ETF Exchange-Traded Funds
26/08/2016 | 8:01 AM Although exchange-traded funds trade like shares, investors cannot use the same criteria to evaluate their liquidity due to their open-ended structure.
25/08/2016 | 8:37 AM The parallel growth of SMSFs and ETFs is not a coincidence--the forces driving the massive surge in the popularity of both vehicles are essentially the same.
24/08/2016 | 8:18 AM Gold and US markets are among the top picks for Australian exchange-traded fund investors, according to Kris Walesby, head of ETFS at ANZ.
24/08/2016 | 8:08 AM Australia's ETF market is forecast to grow to $26 billion by the end of the year, however, global equity volatility has taken its toll on growth in the first half.
23/08/2016 | 8:05 AM "Smart" or strategic-beta strategies have recently moved from the periphery into the mainstream investment industry and have the potential to significantly disrupt traditional active management.
22/08/2016 | 8:09 AM Morningstar's Alex Prineas argues there are five key principles that underlie good strategic-beta strategies--an area that will continue to need to be defined, measured and policed.
08/08/2016 | 2:32 PM In this edition of ETF Investor, Morningstar examines several ETFs that have displayed portfolio turnover quirks, and explores what that may mean for investors.
08/07/2016 | 8:24 AM Due to markets going through cycles of "style rotation," fundamental-indexing strategies have tended to outperform traditional value indexing approaches historically, according to BetaShares.
05/07/2016 | 8:20 AM While the Brexit drama could play out for some time to come as the UK government negotiates the terms of its departure from the EU, there are plenty of "safe havens" for Australian investors.
22/06/2016 | 8:36 AM Most investors using ETFs are aware of the key benefits such as diversification, transparency and low cost, but one of the most unknown advantages of ETFs is their tax efficiency.
21/06/2016 | 10:01 AM We have more borrowing, more leverage, more government debt relative to GDP than we have ever had with no attempt to get it down, says Vanguard founder Jack Bogle.
20/06/2016 | 9:38 AM As the popularity of ETFs continues to skyrocket in Australia, Morningstar asks Jon Howie, head of iShares Australia how ongoing market volatility affects investors in this space.
09/06/2016 | 10:51 AM MSCI will answer this question with its 14 June announcement regarding changes to its indexes, as Morningstar's Patricia Oey explains.
07/06/2016 | 2:22 PM For Australian investors seeking more international exposure, it appears timely to consider Europe and Japan as more than just attractive holiday destinations.
26/05/2016 | 8:37 AM Global infrastructure can offer investors stable income and diversification in terms of both exposure and low correlation to other asset classes.
09/05/2016 | 11:59 AM Several currency-hedged global equity ETFs have launched lately that hedge out foreign currency exposure. However, it's worth exploring whether it may be less risky to retain some unhedged foreign currency exposure.
04/05/2016 | 8:25 AM The Australian ETF market is poised for further growth due to a number of structural tailwinds, including asset growth, product proliferation and price competition.
27/04/2016 | 8:26 AM While the terms "ETFs" and "ETPs" are increasingly being used interchangeably, there are important differences investors need to be aware of.
12/04/2016 | 8:06 AM While some well-established listed investment companies offer low costs in addition to active management, some of the newer LICs are more expensive than managed funds or ETFs.
29/03/2016 | 8:17 AM While gold bullion may have risen 19 per cent in the two months to the end of February, there is another investment that returned more than twice that over the same period--gold equities.
24/03/2016 | 8:27 AM With the Fed keeping rates steady, negative interest rates in Europe and Japan, and the prospect of increased gold consumption in China and India, the traditional store of value could be set for further gains.
18/03/2016 | 8:07 AM Despite recent volatility, dividends have been the "quiet achiever" of the Australian bourse, making a significant contribution to the market's overall return.
11/02/2016 | 8:15 AM Advice from the adviser to the Roman Emperor Nero is particularly significant for those investors being buffeted by the stormy conditions of 2016 investment markets.
09/02/2016 | 4:00 PM 2015 was a big year for Australian exchange-traded products, with notable themes being asset growth, product proliferation, and price cuts.
08/02/2016 | 9:29 AM The size of the Australian ETF market has jumped as investors pour money into these products despite, or perhaps because of, volatile markets.
03/02/2016 | 8:27 AM A combination of Fed tightening and cheap emerging markets valuations historically sets up a good emerging markets performance for 2016.
05/01/2016 | 10:23 AM There are many potential benefits to ETF investing but there are a number of rules investors should heed in order to avoid problems.
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