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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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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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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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BetaShares Bear funds - your questions answered

BetaShares Bear Funds – some questions answered

Trading volumes in BetaShares’ three Bear equity Funds have increased dramatically as investors seek to protect themselves against – or profit from – falls in the U.S. or Australian sharemarkets.
A number of individuals have contacted us with questions around price movements in these funds, and how they relate to movements in the underlying market.

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Defensive positioning with exchange-traded products

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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 likely to be limited,

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Dealing with Doomsday: 3 ways to hedge against a worst-case market scenario

Dealing with Doomsday: 3 ways to hedge against a worst-case market scenario

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Given the ongoing trade war and slowing global growth, many investors are understandably concerned about the market outlook.  While I feel a ‘doomsday’ scenario is unlikely anytime soon, this note nonetheless considers what investment options might be of interest to those investors who hold grave concerns –

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3 Bears – learn more about going short with ASX-traded funds

This blog was updated in February 2019.
With the longest bull market run in history maturing, it may be time to start thinking about strategies and solutions that offer protection from volatility and falling markets.
A number of commentators and investment market analysts now believe that after significant market rises in 2017 and a mixed picture for 2018,

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