My objective of investing in index based ETF is to have a total return that is somewhat similar to the market performance as a whole. It also acts as my benchmark for other long term portfolios. As mentioned in earlier post, if I cannot beat the market by stock selection, I should just close my long term portfolio and invest everything in these index ETFs.
My initial thought process was I would be investing upto 30% of my long term portfolio into index funds. However, after spending some time reading and understanding the various available funds, I have come to realize that there is not much choice available to individual investors. This is not to say, I do not like ETFs. I am still a fan of ETF assuming that they are structured properly and have reasonable expenses. In general, most of the ETFs have low liquidity and high expenses. I do not want my investments to get stuck in the low liquidity funds.
As of now, I will continue to remain under allocated to index ETFs. I do not know what be would the targeted allocation. I will let readers know when I make a decision.