Investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) is easy. Investors may buy and sell units of SPDR ETFs as they do ordinary shares – by contacting an investment professional such as a Stockbroker or Financial Adviser, or by trading through an Online Broker.
Investing Directly Through the Stock Market
Buying and selling SPDR ETFs works in the same way as shares, as they:
Investors will need to pay brokers' commissions, trading fee and other levies associated with ETF trading. These amounts will vary and are paid directly by the investor to the broker or other service providers.
Unitholders of Australian SPDR ETFs have instant access to their investments through Link Market Services Limited, who act as the unit registry for all Australian SPDR ETFs. Link can also help you with administrative enquiries regarding your holding, such as updating your personal details and communication preferences, access your tax and distribution statements, and amend your level of participation in the distribution reinvestment plan (DRP) (if available).
Top Tips for Trading ETFs
The unique structure of ETFs means they can offer you the benefits of transparency, lower costs, and increased intra-day trading capabilities. We believe that in order to make use of these products as effectively as possible, there are a number of considerations that you should bear in mind when employing ETFs.