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Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies, Australia and New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7303-7697-2
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360 pages
September 2011
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Diversify your investments with today's fastest growing financial product

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer access to a range of investments in a single trade, are usually less volatile than individual stocks, cheaper than most managed funds and more tax-effective. But how do you pick the one that's right for you? This straightforward book helps you weigh up your options, build an effective portfolio and maximise your profits.

  • Get to know the major players in Australia and New Zealand — find a broker, open an account and familiarise yourself with suppliers and indices

  • Understand risk control and diversification — learn the importance of a diversified, lowly correlated portfolio, and how ETFs can help you achieve this

  • Invest smartly in commodities and precious metals — tap into the returns offered by the Australian mining boom

  • Manage small-cap, large-cap, sector and international investments — take advantage of returns in local markets and invest directly in US-listed ETFs

  • Add bonds, REITs and other ETFs — secure consistent yields and add property to your investment portfolio

  • Work non-ETFs into your investment mix — improve returns through careful selection of active managed funds

  • Fund your retirement years — determine how much you need for retirement, and how ETFs can get you there

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on choosing ETFs over options, CFDs and warrants

  • Sample portfolios

  • Tips on revamping your portfolio based on life changes

  • How to avoid mistakes that even experienced investors make

  • Forecasts for the future of ETFs in Australia and New Zealand

  • A complete listing of Australian and New Zealand ETFs

  • Great online resources to help you invest in ETFs

Learn to:

  • Diversify your investment portfolio

  • Lower your investment costs and reduce your tax liabilities

  • Take advantage of Australia's mining boom by investing in commodities

  • Invest in international markets

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