Australian (ASX) Stock Market Forum


  1. Dona Ferentes

    MOAT - VanEck Vectors Wide Moat ETF

    a commentator on ASX listed MOAT: This exchange-traded fund (ETF) is not an index fund like the iShares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF (ASX: IOZ). Rather, it only invests in a select group of US companies that have characteristics that indicate the presence of a wide moat. A moat is a concept popularised...
  2. Dona Ferentes

    ATEC - BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF

    The BetaShares S&P/ASX All Technology Index ETF had an inauspicious beginning. It began trading in the first week of March amid the first rumblings that there could be a coronavirus shutdown in Australia. The index plunged 34 per cent as investors panicked in the face of uncertainty about how...
  3. TheScientist

    Unhedged EURO Physical Silver ETF?

    Hi All, I would like to buy a physical backed Silver ETF with Euro as base currency (unhedged). Any suggestions? I use IB
  4. D

    Why don't ETFs adjust their prices when the ASX200 is down?

    Hi, I am trying to buy trade ETFs from past 2 weeks, but even though shares of Asx 200 are prices are down, ETFs not adjusting their prices accordingly. I kind of got a feeling their market prices are not true but made up numbers. And there are not enough etfs with very low volume. The most I...
  5. F

    ETF fee for holdings above 50k

    There seems to be an additional fee to most ETFs not reflected in the management fee. Which is in addition to the per year management fee of the whole balance. For example i think for VAS there is a $150 fee for holdings for every 50k you hold. in addition to the 0.10% fee per year on the...
  6. frugal.rock

    FUEL - BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF - Currency Hedged

    About BetaShares is a leading manager of ETFs and other Funds that are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (‘ASX’). Our aim is to provide intelligent investment solutions, which help Australian investors meet their financial objectives. Investment Objective The Fund aims to track the...
  7. peter2

    OOO - Betashares Crude Oil Index ETF - Currency Hedged (Synthetic)

    Provides investors with a simple way to take a view on oil prices. Aims to track the performance of an index (before fees and expenses), that provides exposure to crude oil futures, with a currency hedge against movements in the AUD/USD exchange rate.
  8. A

    Seeking a bit of guidance

    Hi all, First time posting. I am looking for a bit of advice regarding what would be the best move regarding my holdings. I want to concentrate on investing for future financial freedom. I'm 36 years old Car is paid off, no credit cards or personal loans. Just got married and the wife also...
  9. Frankieplus

    LICs & ETFs that can't beat the index: Any point?

    Hi again, Sorry for all the posts.. I've been reading the barefoot investor and the author seems to like LICs.. He mentioned AFIC as one of his suggestions. So I looked up AFIC and compared it to the Index and saw how the Index is beating this LIC, So I have a question. Is there any logic in...
  10. H

    Sectors only ETF portfolio - Critical questions to me

    Hello, I'm thinking of allocating 80% of my portfolio as sector ETFs (mainly Healthcare ETF, Technology ETF, Property ETF, and Infrastructure ETF) - I might add Utilities ETF. Since I'm not that experienced in stock market, I would rather go for ETF. The reason why I'm having that 80% in...
  11. H

    Taxation for US ETF, ASX Global ETF, and Australian ETF

    Hi, since I'm new to investment in stocks/ETFs, I keep reading many posts around how ETFs and stocks are being taxed. However, for a reason, I got confused, especially with the difference between taxation of Australian ETF, US ETF (i.e. traded via Stake app), or Global ETF i.e. Vanguard Global...
  12. S

    ETF Portfolio allocation

    Hi All Im Looking at investing in ETF's. I have been with colonial first state for almost 20 years but due to the fees I am looking to switch to something with a lower MER. I was originally going to go with the Barefoot Investor's Idiot Grandson portfolio (VAS/VEU/VTS) but I don’t like the idea...
  13. Frankieplus

    Which Gold ETF/Stock?

    Since it's on the way up I want to buy into gold, but not sure which ETF or Stock I should consider. Does it even matter which ETF or stock I buy so long as it's gold? Gold is Gold right? Or wrong? I was thinking "SPDR GOLD TRUST GOLD SHARES" on the NYSE, would this do? Or is there another...
  14. willoneau

    Using ETF to invest

    I have opened an account for my daughter to invest her savings in EFT's over the long term any thoughts or idea,s? She is not interested in trading, but leaving in bank is a waste.
  15. B

    ETF Index funds for long term

    What portfolio of ETF’s would you recommend for someone 30 years old, wanting to invest a regular amount with a minimum of fuss, seeking maximum return over the long haul?
  16. A

    DCA Strategy Question

    Hi All, Brand new to the forum and relatively new to trading. Loving the info I'm reading and learning. I have a question regarding dollar cost averaging without a lump sum, that I hope I can get advice on. I have around $1000 a month to invest. I realise if I had a lump sum, it is better...
  17. C

    QLTY - BetaShares Global Quality Leaders ETF

    Hi all, Just seeking some input or thoughts from others regarding Betshares new QLTY ETF as I am not really knowledgeable enough to make any serious conclusions myself. In summary: The Fund seeks to provide investors with exposure to a diversified portfolio of quality global companies...
  18. M

    ETFs in SMSF

    Hi Team, I have recently settled a Property transaction within my SMSF...leaving me with approx $400k in the SMSF Savings account. I have a query re the mechanics of my next investment strategy. I am comfortable I have some good real estate investments outside my Super, so would now like to...
  19. P

    ETF (Margin Trading) strategy

    Hi Guys, Been doing a lot of research around ETFs and formulating a bit of a simple plan to make the most of an investment loan = to my initial investment and increased by the value of the investment annually, investment loan is at a 7% interest rate. Based on my calcs it looks like a fairly...
  20. R

    To hedge or not to hedge? - S&P 500 Investment - Short and Long term

    Hi all, First post to the aussie stock forum. I've spent a few hours searching and reading but still felt the need to drop my thread here. Hoping to learn and contribute where I can in the future. I wish to open 2 positions in the S&P 500 (5 year and 15+ year) but am unsure whether to hedge to...