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Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

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If, like me, you watched ‘The Last Dance’ during Covid-19 lockdown, you will appreciate what an amazing team the Chicago Bulls were during the 1990s. Flashy, charismatic and awe-inspiring – Michael Jordan rightly commanded the spotlight. In contrast, the slow-talking, relatively shy Scottie Pippen never got the recognition he deserved.

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Market Trends: June 2020

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Key global trends – equity rally continues
Global equities pushed higher in May, continuing the rebound of the previous month, reflecting ongoing hopes of a speedy return to economic normalcy as both new COVID-19 cases and social distancing restrictions eased further in most advanced economies.

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Market Trends: May 2020

Market Trends: May 2020

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Key global trends – equities rebound
Following heavy losses in March, global equities rebounded in April on hopes that coronavirus-driven economic shutdowns would quickly ‘flatten the curve’ of new infections and allow economies to re-open. Extreme monetary and fiscal policy responses also supported investor optimism.

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COVID-19: current state of play (Virus Crisis Webinar recap)

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The coronavirus continues to take its toll on economies and sharemarkets globally.
In the third session of our “Virus Crisis” webinar series, BetaShares Chief Economist, David Bassanese, provided an update on the impact, while Associate Director of Adviser Business, Alistair Mills, led the discussion on investment ideas for three market recovery scenarios.

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Fed faith - Global, US markets and australian economy

Fed faith

This article was originally published in Bassanese Bites on 20 April 2020. For the latest market updates and economic commentary subscribe to Bassanese Bites below.

Global markets
Despite continued shocking U.S. economic data and corporate earnings results, hopes with regard to U.S. curve flattening and potential re-opening of the U.S.

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Build better portfolios with asset allocation (Webinar recap)

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Asset allocation can help diversify your portfolio and assists to make it more resilient to changing market conditions.
Our recent webinar with Director of Adviser Business, Blair Modica, went back to basics to explain how ETFs work, and how they may be used to diversify your portfolio.

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – March 2020

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INVESTORS TURN TO ETFs AS VOLATILITY REIGNS SUPREME
Trading volumes in ETFs grew exponentially in March, even as funds under management (FuM) declined in line with falling equity markets. The extraordinary growth in turnover saw ASX ETF trading value hit an all-time high of ~$18B,

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Market Trends: April 2020

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Key Global Trends – equities slump
The coronavirus-led ‘risk-off’ trade that started to build in late January continued into March, with the MSCI All-Country World Equity return index declining by 12.8% in local currency terms. Despite declining government bond yields, the yield on the Bloomberg Global Aggregate Bond Index actually edged up from 1.07% to 1.17% in the month –

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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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Market Trends: March 2020

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Key Global Trends – equities retreat
The coronavirus-led ‘risk-off’ trade that started to build in late January continued into February and the early weeks of March. Global equities have reversed their uptrend* seen through most of 2019, while the downtrend in bond yields and uptrend in gold prices has continued.

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