Insights | BetaShares
Where is the money going?

Where is the money going?

Reading time: 3 minutes
Chatting to advisers and investors on a daily basis, a question I frequently get asked is: “Where is the money going in ETF-land?”
Given the volatility and uncertainty we have seen in the markets this year, it was interesting to pull the Year to Date (1 Jan 2020 to 30 Sep 2020) flows from the ASX.

Read more

Market Trends: October 2020

Market Trends: October

Key global trends – equities finally pull back
Global equities had their first monthly negative return since bottoming in March, reflecting a shakeout in the high-flying U.S. technology sector. Despite the risk-off equity sentiment, gold prices also fell back (and commodities more generally), which likely reflected a rebound in the ‘safe-haven’

Read more

Market Trends: September 2020

Market Trends: September 2020

Reading time: 4 minutes
Video: Quick highlights

Key global trends – equity rally continues
Global equities continued their V-shaped recovery in August, while the $US continued its decline. In a counter-trend move, perhaps reflecting growing investor confidence in an economic recovery, there was a small uptick in global bond yields and an easing back in gold prices.

Read more

Australian ETF Review - July 2020

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – July 2020

Reading time: 3 minutes
INDUSTRY SNAPS BACK TO ALL-TIME HIGHS AS TOP TWO ISSUERS EXTEND THEIR LEAD 
In a mirror-image of global stockmarkets, the Australian ETF industry has regained its previous peak some 6 months since market volatility began in earnest back in February.

Read more

Market Trends: August 2020

Market Trends: August 2020

Reading time: 4 minutes
Video: Quick highlights

Key global trends – equity rally continues
Despite still-rising COVID-19 cases globally – and signs of a tempering in the economic rebound – the V-shaped global equity recovery continued into July. The MSCI All-Country World Equity Return Index rose by 4.0% in local currency terms,

Read more

Green bonds for a green future

Green bonds for a green future

Reading time: 3 minutes
The devastation of the Australian bushfires brought the very real effects of climate change to the forefront of investors’ minds. Now more than ever, many investors are looking to put their dollars to work towards a sustainable future.
Many investors will be aware of our three equity-focused ethical equities ETFs: the Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: FAIR),

Read more

ETFs paying distributions – Answering the 8 most frequently asked questions on distributions

ETF distributions – Answers to your 8 most frequently asked questions

At the beginning of each financial year, we typically receive many questions around distributions paid by ETFs. With the 19/20 financial year just a few weeks behind us, many investors will likely be turning their mind to the topic of distributions, so we thought we’d provide answers to some of the commonly asked questions.

Read more

Australian ETF Review Half Year 2020

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – Half Year 2020

Reading time: 4 minutes
AUSTRALIAN EQUITIES DOMINATE FLOWS & SHORT EXPOSURES DOMINATE TRADING
In what will go down as one of the most volatile periods in sharemarket history, Australian investors turned to exchange traded products in record numbers in the first half of 2020. Due to falls in asset values,

Read more

Market Trends: July 2020

Market Trends: July 2020

Reading time: 4 minutes
Video: Quick highlights

Key global trends – equity rally continues
The global equity market recovery continued into June, reflecting a lift in some economic indicators as social distancing restrictions eased and investors remained confident that central banks will keep monetary conditions extremely easy.

Read more