Don’t you wonder if now is the time to start analysing the Betashares Australian Strong Bear (Hedge Fund) ETF (ASX: BBOZ) and iShares Global High Yield Bond (AUD Hedged) ETF (ASX: IHHY)? These Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) aim to provide exposure to the Australian shares and Fixed interest – International sectors, respectively.
Is the BBOZ ETF a good investment? Here’s where you start…
The BetaShares BBOZ Fund is designed to provide protection from a declining Australian equity market. When the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index falls, BBOZ aims to generate magnified returns for investors.
According to our most recent data, the BBOZ ETF had $488.93 million of money invested. With BBOZ’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 IHHY ETF
The iShares IHHY ETF provides investors with exposure to the performance of high-yield corporate bonds across global markets and sectors, hedged into Australian dollars. This is a simple way to get exposure to high-yield corporate bonds across global developed markets in a single fund.
With our numbers for Oct 2020, IHHY’s FUM stood at $71.88 million. Given it has less than $100 million invested, ask yourself (or your adviser) if the ETF is still too small (and if you should wait to buy into it). If you’re concerned the ETF might not be established enough, compare it alongside one of the other Index sector ETFs, using our full list of ETFs.
Are the fees for the IHHY ETF bad?
iShares, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.56% for the IHHY ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $11.20.
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 IHHY by clicking here?