iShares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF
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iShares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ, formerly iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF) is an exchange traded fund seeking to provide investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the market, as represented by the S&P/ASX 200 Index (the Underlying Index). The responsible entity of the fund is BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited.
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What is the IOZ ETF?
IOZ is like a bundle of Oz. Also known as the iShares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF, this exchange traded fund managed by BlackRock is a reflection of the largest Australian listed securities, by trying to match the price and yield of the S&P/ASX 200 Index.
While IOZ is heavily weighted towards material and financial companies, many investors still see it as a great way to achieve diversified exposure to Australian companies.
Which stocks are in the IOZ ETF?
As of October 2022, the IOZ ETF contains a total of 203 holdings from every market sector.
The IOZ ETF is strongly weighted towards financials (29.88%) and materials (22.70%) but health care (9.75%), energy (6.52%), consumer discretionary (6.32%), real estate (5.90%) and industrials (5.70%) play a prominent part of the index as well.
Some of IOZ’s largest holdings include:
- BHP Group Ltd (BHP) - 9.67%
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) - 8.57%
- CSL Limited (CSL) - 6.52%
- National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB) - 5.04%
- Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) - 4.17%
- Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) - 3.85%
- Woodside Energy Group Ltd (WDS) - 3.27%
- Macquarie Group Limited (MQG) - 2.85%
- Wesfarmers Ltd (WES) - 2.50%
- Telstra Corporation Ltd (TLS) - 2.22%
For more information about IOZ’s holdings and sector weightings, click here.
Does IOZ pay a dividend?
Yes. As of 20 October 2022, the IOZ ETF pays out a 12-month trailing yield of 6.43%.
Historically, IOZ has paid dividends on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October of each calendar year.
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Is IOZ ETF a good buy?
IOZ offers investors a quick, easy and cost-effective way to access over 200 of Australia’s largest listed companies. By purchasing IOZ, investors don’t need to buy each company’s stock individually.
Many consider ETFs to be passive, long-term investments and IOZ is no exception to this. IOZ’s management fee is also low at 0.09%.
For the 12 months leading up to 31 March 2022, IOZ has achieved a total return of 14.84%.
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This does not constitute financial advice. You should do your own research before making an investment decision. Past performance is not a reliable indication of future performance. No representation is made as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the market data provided.