Don’t you wonder if now is the time to start analysing the SPDR S&P World ex Australian (Hedged) Fund ETF (ASX: WXHG) and BetaShares Global Agriculture ETF – Currency Hedged ETF (ASX: FOOD)? These Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) operate in the International shares sector, a key sector for diversified portfolios.
Is the WXHG ETF a good investment? Here’s where you start…
The SPDR WXHG Fund invests in shares of larger companies listed on stock markets outside of Australia, and provides a hedged exposure.
According to our most recent data, the WXHG ETF had $116.4 million of money invested. With WXHG’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 International 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 FOOD ETF
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.
With our numbers for December 2020, FOOD’s FUM stood at $21.04 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 FOOD ETF bad?
BetaShares, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.57% for the FOOD ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $11.40.
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 FOOD by clicking here?