Case For HBRD - BetaShares
Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

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If, like me, you watched ‘The Last Dance’ during Covid-19 lockdown, you will appreciate what an amazing team the Chicago Bulls were during the 1990s. Flashy, charismatic and awe-inspiring – Michael Jordan rightly commanded the spotlight. In contrast, the slow-talking, relatively shy Scottie Pippen never got the recognition he deserved.

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Market Trends: June 2020

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Key global trends – equity rally continues
Global equities pushed higher in May, continuing the rebound of the previous month, reflecting ongoing hopes of a speedy return to economic normalcy as both new COVID-19 cases and social distancing restrictions eased further in most advanced economies.

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Steel Iron Armour

Why long-duration, high quality bonds in an uncertain market? (Webinar recap)

There are arguably few more reliable portfolio “safe havens” in times of equity market trouble than highly-rated government bonds issued by major developed nations.
BetaShares Chief Economist, David Bassanese, and BetaShares Director – Key Accounts and Adviser Business, Mai Platts, recently showcased the key investment benefits of the fixed income asset class and opportunities in fixed income ETFs.

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GGOV: Defending your portfolio with global government bonds

GGOV: Defending your portfolio with global government bonds

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Despite the current upbeat mood in global equity markets, the outlook still includes significant downside risks. For investors seeking some portfolio diversification and defence in view of these risks, one potentially attractive option is high-quality, long-dated sovereign bonds issued by the governments of today’s major developed market economies –

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Fed faith - Global, US markets and australian economy

Fed faith

This article was originally published in Bassanese Bites on 20 April 2020. For the latest market updates and economic commentary subscribe to Bassanese Bites below.

Global markets
Despite continued shocking U.S. economic data and corporate earnings results, hopes with regard to U.S. curve flattening and potential re-opening of the U.S.

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Multi-coloured puzzle pieces

Build better portfolios with asset allocation (Webinar recap)

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Asset allocation can help diversify your portfolio and assists to make it more resilient to changing market conditions.
Our recent webinar with Director of Adviser Business, Blair Modica, went back to basics to explain how ETFs work, and how they may be used to diversify your portfolio.

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Are we near the bottom yet? (Virus Crisis Webinar recap)

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As the coronavirus continues to create uncertainty in sharemarkets and economies across the globe, we held the second of our fortnightly “Virus Crisis” webinar series, to provide a timely update on the virus and how it’s affecting markets and the macro economy.
BetaShares Chief Economist,

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – March 2020

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INVESTORS TURN TO ETFs AS VOLATILITY REIGNS SUPREME
Trading volumes in ETFs grew exponentially in March, even as funds under management (FuM) declined in line with falling equity markets. The extraordinary growth in turnover saw ASX ETF trading value hit an all-time high of ~$18B,

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