ETFs and iPads: Same but different

Today's iPhone 6 launch joins a long list of Apple product launches resulting in long lines. Apple's 2010 debut of the iPad revolutionised tablets, making them fashionable. Tablets are not a new technology as they have been available since 1989. Likewise ETFs have been around for over 20 years.

Apple’s 2010 debut of the iPad revolutionised tablets, making them fashionable.  Tablets, such as the iPad and Galaxy are accepted as faster, better and more versatile alternatives to desktops and portable computers.  This was not a new technology as tablets have been available since 1989 including Apple’s Newton (1993) and Microsoft’s Tablet PC (2002).

Likewise, Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs have been around for over 20 years.  ETFs are investment solutions that are faster, better and more versatile alternatives to other investment vehicles.

Be a part of the ETF revolution.  Globally ETFs currently have $US2.63 trillion in assets and growing. In the US, ETFs account for over 30% of all stock market trading volume. ETFs in Australia have recently surpassed $12 billion in assets.  Australia is on a growth trajectory with only 0.23% of stock market trades being ETFs. 

With over 50% growth in ETFs in Australia for the last 12 months and $2.6 billion in net new asset calendar year to date, Australians are seeing the benefits of ETFs – and they like what they see.

Like their name suggests, Exchange Traded Funds, are managed funds that are traded on the ASX, just like shares.  The key difference is, when you buy an ETF you don’t just get one share, you get a diversified portfolio of securities in a single trade, saving you time and money.

Other benefits include:

  • Cost effectiveness;
  • Transparency;
  • Flexibility;
  • Liquidity; 
  • and Tax efficiency

Market Vectors is one of the largest ETF providers in the world. To assist you to capitalise on the benefits of ETFs we have launched an education microsite:

Don’t be late to the ETF party. Our ETF education series is aimed at all levels of knowledge from first time traders to professional investors. Through our step-by-step guide you will discover the many benefits of ETFs including how to integrate them into your portfolio.  

Click on the link below and discover the ETF advantage.


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