ETF Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) 2020

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    VTS run up

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    Received this book for Xmas as per request. Only started reading it a few days ago as had others to finish first, easy to read & promising to be a very interesting one as well.
     
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    Is this a melt up or the US economic fundamental stack up to these levels
     
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    It's a good book but it basically says the same thing over and over again. Don't try to beat the market or take an active stance. I did like the proposed portfolio construction that he offered up. It would be great to see if there was similar research on the Australian market.

    The message definitely drilled home for me though. I always have a good think about whether I truly have an "edge" before making active investment decisions now.
     
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    Australia’s best global shares ETF: Vanguard’s VGS or iShares IWLD?

    Investing overseas is important for Australians. The local share market is dominated by a few big banks, miners, and retailers. The glamorous IT and pharmaceutical sectors, which have proved such a boon for Swiss and US companies in recent years, are mostly missing in Australia. And as Australia only makes up 2% of the global GDP, its crucial for investors to go overseas.

    As far as global share ETFs go, the two that get most discussed are the Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (VGS) and the iShares Core MSCI World All Cap ETF (IWLD). Both are super cheap, well diversified and from two of the most famous ETF issuers. But what are the differences investors need to know? And which is better? We take a look.
     
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    Vanguard’s ETF-of-ETFs Spurs $2.3 Billion of Assets in Canada

    The multi-asset products have only been around for two years

    They’re probably among the most boring exchange-traded funds out there. Balanced-portfolio or multi-asset ETFs mix stocks and bonds and rebalance regularly, allowing investors to “set it and forget it.”

    But in the two years since being introduced to Canada, they’ve grown at a blistering pace. Assets under management reached C$3 billion ($2.3 billion) at the end of 2019 after monthly accumulations of about C$100 million last year, according to a report published by National Bank of Canada.

    “With these funds what you’re really paying for is a bundling fee,” said Daniel Straus, vice president of ETFs and financial products research at National Bank of Canada. “They give you the convenience of five or six ETFs forming a global portfolio with a single click, one single order.”






     
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    UPDATED: The 20 best and worst performing ETFs of 2019

    Editor's note: The original figures published by the ASX and subsequently in this article on December 24, 2019 were incorrect. This article was updated 10 January to reflect the latest correct figures.

    Here's a snapshot of Australia's ETF market performance over the last 12 months (to Dec 29):
    • ETF average 1-year return: 20.54%*
    • Australia's most popular ETF: Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (by FUM)
    • Best performing ETF: BetaShares Geared US Equity Currency Hedge Fund (70.5%)
    • Worst performing ETF: BetaShares US Equities Strong Bear Currency Hedge Fund (-47.76%)
    *Includes all ETPs, including commodity and actively managed funds.

    The bottom performers

    The worst performing ETFs this year were broadly cash funds (an underperforming asset in 2019) and bear market hedge funds. Bear funds allow investors to bet against the market by delivering returns when the market falls.

    The worst performer on the ASX in 2019 was the actively managed BetaShares US Equities Strong Bear Currency Hedged (BBUS) – the mirror opposite of the top performing fund GGUS – which saw losses of more than 47% in the last 12 months. That was followed by the BetaShares Australian Strong Bear (Hedge Fund) and the BetaShares Australian Equities Bear (Hedge Fund).
     
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    STW (ASX200) dividends today, looks like 60.07¢ per share @ 62.42% Franking.
    Vanguard Dividends later this month
     
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    Don’t tell @SatayKing, he’s hyper enough. Too much coffee obviously.
     
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    Too late.

    SMSF was 100% VGS
    Personal 30% AFI, 70% VGS.
     
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    I won't mention the discrimination shown by this 2019 thread.
     
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    No more STW?

    I've just let my STW run, I've been putting new funds into VAS (and others) for a while now
     
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    Did you have to? Thought we’d sneaked through with this one.
     
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    He means dividend reinvest I think. It’s hard to understand his cryptic posts at times.
     
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    Still have STW. Yep, doubling up with VAS - because I can:). Do it with LICs so to be consistent with my inconsistency.

    I so had to. It's the kind of nice person I am.
     
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    In SMSF the ETF distributions are taken as cash and then % split for redeploying into ETFs. All LICs participate in DRP.

    Outside of SMSF every dividend/distribution is in cash and, after hiving off the necessary to meet future expensss, placed according to home/international. Present policy is 25% home/ 75% interbational.

    Cryptic keeps one thinking. I'm only here to help!
     
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    My spelling is rubbish but so is this tablet U'm using. Spull check is off and I've no idea how to turn it bzck on. Nit that I care about that aspect very much.
     
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