Australian ETF Review April 2017

April 2017

Australian Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) industry summary – April 2017

The Australian ETF industry recorded another strong month, taking the industry to a record high of $28 billion, up 3.3% for the month.

The best performing funds were unhedged European equities, with strong flows into other asset classes.

(Click on the cover page image for the full document).

Sponsor White Papers (click here to see all previous papers)

Wikipedia defines a White Paper as “an authoritative report or guide informing in a concise manner about a complex issue and presenting the issuing body’s philosophy on the matter. It is meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

2 Responses to Australian ETF Review April 2017

  1. Gerard May 28, 2017 at 8:05 AM #

    To make it worthwhile, how many ETF you would need to buy to make a decent profit? A $1000 worth, for example, would that be enough?

    • Graham Hand May 28, 2017 at 6:08 PM #

      Hi Gerard, if you bought $1,000 worth of ETFs, as with any stock listed on the ASX, you would need to pay brokerage. Let’s say it was $20, which would represent a 2% cost (but if you invested $10,000, it would be only 0.2%). If the market rose 10% in the first year, your ETF might then be worth $1,100, so you would be $80 ahead. Of course, the market can also fall.

      An important part of investing is learning how to use the market and building your knowledge. You will need to open a broker account, probably with an online broker if you only have small amounts, and $1,000 is fine for an initial trade to start to experience investing on the exchange. Obviously, I have no idea of your financial circumstances and whether investing $1,000 is appropriate for you, so this is only general information not personal advice.

Leave a Comment:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.