ETFs have exploded in popularity in recent years as more investors use them to build core portfolios, and SMSFs were early adopters.
SMSF trustees continue to rely on managed funds to gain exposure to a wide range of international and local asset classes.
While most SMSF investors gain exposure to international shares via managed funds and ETF, a small but growing number are buying individual stocks.
SMSF investors’ love affair with Australian shares grew even more passionate last year, when not even COVID could tear them apart.
If you’re prepared to do a lot of the grunt work yourself, running your own super fund need not be costly.
It’s 20 years since ETFs first appeared on the local scene and their popularity with SMSF investors is soaring. We explain why.
While cash and shares are still the go-to investments for SMSFs, the range of assets they hold are diverse, even in retirement.
SMSF trustees are often accused of being unadventurous in their asset allocation, but some are bucking the trend with ‘exotic’ investments in everything from horse semen to vending machines and dividend-paying cows.