ETF Liquidity: will it be there when I need it?

ETF Liquidity

One of the many benefits of ETFs for investors is their tradability. Unlike traditional funds, ETFs can be bought and sold at any time through the Australian Securities Exchange just like an ordinary share. But since ETFs trade like shares, investors may mistakenly attempt to evaluate their liquidity in the same way they might for shares. This gives rise to one of the most common misunderstandings about ETFs, namely, that an ETF’s ‘on-screen’ volume equates to ETF liquidity. For most ETFs, nothing could be further from the truth!