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VanEck Vectors Small Cap Dividend Payers ETF

Fund Manager: VanEck
Inception Date: May 01, 2015

Australia's exchange traded funds market is expanding as issuers launch ETFs that provide exposure to different assets, sectors or strategies. The following is a selection of newer-style exchange-traded products (ETPs), but remember you'll also need to assess factors such tracking differences, cost and liquidity to help you make the best choice. [More]

Global interest rates are at record lows and investors are searching for returns in excess of the measly couple of percent they can get on bank deposits. Retirees in particular rely on income returns to fund their pension payments from their super funds, and Australian tax laws favour income payments in the form of dividends for those on low tax brackets. All of the above factors contribute to Australian investors’ obsession with yield. Today we will take a look at some of the equity based ... [More]

Market Vectors has decided to adopt their parent brand VanEck for the branding of all of their ETFs, with the brand "Market Vectors Investments Limited" to now be known as "VanEck Investments Limited". From 2 May all funds will be known by their new name. The below table shows the funds affected: ASX Code Old Name New Name MVA Market Vectors Australian Property ETF VanEck Vectors Australian Property ETF MVB M ... [More]

Getting smart about beta

ETF Watch - Dec 10, 2015

Most market indexes are based purely on weightings by market capitalisation.  This means larger funds by market cap make up a higher weighting of the index. Most ETFs follow these market cap indexes.  A search of the ETF Watch fund database shows by Management type: “Index Tracking” shows 90 of 128 ETFs on the ASX follow this approach. There are some potential shortcomings of market weighted indexes, including: The investor is buying more of overvalued companies and l ... [More]

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