Asked by Anonymous
The one ETF everyone knows about is certainly not diverse in nature (The STI ETF). Consider the all-in cost including any account fees, trading fees, managing fees, rebalancing fees. Recognize that this is designed to be a long term decision.
Diversification should come across sectorally, not globally - meaning that it should be widespread across sectors like consumer staples, financials, tech, etc, not across countries like China, US, Malaysia, etc. Which is a little bit why the STI is a piece of gunk.
You could do much better than an ETF, but its your call.