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ETF Exchange-Traded Funds

The newest and cheapest broad market Australian shares exchanged-traded-fund caught the eye of local investors over the quarter, attracting inflows of $108 million. 

Each of these ETFs provide exposure to a range of leading American companies, but there are a few differences investors should consider when weighing up the Vanguard US Total Market Shares Index and iShares S&P 500.

The design of the two products means investors should be aware of the differences between them when it comes to trading, dividends and cost. 

More money is flowing into fixed-income ETFs as investors seek defensive positions and brace for a slowing economy under a potential Labor government and its plans to axe cash refunds for franking credits. 

There was an incredible amount of activity in Australia's exchange-traded product market in 2018.

A well-spun narrative about a seemingly plausible investment opportunity can cause investors to ignore facts and lose their ability to make sound decisions.

Millennials and women are among the investor cohorts behind a record 20 per cent increase in the number of people in Australia pouring money into exchange-traded funds, says BetaShares.

Statistics reveal that some active managers are simply following an index and charging fees for services they don't deliver, writes Van Eck's Arian Neiron.

Australia's exchange-traded-fund industry is expected to deliver another record-breaking year, hitting the $50 billion mark in 2019, according to one ETF provider.

Millions of investors are better off because of Bogle's innovations and adherence to the notion that investing should be as cheap as possible and for the long term.

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