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Global ETF Review Q1 2020: equity ETFs to the fore, as the industry takes a hit

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The first quarter of 2020 was one of the most turbulent in living memory. After hitting record highs in February, equity markets around the world plunged as panic around COVID-19 took hold. Assets under management (AuM) in global ETFs fell significantly over the quarter,

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Top 5 investment strategies for 2020

BetaShares’ top 5 investment strategies for 2020

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2019 saw a stellar performance by equity markets both in Australia and overseas, while fixed income investors did not miss out either, as falling bond yields led to strong returns.
So what do we think lies ahead in 2020, and what does this imply for potential investment strategies?

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Coronavirus: can we breathe easy?

The Coronavirus: can we breathe easy?

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As 2020 gets into full swing it is news of a potentially devastating virus that has gone viral. As such, I thought I would take a look at the the potential economic and sharemarket impact of the Coronavirus. It suggests that while the economic and sharemarket impact may well get worse in the short-run –

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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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India corporate tax cuts

Indian Corporate Tax Cuts: The Spark that Lights the Fire?

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Late last month, the Indian Ministry of Finance announced a large reduction in the base corporate tax rate from 30% to 22%, including a preferential tax rate of 15% for new manufacturing investment. The effective tax rate will be cut to ~25% (after surcharges and levies) vs.

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Passage to India

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Due to its relatively strong economy, India’s share market has not only been one of the best performing among emerging markets in recent years, but also the world. As this note will demonstrate,  India continues to offer both an alluring growth opportunity and useful source of added diversification for Australian investment portfolios.

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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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global etf review Q1 2019: Fixed income

Global ETF Review Q1 2019: Fixated on Fixed Income

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The first quarter of 2019 saw investors continue to preference investing via the ETF structure compared to traditional mutual funds, which continued to sustain net outflows. Fixed income was most definitely the flavour of the quarter, as investors moved to a decidedly risk-off position in their portfolios.

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