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ETFs: Things you need to know before you buy or sell

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ETFs now account for a substantial proportion of daily turnover on the ASX and are often the first investment for investors looking for exposure to the sharemarket or a new sector.

Their promise of low fees and easy access appeal to a wide variety of investors – but as with any investment product, there are complexities and strategies that can improve, or reduce, their value in your portfolio.

ETF expert and CEO of ETF Securities Australia, Kris Walesby, explains:

  • Why you should never buy an ETF at the open or the close of the market
  • How to use ETFs to ride a recovery
  • Hedging strategies that could protect your portfolio, and
  • How to minimise your costs and reduce volatility when building a portfolio.