Betashares RAFI Australia 200 ETF: Different but is it better?

Key Points Index funds and ETFs have you tracking the average dollar invested in the market New Betashares ETF claims to be a bit smarter than that We explain why it may, or may not, be In exchange traded funds (ETFs) were simply ‘a “dumb” collection of stocks based on size’. If you’re an investor in SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (ASX code: STW), you’re simply buying the largest 200 stocks in proportion to their size, with no thought given to value. A new ETF – free lunch’. Testing the theory Unfortunately it’s not easy to get hold of performance...

In exchange traded funds (ETFs) were simply ‘a “dumb” collection of stocks based on size’. If you’re an investor in SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (ASX code: STW), you’re simply buying the largest 200 stocks in proportion to their size, with no thought given to value.

A new ETF – free lunch’.

Testing the theory

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