Exchange-traded funds or ETFs are a type of fund that owns the underlying assets (stocks, commodities, bonds, etc.) and divides ownership of those assets into… Read More »What Are ETFs And How Can They Help My Portfolio?
An ETF is an open-ended investment fund that is traded on the ASX – just like any share. ETFs aim to closely track the performance of a given index or asset class, so ETF investors can gain exposure to a range of investment strategies, geographic regions and asset classes, often at lower costs than a traditional fund manager. ETFs and can be bought as simply as buying a share on the ASX during the trading day. ETFs are also eligible to be bought inside Self-Managed Super Funds.
After all, we’re in the fourth quarter – a time of the year with a strong bias to the upside. Consider some of these points we crunched from TradeStation’s wealth of chart data:
What is the Home Country Bias and why this is slowing many Australian investors down in achieving their trading goals
In the year 2017, the EWA, an ETF (Footnote #1) which tracks the performance of Australia’s share market has grown by 19.9%. Although this is… Read More »What is the Home Country Bias and why this is slowing many Australian investors down in achieving their trading goals
The Australian market is dominated by only a handful of companies and sectors. When breaking down the top 200 ASX companies by sector, it is clearly evident that the financials and materials sectors are dominant in the Australian market. This could be due to many factors, but the most obvious are the mining and housing booms that have occurred in Australia over the last decade, which has led to strong growth for those companies involved.