VanEck Global Healthcare Leaders ETF (ASX: HLTH)

The HLTH ETF invests in shares of international healthcare companies which offer growth ‘at a reasonable price’. Meaning, the ETF aims to invest in shares according to the common GARP methodology.

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HLTH ETF data

Ticker code: HLTH
Yearly fee (MER): 0.45%
FUM: $20.32 million
Monthly spread: 0.25%

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$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
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$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
Range: 1 mth | 3 mths | 6 mths | 1 yr | 2 yrs | 5 yrs | 10 yrs

ETF share prices are updated using end of day data from the ASX. FUM, fee and spread data is updated monthly, with a delay of up to 6 weeks. Refer to the ETF's PDS and the ASX website for up-to-date information.

What does the HLTH invest in?

The HLTH ETF tracks The MarketGrader Developed Markets (ex-Australia) Health Care Net Return AUD Index – quite the mouthful. The index consists of 50 healthcare companies with the best growth at a reasonable price (GARP) attributes outside of Australia. The GARP properties focus on fundamentals across four categories: growth, value, profitability, and cash flow.

What do investors use HLTH for?

The index behind the HLTH ETF is well diversified across weightings, with the largest holdings often around 3% of the portfolio. Geographically, the holdings are primarily domiciled in the United States, consisting of 50% – 55% of the index.

HLTH dividend information

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Distributions

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DRP Status

A ‘full or partial’ Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) means the ETF or managed fund allows you, the investor, to take none, some or all of your monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly distributions as new units in the ETF/fund.

Fund Issuer

VanEck was founded in 1955 as a specialist global investing business.

Warnings we apply to the HLTH ETF

The following warnings are applied by our ETF research team. Please know that these warnings are based on quantitative metrics and our internal methodology. These risks are not exhaustive and therefore they should not be relied upon. Always read the PDS of the function and speak to your financial adviser before acting on this information.

We assign a ‘performance’ warning label to ETFs and managed funds which we believe will likely produce a return and risk profile that is different to a traditional ETF or fund operating in this sector.

Tax Domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes. This means investors who buy into this fund or ETF, and are Australian residents for tax purposes, will be subject to Australian taxes and regulation. 

HLTH Registry

Link Market Services is the second-largest share registry in Australia and operates from offices in 11 countries throughout Australasia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

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