Best Aussie ETFs: My Top 3 Aussie ETFs in 2022 (VAS vs A200 vs IOZ) - The Money Pal (2023)

This article was last updated on 04/01/2022

It’s time to dissect the best Aussie ETFs tracking Australian companies. Betashares Australia 200 ETF (ASX:A200) vs Vanguard’s Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX:VAS) vs iShares Core S&P/Asx 200 ETF (ASX:IOZ).

Before reading any further, please ensure you’ve read and clearly understand my financial disclaimer located at the bottom of this post.

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Straight off the bat (cricket pun intended), I should note that VAS, A200 and IOZ are popular here in Australia.

So popular that they account for two of Pearlers top three most popular ETFs. And that’s for good reason. They’re all great vehicles for investors to access Australia’s largest companies through low cost, diversified ETFs.

With that said, there are some subtle differences you should consider before deciding to invest in either VAS, A200 or IOZ.

If you’d like to read about a specific ETF covered in this article or want my verdict, use the links below:

  • Vanguard VAS ETF Review (ASX:VAS)
  • Betashares A200 ETF Review (ASX:A200)
  • iShares IOZ ETF Review (ASX:IOZ)
  • Summary
  • Financial Disclaimer

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VAS, A200 and IOZ are some of the best Aussie ETFS, but international diversification is key.

Don’t get me wrong, I take as much pride as the next person in our biggest, and best companies. Especially our heavy hitters in the health sector like CSL, Cochlear and Resmed.

Like most Aussies, I’m also familiar with our largest corporations, which makes investing in them much more palatable. Especially for newer investors.

For Aussie investors, it’s easy to stick to what you know, but for investors looking to build an internationally diversified portfolio, it may not be prudent to concentrate your entire portfolio in one country or continent.

Why? because you never know when its financial winter will come.

The land of the rising sun, not rising stocks.

Take Japan’s long financial winter as an example. In the late 80s, the Japanese stock market collapsed and has only recently (2021) eclipsed its previous all-time high. Over the same period, the S&P 500 grew at roughly 9% per year (excluding dividends).

There’s no question VAS, A200 and IOZ are some of the best Aussie ETFs for investing in Australian companies, but investors should strongly consider some international exposure to avoid regional concentration risk.

(Video) Top 3 Aussie ETFs / Index Funds Compared in 2022 | VAS vs IOZ vs A200

Without being captain obvious, it would have sucked having all your eggs in Japanese stocks during their long period of underperformance.

Best Aussie ETFs for International exposure.

If you’re interested in learning more about ASX listed ETFs that can provide you with international exposure, check out these articles:

  • ESG Investing: My Top 3 Aussie Ethical ETFs (ETHI vs ESGI vs VESG)
  • Investing in Asia: My Top 3 Asian ETFs (VAE vs ASIA vs VESG)
  • Investing in the USA: My Top 3 American ETFs (VGS vs NDQ vs IVV)

Need to sharpen up on your ETF do’s & dont’s? I’ve got you covered.

Before I unpack VAS, A200 and IOZ, here’s a link to an investing basics article I wrote about the fundamentals of ETFs in case you needed a brush-up before we get into specific ETF talk.

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Best Aussie ETFs #1 – Vanguard VAS ETF Review (ASX:VAS)

Kicking off with Vanguard’s contender, we begin with their hugely popular Australian Shares ETF, VAS. VAS was created to mimic the returns of the S&P/ASX 300 Index.

Vanguard first listed VAS way back in 2009. VAS was designed to provide investors with an opportunity to buy and hold a basket of Australia’s largest 300 companies (roughly) at low cost, firmly placing it among the best Aussie ETFs tracking Australian companies.

VAS won’t beat the market, it is the market!

It’s important to remember that all three of the ETFs I discuss today won’t beat the market. Why? Because they are the market!

The ASX 200 (A200 and IOZ benchmark) and ASX 300 (VAS benchmark) indexes are two of the most commonly employed benchmarks investors use to gauge the Australian share markets performance.

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By tracking either index, you’re literally getting the Australian share market return by investing in any one of VAS, A200, or IOZ. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that!

S&P Global’s Spiva Report revealed that a staggering 86.3% of Australian Equity Funds trying to pick stocks failed to outperform the ASX 200 over a 15 year period. So remember that when you’re contemplating scratching that stock-picking itch.

Underlying holding diversification – VAS VS A200 VS IOZ

Unlike A200 and IOZ, which both track the performance of the ASX 200, VAS tracks the performance of the ASX 300.

What’s the difference I hear you ask? I’ll give you a hint, it’s all in the name. Rather than covering the top 200 ASX shares by market cap, another 100 companies are tacked onto the bottom of the index. Simples.

What I’ve Been Reading

All that means is that by holding VAS, you’ll own shares in Australia’s largest 300 companies (approximately) by market cap instead of the top 200.

The biggest benefit that comes with that is the added diversification that comes with owning an additional 100 companies. That said, the bottom 100 companies only account for roughly 3% of the total index, making it difficult for them to move the needle performance-wise.

(Video) Australia's top 5 Australian Shares ETFs VAS, A200 & more

ASX 300 & ASX 200 – Which one has performed better over time?

Because VAS tracks the performance of the ASX 300, it’s more diversified in comparison to IOZ or A200. But has that added diversification led to better performance?

According to Vanguard, VAS has produced a total return (growth and dividends) of 16.1% over the past year (to 30/11/21), 12.9% over the past 3 years and 10.3% over the past 5 years. All after fees with dividends reinvested.

To compare the performance of VAS to an ETF benchmarked against the ASX 200, let’s call up iShares IOZ.

After fees, IOZ has provided holders with a 17.1% total return (growth and dividends) over the past year (to 31/12/21), 13.5% over the past 3 years and 9.6% over the past 5 years with dividends reinvested, and after fees.

IOZ and A200 have performed slightly better than VAS over a 1 & 3 year period, but not over 5 years.

In short, IOZ and A200 have performed slightly better in the short term (1 & 3 years), and slightly worse in the medium term (5 years) in comparison to VAS, but the difference in performance certainly isn’t extreme.

It should also be said that past performance is no guarantee of future performance. The benchmark that performs better over the next 1, 2, 3 or 5 years is anyone’s guess!

Want to know more about VAS?

You can check out the latest VAS fact sheet provided by Vanguard if you’re keen on doing some further reading on VAS.

VAS Key Facts:

Use the table below to grab all the key facts about VAS you need to get comfortable with it!

As of NOV 30 21VAS
ETF IssuerVanguard
Management Fee0.10% P.A
Benchmark IndexS&P/ASX 300 Index
Dividend Reinvestment PlanYes
Dividend Yield3.5%
Income Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
Top 10 Holding Concentration41.2%
3Yr Return12.9%
Return Since Inception (2009)9.5%
Assets Under Management (AUM)$9.7B
Number of Holdings (ETF)306
Weighting MethodologyMarket Cap Weighted
Listed Since2009
Top 10 Holdings (highest to lowest concentration)Commonwealth Bank, CSL, BHP, National Australia Bank, ANZ Bank, Westpac Bank, Macquarie Group, Wesfarmers, Woolworths Group, & Telstra Corp
Top 10 Holding Concentration44.3% of the total ETF holdings

Best Aussie ETFs #2 – Betashares A200 ETF Review (ASX:A200)

Betashares have managed to provide investors with easy access to low cost investing through their Australia 200 ETF, A200. Listing in 2018, A200 tracks the returns of Australians’ top 200 (approximately) companies by market capitalisation.

Management Fee – VAS VS A200 VS IOZ

With a management fee or MER (management expense ratio) of just 0.07% P.A, A200 is the most cost-effective product in comparison to VAS (0.10% P.A), and IOZ (0.09% P.A).

Between VAS, A200 and IOZ, A200 was last to list on the ASX. With that in mind, it seems Betashares may have attempted to underbid its competitors.

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A200 is 22% and 30% cheaper than IOZ and VAS respectively, but when we’re talking about such small MER’s, the difference in actual fees paid is negligible.

For example, the management fees for A200 would be $7 for every $10,000 invested. Compare that to IOZ, where the management fees would be $9 for every $10,000 invested, and you soon realise that the difference is really nothing to be overly concerned about.

A200 is marginally cheaper than VAS and IOZ, but the actual difference in fees you’ll need to pay wouldn’t be of huge concern unless you’re fortunate enough to have tens of millions of dollars invested.

(Video) The best Australian share ETFs | STW, VAS, IOZ, MVW & A200 compared

A possible capital gains tax event and the transaction costs associated with selling and buying are worth considering before liquidating any positions should you choose to invest sell one ETF to buy another.

Why is A200 slightly cheaper than VAS and IOZ?

A large cost associated with an ETF is the index it tracks. Fees need to be paid by the ETF issuer to the index provider.

What’s unique about A200 is that it tracks the returns of the Solactive Australia 200 Index, whereas VAS and IOZ both license their indexes from Standard & Poors (S&P).

I suspect the reason Betashares are able to offer A200 at a discount is that they’re licencing a Solactive index, rather than the well known, and likely more expensive Standard & Poors indexes, which means the slight savings can be passed on to investors.

Want to know more about A200?

You can check out the latest A200 fact sheet provided by Betashares if you’re keen on doing some further reading.

A200 Key Facts:

Use the table below to grab all the key facts about A200 you need to get comfortable with it!

As of NOV 30 21 A200
ETF IssuerBetashares
Management Fee0.07% P.A.
Benchmark IndexSolactive Australia 200 Index
Dividend Reinvestment PlanYes
Dividend Yield3.1%
Income Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
3Yr Return12.6%
Return Since Inception9.63%
Assets Under Management (AUM)$2.1B
Number of Holdings (ETF)200
Weighting MethodologyMarket Cap Weighted
Listed Since2018
Top Ten Holdings (Highest to lowest concentration)Commonwealth Bank, CSL, BHP, National Australia Bank, ANZ Bank, Westpac Bank, Macquarie Group, Wesfarmers, Woolworths Group, & Telstra Corp
Top Ten Holding Concentration44.8% of the total ETF holdings.

Best Aussie ETFs #3 – iShares IOZ ETF Review (ASX:IOZ)

Lastly, we arrive at iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF, more commonly known as IOZ.

Similarly to VAS and A200, IOZ provides investors with low-cost access to the Australian share market. IOZ aims to track the returns of the S&P/ASX 200 index before any fees and expenses.

An ETFs size is really, really important to be aware of, and IOZ ticks the box.

An important factor worth considering before investing in any ETF is its assets under management or AUM.

I try to steer clear of ETFs with AUM under $AUD 100m because smaller ETFs bear an increased risk of closing down.

ETF Managers can pull the pin on ETFs simply because they haven’t gained enough traction to remain viable, which is a risk I’m hesitant to take.

Another negative of smaller ETFs is that they often come with higher bid/ask spread fees because they’re less frequently traded.

IOZ is hugely popular among Aussie investors.

In the case of IOZ, it has an enormous AUM of $5.0Bn, making it the second-largest ETF featured in this article.

According to Stockspot, IOZ is also the second most popular ASX listed ETF in terms of FUM growth. From March 2020 to March 2021, the IOZ FUM grew by 167%!

Broadly speaking, IOZ, VAS and A200 all have over a billion dollars in FUM. The trio’s large FUM numbers suggest that they’re all hugely popular, and frequently traded.

(Video) 🌱 ETFs: How to research and compare ETFs like VAS, STW, IOZ & more [ETF mini-series part 3]

Do the best Aussie ETFs pay generous dividends?

The Aussie stock market is well known for its dominant contingent of established banking and resources companies, all of whom pay generous dividends.

Within IOZ, VAS and A200, 5 banks and 1 resources companies are included in their top ten most heavily weighted companies!

For that reason, investors in all three ETFs can welcome generous dividends. All three offer dividend yields north of 3%, and include dividend reinvestment plans.

IOZ Key Facts:

Use the table below to grab all the key facts about IOZ you need to get comfortable with it!

As of 31 DEC 21 IOZ
ETF IssueriShares
Management Fee0.09% P.A.
Benchmark IndexS&P/ASX 200 Index
Dividend Reinvestment PlanYes
Dividend Yield3.3%
Income Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
3Yr Return13.5%
Return Since Inception8.5%
Funds Under Management (FUM)$5.0Bn
Number of Holdings (ETF)202
Weighting MethodologyMarket Cap Weighted
Listed Since2010
Top Ten HoldingsCommonwealth Bank, CSL, BHP, National Australia Bank, Westpac Bank, ANZ Bank, Macquarie Group, Wesfarmers, Woolworths Group, & Telstra Corp
Top Ten Holding Concentration42.0% of the total ETF holdings.

Want to know more about IOZ?

You can check out the latest IOZ fact sheet if you’re keen on doing some further reading.

Summary

The great thing about all three of these ETFs is that they give investors a low-cost solution to garner their share of returns from Australia’s biggest, and best companies.

All three will do more or less the same thing, so it’s worth selecting one and just getting started. After all, for compound interest to do its thing, it requires time in the market!

I personally own units in A200. Remember, my actions and holdings are suited to my personal situation and may not be appropriate for you. Please read my financial disclaimer below for additional information.

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FAQs

Which is better A200 or VAS? ›

However, its benchmark ASX 200 index has averaged a return of 7.00% per annum over the last five years. So, the A200 ETF appears to have historically performed slightly better than the VAS ETF. Personally, I think both of these ASX ETFs are top choices for an investment portfolio.

What is the best performing Australian ETF? ›

The best performing exchange-traded funds delivered returns of up to 22.98% p.a. in the last 5 years.
  • Global X Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund.
  • BetaShares US Equities Strong Bear Currency Hedged (Hedge Fund)
  • Global X Physical Palladium.
  • BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF-Currency Hedged (Synthetic)
13 Oct 2022

Is IOZ a good ETF? ›

There's no question VAS, A200 and IOZ are some of the best Aussie ETFs for investing in Australian companies, but investors should strongly consider some international exposure to avoid regional concentration risk.

What are the most popular ETF in Australia? ›

State Street Global Advisers' SPDR S&P/ASX200 fund comes out on top at 28.15% followed by Vanguard's Australian Shares Index ETF with 24.96%.
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20 most popular ETFs invested in by SMSFs.
Rank1
Security codeVAS
ETF nameVanguard Australian Shares Index ETF
% of funds with ETFs that hold this security15.24%
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Is vas the best ETF? ›

With low costs, diversification, dividend income and franking credits, it's easy to see why VAS is the most popular 'Core' ETF in Australia. It should be noted that if you own similar ETFs, such as A200, STW, IOZ or MVW, you're going to have a lot of 'overlap' in your portfolio if you own more than one of these ETFs.

What is the average return on vas? ›

Total returns
1 monthYTD
Total5.94%4.58%
Gross returns5.95%4.50%
Benchmark5.96%4.61%

What is the hottest ETF right now? ›

7 of the Hottest ETFs to Buy Right Now
FXOFinancials Alphadex Fund$42.97
AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF$33.52
SPGPInvesco S&P 500 GARP ETF$85.48
SOXXiShares Semiconductor ETF$416.06
GIISPDR S&P Global Infrastructure ETF$57.70
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What are the top 5 ETFs to buy? ›

Simplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF (ticker: PFIX)
  • Energy and rates still rule Wall Street as Big Tech continues to stumble. ...
  • Simplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF (ticker: PFIX) ...
  • Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) ...
  • Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) ...
  • iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ)
3 Nov 2022

What is the best performing ETF in 2022? ›

7 best-performing ETFs of 2022:
  • ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF (BOIL): +270%
  • United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG): +145.9%
  • ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas ETF (DIG): +96.6%
  • Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2x Shares (ERX): +95.3%
  • Direxion Daily S&P Oil and Gas Exploration & Production Bull 2x Shares ETF (GUSH): +92%
6 Sept 2022

What is the safest ETF to buy? ›

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 ETF (ticker: SPLG)
  • Look beyond short-term volatility to your long-term investing goals. ...
  • SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 ETF (ticker: SPLG) ...
  • iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) ...
  • Vanguard Information Technology ETF (VGT) ...
  • iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO)

What ETFs does Warren Buffett recommend? ›

Buffett revealed that his will stipulates that 90% of the money should be invested in a low-cost S&P 500 index fund with 10% in short-term government bonds. He suggested Vanguard, which operates the Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF (VOO 0.96%).

What is the difference between VAS and Vhy? ›

Well, let's investigate. Vanguard itself runs an income-focused fund called the Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF (ASX: VHY). Instead of the 300 or so holdings that VAS boasts, VHY instead only holds 64 dividend-paying shares.

What are the top three ETFs? ›

PXE, IEO, and FCG are the best ETFs for Q4 2022
  • They provide an easy access point to a wide variety of sectors, industries, and strategies.
  • They tend to minimize many of the risks inherent in investing in individual stocks.

What is the best performing ETF in last 5 years? ›

SOXX is both a top performer over the past 10 years and over the past 5 years. It's also the largest ETF in its sector, with more than $2.6 billion in assets under management (AUM).

Which is the best all in one ETF? ›

  • Best All-in-One Growth or Equity ETF – VEQT (Vanguard All Equity ETF)
  • Best All-in-One Balanced ETF – VBAL (Vanguard Balanced ETF Portfolio)
  • Best All-in-One Conservative ETF – VCNS (Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio)
26 Jul 2022

Is IOZ better than VAS? ›

VAS has done a bit better than IOZ given its broader exposure with a 5-year return of 8.1% p.a. MVW has underperformed it's peers with a return of 7.2% p.a. given it's skew to smaller companies. A200 was recently listed so doesn't have 5 years of performance yet.

What is the best performing ETF of all time? ›

One of those exchange-traded funds, believe it or not, is the most famous ETF of all, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). Launched on Jan. 22, 1993, SPY has risen 828.3% since its inception.
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Top Performing ETFs Of All Time.
TickerTECL
Fund NameDirexion Daily Technology Bull 3x Shares
Inception12/17/2008
Return % Since Inception3,259.93
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Is VAS a good buy now? ›

Some basic information about VAS ASX

Vanguard suggests it is suitable for long-term buy and hold investors looking for capital growth with some tax efficient benefits. Launched in 2009, VAS ASX had a stellar performance from the 2020 lows of 56.28 to the high of 97.92 in March 2022.

How many ETFs should I invest in? ›

Experts agree that for most personal investors, a portfolio comprising 5 to 10 ETFs is perfect in terms of diversification. But the number of ETFs is not what you should be looking at. Rather, you should consider the number of different sources of risk you are getting with those ETFs.

Does the VAS pay dividends? ›

Fund overview

The ETF provides low-cost, broadly diversified exposure to Australian companies and property trusts listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. It also offers potential long-term capital growth along with dividend income and franking credits.

How much should I invest in ETF? ›

You expose your portfolio to much higher risk with sector ETFs, so you should use them sparingly, but investing 5% to 10% of your total portfolio assets may be appropriate.

What ETF should I buy 2022? ›

  • The Best Growth ETFs of November 2022.
  • Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG)
  • iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth ETF (IMCG)
  • Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (VIOG)
  • Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF (NULG)
  • Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weight ETF (QQQE)
  • Vanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF (VFMO)
4 Nov 2022

What is the fastest growing ETF? ›

For example, year to date, the $241 billion Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) and the $277 billion iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) have had the largest inflows, totaling $24 billion and $16.2 billion, respectively.
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related ETFs.
TickerNameYTD%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF--
WEATTeucrium Wheat Fund--
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What are the best ETFs to buy for fast money? ›

Here is a list of seven growth ETFs to buy in 2022.
  • Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) ...
  • Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK) ...
  • Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) ...
  • Proshares Ultra QQQ (TQQQ) ...
  • ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) ...
  • iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF (IVW) ...
  • iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF)

What ETF pays the highest dividend? ›

25 high-dividend ETFs
SymbolETF nameAnnual dividend yield
VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF1.53%
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund1.36%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF1.25%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF1.24%
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1 Nov 2022

What is the highest yielding ETF? ›

Top 100 Highest Dividend Yield ETFs
SymbolNameDividend Yield
HYLDHigh Yield ETF6.81%
SDEMGlobal X MSCI SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF6.80%
KBWDInvesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF6.69%
PCEFInvesco CEF Income Composite ETF6.64%
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What is the next best thing to invest in 2022? ›

Some of the best types of investments for 2022 include high-yield savings accounts, government I-bonds and well-diversified ETFs. Investors who can afford more risk may also look into alternative investments like commodities and cryptocurrencies to boost their returns.

What ETF has the highest 10 year return? ›

Best Performing ETFs of Last 10 Years: U. S. Equity

Over the past ten years, the U. S. stock market has been most favorable for large-cap growth investments. The large-cap growth-styled Invesco QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ), with an annualized return of 17.0%, is the best-performing ETF in the U. S. equity category.

What is better than an ETF? ›

Mutual funds. Mutual funds are generally bought directly from investment companies instead of from other investors on an exchange. Unlike ETFs, they don't have trading commissions, but they do carry an expense ratio and potentially other sales fees (or “loads”).

How do I choose the right ETF? ›

The three things you want to look for are the fund's liquidity; its bid/ask spread; and its tendency to trade in line with its true net asset value. An ETF's liquidity stems from two sources: the liquidity of the fund itself; and the liquidity of its underlying shares.

Do millionaires invest in ETFs? ›

The short answer is yes. For many investors, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) should be what they look into when deciding where to invest. Instead of having to research various industries and individual companies, ETFs allow investors to gain exposure to multiple assets with a single investment.

How long should I hold an ETF? ›

Holding period:

If you hold ETF shares for one year or less, then gain is short-term capital gain. If you hold ETF shares for more than one year, then gain is long-term capital gain.

What ETF is good for retirees? ›

Here, we list seven of the best ETFs for a retirement account based on asset class and with low expense ratios.
  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) ...
  • The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) ...
  • The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) ...
  • The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) ...
  • The Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)

Should I buy VAS or VHY? ›

In terms of performance, VHY has returned 9.14% over the past 12 months (to 31 May) and an average of 8.36% per annum over the past five years. That beats out VAS, which has given investors a 4.77% return over the past 12 months and an average of 8.95% per annum over the past five years.

Is VHY a good investment? ›

VHY is low cost and has adequate diversification by holdings (60+ holdings). However, it probably shouldn't be mixed too heavily with another vanilla Aussie shares ETF (e.g. VAS or A200) which also has high exposure to financials/banks.

Why is DHHF better than VDHG? ›

Unlike DHHF, VDHG provides exposure to bonds, as well as equities. It's also specifically invested in currency-hedged, and small company funds. Considering DHHF and VDHG are far from identical in terms of their underlying holdings, the slight variance in fees isn't a total shock.

Is a Mercedes A200 better than A180? ›

Mercedes-Benz A Class Engines

The entry level petrol engine is badged A180 and is a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which makes 136 hp. The A200 is essentially the same engine, except that it produces 163 hp.

Is A200 better than A180? ›

From memory, there's not a huge difference between the performance of the A180 and A200, although it's worth having a go in each to draw your own conclusions. I'd be more inclined to focus on getting the upgraded infotainment and automatic gearbox that make the A-Class feel and drive like a mini luxury car.

Is A200 fuel efficient? ›

The engine has been paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission. Claimed fuel consumption for the A 200 is 5.2 l/100 km.

What is the difference between A200 and A200d? ›

Next up are the A200 and A200d, which differ by their engines. The A200 has a more powerful version of the A180's 1.6-litre turbo petrol, which produces 115kW/250Nm. The A200d has a 100kW/300Nm turbo diesel engine, which is the only oil-burner in the range.

Is A180 underpowered? ›

The A180 with 122bhp (105 wheel hp) is quite underpowered in our opinion. With our Stage 2 tune paired together with SuperCircuit Exhaust stainless steel cat-less downpipe, we were able to achieve 195bhp and 330Nm (169 wheel hp and 286Nm of wheel torque as shown on the dyno), making the ride much livelier.

Does a A200 have a turbo? ›

With a fuel consumption of 7.9 litres/100km - 36 mpg UK - 30 mpg US (Average), 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 7.5 seconds, a maximum top speed of 142 mph (228 km/h), a curb weight of 2877 lbs (1305 kgs), the A Class (W169) A200 Turbo has a turbocharged Inline 4 cylinder engine, Petrol motor.

Does A200 have turbo? ›

For petrol fans, a new 193bhp A200 turbo engine, a normally aspirated 2.0-litre and smaller 1.5 and 1.7-litre units round off the line-up.

What is the difference between A200 and a250? ›

The fundamental difference is this: the AMG Line adds cosmetic differences designed to add to the overall look and feel of the car, while an AMG model features a high performance engine designed with driving performance in mind.

How much BHP is an A200? ›

Performance
Power160 bhp
Top Speed140 mph
0-60 mph7.7 secs
Torque250 Nm, 184 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions138 g/km
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What is the difference between premium and premium plus A-Class? ›

Mercedes-Benz AMG Line Premium Plus Edition

The AMG Line Premium Plus Edition is the range-topping model of the standard A-Class range, and adds Mercedes' new Multibeam LED headlight technology and adaptive high-beam assist system.

Which is better S-class or E? ›

The E-class has more legroom in the front and rear seats for example. The S-Class does have the advantage in some areas, however, offering a very significant 2-inches more headroom in the front two seats, and cargo space that greatly surpasses that of the E-Class.

Is A200 fast? ›

It provides strong acceleration in any gear. 0-62mph takes 8.1 seconds, while the top speed is 137mph.

Is s-Class a luxury? ›

The S-Class has been awarded “Best Luxury Car” from carwow.

The Mercedes S-Class has some of the most advanced technology ever seen in a luxury car.

Where is A200 made? ›

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (W177)
ProductionApril 2018 – present
Model years2018–present
AssemblyGermany: Rastatt China: Beijing (Beijing Benz; LWB sedan) Finland: Uusikaupunki (Valmet Automotive) Hungary: Kecskemét Mexico: Aguascalientes (COMPAS; 2018–2020) Thailand: Samut Prakan ( TAAP ) Indonesia: Bogor (MBI)
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Is the A250 fast? ›

One minute and 45 seconds into the video, the digital speedometer of the A250 AMG Line reaches 152 mph , which is close to Mercedes' quoted maximum velocity.
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Make/ModelMercedes-Benz A-Class
CategoryRaces and Chases
13 Aug 2018

What's the difference between AMG line and premium? ›

Which one is right for you? The fundamental difference is this: the AMG Line adds cosmetic differences designed to add to the overall look and feel of the car, while an AMG model features a high performance engine designed with driving performance in mind.

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