5 ASX ETFs for beginner investors to buy

These ETFs could be great options for investors starting a portfolio.

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If you're just starting out with investing and aren't feeling overly confident with stock picking, then don't let that put you off.

That's because there's an easy way to invest your hard-earned money – exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

ETFs allow investors to buy a large number of shares through a single investment. Not only does this remove the need for stock picking, but it also means you can build a diversified portfolio effortlessly.

But which ASX ETFs would be good options for beginner investors? Let's take a look at five:

BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ)

The BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF could be a great option for beginner investors. Especially if you're wanting to invest in many of the world's most well-known and highest-quality companies. This ETF gives investors access to the 100 largest non-financial companies on the Nasdaq index. These are global giants such as Alphabet, Apple, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tesla.

BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASX: ASIA)

If you would like to invest in the Asian equivalent of the West's biggest tech giants, then the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF could be the way to do it. It provides investors with super-easy access to many of the best tech stocks from China and the rest of Asia (but not Japan). This includes companies such as Alibaba, WeChat owner Tencent Holdings, and Temu owner Pinduoduo.

VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (ASX: MOAT)

Another ASX ETF to look at is the very popular VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF. This ETF has delivered very strong returns for investors thanks to its focus on investing in high-quality companies with fair valuations and sustainable competitive advantages. These are qualities that legendary investor Warren Buffett looks for. And given his track record over multiple decades, it's hard to deny that the strategy works.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS)

If you're simply wanting to invest locally without stock picking, then the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF could be the way to do it. This ASX ETF aims to track the ASX 300 index. This is the home of Australia's leading 300 listed companies. This includes shares such as BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP), Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG), and Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES).

Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS)

Finally, investors might want to look at the Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF if they're wanting a diverse portfolio. That's because this popular ASX ETF gives investors access to more than 1,000 of the world's largest listed companies. Many of these are absolute giants of their industries and household names.

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