Exchange Traded Fridays - Issue 17 - 12th November 2021

Welcome to Issue 17 of Exchange Traded Fridays for the week ending 12th November 2021. In this week's news we had our market update on ausbiz as well as a blog for the Australian Shareholders Association. On ausbiz, this was for the October 2021 data review thanks to new data from the ASX and we also spoke about our dive under the hood of crypto/blockchain based ETFs (DIGA, CRYP and FTEC). For the ASA, it was a follow up blog to a video we did last week with their CEO, Rachel Waterhouse and we also saw the announcement of registrations of interest in VanEck's local bitcoin ETF filing so look out for that.

In the education section we feature the Passive Investing Australia site which has some amazing content for those getting started in this space.

Finally, we wrapped up season 1 of our Interviews with Experts series and showcased the innovation in ETFs that VanEck brings in an interview with Damon Gosen. Check that out below (or go directly to it here: LINK).

What's in this newsletter?

  • Local ETF Articles

  • Global ETF Articles

  • ETF Videos

  • ETF Podcasts

  • Tweet of the week

  • Chart of the week

  • ETF Education

  • ETFtracker App Links

  • ETFtracker Forum

  • Listen or Watch

Articles - Local

ASA (Australian Shareholders Association) - Exchange Traded Funds - Following up from our video last week with Rachel Waterhouse (CEO of the ASA) talking about under the hood of ETFs, we also wrote a blog for the ASA on these topics too. We find that a great way to get to know an ETF better and what is going on in the markets is via data and we're lucky in Australia to have access to monthly market stats from the exchanges that we can combine with other information to gather interesting insights into the market or particular ETFs.

Livewire Markets - Fully-fledged crypto ETFs just months away, as CRYP and DIGA test local waters - In this article, Glenn Freeman of Livewire Markets goes under the hood of the recently listed Bitcoin/Crypto ETFs CRYP (BetaShares) and DIGA (Cosmos Asset Management/Mawson Infrastructure) as their picks and shovels approach to creating this sort of exposure for investors has proven quite popular. It goes through the rules that holdings need to go through to get listed in Cosmos' ETF and the need to educate the market that both providers are pushing towards.

Investopedia - Australia approves long awaited spot Bitcoin ETF - Another article in the bitcoin ETF series of stories that are all over the news and this is the Investopedia take on it. It goes through the ASIC best-practice guidelines for Bitcoin ETF issuers and how Australia's stance can be used by other jurisdictions as a model for this sort of thing where bitcoin futures ETFs seem to be more the norm.

AFR - Millennial self-managed super sign-ups surge - In this article from Aleks Vickovich, we see that data from AUSIEX shows that millenials account for 10% of SMSFs on their network of 63k accounts. Gen Z numbers grew by 250% over November 2019 to March 2021 and with platforms like Stake making it easier to do. The cost appears to be lower to do this than the suggested data from ASIC as well. Broad market ETFs VTS, IVV and NDQ are among the most popular seen being used by Stake users.

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