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View Part 3 | Liquidity Part 4 | Fees Fees are always an important consideration for ETFs. The lower the fees taken by an asset manager, the more money there is for investors. But there are more to ETF fees than meets the eye. Below is a guide. Why are some ETF fees higher than others? There are many components to an ETF fee. Like other products in our economy – be it shoes, phones, or cars – the cost (fee) of an ETF is largely a function of input costs. When input costs are higher, products become more expensive. Input costs for ETFs include, but are not limited to: ...
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Semiconductors are like the brains of the computer world. They control the flow of electricity and allow all our modern devices to function. Without semiconductors, there would be no televisions, laptops, phones and all the rest. But semiconductor companies can be a bit obscure, highly specialised and unknown to the general public. The companies listed below are all found in the ETFS Semiconductor ETF (ASX Code: SEMI). Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) ...
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View Part 2 | Risks and Weaknesses Part 3 | Liquidity Liquidity is the ability to get in and out of an ETF. The more liquid an ETF, the easier, cheaper and faster it is. When choosing the right ETFs to buy, liquidity is, therefore, a key consideration. Below is a guide. Liquidity is measured through buy-sell spreads (“slippage”) When buying or selling any fund, there are costs of getting in and out. With managed funds, these are expressed as entry/exit fees. Managed fund providers charge investors these directly every time they take money out or put money in. The size of these fees are published on managed fund providers’ websites. ...