In this article, we’ll try to explain why the SPDR MSCI World Quality Mix Fund ETF (ASX: QMIX) and SPDR S&P World ex Australian (Hedged) Fund ETF (ASX: WXHG) are two ASX ETFs worth taking a look at in FY21.
Some things you should know about the QMIX ETF
The QMIX ETF invests in mid-cap and large (blue chip) shares in over 20 developed markets but uses a multifactor approach to attempt to reduce risk.
According to our most recent data, the QMIX ETF had $23.71 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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The WXHG ETF – a quick look for savvy investors
The SPDR WXHG Fund invests in shares of larger companies listed on stock markets outside of Australia, and provides a hedged exposure.
With our numbers for Dec 2020, WXHG’s FUM stood at $116.4 million. Since the WXHG’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 Index sector should be able to scale well and become profitable for the ETF issuer.
Are the fees for the WXHG ETF bad?
SPDR, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.35% for the WXHG ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $7.00.
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.
The SPDR WXHG ETF might be one idea for the watchlist but before you go any further, click here to get our full ETF review – it’s free.