Some things you should know about the IVV ETF
The iShares IVV ETF provides investors with exposure to the largest 500 US stocks, by market capitalisation. This is a low-cost way to access leading US companies through a single fund.
According to our most recent data, the IVV ETF had $3571.5 million of money invested. With IVV’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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The VAF ETF – a quick look for savvy investors
The Vanguard VAF ETF provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of Australian Commonwealth Government bonds, state government bonds and bonds from treasury corporations, as well as some investment-grade corporate debt.
With our numbers for December 2020, VAF’s FUM stood at $1552.46 million. Since the VAF’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 VAF ETF bad?
Vanguard, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.20% for the VAF ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $4.00.
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 Vanguard VAF 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.