Australian (ASX) Stock Market Forum


  1. divs4ever

    Changes to the index methodology for Vanguard's Ethically Conscious ETFs

    how nice for them however i am more interested in Corporate Governance , reluctance to launder money , and some other issues so i will be avoiding there
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    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...
  3. Zaxon

    Vanguard plans to tackle locals in super

    Vanguard plans to tackle locals in super Jonathan Shapiro Jonathan ShapiroSenior Reporter Nov 5, 2019 — 12.00am Share Vanguard, the US funds management giant that disrupted funds management and financial planning when it pioneered low cost index investing, is drawing up plans to manage the...
  4. S

    Pioneer of index investing, John ‘Jack’ Bogle, of Vanguard, dies; aged 89

    I don’t care how you trade. Hero. Respect. Read
  5. C

    ETF Portfolio Allocation

    Hi everyone, I've been reading and researching about investing for quite a while now and I feel ready to finally enter the market. Could someone with more experience than I do critique my planned allocation? $10,000 over three ETFs. My first five trades will be free from a referral link. 50%...
  6. N

    Buy VTS on the ASX or buy the underlying ETF?

    Howdy, I'm wondering whether to buy VTS on the ASX or buy the underlying ETF, which is VTI (NYSE Arca)? The average volume traded for VTS is around 10k. For VTI it's around 1 million. From a liquidity point of view, maybe VTI would be superior? Apart from liquidity, there's tax. Any ideas?
  7. System

    VAF - Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF

    The Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF invests in a diversified portfolio of around 360 securities (bonds) issued by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, State Government authorities and treasury corporations, as well as investment-grade corporate issuers with a credit rating of...
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    Vanguard ETF Portfolio Decisions

    Hi All, I am 33, new to investing, and have read a couple books (Bogle, William Bernstein "All About Asset Allocation") and decided on Vanguard ETFs (mainly due to greater diversification options compared with the mutual funds). I have an initial $50k to invest (and i'll keep an additional...
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    Advice for investing $70,000 AUD in Vanguard Managed Funds

    Hi everyone, as the title states, I'm looking for advice on how best to divvy my dollars between Vanguard managed funds. I've just sold my CBA shares for about 90,000. Haven't paid capital gains tax yet but whatever's left over I intend to invest in Vanguard. I currently have about 10 grand in...
  10. N

    Long term ETF investor - Asset allocation questions

    Hey all, I'm new to the forum and investing in stocks. I've done a fair bit of reading and been to a financial adviser (who actually didnt charge me). I proposed a way forward for investing my capital and he said there wasn't much more he could do for me other than propose the correct asset...
  11. System

    VGS - Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF

    The Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (VGS) provides exposure to approximately 1,500 large-cap and mid-cap companies listed on the exchanges of the world's major economies excluding Australia, using the benchmark MSCI World ex-Australia (with net dividends reinvested), in Australian...
  12. PinguPingu

    Vanguard ETF distribution vs. amount paid

    Can someone tell me if I've totally got this wrong? I have 360 units of VHY ETF, the 30 September distribution was 86.0409 cents per unit. - would that not mean I would get ~$309? I've only received 158.75, is there a management cost incurred here somehow? Do I only get just over half for some...
  13. System

    VGE - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Shares ETF

    The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Shares ETF provides exposure to approximately 22 emerging market countries across Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East using the benchmark FTSE Emerging Index (in Australian dollars)...
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    VAS - Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF

    Doesn't seem to be a thread for this, so here goes. Please see link to Vanguard page outlining details of the new offering - PDS, fact sheets, announcements etc. Marginally cheaper than STW at 0.27% versus...