Best ETF match-up: PMGOLD Vs. HBRD

Could now be your opportunity to place the BetaShares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (Managed Fund) ETF (ASX: HBRD) and the Perth Mint Gold ETF (ASX: PMGOLD) on your ASX investing watchlist?

Why do investors own the BetaShares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (Managed Fund) ETF?

The BetaShares HBRD Fund provides investors with exposure to hybrids. Think of hybrids this way: companies can raise capital by either issuing debt or equity. Debt and equity each have different characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Hybrid securities have some characteristics of both.

According to our most recent data, the HBRD ETF had $1614.35 million of money invested. With HBRD’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 Fixed interest – Australia 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.

Fees to consider

According to our numbers, the annual management fee on the HBRD ETF is 0.0055. The issuer, BetaShares, collects this fee automatically.

Meaning, if you invested $2,000 in the HBRD ETF for a full year you could expect to pay management fees of around $11.00. This fee is different from the fee you pay to your brokerage provider (e.g. CommSec, NabTrade, SelfWealth, etc.), which is the fee to buy or sell the ETF. In addition to a management fee charged by the issuer, be mindful to check the ‘spread‘ for the ETF.

A fee comparison

Fees aren’t the only key consideration for ETF investors, but it’s an easy thing to do. To understand if the ETF you’re looking at is too costly, compare it with other ETFs from the same sector, and against the industry average. For example, the average management fee (MER) across all of the ETFs covered by the Best ETFs Australia team was 0.51%, which is $10.20 per $2,000 invested. Keep in mind that small changes in the fees paid can make a big difference after 10 or 20 years. You should read the HBRD Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), available on the ETF issuer’s website, because it will detail the fees, tax implications and the latest information.

Don’t stop here, to get our full HBRD ETF review, click through to this ETF review page now.

Perth Mint Gold ETF

The Perth Mint PMGOLD ETF represents a right to gold created by The Perth Mint, Australia’s largest fully integrated precious metals enterprise. The ETF gives investors the ability to purchase Government-backed gold via the ASX, rather than holding physical bars themselves.

With our numbers for December 2021, PMGOLD’s FUM stood at $610.27 million. Since the PMGOLD’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.

A look at the PMGOLD ETF fee load?

Perth Mint, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.0015 for the PMGOLD ETF. Meaning, if you invest $2,000 for a full year from now you can expect to pay a management fee of around $3.00.

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.

To discover more facts about the PMGOLD ETF, read our free ETF investment report.

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