Betashares AUST ETF (ASX:AUST)
The BetaShares AUST Fund is an actively managed fund that passively tracks the ASX 200, while providing investors with a risk managed approach that aims to minimise volatility and protect against losses in declining markets.
What does the AUST invest in?
The BetaShares AUST Fund invests in Australian shares, which offer growth and income potential, and also sells equity index futures contracts to manage risk. You could buy all of these companies yourself using a share brokerage account, but that would be a very expensive and time-consuming process.
What do investors use AUST for?
The BetaShares AUST Fund could be used by investors looking for a risk managed exposure to companies within the ASX 200. The risk management strategy is implemented by selling equity index futures contracts, which have a negative return when the market rises. Please note that this fund does not track a published benchmark.
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