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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – September 2019

Reading time: 3 minutes INDUSTRY BLASTS PAST THE $55B MILESTONE Buoyed by the equity markets, which came roaring back in September after a difficult August, the Australian ETF industry broke through the $55B funds under management milestone last month, ending September at an all-time high in terms of funds under management of $56.2B. Based on

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Market trends - October 2019

Market Trends: October 2019

Reading time: 3 minutes 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 yield finally bounced last month as the US and China agreed to resume trade talks and the US Federal Reserve indicated it might not need

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oil market

How to position portfolios for potential future oil shocks

Reading time: 3 minutes The surge in oil prices following the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities has once again highlighted the ongoing geopolitical supply risks facing this key global energy sector.  Going forward, this may well mean a risk premium could be added to oil prices even if the Saudis manage to restore

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commodities

Commodity ETFs – the easy way to add oil, gold or wheat to your portfolio

Reading time: 4 minutes Commodities are seen by many as one of the building blocks of a balanced portfolio. In basic terms, commodities are goods that are either grown, or dug out of the ground. They are often used as inputs in the production of other goods. Hard commodities are natural resources that are mined

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – August 2019

Reading time: 3 minutes INDUSTRY CONTINUES GROWTH TRAJECTORY IN A TOUGH MONTH FOR SHARES In what was a tough month for equities, the Australian ETF industry continued to grow, and ended the month at an all-time high of $54.1B in funds under management (FuM), with a monthly market cap increase of 1.5% (+$784m). Read on

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Dealing with Doomsday: 3 ways to hedge against a worst-case market scenario

Dealing with Doomsday: 3 ways to hedge against a worst-case market scenario

Reading time: 5 minutes Given the ongoing trade war and slowing global growth, many investors are understandably concerned about the market outlook.  While I feel a ‘doomsday’ scenario is unlikely anytime soon, this note nonetheless considers what investment options might be of interest to those investors who hold grave concerns – and are seeking portfolio

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – July 2019

Reading time: 4 minutes MULTIPLE RECORDS TUMBLE AS THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR STARTS WITH A BANG! The Australian ETF industry experienced rapid, and record-breaking growth this month, benefiting from both high net flows and positive market movements. July 2019 was truly a month where records tumbled, with all-time records broken for: total funds

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Market Trends: August 2019

Reading time: 5 minutes Key Market Trends – bonds still driving equities There were more modest moves in global financial markets over July, with earlier aggressive expectations of US Federal Reserve interest rate cuts tempered somewhat by signalling from the Fed. US-China trade tensions also continued to linger while markets braced for the Q2 US

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Aus ETF Review - Half year 2019

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – Half Year 2019

Reading time: 4 minutes INDUSTRY BREAKS THE $50B BARRIER! It has been another strong performance by the Australian ETF industry in the first six months of 2019. The industry’s funds under management increased by a very significant 25% for the half, to end the financial year at a new record high of $50.9B, with the

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