There are not many Exchange-Traded Funds, which are exposed to the Australian economy. Some of the ETFs invest in large Australian companies while others focus on performance of the Australian Dollar. Moreover, Australia has strong economic ties with the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region. It is a developed country with plenty of natural resources such as coal, iron ore, copper, gold, natural gas and uranium. In addition, the region is rich in renewable energy sources. All ETFs responsible for this region are 'passive' - they track assets or market indexes movements. Australia is a politically stable country with business-friendly environment (it is one of the most transparent and well-regulated business environments in the world) and sophisticated financial service sector. Due to these factors, investing in the Australian ETFs is appropriate for investors with low-risk tolerance. Nevertheless, investors should remember that the large part of Australian growth depends on the Chinese demand for natural resources.
Australia ETFs on average are in the long-term up 26% in 5 years.
High Dividend Yield, Dividend, Australia ETF is in the medium-term down -9% in 1 year. In the long-term down -16% below S&P in 2 years and down -57% below S&P in 13 years.
Small-cap, Australia ETF is in the long-term up 25% in 2 years and up 56% in 5 years.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|AUD||Pimco Australia Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund ETF|
|AUSE||WisdomTree Pacific ex Japan Hgh Yd||51||-1.67%||55.14 M||0.58%|
|EWA||iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund||20.05||-0.74%||1.77 B||0.51%|
|EWAS||Ishares MSCI Australia Small Cap ETF||15||2.13 M||0.59%|
|FAUS||First Trust Exchange Traded AlphaDEX Fund II||28.1|
|KROO||Index IQ Australia Small Cap ETF||15.27||-1.8%||0.69%|
|QAUS||SPDR MSCI Australia Quality Mix ETF||46.79||-1.21%|