Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

ETF is portfolio investment products that are admitted to listing or trading on a regulated exchange. An ETF provides investors with exposure to a diversified basket of shares or other financial products. ETFs aim to replicate the performance of a specific index; this index can be a blue chip, a regional, or a sector index.  ETF is similar with mutual funds, but we can trade ETF in Stock Exchange.

The differences between ETF and mutual funds:

  Stock Mutual Fund ETF
Trading Investment Manager Stock Exchange
Minimum Purchase 1 unit Primary Market: Creation unit ( = 1000 lot = 100.000 units)
Secondary Market: 1 Lot (100 units)
Price The end of the day Real time
Underlying Stock Reference index
Dealer Participant No Yes

The Benefits of ETF

The benefits of ETF compare to another alternative investment are:


The Purpose of ETF

The purpose of trading ETF are:

  1. Diversification: Automatic Diversification of some superior stock in one order.
  2. Flexibility: Memanfaatkan fleksibilitas jual/beli yang tinggi, karena dapat langsung melakukan pembelian maupun penjualan ETF selama jam bursa berlangsung selayaknya saham.

ETF’s Trading Mechanism


ETF’s Regulation

The surveillance of ETF is held by three parties, that is OJK, BEI and KSEI.  ETF’s trading in Indonesia is regulated by :

Listed ETF :

As April 12, 2019, 27 ETF listed on IDX. Click here for more information about ETF.