you could consider within a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF). Remember this all assumes you’re comfortable with the concept of gearing and are willing to accept high levels of investment volatility and potentially large moves (both up and down) in your investment value.
At this time of the year many investors and their advisers are focused on ensuring they implement the most tax efficient strategies in order to take advantage of any benefits or deductions before the end of the financial year. This post details an important but often underappreciated benefit that exchange traded funds (ETFs) can offer investors –