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The 2019 Financial Year was certainly a year of two halves. Global selloffs saw share markets fall anywhere from 10-20% in late 2018, bringing doom and gloom back into the market. However, almost as if a switch was flicked on…

When the ETF market closed in on $40 billion last financial year, we knew it was only a matter of time until the $50 billion milestone was hit. Rounding out the 2019 Financial Year, the milestone was hit last month,…

Looking back at ETFs in 2018

ETF Watch - Jan 17, 2019

As reported in our last post, 2018 was a turbulent year for investors, with falls in the latter half of the year seeing more losers than winners on the ETF front. Share price movements, although painful to investors in 2018…

One of the unique attributes of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and one which they share with managed funds, is their ability to create new units. This means that theoretically there is no limit to the size that an ETF can…

2017 ETF & LIC Performance Report

ETF Watch - Jan 15, 2018

Investors may look back on 2017 as a year of remarkably low volatility. As the world digested events like Brexit, the leader of the free world's erratic ways and the emergence of Bitcoin mania, equity markets marched forward unhindered by what was…

We first took a look at the ETFs which had the highest inflows for the financial year this time last year. With the end of financial year long behind us, it’s time to take another look and see if there…

In a period which included shocks like Brexit and the Trump election win, equity markets performed surprisingly well in the 2017 Financial Year, with the Australian market up around 14% including dividends and global markets up around 20%. Most investors…

Weighing up Equal Weight ETFs

ETF Watch - Apr 19, 2017

Critics of ETFs often cite the use of traditional market weighted indexes as benchmarks as one of the key flaws of index investing. The critic will say that by investing purely by market capitalisation, the investor is buying more overvalued…

2016 ETF and LIC Performance Report

ETF Watch - Jan 15, 2017

Below we have listed the performance of all of the ETFs and LICs that we follow at ETF Watch in the 2016 calendar year. Only funds which were available on 1 January 2016 have been included. An end of year share…

If there’s one common theme that comes through in the argument against index investing in Australia, it’s the high weighting of the flagship S&P/ASX200 index to just a few companies, specifically banks and miners, limiting the usefulness of index investing…

One of the unique attributes of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and one which they share with managed funds, is their ability to create new units. This means that theoretically there is no limit to the size that an ETF can…

The end of the financial year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the year that has been. Fund managers use it as an opportunity to let the world know how they have performed over the last year and try…

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…

In our last post we looked at some of the Listed Investment Companies (LICs) that investors could use to smooth out periods of volatility like global share markets have experienced in the first few weeks of 2016. Today we’re going…

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…

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