Our chosen ETFs

With a Stockspot portfolio, you'll invest in low-fee Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) across various assets. The investment choices within each portfolio are constantly reviewed to ensure proper diversification and the best possible return.

Stockspot clients can choose a Model Portfolio or a Sustainable Portfolio. We outline the ETFs within each portfolio type below.

Clients with balances above $50,000 can utilise Stockspot Themes. Themes allow you to add extra assets, countries or market sectors to your portfolio.

Stockspot Model Portfolios

Australian shares

Selected ETF
VAS - Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (fee: 0.10%)

Second choice
STW - SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (fee: 0.13%)

VAS tracks the S&P/ASX 300 Index, offering greater diversification benefits than STW which tracks the S&P/ASX 200. VAS is the largest index ETF in the Australian market with a lower expense ratio, greater liquidity and better long term returns

Global shares

Selected ETF
IOO - iShares Global 100 ETF (fee: 0.40%)

Second choice
VGS - Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (fee: 0.18%)

While VGS has a lower expense ratio, IOO has higher liquidity and a longer listed track record.

Emerging markets

Selected ETF
IEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (fee: 0.69%)

Second choice
VGE - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Shares ETF (fee: 0.48%)

While VGE has a lower expense ratio, IEM has higher liquidity and a longer listed track record. IEM offers exposure to over 800 emerging market shares and includes countries such as South Korea.

Bonds

Selected ETF
IAF - iShares Core Composite Bond ETF (fee: 0.15%)

Second choice 
VAF - Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF (fee: 0.20%)

Both ETFs have a similar expense ratio and offer similar diversification benefits across Commonwealth and investment-grade corporate bonds. IAF was chosen because of its higher liquidity, larger size, lower cost and longer listed track record.

Gold

Selected ETF
GOLD - ETF Securities Physical Gold (fee: 0.40%)

Second choice
QAU - BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF - AU$ Hedged (fee: 0.59%)

GOLD has a lower expense ratio and higher liquidity. We also prefer unhedged gold compared to the hedged version as a diversifier in our portfolios since it provides better protection against domestic currency debasement and a weak Australian economy.

Stockspot Sustainable

Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios let you invest in a broad range of companies that have been screened based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to create a more sustainable future.

Our Sustainable Portfolios also contain defensive assets through the iShares Core Composite Bond ETF (IAF) and ETFS Physical Gold ETF (GOLD). These ETFs are included in the Stockspot Model Portfolios as well.

Sustainable Australian shares

Selected ETF
FAIR - BetaShares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (fee: 0.49%)

Although higher cost, FAIR has the biggest size, largest liquidity, and long term track record with a robust sustainable screening process.

Sustainable global shares

Selected ETF
ETHI - BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (fee: 0.59%)

ESGI - Vaneck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF (fee: 0.55%)

As there is currently no available sustainable emerging markets ETF in Australia, the Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios use a blend of ETHI and ESGI to provide exposure to global sustainable companies that focus on climate leaders and those with ESG characteristics.

Stockspot Themes

Stockspot Themes can be utilized for clients with balances above $50,000. Clients can choose to add certain extra assets, countries or market sectors.

Australian shares

Australian property
VAP - Vanguard Australian Property Securities Index ETF (fee: 0.23%)

Australian dividend shares
VHY - Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF (fee: 0.25%)

Australian large companies
SFY - SPDR S&P/ASX 50 Fund (fee: 0.29%)

Australian small companies
VSO - Vanguard MSCI Australian Small Companies Index ETF (fee: 0.30%)

Australian socially responsible shares
RARI - Russell Australian Responsible Investment ETF (fee: 0.45%)

Global shares

US shares
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (fee: 0.04%)

Global (non-US) shares
VEU - Vanguard Ex-US International Shares ETF (fee: 0.09%)

European shares
IEU - iShares Europe ETF (fee: 0.60%)

Japanese shares
IJP - iShares MSCI Japan ETF (fee: 0.47%)

Chinese shares
IZZ - iShares China Large-Cap ETF (fee: 0.74%)

Asian large companies
IAA - iShares Asia 50 ETF (fee: 0.50%)

Global sectors

U.S. technology
NDQ - BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (fee: 0.48%)

Asia technology
ASIA - BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (fee: 0.67%)

Global healthcare
IXJ - iShares S&P Global Healthcare ETF (fee: 0.47%)

Global gold miners
GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (fee: 0.53%)

Global consumer staples
IXI - iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples ETF (fee: 0.47%)

Global infrastructure
IFRA - VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF (fee: 0.52%)

Global property
DJRE - Dow Jones Global Select Real Estate ETF (fee: 0.50%)

Bonds (Fixed Income)

High interest cash
AAA - BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (fee: 0.18%)

International bonds
VIF - Vanguard International Fixed Interest Index (Hedged) ETF (fee: 0.20%)

Australian corporate bonds
VACF - Vanguard Australian Corporate Fixed Interest Index ETF (fee: 0.26%)

Australian inflation bonds
ILB - iShares Government Inflation ETF (fee: 0.18%)


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