ETF Exchange-Traded Funds
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 | 2:20 PM 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.
01/02/2016 | 8:27 AM While it's often claimed that dollar-cost averaging can protect investors against downside risk, research shows it is doubtful whether the strategy is more lucrative than lump-sum investing.
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.
07/12/2015 | 8:31 AM With the prospect of higher US interest rates, China's slowdown and Australia's sluggish growth, investors need to position themselves to generate higher returns while also managing risk.
26/11/2015 | 8:07 AM Emerging-markets equity valuations are looking compelling, but in light of the myriad risks they're facing, it may not quite be the time to be greedy.
24/11/2015 | 8:12 AM There are a number of ways an equal-weighted portfolio benefits investors compared to a market cap-weighted portfolio. But ultimately the most important factor is total return.
09/11/2015 | 3:48 PM Recent volatility in the US and China served as a reminder of the quirks of listed securities, and ETFs in those regions were no exception.
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