alternative investment with ETFs

What’s the alternative?

As investors, many of us like to be on the lookout for new opportunities that add value to our portfolios and are trying to make sure that our portfolios are protected during market downturns. An often overlooked or misunderstood asset class that can assist in both adding value to a portfolio and provide some protection

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Common ETF questions

ETFs: sorting fact from fiction (Part 1)

There’s no doubt exchange traded funds (ETFs) are shaking up the wealth industry across the world, including Australia, and, as such have naturally attracted their fair share of friends and detractors in the process.  As a relatively new product in Australia, it’s also understandable that many investors are still learning to sort through the many

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Equities Global market outlook

Global Market Outlook: July 2017 – Equities consolidate

  Global equities inched ahead only 0.3% in June, after recent solid monthly gains. Weakness in oil prices, talk of central bank tightening, and tech valuations were of concern to investors in the month. Although further consolidation is possible nearer-term, the medium-term outlook remains encouraging due to a broadening global economic recovery and still low

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Fixed vs Floating Rate Bonds

Bonds to float your boat: how to boost income in a rising interest rate environment

Given the prospect that global bond yields will eventually rise from today’s exceptionally low levels, the risk of capital loss may constrain the returns from traditional fixed-rate bonds in coming years.  Against this backdrop, wouldn’t it be nice to own a bond that actually benefits from rising interest rates? As this note will demonstrate, such

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Core satellite investing with ETFs

How using core-satellite investing with ETFs can give you outperformance potential

Core-satellite investing is a portfolio construction approach that has been used by both institutional and individual investors overseas for many years now and is a topic we have touched on in the past, see here and here, for example. There are many benefits to this approach, and with ETFs being an efficient tool to help

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