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Holdings Analysis Apps
Anyway, speaking of app updates, I've been working with a former colleague/friend (Tim Rosser) on some new features including the addition of new ETF holdings apps. We used to cover just 3 of the major providers (BetaShares, iShares and State Street) but we now do Vanguard, ETF Securities and VanEck thanks to help from Tim.
You can check them out here: https://www.etftracker.com.au/holdings
Below you can see how the user can navigate to search for particular holdings and see what ETFs they're in or compare ETFs to see how similar their holdings are.
Searching for holdings
Additionally, we are updating the main ETFtracker app to make it easier to analyse and understand what is going on with a particular ETF (at least from a data-driven perspective). Here's an example showing the new easier to use menu as well as the Single ETF analysis page which gives a nice snapshot of the ETF.
From this data we can see
how returns have performed historically
whether the ETF is growing in size
what it's transactions have looked like
how well it trades
the strength of its distributions
Coupling this with links directly to each funds website and links to Google Finance pages for these ETFs (for up to date market prices) and this is a powerful single stop resource for Aussie ETF investors.
We're also working on a new landing page to directly go to where you want and more. Still a work in progress so below is what it might look like (don't hold us to this haha).
Will be out in a few weeks!