2024’s premium ETFs: MVA or QRE?

Now could be the right time to take a look at the VanEck Vectors Australian Property ETF (ASX: MVA) and BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF (ASX: QRE). Using our internal quantitative analysis, these ETFs seem to offer compelling exposure to the Australian shares sector.

Here’s how we think about the MVA and QRE ETFs

The VanEck MVA ETF provides investors with exposure to the Australian property market by investing in a portfolio of ASX-listed property companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

The BetaShares QRE ETF provides a targeted exposure to some of the largest companies in the Australian resources sector and aims to track the Solactive Australia Resources Sector Index.

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ASX: MVA or ASX: QRE performance

To make this article easier to digest, we’ll just study the fees or ‘management expense ratio’ (MER). Using data for July 2022, the MVA ETF has an MER of 0.35% while the QRE ETF had a yearly fee of 0.34%. So, QRE wins on this metric. Keep in mind, a more informative metric to know is the fee quartiles that these ETFs find themselves in (note: quartile 1 is best). Meaning, we take all the Australian shares ETFs in our database and divide them into 4 quartiles, based on their fees. For example, any ETF which has a fee below 0.3% would be considered in our first (best) quartile.

Show me the money

It’s time to study the track record. Keep in mind, performance isn’t everything — and past performance is not indicative of future performance. It’s just one part of a much bigger picture. The reason we say performance is not everything is because of volatility of financial markets and the economy from one year to the next. Some ETFs and funds can put in a compelling return one year just to generate subpar returns the next time around. That’s why we prefer three-year or seven-year track records over one-year track records. It can smooth out the temporary performances caused by external factors. Both ETFs have achieved our three-year performance hurdle. As of July 2022, the MVA ETF had an average annual return of 0.22%. During the same time, the QRE ETF returned 10.54%.

In summary

Be sure to visit our free ASX MVA review or ASX QRE ETF review.

For us, the QRE ETF rates greater against our internal scoring methodology, but only just.

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