Useful ETFs

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) make up a large portion of my portfolio (though not all – a subject for a future post). I often struggle to lay my hands on a simple list of the key ETFs when I need it, despite useful resources like Monevator’s Low cost index tracker page.

I’ve just created a reference page listing the useful ETFs I look at. Points to note:

  • It’s laid out the way I look at my portfolio. Equities vs Fixed income. And the geographies are UK/USA/Australia/other.
  • I focus on physical ETFs, not synthetic ones.
  • I prefer the lowest cost ETFs, which are listed first in each category.
  • Everything on this list has a ticker and is easily tradable using an online broker near you.
  • My investment biases/prejudices are visible. I’m barely investing in government bonds right now, given their record low yields, but I do like high yield corporate bonds. I use dividend / value ETFS, but not growth or sector ones.

I’d love any comments/corrections/suggestions.


3 Comments on “Useful ETFs”

  1. Mike Rawson says:

    Thanks – that’s a very useful list.

    If you don’t mind me asking, why the emphasis on Australia, and the omission of Asia Pacific and Japan?


    • Family circumstances make Australia a key country for me, as I have family there and spend time there. I also understand the economy and its big companies better than I do Japan/other Asia-Pac. All in all it suits my portfolio better.


  2. get best says:

    Actually, I was not familiar with all this. Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable information with us!

    Liked by 1 person

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