Easy access to Australian ETFs

Diversify your portfolio buying Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) with Stake.

Diversification

Choose from 150+ ASX Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to diversify your portfolio in an affordable way.

Cost savings

Investing in ETFs is more cost-effective than directly buying all the underlying assets.

Low brokerage

Buy Australian ETFs with Stake and pay just $3 flat per trade ($0 for U.S. ETFs).

How we compare

Trade fees vs Other CHESS-sponsored brokers

Trade Amount

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CommSec

NAB

SelfWealth

$0 - $1,000

$3

$10.00

$9.95

$9.50

$1,001 - $5,000

$3

$19.95

$14.95

$9.50

$5,001 - $10,000

$3

$19.95

$19.95

$9.50

$10,001 - $20,000

$3

$29.95

$19.95

$9.50

$20,001 - $25,000

$3

$29.95

0.11%

$9.50

$25,001+

$3

0.12%

0.11%

$9.50

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The minimum investment on the ASX is $500 (excluding brokerage) when buying a specific stock for the first time. This is known as the “minimum marketable parcel” and is a requirement for all CHESS sponsored investments under your own HIN. There is no minimum purchase size if you hold shares in a specific stock.

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Australian ETFs FAQs


Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are one of the most popular financial assets traded by investors globally. They are versatile and generally considered low-risk investments. Some other benefits of ETFs include:

  • ETFs allow investors to buy a basket of shares in a single trade - a great way to diversify your portfolio.
  • ETFs are a low-cost asset to trade with a low management expense ratio (MER).
  • ETFs are easy to trade, and can be bought and sold during the regular ASX trading hours (or U.S. stock exchanges for U.S. ETFs).

ETFs are managed funds that exchanges, like the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), provide to investors to buy and sell. They are passive investments that might follow an index like the ASX200, a theme or a commodity such as gold. ETFs don’t attempt to outperform the market but follow the value of the assets they track.


The most traded ASX-listed ETFs on the Stake platform include VAS, NDQ, VGS, VDHG and IVV (YTD as of 18 September 2022).


There are risks associated with any investment, and ETFs have some specific risks you need to be aware of. Some of the main risks that you can face trading ETFs include:

  • Lack of liquidity in volatile markets.
  • Any changes that a government or regulator could introduce which impacts the value of securities in which the ETF is invested in.
  • Some ETFs may use OTC derivatives that have higher exposure to counterparty risk.
  • ETFs taxation treatment can vary differently to shares, so it's important to take advice from a taxation adviser for your own financial circumstance.

Australian ETFs pay dividends just like a dividend-paying stock would. However, ASX ETFs typically pay out dividends on a quarterly basis, with the payouts from all relevant stocks pooled together. Like individual stocks, the dividends will be paid out through issuance of more stocks or cash distribution.


The minimum investment required to buy ETFs in Australia is $500. Stake is a CHESS-sponsored broker and this means that there’s a minimum marketable parcel under your own HIN. Once you already hold shares of a specific ETF and want to buy more, there’s no minimum purchase size.


The largest ASX ETF is the Vanguard Australian Shares INDEX ETF (VAS), with a market capitalisation of $5,073,860,000 (as of 23 August 2022).


ETFs can make a great long-term investment and have historically shown a higher rate of success when held over a longer term compared to holding individual stocks. When you invest in ETFs over a long period of time, this allows you to compound any earnings received from dividends and cut down on costs like brokerage fees.


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