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Question: Last week, one of our reader’s asked how to invest in the Asian BATS stocks i.e. Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), Tencent (HKG: 0700) and Samsung (KRX: 005930). This week we’re sharing a very thoughtful response to that question from one of our readers.


Reader Answer:
I get exposure to BATS by purchasing selected large liquid index ETFs - Vanguard VAE or VGE or iSHares IEM - the BATS are in their top 10 holdings, and as these ETFs are indexed, these stocks will be highly weighted. In addition, you get the benefit of some other highly desirable stocks, plus diversification.

Betashares has come up with the answer for the many Australian investors wanting to invest in the BATS - they have an ETF called Betashares Asia Technology Tiger (ASIA), which is to be launched in the near term so you could contact Betashares to find out when this will be available.

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