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Exchange Traded Funds

Buy the market, instantly diversify and enjoy a simple and low-cost way to build your investment portfolio.


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One-step diversification

Buy the market

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can help you quickly diversify your investments across one or more market indices or asset classes – including bonds, shares, derivatives, currencies and commodities. 


ETFs are easily accessible because they're traded on the exchange, just like shares. Even though an ETF may have multiple underlying assets, it's bought or sold in a single trade with a single brokerage fee. This one-step process makes it an easy way to both enter the market and diversify your investments.


ETFs sometimes track a market index, such as the S&P/ASX 200 for Australian shares. Generally, ETFs that track an index are 'passive' and will aim to follow the index, rather than trying to outperform it. If you invest in an index ETF, your returns are likely to reflect the performance of that index.

Details at a glance

May be suitable if you:

  • are looking for broad diversification at low cost
  • are targeting a specific market or asset class
  • are happy delegating decisions about individual shares

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Access newly-listed companies and securities such as hybrids through Initial Public Offerings.

Interest Rate Securities

Bring lower-risk stability and a potentially more reliable source of income to your investment portfolio.


Enjoy the time savings and performance potential of professionally-managed investments.

ETFs and unlisted managed funds

While there are similarities between ETFs and managed funds, they are different. One of the main differences is that unlike managed funds, ETFs is listed and tradeable on the stock exchange. Like shares, ETFs can reflect their real-time value throughout the day, whereas managed funds are priced daily, weekly or even monthly.

ETFs tend to follow and index or the value of a commodity rather than try to outperform it, and as a result tend to have lower management fees than managed funds. 

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Key considerations


  • Diversification
    With a single trade, an ETF can diversify your investment portfolio.
  • Low cost
    ETFs have low fees and can be traded in one transaction with a single brokerage fee.
  • Ease of entry to market
    ETFs allow beginner investors to quickly and easily enter the market and diversify.
  • Convenience
    ETFs are available to trade on market during trading hours. 


  • Tracking error
    In some cases an ETF might not perform as well as the index, asset or asset class that it aims to tracks. This is called a 'tracking error'. Tracking errors can be the result of fees or a slight difference in strategy from the original index, asset or asset class.
  • Currency/country risk
    ETFs that include assets traded overseas may inherit the risk of currency fluctuations and local market conditions.  
  • Volatility
    ETFs are vulnerable to market conditions and may decrease in value.
  • Liquidity
    Under some market conditions, ETFs have low liquidity and may be harder to buy and sell.

How to apply

  1. Apply for an ANZ Share Investing account
  2. Verify your identity
  3. Deposit funds in your account
  4. Start trading!

Details to have handy

  1. Current Australian driver’s licence, and
  2. Australian birth certificate or Australian citizenship certificate, or
  3. Australian passport (current or one that has expired within the last two years) or current foreign passport including the signature page.

Not opening an individual account? Complete the application and we'll let you know what documentation you need to provide.



Why choose us?

  • Flexible trading platforms that let you trade on the go
  • Powerful trading tools, advanced charting and trusted research
  • Trade with your own funds or borrow from ANZ
  • Seamless integration with ANZ Internet Banking and ANZ Investment Lending
  • Immediately trade sale proceeds prior to settlement
  • Earn Qantas Pointsdisclaimer when you trade

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1300 658 355

Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm (Sydney/Melbourne time)


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The ANZ Share Investing service is provided by CMC Markets Stockbroking Limited ABN 69 081 002 851 AFSL 246381 (CMC Markets Stockbroking), a Participant of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Group), Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) and Chi-X Australia (Chi-X) at the request of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ABN 11 005 357 522 (ANZ). Disclosure documents relating to ANZ Share Investing products and services are available on or by calling us on 1300 658 355. ANZ is the issuer of the ANZ Cash Investment Account and ANZ V2 PLUS Account. The obligations of CMC Markets Stockbroking are not guaranteed by ANZ. CMC Markets Stockbroking and ANZ are not representatives of each other.

The ANZ Share Investment Loan is provided by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ABN 11 005 357 522, AFSL 234527 ("ANZ").

An ANZ Share Investment Loan is subject to investment risks, including possible losses in income, capital invested and additional liability for the loan. We therefore strongly advise you talk to your financial planner, tax adviser and/or stockbroker and ensure you understand the risks, the specific tax implications as well as the legal and financial ramifications of a share investment loan.

ANZ does not give personal advice about the ANZ Share Investment Loan or it's tax implications. This information is of a general nature and has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. ANZ recommends that you read the ANZ Share Investment Loan Product Disclosure Statement and the ANZ Investment Lending Terms and Conditions which are available at or by calling the Client Services Team on 1800 639 330 between 8.00am and 6.00pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) during ASX trading days before deciding whether to acquire, or to continue to hold the product.

All ANZ Share Investment Loan applications are subject to ANZ’s credit approval criteria. Fees and charges apply and are available here or by calling the Client Services Team on 1800 639 330 between 8.00am and 6.00pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) during ASX trading days.

You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program in order to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. ANZ Share Investing customers can earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on  brokerage fees on shares, ETFs, interest rate securities, warrants and options by providing your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to ANZ Share Investing prior to trading. For shares, ETFs, interest rate securities, warrants and option trades, this offer only applies to trades executed where orders are placed under ANZ Share Investing retail User IDs on ANZ Share Investing retail accounts.

Qantas Points will be calculated based on the brokerage amount on trades involving shares, ETFs, interest rate securities, warrants and options. GST is included, for the purpose of calculating Qantas Points earned. Qantas Points cannot be earned on phone trades, trades placed through IRESS, SMS contract note confirmation fees or hard copy contract note fees, trades executed or fees charged for Off Market Transfers and miscellaneous trading fees which may include stamp duty, transaction fees or exchange related fees. 

Only the User ID under which the order is placed is entitled to earn Qantas Points. To accrue Qantas Points against your User ID, you must have entered your Qantas Frequent Flyer number on the ANZ Share Investing platform prior to placing an order.

Please allow up to 10 business days for your Qantas Points to be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. 

ANZ Share Investing reserves the right to terminate or vary this offer at any time, without notice.