Are ETFs more tax efficient than traditional Managed Funds?

Taxes are one of the biggest costs to investors, and small changes in tax bills over an investment lifetime can make large differences to the final value of the investment portfolio. ETFs as an investment vehicle typically have a relatively high level of tax efficiency when compared to traditional actively managed funds – the amount

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How are ETFs created, and why does it matter?

This is the first of a series of posts in the “BetaShares Academy“, which we will add to over time. The aim of the BetaShares Academy is to provide educational information on ETFs, their structure and key features – the ‘basics of ETFs’. In this particular post, we focus on the way in which ETFs are ‘created’ and

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What’s really driving US stock prices?

The financial news cycle has been churning between boom and bust stories since the onset of the GFC. Calls to be on the lookout for economic ‘green shoots’ coincided with Warren Buffet’s sagacious call to buy shares at the bottom of the cycle and not to “wait for the robins to sing – by then,

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SMSF Owners’ Alliance – Our sponsorship

As part of our ongoing commitment to investor education, BetaShares is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the SMSF Owners’ Alliance – Australia’s peak representative body for SMSF owners and members: www.SMSFOA.org.au. SMSFOA is a not for profit body and has just announced its forthcoming SMSF Master Class – “Harnessing Opportunity & Managing Risk: Challenges for 2014

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