Inside each ETF is a number of companies. Comparing the sectoral and top 10 exposure of these ETFs will help you understand where exactly your money is going. Here we help you unpack your sectoral exposure and the top 10 holdings in your MDD. The point of this exercise is to avoid concentration risk.
ETF: How to read your MDD fund information
Minimum disclosure documents (MDD) have lots of useful information about your ETF. Here we explain these sections of your MDD: Fund classification (this tells you what type of asset you’re invested in and where in the world that asset lives), Distribution, Portfolio currency, Rebalancing, and Fees.
ETF: How to read your MDD objective
Each MDD starts with the objective. These objectives can be littered with jargon and is very likely to send you running for the hills. Here we discuss some of the words you should look out for and their meaning: index; weightings; market capitalisations; selected, capped, price performance and script lending
Comparing ETFs: Methodology
ETF: Concentration risk in ETFs
In an ETF weighted by market capitalisation, your exposure to companies with rising value will increase as share prices rise, and decrease as share price falls. The risk is that over time your overall portfolio could inadvertently become over-exposed to a single sector or even share.