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Our stockbroking platform gives you access to a range of ETFs so you can easily diversify your investments.
An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund that holds a collection of assets like shares, commodities and bonds. ETFs can be traded on stock exchanges such as the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), and they can be shorted and traded on margin.
ETFs give you diversified exposure to an index that is comprised of assets such as bonds, commodities or securities (stocks). As one of the fastest growing investment products in the world, ETFs offer investors a simple and cost-effective way to build diversification into their investment portfolios. Just like shares, all ETFs listed on the Australian Securities Exchange provide investors with the flexibility to buy and sell units at any time during the ASX trading hours.
The CMC Markets Stockbroking platform provides access to the full range of ETF providers in Australia listed on the ASX and there are many different types of ETFs available. The most common types track an index that is a portfolio of stocks or bonds. There are also variants known as exchange-traded commodities (ETCs) that track the physical price of a commodity such as gold or other precious metals. There are now also a range of ETFs that are focused on achieving a specific outcome such as high-dividend returns.
For more information, visit our introduction to ETFs guide.