Don’t you wonder if now is the time to start analysing the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (ASX: IJP) and ETF Securities ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ASX: ROBO)? These Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) operate in the International shares sector, a key sector for diversified portfolios.
Is the IJP ETF a good investment? Here’s where you start…
The iShares IJP ETF provides investors with exposure to around 85% of the Japanese stock market. This is a low-cost way to access a specific market through a single fund.
According to our most recent data, the IJP ETF had $428.15 million of money invested. With IJP’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 ROBO ETF
The ETFS ROBO ETF provides investors with exposure to the global value chain of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI) related companies. Some investors consider RAAI-related companies as disruptors to industries across the globe and thus, a ‘thematic’ or ‘megatrend’ to invest in.
With our numbers for December 2021, ROBO’s FUM stood at $296.78 million. Since the ROBO’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 ROBO ETF fee load?
ETF Securities, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.0069 for the ROBO ETF. Meaning, if you invest $2,000 for a full year from now you can expect to pay a management fee of around $13.80.
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 ROBO by clicking here?
So how can you actually invest the ROBO ETF? By getting a free brokerage account with Pearler. If you join Pearler in the month of May 2022, with your free Pearler account you can buy the ROBO ETF and pay $0 in brokerage fees. All you have to do is buy and hold the ETF for 12 months.
You can invest as little as $500 in the ROBO ETF to take-up this offer. Sounds pretty good, right? To invest in ROBO for $0 brokerage, simply click here to visit Pearler’s website and sign up.