Why does STW appear to be now out of favour compared to VAS or IOZ as an ETFs for the broad ASX indices?
A: STW from State Street (the SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund) charges more than the others – 0.13% pa. IOZ from iShares only charges 0.09% pa (it also tracks the S&P/ASX 200), while VAS from Vanguard, which tracks the S&P/ASX 300, charges 0.10% pa..
Liquidity is pretty much the same, as is the tracking error. My ranking:
- VAS (because it tracks the 300 rather than the 200)