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ETF Exchange-Traded Funds

iShares, Magellan and Vanguard offer ETF options that carry enviable ratings and offer access to lucrative markets and a buffer against market downturns.

Active ETFs are the latest phase of a product revolution in the Australian investment market, proving accessible and transparent listed options are gaining popularity fast.

Superannuation complexities, investment risk and regulatory uncertainty mean a shortfall in confidence is understandable in our current environment, says State Street’s Jonathan Shead.

There are very good reasons for the popularity of listed investment vehicles, but some of these attributes also give rise to potential challenges, explains Morningstar’s Matthew Wilkinson.

Morningstar's associate director of passive investments Alex Prineas explains how to minimise your chances of buying ETFs that are about to terminate

Is the Terminator gunning for you? 25 Australian ETFs have been terminated since 2013. That is a big number considering Australia has 181 ETPs, as listed on Morningstar's database. It means about 12% of Australia's ETPs have shuttered. In this edition of ETFInvestor we examine how to avoid the Terminator.

Many SMSF portfolios remain overloaded with cash, shares and property and are more risky than people realise but one way to curb this risk is to diversify into corporate bonds.

Liquidity, transparency, and tax efficiency are hallmarks of ETFs, but Ben Johnson says some of these benefits can be oversold.

Underlying holdings and fee clarity rank among the key transparency-related advantages of exchange-traded funds, says State Street's Meaghan Victor.

Fidelity Investments in the US last week launched two index funds with zero fees, signalling a new chapter in the passive investing price war. 

Self-managed super fund trustees are among the most at-risk investors as exchange-traded fund inflows continue to accelerate, according to a regulatory review.

Morningtar's Manager Research team provide their quarterly wrap of the exchange-traded product market.

Australian ETFs account for only about 4 per cent of total trading volumes, with huge room for growth, says ETF Securities founder Graham Tuckwell.

It's been another strong half year for the Australian exchange-traded funds industry, finishing the first half of 2018 at record highs.

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Where ETFs fit in 4 retirement stages Australian retirees lack confidence The double-edged sword of listed investments
 
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