Each Stockspot portfolio invests in low-fee Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) across various assets. The investment choices are constantly reviewed to ensure you have access to the best possible return and diversification opportunities.
When building our client portfolios we look for ETFs with the following characteristics:
VAS tracks the S&P ASX/300 Index, offering greater diversification benefits than STW which tracks the S&P/ASX 200. VAS also has a lower expense ratio. VAS offers indirect exposure to property and commodities via Australian stocks.
While VGS has a lower expense ratio, IOO has higher liquidity and a longer listed track record.
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.
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 and longer listed track record.
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.
Australian dividend shares
Australian large companies
Australian small companies
Australian socially responsible shares
Global (non-US) shares
Asian large companies
|Bonds and cash|
High interest cash
For a full comparison of the ETF market in Australia, download our free Australian ETF Report.
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