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defensive positioning - bear funds

Defensive positioning with exchange-traded products

Reading time: 4 minutes The S&P/ASX 200 Index hit an all-time high in late July, finally breaching the previous record set before the global financial crisis. The following two months were mixed, with a weak August followed by a strong September. With the outlook uncertain, many investors are of the view that further gains are

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investing for income in a low interest rate environment

Investing for Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Reading time: 10 minutes 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)

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Defence is the best offence

Defence is the best offence

Reading time: 4 minutes 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

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fortifying your portfolio

Late Cycle Bull Markets: 5 Ways to Fortify Portfolios in 2019

Reading time: 4 minutes Beginning in early 2009, the current global equity bull market has been one of the longest on record. While no-one can pick the exact top in the market, a growing number of analysts concede the bull phase is at a mature stage and downside risks are accumulating. Bear markets, when they

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