It’s time to run a ruler over BetaShares Global Agriculture ETF – Currency Hedged ETF (ASX: FOOD) and Vaneck Small Companies Masters ETF (ASX: MVS). The ETFs invest in the International shares and Australian shares sectors/industries, respectively.
The BetaShares FOOD ETF (ASX:FOOD)
The BetaShares FOOD ETF provides investors with exposure to the performance of the largest agricultural companies in the world (excluding Australia), hedged into Australian dollars.
According to our most recent data, the FOOD ETF had $18.55 million of money invested. Given its funds under management (also known as FUM or ‘market cap’) is less than $100 million, you should consider if this ETF is still too small and if it is sustainable for the ETF issuer. At Best ETFs we say an ETF with more than $100 million invested is typically more sustainable than one with less than $100 million (at least). However, there are exceptions to this general rule, especially if the ETF issuer/provider is reputable and committed to growing the ETF’s FUM through effective marketing strategies and distribution to financial advisers.
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Vaneck MVS ETF (ASX:MVS)
The VanEck MVS ETF provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of Australian small caps, with a focus on highly liquid, dividend-paying companies. This ETF tracks the MVIS Australia Small-Cap Dividend Payers Index.
With our numbers for Oct 2020, MVS’s FUM stood at $68.49 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 Yield/income sector ETFs, using our full list of ETFs.
Are the fees for the MVS ETF bad?
Vaneck, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.49% for the MVS ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $9.80.
This management fee is below the average for all ETFs on our Best ETFs Australia list of ETFs. However, you might still be able to find a cheaper ETF for less.
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