Note: I am trading at DeGiro on the Dutch website. On the Dutch website, the commission free ETF list is updated. On the English website, this is not (yet) done. DeGiro is a Dutch broker. I didn’t verify but assume they will roll out the updated version of the Free ETF selection in other countries soon. Back to the article.
Good news. DeGiro Commission free ETF list has been renewed. There are a number of ETFs removed that were not popular and a number of ETFs were added that are popular. There is also a new page where you can easily search and filter through the list.
What is DeGiro Commission free ETF list?
DeGiro offers stocks, ETFs, leveraged products, mutual funds, bonds, options and futures. To trade these you pay transaction costs and service costs. This is normal and happens at every broker and bank where you trade in these products.
DeGiro Commission free ETF list is a selection of no less than 200 ETFs (Exchange traded funds) that can be traded once per calendar month without transaction costs. You can therefore buy or sell the products from the list for free on the basis of fair use policy. You only pay the TER (Total Expense Ratio). These costs differ per product and are usually between 0.1% and 1%.
Note: some ETFs are listed on multiple exchanges. You can then, for example, choose to buy the same ETF via Euronext Amterdam or via Xetra. Sometimes the ETF is in the commission free list through one party, but not through the other.
What has changed in DeGiro Commission free ETF list?
A number of ETFs have been added which are popular with DeGiro investors. There are also a couple removed that were no longer popular. Did you regularly buy an ETF from the core selection and does it go off the list? They will remain commission-free until May 14 (in the Netherlands). Use it to your advantage.
So what makes me very happy is the amount of ETFs with a high ESG rating (Environmental, Social and Governance). Previously, I looked for ETFs with a high ESG score, but was unable to find them. That could have been me though. Now there are more and they can be found very easily. The new page where you can easily search and filter through the list, you can also click whether you think such a high score is important. Then the list is shown. Super nice!
What does the new page look like?
For the link to the new list click here.
You can filter on a number of things.
- The expense ratio is the percentage you pay per year to own this ETF. You can filter on the percentage with this tool.
- Then you can select the region. For example, if you think that economic growth is mainly in Asia or Europe, you can select it.
- The ESG rating measures a company’s resilience to long-term, industry material environmental, social and governance risk. These range from leader (AAA, AA), average, (A, BBB, BB) to laggard (B, CCC, etc.)
- In addition, you can select the stock exchange or search for your desired ETF in the search bar by name, abbreviation or tracking code.
If I click on the AAA and AA for the ESG rating, I get no less than 44 different ETFs that are leaders according to the ESG rating. If I also want to pay less than 0.2% TER, I still have 12 left. Now I no longer have to look this up separately for each ETF, but can filter them out.
Do I want to know more about a particular ETF? Then I just have to click on the link provided. Then a PDF opens with all relevant information about the ETF.
All in all, I think the core selection, especially the selection and the clear ESG rating, offers a much better user experience. This way you can easily select what is important to you. What do you think of the core selection? Do you also invest with the Giro? I wonder if you are also consciously working on this ESG score!
Until next time!
I am not a Financial advisor nor am I YOUR financial advisor. I am not a trained financial professional. This blog is for entertainment purposes only.