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Australian ETF reviews

BetaShares


Each month, BetaShares issues a review of Australian Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Latest reviews can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Nov 2019 | Oct 2019 | Sep 2019 | Aug 2019 | Jul 2019 | Jun 2019 and Half-year Review | May 2019

Earlier reviews can be viewed here.

 


Vanguard


Vanguard’s latest ETF Quarterly Reports can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Mar 2019 | Dec 2018 | Sep 2018 | Jun 2018

 


Bell Potter


Each month, Bell Potter produces its review of Australian and Global ETFs. Latest reviews can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Oct 2019

 


ETF Article Archive


Firstlinks has a wide range of articles on Exchange Traded Funds and how to use them, collected on this link. UBS has also published this document on The benefits of ETFs and how to use them.

 


BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report

The BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report is comprehensive research into the usage of ETFs in the Australian market. A copy of the latest survey can be accessed from the Betshares website after providing your email details (BetaShares is a sponsor of Firstlinks). A summary of the latest report can be accessed here.

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