Global Market Outlook February 2017: Weaker $US boosts commodities

After solid gains in recent months, both US bond yields and the $US consolidated somewhat in January, in part reflecting concerns with Donald Trump’s trade-protectionist stance. That said, equity markets continued to focus on the potential positives of a Trump Presidency, while the weaker $US also helped boost gold prices. Read the full Market Outlook for

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Found in translation

Incredible food, stunning country side scenery, gadgets galore, brilliant and efficient public transport, it’s a little quirky, it has amazing culture and has sights and sounds that make your senses come alive – Japan sure is a great place to go for a holiday and/or business trip. It is also a destination that more of

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3 predictions for the Australian ETF industry in 2017

With assets under management at an all-time high, and increasingly more widespread use of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), the Australian ETF industry came of age in 2016, and continues to follow in the footsteps of more mature markets around the globe. The ETF industry in Australia continues to evolve, as new waves of investors demand

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – year end 2016 report

ETF Industry thrives in a volatile year The global ETF industry had another record year in 2016, receiving its highest ever level of net inflows (US$389B) and reaching over US$3.5T in assets under management (approximately 16% year on year growth)1.  The Australian ETF industry funds under management continued to grow rapidly, increasing 21% to end

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Nothing but net! Why fundamental indexing has outperformed market-cap since the US Presidential Election

Donald Trump’s US Presidential election victory has led to widespread re-pricing of asset prices across the globe, as evident from a rising U.S. dollar, rising bond yields and higher equity prices. Within the US equity market specifically, moreover, there has also been notable sector rotation toward better valued financial and energy stocks, and away from

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Raising the benchmark: How and why fundamentally weighted indices have been outperforming

With the rotation out of high priced defensive income stocks in the Australian equity market in recent months – and toward sectors offering relatively better value, such as resources – fundamentally weighted indexing methodologies have again demonstrated their ability to outperform traditional market-cap weighted indices over time. Dynamic value tilts through a fundamentally weighted index

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