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ETF distributions

ETF distributions – Answers to your 8 most frequently asked questions

This article was first published on 15 July 2020. It has been updated and republished due to investor demand.
At the beginning of each financial year, we typically receive many questions around distributions paid by ETFs. With the 21/22 financial year just a few weeks behind us,

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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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3 ways to boost your investment income

3 ways to boost your investment income

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With interest rates around the globe in low single digits, yield-hungry investors face the challenge of finding investment strategies that offer a satisfactory level of income. According to Trading Economics, there are currently around 50 countries that have an interest rate of 1% or below1.

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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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Market Trends: December 2020

Market Trends: December 2020

Key global market trends – stock rebound!
After two months of consolidation, global equities powered ahead in November, reflecting positive COVID-19 vaccine news and a seemingly clear winner of the U.S. Presidential election. The gains came despite rising COVID-19 cases in both Europe and the United States and the re-imposition of some social distancing restrictions.

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Where is the money going?

Where is the money going?

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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.

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