Where can I buy or sell ETFs?
You can buy or sell ETFs online via DBS Vickers by logging into DBS/POSB iBanking just like buying or selling a stock.
How easily can I buy or sell ETFs?
You will be able to buy or sell ETFs on the exchange in the same way as stocks throughout the trading day.
What are the benefits to ETFs trading as stocks?

Here are some of the advantages of investing in ETFs

  • Diversification - instantly get exposure to a portfolio of stocks of your choice
  • Convenience and Liquidity - buy and sell at any time during the trading day
  • Cost-effectiveness - lower management and sponsor fees
Do ETFs pay dividends?
Yes, there are ETFs where dividends from the underlying stocks are collected by the fund manager and redistributed to the investors on a quarterly or semi-annual basis (frequency varies across funds). ETF fund managers will determine if dividends are better utilised re-invested or distributed as income to investors. An investor should look into the distribution policy as specified in the prospectus and refer to the dividend announcements made by the fund manager. Dividends are paid out in the same way as if you would receive dividend payments from stocks. It is important to note that not all ETFs pay dividends.
Can I utilise my CPF to invest in ETFs?

Yes, you can use your CPF monies to purchase selected SGX-listed ETFs. You can settle your trade with your CPF monies when you have a CPF investment account opened with an agent bank and this account is linked to your DBS Vickers online trading account.

However, you can only invest monies in excess of $20,000 and $40,000 in your Ordinary Account and Special Account, respectively. For SPDR Gold Shares, only 10% of excess investible savings in your Ordinary Account can be used.

Can I use my Supplementary Retirement Scheme account to buy ETFs?
Yes, if you have a Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) account, you can use funds in the SRS account to buy most of the SGX-listed ETFs, but the transaction needs to be settled in Singapore dollars.
How can I trade Specified Investment Product ETFs?
Investors who wish to trade SIPs are required to be pre-qualified by the brokers through the SIP declaration form or take the SGX Online Education Programme.