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ETFs and the coronavirus crisis: 4 FAQs

ETFs and the coronavirus crisis: 4 FAQs

Sharemarkets have been in turmoil for several weeks, with few portfolios unaffected and volatility at all time highs. As a result, we’ve received many questions from investors relating to their ETF investments. We thought we’d use this post to provide answers to 4 of the most common:

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Market Trends: March 2020

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Key Global Trends – equities retreat
The coronavirus-led ‘risk-off’ trade that started to build in late January continued into February and the early weeks of March. Global equities have reversed their uptrend* seen through most of 2019, while the downtrend in bond yields and uptrend in gold prices has continued.

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The Coronavirus/oil double whammy: reassessing your defence - defensive allocations

The coronavirus/oil double whammy: reassessing your defence

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Fears around the impact of the coronavirus have been compounded by oil’s woes, causing the biggest falls on Wall Street since the GFC. On Monday, the S&P 500 index fell 7.6%, triggering the first automatic halt in trading in more than two decades,

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diversified etfs

Diversified ETFs: An easy all-in-one investment solution

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Thanks to their ability to provide exposure to a range of asset classes, it has long been possible to build a low-cost diversified portfolio using only a handful of exchange traded funds (ETFs).  But the innovation does not end there: it’s now possible to get a diversified portfolio –

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Nothing is certain, except death, taxes - and Aussie dividends?

Nothing is certain, except death, taxes – and Aussie dividends?

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When it comes to thinking about returns from your Aussie shares, for many people, dividends are a big part of the story, and historically dividends have made up a significant proportion of the total returns of Australian sharemarket.
Australian companies on average have among the highest dividend yields1 and payout ratios2 in the developed world.

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BetaShares’ top HACK for thematic investing

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Earlier this month Symantec Corp., possibly the best-known name in cybersecurity, completed the sale of its Enterprise cybersecurity business, and the rights to the Symantec name, to Broadcom Inc. Symantec Corp., which makes Norton Antivirus, kept its consumer business but has rebranded as part of the deal,

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Market trends - October 2019

Market Trends: October 2019

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Key Global Trends – bond yields snap back

Trend signals for major markets remained unchanged last month.  Though they remain in a sharp downtrend, global bonds yields rebounded strongly in September as the US and China agreed to resume trade talks and the US Federal Reserve indicated it might not need to cut interest rates as aggressively as the markets had thought.

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investing for income in a low interest rate environment

Investing for Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment

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With interest rates at historic lows, investors who rely on cash or government bonds for income returns are having a harder time making ends meet.
For risk-conscious investors, the good news is that there is a range of innovative cash and fixed income investment exposures on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) that offer attractive income returns,

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