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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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when the Fed starts hiking, look to quality

When the Fed starts hiking, look to quality

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Financial theory suggests that rising interest rates hurt stock valuations due to a rise in the equity risk premium, and therefore an increase in the discount rate used to assess future cash flows.
With the U.S. Federal Reserve indicating a period of rising rates to assist in curbing inflation,

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Market Trends: October 2020

Market Trends: October 2020

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’

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Four reasons to consider currency hedging your global investments

Four reasons to consider currency hedging your global investments

Unlike investing in local shares and property, investors considering exposure to international shares and commodities face the decision of whether to hedge the associated foreign currency exposure.
All else constant, if you are bullish on a global investment exposure but also bullish on the Australian dollar, it makes sense to seek a currency-hedged exposure if available,

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