Are the BBOZ and GDX ETFs worth watching in May?

It’s time to run a ruler over BetaShares Australian Strong Bear (Hedge Fund) ETF (ASX: BBOZ) and VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (ASX: GDX). The ETFs invest in the Australian shares and International shares sectors/industries, respectively.

The BetaShares Australian Strong Bear (Hedge Fund) ETF (ASX:BBOZ)

The BetaShares BBOZ Fund is designed to provide protection from a declining Australian equity market. When the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index falls, BBOZ aims to generate magnified returns for investors.

According to our most recent data, the BBOZ ETF had $270.7 million of money invested. With BBOZ’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 Australian 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.

To learn more about the BBOZ ETF, read our free ETF investment report once you’re done with this article.

VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (ASX:GDX)

The VanEck GDX ETF gives investors exposure to companies from around the world which are involved primarily in gold mining.

With our numbers for July 2022, GDX’s FUM stood at $390.44 million. Since the GDX’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 GDX ETF fee load?

VanEck, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.53% for the GDX ETF. Meaning, if you invest $2,000 for a full year from now you can expect to pay a management fee of around $10.60.

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 that you get access to our free investment report on Best ETFs Australia? View the free GDX ETF report by clicking here.

So how can you actually invest the GDX ETF? By getting a free brokerage account with Pearler. If you join Pearler in the month of May 2024, with your free Pearler account you can buy the GDX 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 GDX ETF to take-up this offer. Sounds pretty good, right? To invest in GDX for $0 brokerage, simply click here to visit Pearler’s website and sign up.

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