Don’t you wonder if now is the time to start analysing the VanEck Vectors FTSE International Property (Hedged) ETF (ASX: REIT) and ETF Securities ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (ASX: SNAS)? These Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) operate in the International shares sector, a key sector for diversified portfolios.
Is the REIT ETF a good investment? Here’s where you start…
The VanEck Vectors FTSE International Property (Hedged) ETF gives investors exposure to developed international property markets outside of Australia.
According to our most recent data, the REIT ETF had $71.27 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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A quick take of the SNAS ETF
The ETF Securities Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (ASX: SNAS) is an ETF designed for trading, since it provides a negative (or ‘inverse’ or ‘opposite’) exposure to the popular Nasdaq-100 index.
With our numbers for December 2020, SNAS’s FUM stood at $13.59 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 Hedge fund sector ETFs, using our full list of ETFs.
Are the fees for the SNAS ETF bad?
ETF Securities, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 1.00% for the SNAS ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $20.00.
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.
Did you know: you can get our full ETF review of SNAS by clicking here?