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The Australian equity market represents less than 2.4% of the global stock market capitalisation1Source: Factset in AUD. The weight of Australia in the MSCI World Index was 2.38% as of end of August 2018. ! With exchange-traded funds (ETFs), you can access a wide range of global companies that are truly representative of today's dynamic world economy and the exciting trends shaping our future such as Apple, Facebook, Boeing, and Coca Cola in a single trade2This information should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security or sector shown. It is not known whether the securities or sectors shown will be profitable in the future..

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Why Go Global?

We regularly hear the rule of thumb “invest in what you know.” So why go global? Here are three key reasons why investors should consider broadening the portfolios to include an allocation to international stocks:

  • Expanded Opportunity Set

    Australian equities represent less than 2.4% of the global stock market capitalisation. By investing in global equities, investors can gain exposure to a much more diverse range of companies that are truly representative of today’s dynamic global economy.

  • Increased Diversification

    Investors can build diversified portfolios of Australian stocks, but at the end of the day they are still Australian stocks. Additionally, the local market is heavily tilted towards stocks in two sectors, resources and financials, which together account for over half of the market cap of the S&P/ASX 2003Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices. Financials weighted 32.4% and Materials was 18.0% in the S&P/ASX 200 as of 28 September 2018.. With international stocks, investors can gain greater exposure to sectors, such as Utilities, Consumer Staples and Health Care, as well as high-growth sectors such as Technology that are relatively underrepresented in the broader Australian market.

  • Reduced Concentration Risk

    Through an investment in international equities, investors can spread their risk across many different companies, sectors and countries. So rather than relying on a single economy, which in the case of Australia is relatively small in global terms, investors gain exposure to markets all around the world.

Broaden Your Horizons

As an industry pioneer, State Street Global Advisors created the first US-listed ETF in 1993. Since then, each new member of the SPDR ETF family has been built to reflect our intimate knowledge of the ETF market.

We believe ETFs can offer simple solutions to help meet investors' needs. Our ETFs seek to provide a transparent way to access specific market segments via our Australian exchanges. Broaden your horizon with the SPDR ETFs global equity range, allowing you to:


Starting with SPY, innovation has been coded in every SPDR ETF’s DNA. And at the heart of this innovation is the passion to meet investors’ needs. With our long presence in Australia and our global network, we only bring to market ETF products attuned to investors’ needs across a variety of asset classes, capitalisation ranges and styles.

  • Access to Your Desired Exposures

    Match your portfolio to your strategy by adding new markets and sectors to your investments, with the freedom to decide when and by how much.

  • Simplicity

    Buy and sell on the ASX, just like ordinary shares.

  • Improved Diversification

    Gain instant diversification to all corners of the world with a single investment.

  • Transparency

    SPDR ETFs trade on the ASX with a full list of holdings available daily7With the exception of the SPDR® MSCI Australia Select High Dividend Yield Fund (SYI), which displays monthly holdings., so you always know what you’re holding, with publicly available pricing.

  • Low Cost

    Benefit from low management fees and operating expenses compared with managed funds.

  • Physically Backed

    All SPDR ETFs are physically backed, providing a simple, transparent way to access each market segment.

No matter your level of sophistication, learn more about using these products with confidence from the team that started it all.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Frequent trading of ETFs could significantly increase commissions and other costs such that they may offset any savings from low fees or costs.

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