How to Invest in ETFs

How to Invest in ETFs

Investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) is easy. You can 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.

Buying and selling SPDR ETFs works in the same way as shares, as they:

  • can be bought and sold anytime during ASX trading hours
  • are allocated an ASX Code or Ticker
  • have no minimum investment, but there might be a small amount which is defined by your broker
  • can be traded using the same order types/strategies (e.g. stop, market and limit orders)
  • are priced intraday, meaning you can view the price movements just as you would with shares

You may need to pay brokers' commissions, trading fee and other levies associated with ETF trading. These amounts may vary and are paid directly by the you to the broker or other service providers.

For more information on trading ETFs, see our article Top Tips for Trading ETFs.

Already an investor?

Unitholders of Australian SPDR ETFs have instant access to their investments through Link Market Services Limited (Link), 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).

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