The five secrets of successful ETF investing

Get the most out of your exchange-traded fund with these five guidelines.

Summary: ETFs are relatively new to Australia, but with $20 billion already invested in them, it pays to take a closer look at how they work. This includes knowing the optimum times of the day to trade, understanding how an ETF does index calculations for international assets, and knowing the difference between a fund that holds assets directly or uses a ‘synthetic’ approach to mirror an index.

Key take out: It’s important to be aware of the underlying assets in your ETF, and whether shares are held directly or whether derivatives or other trading strategies are used to mimic the performance of the index.



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