Insights | BetaShares

3 ways to ‘stay invested’ in 2021

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The bull market has continued to edge higher in 2021 with stimulus package discussions continuing in the U.S., global vaccine rollouts – and even Jack Ma making public appearances again! There has been significant outperformance in certain sectors, notably mega-cap Tech, and other sectors such as Energy and Financials,

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Property vs sharemarket

Property vs. sharemarket – the age-old debate

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Whilst interest rates are at record lows and are likely to remain there for several years based on Reserve Bank governor Phillip Lowe’s commentary1, should you be taking advantage of the current market environment by investing in property or investing in the sharemarket?

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Market Trends: December 2020

Market Trends: December 2020

Key global market trends – stock rebound!
After two months of consolidation, global equities powered ahead in November, reflecting positive COVID-19 vaccine news and a seemingly clear winner of the U.S. Presidential election. The gains came despite rising COVID-19 cases in both Europe and the United States and the re-imposition of some social distancing restrictions.

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Behind the ticker: Apple's new opportunity in India

Behind the ticker: Apple’s new opportunity in India

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The release of Apple’s new iPhone 12 and a recent change in the laws in India have combined to result in a potentially rewarding opportunity for the tech giant.
Apple is a significant holding in the portfolio of the BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (NDQ),

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Core strength: working the abs of your investment portfolio

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A well-diversified portfolio can assist with reducing volatility and enhancing performance returns.
And perhaps the easiest way to diversify your portfolio is to invest in what are known as ‘core’ exposures. The concept of core exposures is often used in the financial advice world and refers to the foundations of,

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The Biden bounce

The Biden bounce: market implications of the U.S. election

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Although still subject to some legal disputation, markets so far have confidently concluded that Democrat Joe Biden will be the next U.S. President. This note assesses the current U.S. political situation and the potential investment implications of a Biden presidency.
Why a re-run of the 2000 contested election is unlikely
Despite long-feared legal challenges from President Trump,

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U.S. Election: Three possible scenarios, and ways investors could play them

U.S. election: Three possible scenarios, and ways investors could play them

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With the U.S. Presidential election now less than a week away, many investors are currently considering how the potential result could impact their portfolios. While, as our Chief Economist David Bassanese noted in his U.S. Presidential election preview, markets ultimately learn to live with whomever the U.S.

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Where is the money going?

Where is the money going?

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Chatting to advisers and investors on a daily basis, a question I frequently get asked is: “Where is the money going in ETF-land?”
Given the volatility and uncertainty we have seen in the markets this year, it was interesting to pull the Year to Date (1 Jan 2020 to 30 Sep 2020) flows from the ASX.

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