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renkt

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Investment In Australia
« on: January 20, 2016, 04:11:10 PM »
I've done some searches and I'm not sure if I've missed any posts but I haven't seen anything about investing in Australia and I'm hoping someone can give me some info on potential index funds.

faramund

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Re: Investment In Australia
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 04:54:35 PM »

Coffee_Snob

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Re: Investment In Australia
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 09:37:06 PM »
To my knowledge, the most popular index fund is Vanguard

They offer both Retail and Wholesale index funds. Most other providers only offer Wholesale funds, which means you either need minimum investment of $500K per fund, or have to buy through a financial advisor.

For example, Blackrock and BT both offer wholesale index funds.

Blackrock: https://www.blackrock.com/au/individual/products/product-list#categoryId=122&lvl2=price
BT: https://www.bt.com.au/investment/products/index-funds/

Vanguard is the only one I know of that offers you Retail index funds. Minimum investment is $5K

But, the retail index funds are really expensive! Vanguard Retail Index Funds start at 0.90% fee p.a.

An alternative option is to buy ETFs that are basically ASX listed Index Funds. They are generally low fees, like 0.2% - 0.3%.

I'm in the process of running the numbers comparing Retail Indexed Funds vs ETFs. Let me know if you want to know more.

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Re: Investment In Australia
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 04:09:45 AM »

 Let me know if you want to know more.

I want to know more! :)

marty998

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Re: Investment In Australia
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 04:27:49 AM »
Guys...

halfway down the page is a thread with 2064 posts and counting

not really sure how you can miss it... go here    v

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/investor-alley/australian-investing-thread/

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Re: Investment In Australia
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 03:50:43 PM »
If you want to index can't go past ETFs here in Australia, Cheapest way to do it. Only problem for some is there inability to make small regular purchases.

I use vanguard ETFs myself.