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ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF

Fund Manager: ETFS
Inception Date: Apr 11, 2017

Riding the share market rollercoaster

ETF Watch - Nov 07, 2018

The month of October 2018 saw volatility return to global share markets. With fairly benign conditions for a few years now, it did not take long for doom and gloom headlines to dominate as markets fell by anywhere from 10 – 20%. Markets may have stabilised for now but for how long? We take a look at the ETFs and LICs most affected by the falls, and some strategies available to help investors ride out the volatile times. What caused the volatility? October has a certain infamy about i ... [More]

In the last couple of years, there has been a proliferation of thematic ETFs launched in Australia, giving investors access to certain themes or niches previously not available to Australian investors. Earlier this year we listed the themes we’d like to see made available to local ETF investors. The good news is today one of those themes is now available, through ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ACDC). ACDC provides investors with access to a range of Lithium miners (the key natural ma ... [More]

Global markets recorded positive gains in the 2018 Financial Year, continuing their march forward in what is becoming one of the longest bull markets in history. This all occurred in the wake of rising global interest rates, US trade pressures with China and the unravelling of Bitcoin mania. The Australian market ended the financial year up a respectable 12.5% including dividends, with global markets up around 15%. The period was free of any major volatilty, with no large drops recorded. As we w ... [More]

A new breed of technology funds is changing how Australians invest in global tech companies. But these exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have unusual traits and potentially higher risk. Several ETF issuers have launched ASX-quoted funds over global tech indices and more are on the way. Investor interest in tech is rising as artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security and other emerging tech capture the market's imagination. ETFs range from BetaShares funds over the NASDAQ 100 index and a cybersecurity index to ETF Securities' fund over robotics and AI stocks and another issued over a Morningstar index that identifies tech companies with sustainable advantage. [More]

Tech ETFs under the microscope

AFR - Jun 04, 2018

Several exchange-traded fund (ETF) issuers have launched ASX-quoted funds over global tech indices and more are on the way. But these ETFs have unusual characteristics and can carry higher risk for investors.. Here is what's on offer and how they work. 1. BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (NDQ) This is a simple way to get exposure to tech giants listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market in the US. Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet (owner of Google) and Intel make up almost half the NASDAQ-100 index on which the ETF is based.   It has returned 15.8 per cent annually since inception in May 2015. A management expense ratio (MER) of 48 basis points is competitive for an ASX-quoted international ETF. [More]

ETF Securities reaches $1bn in AUM

Money Management - Apr 27, 2018

ETF Securities has announced its assets under management (AUM) have reached $1 billion, with ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD) now worth almost $600 million, with returns of 6.07 per cent over the last six months. According to ETF Securities Australia’s Australian chief executive, Kris Walesby, Australian investors began to feel more confident and comfortable in using exchange traded funds (ETFs) to help them build their portfolios. [More]

As the Australian ETF market matures, there are only so many traditional index weighted ETFs available for product issuers to target. Whilst there are still a few gaps (where’s the ASX listed FTSE ETF?), we expect new issues of these types of ETFs to further decline. This means ETF issuers need to get more creative in their listings, finding themes, trends and strategies that attract investor funds. One of the most exciting developments in ETFs over the last couple of years has been the ... [More]

The ETFs cashing in on the Tech boom

ETF Watch - Jun 01, 2017

Amazon has been making headlines lately. With announcements that they are moving into the Australian market, many have called for the death of Australian retailers and just this week Amazon shares hit US $1,000, making founder Jeff Bezos the second richest person in the world. All for a company that started its life selling books and is yet to turn a profit.  Its not just Amazon; Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Alphabet (Google) are all in the top 10 companies in the US based S&P ... [More]

ANZ launches global technology ETF

Financial Standard - Apr 11, 2017

ANZ ETFS is providing investors access to the world's top technology stocks in one trade with the launch of a global technology exchange traded fund. The ANZ ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF will track the Morningstar Developed Markets Technology Moat Focus Index, currently comprised of 32 stocks, including some of the world's largest listed technology companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft. The index focuses on undervalued, high-quality technology businesses with an economic moat - the potential to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage over the long term. ANZ ETFS head Kris Walesby said the ETF marks an opportunity for Australian investors to tap into a locally domiciled broad-based, pure technology fund. [More]

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