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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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Aus ETF Review - February 2020

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – February 2020

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ETF INDUSTRY CATCHES A COLD…AND TRADES UP A STORM
After 14 straight months of growth, the Australian ETF industry encountered a rare month of negative growth in February. After starting the year with a bang, industry FuM fell by $2.0B (-3.1% MoM decline) to end February at $64.0B.

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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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Australian ETF Industry Review - October 2019

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – October 2019

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FIXED INCOME FIXATION CONTINUES AS INDUSTRY EXTENDS ITS RAPID RISE

Led once again by flows into Fixed Income ETFs, the Australian ETF industry continued its rapid growth trajectory, ending October at a record $57.2B. The industry has grown by 40% over the last 12 months with absolute growth of $16.4B over this period,

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – September 2019

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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.

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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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oil market

How to position portfolios for potential future oil shocks

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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 production levels reasonably promptly.

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