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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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Market Trends: October 2020

Market Trends: October

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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Market Trends: September 2020

Market Trends: September 2020

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Key global trends – equity rally continues
Global equities continued their V-shaped recovery in August, while the $US continued its decline. In a counter-trend move, perhaps reflecting growing investor confidence in an economic recovery, there was a small uptick in global bond yields and an easing back in gold prices.

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Behind the ticker: Robotics and A.I. leaders spearheading the fight against COVID-19

Behind the ticker: Robotics and A.I. leaders spearheading the battle with COVID-19

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Alex Cook’s 13 May 2020 blog highlighted the role of robotics and artificial intelligence (A.I.) technologies in fighting the spread of COVID-19.
In today’s post, we look behind the ticker of the BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (ASX: RBTZ) at some of the leading companies in this space,

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Australian ETF Review - July 2020

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – July 2020

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INDUSTRY SNAPS BACK TO ALL-TIME HIGHS AS TOP TWO ISSUERS EXTEND THEIR LEAD 
In a mirror-image of global stockmarkets, the Australian ETF industry has regained its previous peak some 6 months since market volatility began in earnest back in February.

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Emerging markets

Emerging markets: Capitalising on five positive trends

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With the pandemic dominating the short-term outlook, the longer-term advantages of emerging markets companies become more important in the pursuit of return.
In this guest article, Martin Currie Australia, the investment manager of the BetaShares Legg Mason Emerging Markets Fund (managed fund) (ASX: EMMG),

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Cybersecurity takes centre stage as Government releases new strategy

Cybersecurity takes centre stage as Government releases new strategy

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Late last week, the Federal Government unveiled the widely anticipated Australian Cyber Security 2020 strategy. The strategy replaces the 2016 strategy1 and comes on the back of an increase in state and non-state cyberattacks on all levels of Australian government and Australian businesses.

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