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underdog

The Aussie market – another underdog victory?  

Australians love an underdog, especially when they get up. In the Tokyo Olympics last year, despite our relatively small population, we came sixth in the medal tally. In 2011, Sam Stosur cruised past the world’s top tennis players – including playing Serena Williams at her peak, in her home Slam tournament – to take home the US Open.

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5 ETFs for rising interest rates and inflation

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Global inflationary pressures and interest rates have lifted notably so far this year thanks to strong demand and supply bottlenecks. Inflation appears likely to remain high and more central banks are looking to raise interest rates. This note considers five potentially attractive ETF investment ideas for a rising rate environment.

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AQLT

Why it pays to buy quality Australian companies

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Globally, evidence has long suggested that so-called ‘quality’ companies i.e. those able to maintain a consistently high return on equity, without undue leverage, tend to be able to produce good shareholder returns over time.
Indeed, none other than the famed investor Warren Buffett has identified these as key metrics he considers when picking stocks.

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crude oil

The crude reality: the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for oil prices

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in condemnation by Western leaders.
The war, taken together with inflationary pressures and the threat of rising interest rates, has seen market volatility rise. On 7 March 2022, the S&P 500 Index saw its most drastic one-day drop since May 20201,

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Commodities and conflicts

Commodities: Does the Russia/Ukraine conflict reinforce the bull case?

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History tells us that geopolitics rarely matters for markets, except when it does, and then it’s the only thing that matters. Recent announcements from Western officials were significant and historic, and countered the prevailing belief among analysts that the West wouldn’t risk short-term economic pain in order to damage the Russian war effort.

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Not all indices are created equal

Not all indices are created equal – taking a fundamental approach

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Over the past decade, a seismic shift has occurred across the global investment landscape – the shift of assets from active investment managers towards passive, or index, strategies. This shift has been of such magnitude that in the U.S. market the total assets invested in passive strategies eclipsed the total invested with active managers in April 20191.

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Where is the money going? May 2021 update

Where is the money going? (May 2021 update)

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Last year, we looked at some interesting data for total ASX ETF net flows across asset classes. In case you missed it, you can see the post here.
Given the positive feedback we received on the article, we thought we would provide an update on the top asset class flows of 2021 so far.

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