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Answers to your most-asked webinar FAQs

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A large audience dialled into the latest of our fortnightly ‘Virus Crisis’ webinars last week. We received many questions from those who attended. David Bassanese, BetaShares Chief Economist, has provided responses to some of the most-asked questions by attendees.
1. You mentioned V,

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Multi-coloured puzzle pieces

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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Are we near the bottom yet? (Virus Crisis Webinar recap)

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As the coronavirus continues to create uncertainty in sharemarkets and economies across the globe, we held the second of our fortnightly “Virus Crisis” webinar series, to provide a timely update on the virus and how it’s affecting markets and the macro economy.
BetaShares Chief Economist,

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Hybrids and credit spreads – a potential opportunity in a difficult market

Hybrids and credit spreads – a potential opportunity in a difficult market

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Written by Christopher Joye, Chief Investment Officer, Coolabah Capital Investors, Manager for HBRD
A dramatic increase in credit spreads in major bank hybrids presents investors with the potential for attractive gains
Amidst the current market turmoil, ASX-listed hybrids have been one of the more liquid and transparently-traded parts of the fixed income markets.

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The V, U, or L shape: Investing ideas for recession recovery scenarios (Webinar recap)

The V, U, or L shape: Investing ideas for recession recovery scenarios (Webinar recap)

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The global financial system has experienced a month of chaos as the surge in cases of COVID-19 around the world has sent markets into freefall. Increasing rates of infection, reactive policy responses enforcing lockdowns, and declining sharemarkets appear to have set global economies on the path to recession.

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global etf review Q3 2019: etf flow

Global ETF Review Q3 2019: Bursting Burry’s bubble

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The global ETF industry ended the third quarter of 2019 at a record high, with US$5.8T1 in assets under management – reflecting growth of 20% YTD.
According to BetaShares’ Global ETF Review Q3 2019,

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investing for income in a low interest rate environment

Investing for Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment

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With interest rates at historic lows, investors who rely on cash or government bonds for income returns are having a harder time making ends meet.
For risk-conscious investors, the good news is that there is a range of innovative cash and fixed income investment exposures on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) that offer attractive income returns,

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Global ETF Review Q2 2019 - fixed income

Global ETF Review Q2 2019: Fixed income stretches lead

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As 2019 reaches its half-way point, we have seen a continued and marked preference by investors for passive strategies at the expense of actively managed strategies, along with an overall preference for investing via the ETF structure. Overall U.S. ETFs received ~US$56B of net inflows versus outflows in traditional managed funds of ~US$8.5B.

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Defence is the best offence

Defence is the best offence

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Last month, the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship in franchise history against the Golden State Warriors, who had one of the most dominant offences of the last five years.  It is interesting to analyse how the Raptors pulled it off.  Not only did they lead offensively by scoring more points and making more free throws,

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ETFs and the fine art of portfolio rebalancing

ETFs and the fine art of portfolio rebalancing

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Determining how to spread your funds across investment asset classes of varying risk and potential return is one of your most important investment decisions.
Having a lot invested in equities will likely mean your long-run returns will be higher, but also that you will have to endure more volatility along the way.

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