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How to be an investor in the ETF and managed fund worlds

How to be an investor in the ETF and managed fund worlds

Rod Myer published an article in The New Daily discussing why investing in an ETF is not a magic formula for success. Rod draws on Roger’s thoughts on why you want to be investing in a theme that is unpopular or when investing overall is unpopular. Read the article: How to be an investor in the ETF and managed fund worlds


Roger Montgomery is the Founder and Chairman of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger has over three decades of experience in funds management and related activities, including equities analysis, equity and derivatives strategy, trading and stockbroking. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

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  1. I’m a fan of ‘vanilla’ ETFs and use these as my core holdings. For my satellite holdings, I’m looking for higher risk / reward from a number of funds with decent and—most importantly—understandable performance, such as MIM’s. I’m yet to be convinced of the benefits of boutique ETFs, and I don’t have a requirement for them, so they don’t have a place in my portfolio.

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