Don’t you wonder if now is the time to start analysing the Betashares Australia 200 ETF (ASX: A200) and Betashares Australian Dividend Harvester Fund (Managed Fund) ETF (ASX: HVST)? These Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) operate in the Australian shares sector, a key sector for diversified portfolios.
Is the A200 ETF a good investment? Here’s where you start…
The Betashares A200 ETF provides exposure to the largest 200 Australian companies, based on market capitalisation. Unlike many other Australian shares ETFs, A200 uses the Solactive Australia 200 Index. This is virtually the same thing as the indices provided by S&P/ASX, as it also uses a market capitalisation weighting.
According to our most recent data, the A200 ETF had $844.98 million of money invested. With A200’s total funds under management (FUM) figure over $100 million, the ETF meets our team’s minimum investment criteria for FUM levels. As a general rule, our team draws the line at $100 million for ETFs in the Australian shares sector because we believe that, relative to smaller ETFs, achieving this amount of FUM lowers the chance that the ETF issuer will close the ETF.
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A quick take of the HVST ETF
With the goal of providing a franked income stream of at least 1.5x the yield of the broad Australian sharemarket on an annual basis, BetaShares HVST ETF aims to pay income to investors monthly. Please note that HVST does not aim to track an index.
With our numbers for Oct 2020, HVST’s FUM stood at $122.07 million. Since the HVST’s FUM is over $100 million, our investing team would say the ETF has met our minimum criteria for the total amount invested, otherwise known as FUM. A very sustainable ETF in the Yield/income sector should be able to scale well and become profitable for the ETF issuer.
Are the fees for the HVST ETF bad?
Betashares, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.9% for the HVST ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $18.00.
The management fee is above the average for all ETFs on our list of ASX ETFs, but keep in mind the ETF may be able to justify the higher price tag with superior performance over time.
Did you know: you can get our full ETF review of HVST by clicking here?